1973 Porsche 911 Coupe w/Factory Sunroof, Sport Seats, A/C, Sway Bars. Tangerine

Price: US $98,990.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: T Sunroof
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 133,500
  • VIN: 9113102317
  • Color: Orange
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Porsche 911 T Sunroof

1973 Porsche 911 T Coupe

Factory Air Conditioning

Factory Sport Seats

Factory Sunroof

Stock #0737 VIN # 9113102317

TRN# 337828

ENG# 6135876 (911/91)

133,500 Original Chassis Miles

8,000 Miles on Engine Rebuild

Tangerine/2323 on Black Leather Sport Seats with Tangerine Inserts

5-Speed 915 Manual Transmission

Clean and Clear California Title

Certificate of Authenticity

PCA/R Gruppe Member Owner

This long-hood 911 is a very special car. It was owned by one of my closest friends who passed away a few years ago: http://www.autokennel.com/AutoKennel/Nick_Reed.html.

Nick was really one of the best people to purchase a classic car from. He showered all of his cars with attention and made sure that they only got the best. This Porsche was no different. He found the car in 2005. It was owned by a physician who had this car and a viper green 1973 911 E. Orange and green were his favorite colors so he purchased both cars. Of the two cars, this was the better example and really became his part time daily driver as well as event car. He used it for trips to Monterey as well as R Gruppe and Targa California drives. Besides being one of his favorite colors, this example came with the three most desirable options: sunroof, A/C, and sport seats. It was extremely rare to find a car optioned with all three of these, especially in a T model.

This Porsche was built on April 1st, 1973 and heavily optioned from the factory with the following:

Stabilizer (sway) bars

Sport seats (driver’s and passenger’s side)

Comfort equipment for 911 (S appearance package)

S Spoilers

Light metal wheels

Fog lights

Electric sliding sunroof

Michelin tires

Air conditioner

Green tinted glass.

Furthermore, the following factory items are on the car since near new. We are not sure if they were ordered or dealer installed:

Factory short shift kit

Aluminum S-brakes

Factory fanfare horns

Factory H1 headlights

Factory through the grill fog lights

Euro tail light lenses

Factory 911 S oil cooler in front fender

It appears that this 911 lived most of its life in Oregon between two enthusiasts. We have receipts going back to the late 80’s. In 1989, with 75k miles, the engine was completely rebuilt from the bottom up. Apparently, the engine case was damaged. This rebuild included:

New valves

Replaced piston and cylinders

Restored correct 1973 911/91 CIS engine case (1,500 numbers off of original)

Line bore main bearings

New valves, head studs, rings, rocker arms, and connecting rods

Dilavar case studs

Turbo valve covers

Chain tensioners (update kit)

Crankshaft refinished

Refinish/plate/paint engine parts

New timing chain

Literally, everything in the engine bay was either replaced or restored. The cost was over $30,000 in today’s dollars. Dwight and Linda Mitchell’s Autosport Technology of Sacramento, CA did the work. They were well-regarded Porsche specialists in the local PCA community.

Nick and his wife purchased the car on December 23rd, 2004 with around 105,000 miles. At 125,000 miles (2010), Nick decided that he wanted to fix all the oil leaks so he had the top end of the engine rebuilt and resealed. All the work was done by Daniel of Ray Stephens Porsche…a long-time local and highly regarded Porsche mechanic. Highlights of this rebuild include:

Installed hydraulic turbo chain tensioners

Check heads, pistons, and cylinders.

Replace/refurbish injectors and seals

Clean all parts for reassemble

Replace all oil and fuel lines

All new seals and gaskets

Replaced piston rings and oil return tubes

Updated cam tower oil lines

Valve job/heads refinished

Repair heat exchanger/muffler

New clutch kit

Replace all CV boots/repack bearings

For the next couple of years, Nick continued to drive, service, and improve this 911. He liked all of his cars to function properly. He was always ahead of the maintenance curve. Highlights/recent services and upgrades include:

Annual oil services regardless of miles

Correct factory rear view mirror

New OEM front and rear shocks (Boge)

Repair fuel pump/wiring

New wheel bearings on all 4 corners

New ignition switch

Complete restoration of A/C system ($4,000)

Replaced brake rotors and pads (@ 27k-miles)

Replace shifter bushings

Install sway bar bushings/drop links

Front pan repaired

Turbo tie rods installed

Upgraded Carrera style front fender oil cooler with larger capacity lines

Rebuild alternator

Period Alpine 7164 AM/FM cassette stereo

Rear mud flaps

Passenger mounted fire extinguisher

Nick was a dear friend to me and unfortunately, he lost his battle with cancer on July 19th, 2012. His wife continued to enjoy the car for the next 3-years on some of the vintage tours. She also, with our help, continued Nick’s excellent service regimen. Unfortunately, as hard as this is to do, she really is no longer enjoying the car as much as she used to and has decided it needs a new passionate owner.

Just before marketing this 911, we took the car to a top local independent Porsche specialist and had them bring the services up to date as well as check the car over. Services performed included:

New brake master cylinder/flush and bleed system

New oil level sender and oil service with new Porsche filter

Repair fog lights so they operate properly

Replace shifter bushings

New crankcase breather hose

New hood shocks

As fanatical as Nick was with servicing this Porsche, he was just as diligent when it came to keeping it looking great. The car has been well loved its entire life and it certainly shows. The chassis is extremely straight and dry with no signs of any accidents or mishaps. There are also no signs of rust. A few panels have been carefully repainted and matched due to age, scratches, chips, etc. The roof still wears its original factory paint (verified with a paint meter). The car was always garaged and wore it’s own custom (Ferrari-style) indoor cover (see pic). It was frequently detailed. The paint looks exceptional and just has minor chips expected with the age and miles. Although the car originally came with Fuchs, Nick preferred the unique look of the cookie cutter wheels (factory wheels correct for 1973). So, he installed these over 10-years ago. They are wearing Michelins with more than half-life left. Although they look great and have no cracks, they are older. (The original Fuchs are no longer available.) The brakes are all fairly new. The glass is all-original including the factory Sigla windshield. The bright work looks very nice and original as well. Most of the rubber has been replaced. All the deco trim, badging, and anodized grill are original and unrestored. The original factory Hirschman antenna is in excellent condition.

The interior is equally nice with lots of originality. The factory double-locking sport seats are in very nice condition and have been reupholstered in leather. The leather looks good with some aging on the orange inserts. The carpet, rear seats, door panels, and headliner are original and look very good with just some light patina. The dash is straight with no cracks. All the gauges function properly as do the lights. The A/C blows ice cold (almost too cold). The sunroof works properly as well. The vintage Alpine has been retrofitted with an auxiliary connection to play music from an iPod or mp3.

California registration is paid through January of 2017

This Porsche comes with the owner’s manual, spare tire/wheel, jack, extra keys, Certificate of Authenticity, and most service records.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

For tons of photos, go to: www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.