1970 Porsche 911T Coupe
Concours-level mechanical and cosmetic restoration
2,454 miles since restoration
Maintenance records back to its first service in May of 1970
Includes original window sticker
Rare deep offset 6" alloy wheels
First shipped to Carlsen Porsche/Audi in San Francisco, this 911T's original window sticker shows a sale price of 6,800.50. The first owner, Franklin Fong, would go on to own the car until 1972 when it was purchased by another Northern Californian, Dr. John Shell. The 911T would remain in Dr. Shell's ownership until the late 90s when it moved on to his neighbor. He would keep it for the next ten years until he sold it to architect Alan Grant of Los Angeles in 2008.
Grant had been looking for years for the perfect 911 to restore. He wanted a rust free, no accident, matching body panel car with its original engine and transmission. The burgundy 911T would prove to be that car. Over the next 5 years he would do a complete ground up, concours level restoration of the entire car. The car was stripped to its tub and repainted. All the components were rebuilt, replated and restored, and the engine and transmission were rebuilt. While invisible to the naked eye, the engine size was increased to 2.4 liters with the addition of a 2.4/2.7 crankshaft. The mechanical work was expertly completed by TLG Auto of North Hollywood, CA, and the interior was beautifully done by George Baloian at Levon's Upholstery of Reseda, CA. A set of rare, deep offset 6" alloy wheels with wider tires were added to the 911, along with its exquisite 3-spoke wood steering wheel that finished off the cabin of the car. After its completion, the car won second place at the 2013 Porsche Concourse d'Elegance in Beverly Hills.
With less than 200 miles on the odometer since its restoration, the 911T arrived at Canepa in absolute stunning condition in February of 2014. The car was then sold to its new owner who would own the car for a little less than four years. The burgundy 911 recently arrived back at Canepa in the same condition that it left in, having been driven very little and needing nothing to be ready for its next owner. With only 2,454 miles since restoration, driving this 911T is like experiencing the car the day Franklin Fong picked it up from the dealership 48 years ago. Comes with its maintenance records starting in May of 1970, owner's manual, original tool kit, jack, and spare.