DT: 1969 Porsche 911T Targa Project Car

Up for auction is this 1969 Porsche 911T Targa project car.  A lifelong California blue plate car, this 1969 example was recently acquired by the seller from the family of its longtime previous owner.  It had been previously refinished in the current shade of Red and retains its 2.0L flat-six engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, brakes, suspension, wheels, and a black leatherette interior with a single driver Sport Seat.  This non-running 911T offers the perfect basis for restoration and is now being listed for auction by its seller out of California.

This Targa was previously refinished in the current shade of Red and the seller notes the original factory color to have been Bahama Yellow.  The exterior shows notable signs of wear and some areas of corrosion are detailed in the photo gallery.  The chrome brightwork shows patina and the glass is reported to have been well preserved throughout the years.  This Targa retains factory 14” Fuchs wheels as well as a matching full-size spare located in the trunk.

The highly original black leatherette interior features a single driver Sport Seat as well as an original Blaupunkt radio and period rear surface-mount speakers. The seat requires new upholstery, and the door panels and pockets are said to be in fair condition.  The 5-digit odometer currently reads just over 84k miles.

This 911T carries a 2.0L flat-six carbureted engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.  The seller believes the car to be numbers matching but does not have a Certificate of Authenticity to confirm this. The original suspension and braking systems also remain in place.  The engine is reported to turn over by hand, although the car is not in running order at this time.

This sale will include a spare Fuchs wheel and a clean California title.  For any enthusiast looking to take on a new restoration project, this 911T offers a perfect opportunity.

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Comments (26)

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @ CABRIOLET-INT - first please read what I actually wrote rather that responding to what you think I wrote.

    Second unless you blindly want cheerleading only in the comments please get a grip. Nothing I wrote was inappropriate and frankly anyone who buys a project 911 without knowing if the engine a good either has too much money or too little sense. A seller not providing the basics on engine health, especially when they ate a restoration shop, doesn’t inspire confidence.

  • flightning1 5 days, 14 hoursago

    25 so far(?)
    That's closer to my speed. This near 6 figure trend for 911Ts just won't do, for me, @LEAST until my 'Sant AgaTa Factoria Originale' hand made Lamborghini at Least Trippples that Trend . PORSCHES are Definitely COOL, but "Get a Grip!" Devotamente ??gF

  • CABRIOLET-INT (registered bidder) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    @tdskip Why would the seller deal with you after all your comments!

  • $26,000 offer from Calistoga, CA (94515) 6 days, 16 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $26,000

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 6 days, 16 hoursago

    I expect to see you all in DealTank

  • ialalive 6 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • Rolledfender 6 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • tdskip 6 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,999

  • ialalive 6 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • CPR_Classic (seller) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    @tdskip "So given that the engine condition information isn't available despite the seller clearly being able to do it it seems reasonable to assume the engine needs a full rebuild. That, and givenn that the seller does high-end restoration of these cars one has to wonder..."

    We were unable to free up the time in the workshop to perform a compression test on the engine. Had we assumed that it would be a critical component to this auction we would have performed it before the listing went live. This car was brought to us by the widow of the former owner and was never intended to be put through our restoration process, but to be sold. This is not a car we purchased for restoration and then decided against restoring, and if we had a buyer wanting a fully restored 69' T, we would have gladly used this as the base car for the project.

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    @MCDNIFE - you could spend $50-100K on this easy, depends on the standard to which you want it done. If you dive in and do the work yourself you can take a significant amount off that number, but in my experience you can't really 1/2 do these.

    BTW - I want to be clear that I'm not trying to give CPR a hard time, the car is what it is and I understand why they don't want to make assertions about the mechanical condition.

  • bluemonkey (registered bidder) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    @tdskip would you mind sharing your opinion on the condition of the undercarriage? Thank you.

  • MCDNIFE (registered bidder) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    @tdskip ty... I was sort of assuming that., But as the seller is well known as a high end Porsche classic shop , I'd get a better "high" side price ....

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    @MCDNIFE - if you don't already have a strong understanding from experience of that be careful bidding. Given the lack of information from the seller and visible rust this car is likely going to consume $25-35K in a heartbeat (assuming there is a reason seller isn't providing engine details and just rust repair for what is visible, and there is always more than what is visible) and then you will still have to refresh everything else and deal with paint

  • MCDNIFE (registered bidder) 6 days, 19 hoursago

    What would be the cost to return this car to a driver condition?

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 6 days, 20 hoursago

    So given that the engine condition information isn't available despite the seller clearly being able to do it it seems reasonable to assume the engine needs a full rebuild. That, and givenn that the seller does high-end restoration of these cars one has to wonder...

  • Aberas2529 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    I’d love to see this returned to Bahama Yellow.

  • kscritch 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • kscritch (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    The rust and the evidence of mice having been in the trunk with all of the wiring and so on are the two main concerns that I can see here. Otherwise, looks like a great candidate for a nice project.

  • Leitz (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    compression check rsults?

  • CPR_Classic (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Undercarriage Photos have been submitted to Pcarmarket

  • CPR_Classic (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @tdskip We can perform a compression test on Monday morning and will post the results

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Compression and leakdown are always helpful....

  • CPR_Classic (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Hello everyone, please feel free to message us if there is anything specific you would like to see! Undercarriage pictures will be added this afternoon. The car will be put on the lift this morning to have them taken.

  • CEM3 1 week, 5 daysago

    Underside pics please. Thank you.

  • tdskip 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

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DT: 1969 Porsche 911T Targa Project Car
Buy Now: $37,500 Current Offer: $26,000