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1973 Porsche 911 T Coupe 2.4L MFI #'s Matching Mostly 1-SoCal Owner

1973 Porsche 911 MFI T Coupe

Vehicle Data

  • Item location:
    Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Make:
    Porsche
  • Model:
    911
  • SubModel:
    MFI T Coupe
  • Type:
    Coupe
  • Trim:
    MFI T Coupe
  • Year:
    1973
  • Mileage:
    21200
  • VIN:
    911310XXXX
  • Color:
    Silver
  • Engine size:
    2.4L MFI
  • Number of cylinders:
    6
  • Fuel:
    Gasoline
  • Transmission:
    Manual
  • Drive type:
    RWD
  • Interior color:
    Black
  • Vehicle Title:
    Clean

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Description

1973 Porsche 911 T (MFI) 2.4L Coupe
Straight, Dry, & Sorted Example
Rare MFI “T” with “S” Package
1-Los Angeles Owner for 40-Years
VIN # 911310xxxx
ENG# 613xxxx(911/51)
Believed to be Numbers Matching
21,200 Miles on Odometer (121,200 total miles)
Silver Metallic (936) on Black Leatherette with Houndstooth Inserts
5-Speed 915 Manual Transmission
Clean and Clear California Title
Southern California from New
Original Blue CA License Plates
The last long hood 911Ts delivered to the U.S. in ’72 and half of ’73 were the only ones to receive the coveted mechanical fuel injection system. Europe referred to these as T/E’s. The rest of the world still got carburetors. Only 1,252 of these MFI T Coupes were delivered in this last half-year production of the long-hood/F-series Porsches. The sound and throttle response of the MFI system is unique to these early cars and once tuned, they perform consistently for many years and are an iconic part of the early 911 experience.
This Porsche 911 was built in November of 1972 and sold new in Southern California. It appears to have been ordered with the following options:
US Equipment
Antenna
Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio
Comfort Equipment:
Velour carpeting
Alloy wheels (Fuchs)
Sway bars (front and rear)
Aluminum door sills
911S rubber moldings on bumpers and below doors
911S instruments
Leather covered steering wheel
Aluminum rocker panels
Aluminum fender trim
Air conditioning (dealer installed)
The first owner was a Mr. Junichi Yamasaki of Montebello, California. He purchased the car new from a local Los Angeles Porsche dealer on December 29th, 1972. According to his wife, this was his 2nd Porsche. He always loved the brand and primarily used it as an extra/weekend car. He serviced the car for decades with the same local mechanic. Unfortunately, by 2011, dementia had set in and the family sold the car to a neighbor who had been eyeing it for many years.
This neighbor moved the car from Mr. Yamasaki’s garage to his own down the street. He drove it for a couple of years, but realized it needed basic services. He approached a good friend of ours who owned a VW repair shop in Monterey Park. Recently, this VW mechanic had purchased an ‘86 911 Carrera from us. It was his first air-cooled Porsche. He enjoyed it so much he decided he wanted to get an older one. So, when he heard that this mostly 1-owner ’73 911 might be available, he worked out a deal and purchased it in December of 2015.
Although this owner had been working on air-cooled Volkswagens for over 40-years, he wasn’t as familiar with some of the nuances of the 911. He consulted with some of the top local specialists for help. Over the next couple of years, he got this 911 running great. Highlights of the work he did included:
Reseal transmission/replace main shaft seal/inspect inside
Flush trans fluid – Swepco
New clutch kit
Adjust valves
New factory valve covers with gaskets
Rebuild pedal assembly/new bushings
Shift bushings and Wevo shift coupler
Bilstein sport shocks and struts
Repack CV boots
Adjust ride height/align
Reseal oil cooler
MFI hose and other fuel lines
Rebuild CDI unit and install electronic ignition
New H4 headlights
Master cylinder
Exhaust gaskets
New Hirschmann antenna
Momo Prototipo leather steering wheel with hub adapter (original available)
European turn signal lenses
Removed front and rear US rubber bumper guards
Rear chrome bumper guards
Hella through the grill fog lights
After two years of enjoying the car and improving on it, this owner retired and closed up his repair shop. He no longer had the space to keep the car, so he sold it to the current owner on March 7th, 2018. This new owner lives here in Orange County and is also a long time Porsche enthusiast who joins us on local vintage driving tours. He had been looking for a good early long-hood 911. Shortly after purchasing the car, he employed the help of Aase Motors as well as Bill Follmer (nephew of Porsche racing legend George Follmer) to take this 911 to the next level. Highlights of the recent work performed include:
New windshield
Repair rust in headlight bucket
Repair battery box
Overhaul and refinish gas tank
Repaint front of car (fenders, hood, cowl, bumper and roof) by Shane East
Media blast front trunk and repaint
New hood, windshield, rear glass, and quarter glass seals
New Porsche batteries (2)
New Avon CR6ZZ tires (185/70-15)
Fresh RSR refinished 15x7 wheels (original 15x6 available)
Suspension tuning, alignment, and corner balance by Johnson alignment
Rebuild axles, new boots, CV joint gaskets
Motor mounts
New sport-style seats in leatherette with houndstooth inserts (original seats available)
New replacement dash
In total, the current owner spent $17,000. Combined with the work performed by the previous owner, well over $25k has recently been invested in making this 911 survivor ready to be enjoyed.
The exterior of this 911 is in very good condition and shows no signs of abuse or repairs. According to the original owner’s wife, he repainted the car sometime in the 80’s due to the silver turning to gold (common issue with early 2-stage Porsche clear coat). Most of the door jambs as well as the engine bay wear the original paint. East Auto Body and Paint just repainted the front half of the car and roof in the fall of last year. The work is fantastic and looks great with spot on color match. There are minimal signs of wear. The doors, rear fenders, decklid, and rear bumper are wearing nearly 40-year old paint and have some small chips and nicks (see photos). The panel fit is excellent with proper gaps. The doors close nicely with that signature ping. The deco trim appears to be original and in excellent shape. Some of the rubber in the trim has been replaced as has some of the body seals. The license plate panel has a crease on the lower edge with some shallow dents. The factory 7”x15” Fuchs are freshly restored in a proper RSR frosted finish with anodized lips. They are wearing near new/full tread Avon tires. The front brakes have about a third life and the rears are at about half life. The glass is all original except the recently replaced windshield. The glass is wearing the proper factory stampings and is in very good shape. The original factory hood badge with proper orange bars is in amazing condition. This badge in this condition is easily worth hundreds of dollars. The deck lid grill and lettering is in original condition. The car still wears its original blue CA license plate as delivered new. The owner has carefully stacked each year’s registration sticker since new so that it’s now ½” thick (see photo). The original stainless steel side mirror is in great shape. All the exterior lights work properly as well.
California registration is current and paid to June of 2020.
This 911 comes with the spare wheel/tire, original tool kit, 2-original CA blue license plates, 2 keys, custom front Cocomats, owner’s manual, replacement maintenance booklet, vinyl manual cover, original early CA DMV registration slips, and recent service records.
*The following items are available for purchase in addition:
Original 15x6 Fuchs wheels date stamped 10/2 wearing older Michelin tires
Original front seats
Original steering wheel
Dealer installed a/c parts
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
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