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23,491 Original Miles!
The first year of the 2.4 liter engine
S suspension, sport seats, 6J x 15 Fuchs wheels, comfort equipment, S front spoiler and appearance package
1972 was the most popular year for the 911 given its relocated oil tank forward of the rear wheel and very recognizable exterior oil fill door
In 1972 Porsche upgraded the 911 to a new and larger 2,341cc engine. With an increase in torque and power, the 2.4-liter cars were also given a new and more robust 5-speed mag case transmission (915) and a relocated oil tank to balance the vehicle’s weight distribution. The U.S. 911’s featured mechanical fuel injection (MFI) and was rated at 140hp (Type 911/51).
The newly featured 2.4 liters were a considerable improvement. Not only were horsepower and torque increased, but they played a significant role in assisting Porsche to adhere to stricter emission regulations. The 2.4-liter made it possible to employ lower compression ratios in an era when gasoline quality was in a severe decline among regions. The increased displacement (2195cc to 2344cc) came due to a 4.4mm stroke lengthening and a 1mm bore increase.
Along with the improved engine, transmission, and weight distribution, this 911T has other important options such as S suspension, sport seats, 6J x 15 Fuchs wheels, comfort equipment, S front spoiler, and appearance package. Before arriving at Canepa, this specific example belonged to a Midwestern collector. Unlike the others in his collection, this 911T had a long-standing history of being traded only among resident enthusiasts and collectors of Cedar Brook, Iowa, where it was initially sold new. This is a rare occurrence, considering this is a 50-year-old car.
Upon arrival at Canepa, every collector car for sale is put through an extensive and diligent process called the “Canepa Difference.” This includes a major and comprehensive mechanical inspection where all systems are checked and serviced as necessary. They also receive an award-winning concours-level detailing, including a thorough cleaning of each and every surface.
After being inspected, our team went to work on recommissioning this extremely original low mileage example. Our focus throughout the entire recommissioning was to preserve this 911T’s originality. Mechanically, our first step was to remove and inspect the engine and transmission. We then completed a compression and leak-down test and resealed the entire engine as needed. During this process, we also adjusted the valves, serviced the mechanical fuel injection pump, replaced the exhaust manifold studs, synchronized the throttle bodies, replaced the clutch, and resealed the transmission. During the servicing of the fuel system, we cleaned the fuel tank and then replaced the fuel hoses and tank vent hoses. Next was installing new brake hoses, restored/rebuilt brake calipers, new front and rear Bilstein struts, reconditioned brake rotors, serviced wheel bearings, etc. Final steps were to replace batteries, rebuild the shift linkage, restore the horns, perform a 4-wheel alignment and finish with extensive road testing. A concours level detail (over 100 hours) including hand cleaning every area of the engine, transmission, chassis, engine bay, underbody, etc. Complete and careful detailing of every corner of the front trunk, interior and exterior finishes and trim.
This is your opportunity to acquire a beautiful 1972 911T in fantastic condition with the beloved 2.4-liter engine!