1973 Porsche 911T Coupe 2.4L CIS

Up for auction is this fully restored 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe finished in its factory correct color combination of Light Yellow over a Black leatherette interior.  A lifelong California car, this U.S. spec 1973.5 example is among the first Porsche 911T’s to be equipped with Bosch CIS fuel injection and one of the last 911’s to feature a desirable long hood configuration. This coupe also showcases premium factory options including 911S trim, brakes and shocks as well as front and rear stabilizer bars.  Having recently undergone a complete restoration at a cost of over $65k, this number’s matching 911T shows 17,428 miles on the odometer is now being offered by its seller in California accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

This 911 was treated to a full glass-out respray in its factory original color of Light Yellow.  All of the original body panels have been retained with the exception of the small tray below the rear shelf.  The exterior brightwork was restored during this time and the front windshield was replaced, although the rest of the factory tinted glass on the car is reported to be original.  This coupe highlights factory optional 911S-type trim, a chrome rear fender strip and pop-out rear quarter windows as well as European-spec bumpers which were added during the restoration.  The finish is reported to be in exceptional condition with less than 2000 miles driven since the completion of the restorative work (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  The original forged alloy Fuchs wheels have been refinished, polished and dressed in brand-new period correct tires.

Inside, the Black leatherette interior has been entirely restored to factory standards with brand new carpeting and headliner as well as a reupholstered dashboard, front seats and steering wheel. The original door cards have been retained and fitted with new door pockets.  This example is factory optioned with the Comfort Equipment package which includes 911S-type gauges and a leather-bound steering wheel.  A reproduction Blaupunkt radio is currently installed, although it is not operational as the speaker has been removed from the dashboard.  The seller confirms all other accessories and gauges to be working properly.

One of the first 911T’s to feature Bosch CIS fuel injection, this example is equipped with its original 140HP 2.4 L flat-six engine which is paired with a numbers-matching 915 5-speed manual gearbox.  This 911T is also factory equipped with Porsche 911S-spec brakes and Koni shocks in addition to front and rear stabilizer bars which considerably enhance the overall driving experience.  An image of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is included in the gallery along with restoration photos.

A full rebuild of the flat-six engine was performed very recently by OC Factory in Laguna Beach at a cost of over $24k.  California Porsche Restorations also carried out a complete rebuild of the transmission and suspension as well as the general reassembly of the car.  Less than 1500 miles have been driven on the rebuilt motor and this 911 is said be in in outstanding running order with service records and invoices dating back to the early 1970’s. 

This sale of this beautifully restored 911 will include 4 sets of keys (2 original, 2 reproduction), the original jack, spare tire, tools and owner’s manuals, a Porsche Owner’s grille badge, and the original California blue vintage license plates.  Also included is the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a collection of records and a clean California title.  Having been painstakingly restored to a very high standard, this beautifully appointed ’73 911T is sure to satisfy any vintage Porsche aficionado.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $71,000
  • Auction End: Oct. 28, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 8
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Comments (28)

  • pellison1100 1 monthago

    Sold for $71,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 monthago

    This lovely 911 will be finding a new home today! Best of luck to all bidders.

  • pellison1100 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • Barchet 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $69,000

  • pellison1100 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $67,000

  • FMatt356 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $64,000

  • hollybriggs 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • FMatt356 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $35,911

  • roblee (seller) 1 monthago

    @JuanitoChe56 thank you for the kind words, it is an exceptional example of a unmolested CIS Coupe

  • JuanitoChe56 1 monthago

    I've seen this car at our local cars and coffee, the largest in SoCal. A beautiful example of a stock long hood 911 tastefully restored. Really stands out even when there are over 500 cars at the event. Last of the long hoods in a great color.

  • clubblau 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $24,730

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Barchet the motor has less than 700 miles since rebuild there is a bit of seepage from sump plate which will be addressed with a few more miles on the motor. No leaks from the trans.

  • Barchet (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago


    Can you detail any leaks if there are any from the motor or transmission? Thanks.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    A photo of the transmission number will be added shortly

  • 73.5TinPA 1 month, 1 weekago

    Mine went to Garden Grove 92640, Don Burns Prestige Porsche Audi, Ltd.
    First owner took it back there after a month to have A/C installed.
    I had never heard that about the tools, jacks, manuals not arriving in the cars.
    Interesting. They probably didn't want those valuables disappearing at the ports of entry.
    There's a very informative recent post on PCA Early 911 Registry about special order options, you might enjoy it.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @73.5TinPA that's very cool did it go to the same dealer in Lancaster

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @73.5TinPA yes I have noticed that. I've seen those same Jacks with a number of Porsches especially when they came from a VW Porsche dealer. Jack's and toolkits were not shipped out of the factory with the cars, when they arrived at the dealers they would supply them with owners manuals, service manuals, Jack's and toolkits.

  • FMatt356 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $19,730

  • 73.5TinPA 1 month, 1 weekago

    Is your factory original jack engraved with the letters: "VW" on the top rounded section?
    Bet you never noticed that.
    Our cars were built on the same day, delivered on the same cargo vessel to the same State.
    2305. Sepia.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Captainbabe you would know with the number of Porsche examples that you've driven through the years thank you for the kind words

  • Captainbabe 1 month, 1 weekago

    I recently had the privilege and thrill of driving this very quick and responsive beauty. Shifting and clutch are very smooth, not clunky or a struggle like many of the same breed I have driven. This car would be very comfortable for a long road trip or an afternoon ride through wine country. Lovely car.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Takky yes all work was done under my ownership and my direction. As stated in the auction description CPR did some of the reassembly and transmission rebuild. Also the minor body work and paint was done by Ron Harren in Long Beach as my receipt records indicate.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Takky @Takky

  • Takky (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @roblee - thanks! Can you share with us what work was done by CPR, versus the shop that rebuilt the motor? Was all of the work done during your ownership?

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Takky my knowledge of the history of this fine example is limited. The T was bought by Alan Klein ironically bought on my birthday May 13th 1973, at the Porsche dealership in Lancaster California, Endres Motors. I believe the car spent all of his life in Southern California hence the retention of its original license plate. I bought the car six years ago from another collector. At that time I was looking for the best CIS Coupe that I could find that was unmolested and this is the one. I sympathetically restored the car as you can see. My collection interest are cars just like this, I am now looking for another project and this T needs to be passed on to the next owner.

  • Takky (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hi Roblee - I can vouch for the period correctness of the license plate, as my 1973 911E was "367 HXR." Please give us a history of the car, and let us know why you've chosen to sell ist after the completion of so much restoration work?

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Inregards to the interior it was done by k&h Interiors of Santa Ana California and yes the motor was upgraded with upgraded chain tensioners, as indicated in the invoice from OC Factory who rebuilt the motor.

  • roblee (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    For those who are interested to physically inspect the car I more than welcome a PPI at my lift in San Clemente, Ca.
    Good luck to all whose bidding this is a fabulous unmolested example.

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1973 Porsche 911T Coupe 2.4L CIS
Final bid: $71,000 This auction has ended.