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The history file for this car is enormous. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity tells how it started life as a simple 1973 911T with US equipment, painted in the same 2323 Tangerine with Black Leatherette trim. Options on the T included US emissions equipment, Koni dampers replacing Boge, S trim package, wheel well mouldings, tinted glass, front and rear anti-roll bars, Comfort kit, light alloy wheels and Pirelli tyres. Quite a sporting spec for the Blood Orange screamer, but nothing like as sporty as it is now.
The enormous history file comes from past owner, Tom Wilkinson in Oregon. The binder is packed with receipts, mostly from Marque Motors in Oregon, Rothsport and US Porsche parts suppliers, dating back to the 1990s.
This Porsche's engine was built by Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport in Tualatin, Oregon, it’s an energetic RS-spec 2.7 that just loves to rev. Jeff’s detailed build sheet for the engine reads like classic literature. Proper 1974 7R crankcases formed the basis of the motor: these were expertly cleaned before being line bored by 10 thousandths of an inch. The assembly was fitted with case savers and the block was decked, to provide a uniform platform.
Much skilled machine work went into this engine: reconditioning the rods, installing new phosphorus bronze valve guides, boring the throttle bodies to 36mm, a full engine balance with upgraded SC engine oil pump and converting the MFI system and fuel pump to RS specification.
The rest of the vehicle has been painstakingly re-assembled and boasts a host of interesting parts to include an RS steering wheel, Wevo Shifter, 10K tachometer and original 911R Fuchs alloys. The attention to detail is outstanding and nice weight saving touch's are clearly displayed throughout this beautiful "73" 911.
Model/Year: 1973 Porsche 911 T • • Engine: • Capacity: lightened and balanced 2.7-litres, 36mm RS throttle bodies, RS fuel pump • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 • Maximum Power: 210 bhp (est) • Max Torque: 190 lb-ft at 5,100 rpm (est) • Transmission: 917 with Quaife LSD and Wevo shifter, Club Sport mounts • • Suspension: • Front: 21mm torsion bars, 20mm ARB, Bilstein HD dampers, 911 Alloy Strut Brace • Rear: 27mm torsion bars, 18mm ARB, Bilstein HD dampers • • Wheels & Tyres: • Front: Forged Fuchs 6 x 15 911R wheel, BF Goodrich 205/60 R15 tyre • Rear: Forged Fuchs 6 x 15 911R wheel, BF Goodrich 205/60 R15 tyre • • Brakes: • Front: 911 SC brake disc & caliper, road pads, Cool Kit • Rear: 911 SC brake disc and caliper, road pads • • Dimensions: • Length: 162.4 inches/4127 mm • Width: 63.3 inches/1610 mm • Weight: 980 kilograms (est) • • Performance: • 0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds (est) • Top Speed: 145 mph (est) • • The car was imported privately from the USA to England during April 2013. •