We are pleased to present this custom-built 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe finished in Smyrna Green. This 1972 example spent much of its life in California where it was reportedly used as a daily driver throughout the 1980s by the wife of Bruce Anderson, a well-known figure in the Porsche community and author of “Porsche 911 Performance Handbook”. The car had been sitting in storage for many years before it was eventually discovered by the seller and subsequently treated to a bare-metal custom restoration beginning in 2014. After completion of the multi-year project, this 911T made its public debut in 2017 at the fourth Luftgekühlt air-cooled Porsche gathering in San Pedro, CA. It features wide steel fender flares, 911R-style bumpers, a custom vintage leather interior, and a newly built 3.4L flat-six twin-plug engine paired with a G50 5-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Showcasing impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, this 911T has traveled less than 1k miles since the restoration and is now being offered for auction by its builder out of Florida.
During the restoration, this Coupe was fully media-blasted and stripped to bare metal including removal of the undercoating and seam sealer. The bodywork was found to be well preserved, thus no panels were in need of replacement. Wide steel fender flares were installed, the sunroof was deleted, and the body received an application of powder coat primer before being refinished in a premium Glasurit 55 Line basecoat. The shade of Smyrna Green was chosen for the exterior, a rare classic Porsche color originally offered on the 356 models of the 1960s. All of the body panels were painstakingly aligned, and the paintwork is said to have been carried out to the highest standard, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Exterior features include a factory external oil filler lid, pop-out rear quarter windows, chrome Talbot side mirrors, chrome trim and window moldings, Cibie rally lights, exposed oil cooler lines, and 15” Fifteen52 Outlaw wheels dressed in period-style Michelin tires.
Inside, the cabin has been completely reupholstered in custom vintage Whiskey tanned leather with a black dashboard and dark brown carpeting. Custom 911S-style sport seats were added along with a vintage bolt-in roll bar, RS-style gauges with a 10k-RPM tachometer, square weave carpet floormats, a wooden 917-style shift knob, and an electric air conditioning system.
Power is derived from a custom-built 3.4L flat-six engine featuring twin-plug heads, Jenvey individual throttle bodies, dual fender-mount oil coolers, and an AEM Infinity management system. The rear wheels are driven by way of a G50/03 5-speed manual transmission with an OS Gikken limited-slip differential. The braking and suspension components were fully rebuilt, powder-coated, and fitted with high-performance bushings. The suspension includes Fox adjustable coilovers, Turbo tie rods, a bump-steer kit, a thru-body front sway bar, and adjustable front and rear drop links. The brakes feature 2.8 RSR calipers with full-floating rotors, dual master cylinders, and a bias adjuster. New axles were installed during the restoration and a new Porsche 964/993 RS clutch is currently being installed in preparation for the next owner.
This sale will include a clean title. A true high-performance driver's car for the air-cooled purist, this beautifully executed 911T is a Porsche enthusiast's dream come true.