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Sold for: £42,750
Porsche's long-running and much-loved 911 sports car first appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Show as the '901', but shortly after production proper commenced in 1964, had become the '911' following Peugeot's complaints about the use of '0' model numbers. The preceding Type 356's rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche's single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat-six engine displaced 1,991cc. The first of countless upgrades to the perennial 911 came in 1966, two years after production had commenced, with the introduction of the 911S and in 1967 the 911T (Touring) was introduced as a new 2.0-litre model. Further revisions were made in 1969 when the 911's wheelbase had been extended by 57mm. Finished in its original colour of Sepia Brown, this 1973 911 ‘T’ with CIS injection was imported from the USA in 2013 by our vendor to join his significant private collection. We are informed this car only had one owner whilst in the USA before joining our vendor’s collection and the car is now UK registered. Accompanying the vehicle is the original Bill of Sale, which details options fitted to the car when ordered new. A handbook is also present, along with the original manual for the optional Blaupunkt radio fitted from new, and a Porsche 'Certificate of Authenticity'. There is also a large history file with the car and workshop manuals containing details of any work carried out over the years, mostly handwritten by the original owner covering the issue, parts used and the solution. There are also some records detailing fuel consumption on various journeys over the years, perhaps showing just how fastidious the previous owner was. The car still retains its 'US-Spec' over riders, front and rear and the 'S' trim, which we are informed was optioned from the factory. Whilst there have been little bits of paintwork over the years the car looks to be in good overall condition. The interior is reported to be in good order throughout and looks to be broadly original. Sensibly guided, this is a fantastic proposition for an astute buyer.