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Lot 132

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1971 Porsche 911 "R/T"

SOLD $143,000

Estimate

$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9111100323

Car Highlights

Exacting Custom Rebuild by a Marque Expert
Significantly Upgraded Engine and Chassis Specifications
Modern Air-Conditioning and Sound System

Technical Specs

3,299 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Six PMO Carburetors
Estimated 340 BHP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed Type 915 Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars and Telescopic Shock Absorbers
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As proven by respected American enthusiast clubs like the R Gruppe, the Porsche 911 is prized not just for faithfully restored examples, but also for thoughtfully customized versions that truly capture Zuffenhausen’s sporting spirit while maximizing the potential of these great machines. The example offered here epitomizes this spirit, combining early narrow-body 911 aesthetics with performance capabilities closer to today’s Carrera.

A collaboration between ex-IMSA and historic Porsche racer Steve Pfeffer and Jim Newton (of the respected Porsche shop Auto Associates of Canton), this Porsche began life as a 911T that Newton had regularly serviced for about a decade. One of Pfeffer’s 3.3-liter racing engines was installed with PMO carburetors, induction popular with connoisseurs for its enhanced performance.

The grilles, bumpers, and fenders were massaged for a sportier profile, while the chassis was upgraded with a Type 915 gearbox, Bilstein shocks, and SC-specification Porsche brakes. Many of the modifications echoed the approach of the racing 911R, highlighted by the use of lightweight competition seats with cloth inserts. Creature comforts included upgraded air-conditioning and a modern Porsche sound system with hidden door speakers and a subwoofer.

Striking a vintage aesthetic with a 1967-style dashboard and 356-style carpeting, this tastefully customized and powerful 911 “R/T” was completed with a beautiful refinish in Porsche Arctic White. Only modestly driven since the exacting rebuild, the brutally fast car promises to attract the admiration of Porsche club members while ably keeping pace with more modern Stuttgart examples.