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For the 1972 model year, Porsche introduced an improved version of the 911, which featured a larger 2.4-liter flat six, new transaxle, and distinctive oil-filler door. As in previous years, the 911 was made available in three versions – T, E, and S – in ascending order of price and performance. Even the base model T had been significantly upgraded, with the increased displacement and Bosch mechanical fuel injection contributing to a 15 hp increase over its 2.2-liter predecessor.
The 2.4-liter 911 T presented here was originally finished in the rare color of Gold Metallic (Code 140-9-3) and retailed through Mesa Porsche-Audi of La Mesa, California. Soon after acquiring his new 911 in May 1972, the first owner, M.W. Edwards of San Diego, relocated to Florida. As documented in its original maintenance booklet, the 911 continued to be serviced by the Pensacola-area dealer, Bill Campbell Porsche, through 1975.
Some time in the late 1970s or early 1980s, the 911 T returned to California and resided in the Monterey Bay area until its recent purchase by the consignor. About 35 years ago, the Porsche was repainted orange, updated with black exterior trim, and converted to Weber carburetors. The car’s interior appears to be largely original and the odometer displayed 51,486 miles at the time of cataloguing. The consignor believes the Porsche was parked approximately 30 years ago, and the most recent California registration sticker dates from 1991. Significantly, factory records confirm that this 911 T retains its matching-numbers engine, and the sale includes the original owner’s manual, stamped service/warranty booklet, accessory pamphlets, and tool kit.
Offered in as-found condition, this 2.4 T appears to be an ideal candidate for restoration, either to as-delivered show quality condition or as a basis for an R Gruppe-style hot rod. Whatever its future holds, this charismatic garage-find 911 offers endless possibilities for its next caretaker.
*Please note that this vehicle has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to road use.