1972 1973 Porsche 911 has been sitting in the original owner’s garage for 32 years. He purchased it new in 1972, drove it for eight years, and then supposedly parked it in 1980 even though it was still running. They have now enlisted a friend to sell the car for them on eBay. It is located in Roanoke, Virginia and bidding is currently at $6,500.
The T may have been the entry level 911, but it still had the 2.4 liter block and fuel injection from its bigger brothers. Power was down a little compared to them, but the looks and handling were the same. This one has been sitting for a long time so you will want to verify that it turns over before bidding. Then you are going to need to take some precautions before attempting to start it up so you don’t damage anything.
Unfortunately Porsche didn’t start galvanizing the entire body until a few years later so rust could be a big issue here. There is some corrosion below the headlights and we assume there is more of the nasty stuff hidden under the surface. The seller does mention that the undercarriage looks solid though. We would want to take a look ourselves before investing too much into this project.
The rear engine layout of the 911 can make them exciting to drive. Things can get a little hairy at the limit though because all that weight in the back can turn over-steer into a major problem. Porsche has continually made changes in an attempt to tame the beast, but we hope they never find a solution because mastering the 911′s driving deficiencies is part of the fun.