Porsche 911T 2.4 MFI
- Mileage: 90,322
- Year: 1972
- MOT Expiry: May 2018
- Exterior Colour: Light Yellow (6262)
- Interior Colour: Black Leather / Corduroy
- Top speed: 128
- 0-60mph: 7.6
- BHP: 140
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 2341cc
- Engine Configuration: Flat 6
In 1972 the T, E, and S 911 models carried over with several significant changes. Engine size increased to 2.4-litres by increasing the stroke to 70.4mm. Compression ratios were also decreased to allow engines to run on regular fuel, primarily because of the U.S. requirement for unleaded fuel. Forged crankshafts were used in all engines, including the T. The US. T joined the E and S by using Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI) while other countries still had Weber-equipped T models. At 140 horsepower, the U.S. T had a 10 horsepower advantage over the carburetted versions. The E now made 165 horsepower and the S, 190 horsepower.
For 1972 only the dry-sump oil tank was relocated from a position behind the right rear wheel to a spot ahead of it. An external filler door was added so that oil could be added into the tank from outside the car. This move was made to improve the handling balance of the car. However, unwary service station attendants pumping fuel into the external oil filler opening of 1972 911s forced Porsche to put the oil tank back in its old location in 1973.
Hydro-pneumatic front struts became optional on all models, including the E, which reverted to the MacPherson design of the T and S. The rear suspension mounting points were altered slightly and the swing arms revised, actually increasing the wheelbase by 3mm. Boge shocks were standard on the E and T with Konis still mounted on the S. Konis and Bilsteins were options on the E and T. The S had 15mm anti-roll bars front and rear while anti-roll bars were options for the T and E models.
The increased torque of the larger engine necessitated a stronger transmission. The new Type 915 used a conventional H-pattern with fifth gear up and to the right.
The standard wheels on the T were 5.5Jx15 non-chromed steel units with Dunlop 165/70HR15 tyres. The E in many markets came with 6Jx15 steel wheels shod with Dunlop 185/70VR15 tires. The S had 6Jx15 Fuchs forged alloys with Michelin 186/70VR tires that were also optional on the T and E. The S came with a steel front spoiler that was available as an option on other models. A 911T could be fitted with all the S options except the engine. A rectangular driver's-side external rear-view mirror replaced the round Durant mirror. Other external changes included a black coloured grille on the engine lid. U.S. cars were fitted with inertia reel seatbelts and seatbelt warning buzzers.
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By the end of February 1973, the 2.4T MFI production run ended in favour of the less powerful but more emission friendly Bosche K-Jetronic (CIS) fuel injection. In total Porsche produced less than three hundred 2.4T MFI cars, rendering this 1972 "oil flap" example a very rare model indeed.
Driver's bucket seat, Momo Prototipo steering wheel, RS-spec suspension, 5-speed gearbox, Coco mats, Dash clock, Driver's door mirror, Ventilated disc brakes, Electric heated rear window, Interior lights, Oil gauge, coloured windows, Spare driver's seat, Original front seats, original steering wheel, Original wheel centre caps.
Finished in its factory shade of Light Yellow, the paintwork on the Porsche displays a youthful shine and presents well. With few blemishes to note, the 911 is very straight down both sides and retains a lovely aged patina throughout.
Originating from dry US climes this example is structurally excellent and very original, with no welded repairs or replacement panels. It has benefitted from a cosmetic refresh at some point in its life but has never required restoration. A ‘72 model such as this is especially rare in that it features an oil filler flap on the right-side rear wheel arch. The newly positioned oil tank improved weight distribution and reduced the oversteer characteristic of earlier cars, but it is not a feature that lasted long.
For a period "Café Racer" look the 911 currently has all bumper trims and chrome side skirts removed although they are in excellent condition and are included in the sale.
The inside of the Porsche is in great order and benefits from brand new front seats and a Momo Prototipo steering wheel. The original seats are still present with the car and remain in good order, but were removed in favour of a pair of high quality 911S-spec reproductions, which are upholstered in black leather and corduroy. As shown in the pictures there is also the addition of a matching period bucket seat.
The carpets throughout are in excellent condition and are protected in the foot wells by a set of genuine Coco mats. The rear seats remain in fantastic order and the door cards are free from any scuffs. Under the bonnet the luggage compartment presents well. Better still, beneath the carpet the panels are still painted in their original yellow dustcoat, with the black factory wax still present around the suspension turrets.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine bay presents in good order and the car is still fitted with the correct matching number MFI engine. The yellow paintwork in the engine compartment is all original. The rubbers and plastics maintain a fresh appearance and even the factory stickers are still intact.
The rare 2.4-litre mechanical fuel injection engine produces a glorious tone through the recently fitted stainless exhaust - the original is still present - and the five-speed box handles the 911's power perfectly through the gears. The car features an excellent history file having always been well maintained. The last service was carried out in April 2017.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 15-inch Fuchs wheels present well and feature matte centres with attractive polished rims. The centre caps have been removed although they are included with the sale. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Pirelli P6000 tyres with ample tread remaining.
During the Porsche's recent re-commissioning the suspension was fully upgraded to RS specification at great expense using only genuine Porsche components. Equipped with Bilstein shocks all round, the car now sits just right and handles extremely well.
This E-Series 911T was registered on 17 May 1972. Since that time the car has covered just 90,332 miles and is complete with a well-documented and consistent history. The car remains an extremely useable example and should be enjoyed for its excellent drivability.
The complete history file is packed full of receipts and invoices dating back early into the vehicle's life; it is complemented by the original Porsche document holder, owner's manual, and original stamped maintenance book. Period documentation from Porsche is also present including the original bill of sale. Furthermore, there is a certificate of authenticity from Porsche documenting the matching numbers as well as numerous invoices for recent works carried out and parts fitted. The last service was undertaken in April 2017 at a well-known 911 specialist.
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