Complemented by the original glass and exterior trim, the Slate Grey Metallic paintwork presents very well with a few imperfections. The upholstery is mostly original and features VDO instrumentation, an Alpine AM/FM radio, and an original steering wheel with a deluxe butterfly horn ring. The 5.5” x 14” Fuch alloy wheels have been refinished with Pirelli Cinturato CN36 185 70 VR15 tires. The undercarriage is all original with no signs of rust.
Mechanically, the matching 2.4-liter flat-six engine (911/51) produces 130 HP and runs excellent with a smooth-shifting manual 5-speed transmission (type 915) and four-wheel disc braking system. Complete with a spare wheel, jack, and service records from 1990-2007. A very rare opportunity to acquire a very honest, one-year-only external oil fill, 911T in this condition.
History of the 1972 911
First-year of the 2.4 liter 911 with a newer, stronger transmission, identified by its Porsche type number 915. Derived from the transmission in the Porsche 908 race car, the 915 did away with the 901/911 transmission’s “dog-leg” style first gear arrangement, opting for a traditional H pattern with first gear up to the left, second gear underneath first, etc.
In 1972, a tremendous effort was made to improve the handling of the 911. Due to the 911’s unusual engine placement (rear-mounted, with most of the vehicle’s weight concentrated over the rear axle), early 911s were prone to oversteer when driven at the limit and could easily spin in the hands of an inexperienced driver. To remedy this, Porsche relocated the oil tank from its position behind the right rear wheel to in front of it. This had the effect of moving the weight of almost 8.5 L (9 US quarts) of oil from outside the wheelbase to inside, improving weight distribution and thus, handling. To facilitate the filling of the oil tank, Porsche installed an oil filler door (much like the fuel filler door on the left front fender) on the right rear quarter panel. Unfortunately, this unique design was scrapped after only one year, some say because inattentive gas station attendants were putting gas in the oil tank. The oil tank was subsequently relocated to its original position for the model year 1973 and remained there until it was relocated within the wheelbase for the 964 models.