• Nov 8, 2010
1973 Porsche 911 T – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Porsche Club of America has teamed up with Porsche Classic to completely restore a basket-case 1973 911 T Coupe. The project is designed to highlight Porsche Classic's capabilities as a full-on restorer with the kind of tools that only a factory-backed effort can boast. Along with inside-information on how the car was assembled thanks to workers on staff who helped put 911 models together on the factory line in the '70s, Porsche Classic also has the benefit of some of the most skilled craftsmen around.

As part of the project, Porsche Classic is keeping everyone updated on the rebuild, unleashing a bevy of photos with each stage of the restoration. Right now, the company has made it all the way through disassembly and sorting out the car's transmission. The 911 is slated to be finished in time for the 2011 Porsche Parade in August of next year, after which time it will be auctioned off. You can bet your lederhosen that the car will be as pristine as the day it rolled out of the factory doors when the owner takes the keys. Hit the jump to take a look at a video introducing the project. Be sure to check out the build site, too.



[Source: Porsche Classic]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      nostalgia is for the dead
      make me an ultra light aerodynamic electric porsche instead
      • 4 Years Ago
      One man's pregnant roller skate is another's classic - put me in that second column please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "You can't treat a car like a human being - a car needs love." Walter Rohrl.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So lemme get this straight, somebody gets to get up, go to work everyday and restore a 1973 911 T at the Porsche factory? Sign me up!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am thinking a nice RS or R clone is in order here. I would take a pristine early 911 over a new one any day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pregnant roller skate with a TV tray glued to the back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can have your Million dollar Bugatti, ferrari, lambo,pagani.

      THIS . IS . MY DREAM CAR
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love Porsche 911. I am the original owner of a 1996 911 and it is still a blast to drive. I also owned a 1967 911S many years ago.

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        http://mycarquest.blogspot.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      nostalgia is for the dead
      make me an ultra light aerodynamic electric porsche instead
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the early 911's. Not sure I could live day-to-day with an early 70s model, but anything later than around 79 is completely daily-drivable, and still retains the "classic" look. To me, a late 80s 911 is automotive perfection. Top notch quality, that generation was built to last indefinitely, as long as it was maintained. The controls and the driving "feel" are still tight as a new car, performance is on par with modern sports cars, and its was a car you can work on yourself for the most part. Reliable too, as far as high end sports cars go, and very affordable nowadays. Someday, I will own one.