Stunning Porsche 911 Up For Grabs in Kiwi Auction

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The classic air-cooled Porsche 911 is easily one of the great icons of sports car design. Few cars can compare with that finely tuned rear mounted flat six engine and lively handling unique to all early 911s.

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These days all 911s of the air-cooled variety are sky rocketing in value, and this example offered up by New Zealand based auctioneer’s, Webb’s, is no exception. That said, it is one of the greatest examples of one of the greatest cars ever built.

This 1973 Porsche 911 T 2.4 is regarded as the last hurrah of the “original” 911. After 73, they increased in capacity and saw the advent of front and rear impact bumpers and more power. The 911T is the purists 911, and this example will be up for grabs on July 12 with an estimate of $100,000 to $120,000NZ.

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This particular 911T was one of 28 cars sold new in Australia through then Porsche dealer, Porsche Australia. Standard power output for the 2.4L flat six engine was around 130hp, but this example was given extra oomph by way of fuel injection, giving an extra 10hp.

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Little is known about the car’s early life in Aus. The 911 arrived on New Zealand shores in 1985 and has been here ever since. It has also been regularly serviced at Continental Cars Porsche in Auckland. The 911T has been through a light restoration and was painted the dark blue you see here. There is a bit of wear on the steering wheel but the rest of the car looks superb.

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Ever wanted to re enact Steve McQueen’s run through northern France in “Le Mans”?, get bidding on July 12th.

By Ben Selby

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