1969 PORSCHE 911 2.0T 'Sunroof' CoupeView vehicle description
1969 PORSCHE 911 2.0T 'Sunroof' Coupe
In 1967, one year after the launch of the 160hp 911 "Super", Porsche began offering a lower spec variant of its flagship model which took the world by storm during its debut in 1964 thanks to its lively 2000cc 6-cylinder boxer engine and its now iconic coupé body.
This lower spec variant, named "Touring", featured a detuned engine, to make it more user friendly, that still retained the same displacement, bore and stroke of the more powerful version. Its power output was 110hp at 5800rpm, 20hp less than a regular 911 but sported a much more linear, and docile, power curve. The engine, despite its power loss and the less advanced technology employed that saw the unit equipped with cast iron cylinders instead of the MAHLE sourced nikasil plated alloy ones, milder camshafts and a simpler crankshaft with less counterweights, still retained the 911 S version’s bigger valves and sported Weber carburettors.
The 911T 2.0 is a desirable and very usable sports car that is at home on country roads for your weekly weekend spin, but is equally suited for longer travels.
The example we are pleased to be offering is a 1969 version of Porsche’s legendary sports coupé. The vehicle is presented in decent usable condition and the desirable Bahama yellow paint wears a lovely patina. It is matching numbers and colours. Please note that the vehicle may require some fine tuning after having benefitted of some mechanical work on the engine and a carburettor rebuild for more than 30,000€ in the past few years (invoices on file).
On the Outside
Our 911 is presented in a shade of Bahama Yellow, the original colour with which it left the Porsche factory in 1969. The overall presentation is decent, though the older respray shows signs of age and wear a bit all over the car. Some stone chips and dents can be found at the front and there are numerous imperfections on the right-hand side for example. Please refer to our extensive picture gallery. This example features a very desirable original sunroof that opens as it should and is water tight. The lights all around are in good condition, though we spotted a cracked front-left indicator glass. Parts for these vehicles are readily available, so replacing it should not be an issue. The Fuchs wheels show a nice degree of patina, but have some scratches. We have been told by the vendor that the tires were replaced around 2015 and have seen less than 500 km; a perfectionist collector might want to get the wheels refurbished. The badges and chrome trim appear to be present and in good condition, though some of the chrome on the front grilles is slightly tarnished. An overall nicely presented example in as used and enjoyed condition.
On the Inside
Inside the car, you will find the slightly more spartan cabin of the T version with black skai-covered seats and black carpets. The seats, likely to be original, show signs of age, and the passenger seating surface has a tear. A good upholsterer might however be able to repair this. The carpets are in good condition overall but are damaged around the bottom of the gear lever. The dashboard is new with new dash speaker and a rebuilt Blaupunkt radio and is therefore not showing any cracks or damages. The steering wheel and the instruments show some minor signs of wear like the rest of the interior. Behind the front seats, you find two additional seats, though they are only really suited for children on short trips. The rear of the seats is retractable, so that some luggage can be fitted here. The carpets fixed on the rear of the back seats are worn as can be seen in the pictures.
An overall nicely patinated interior that can be kept as is, or that could be restored to perfection by the car’s new caretaker.
From underneath, the Porsche makes a rather solid impression with recent works done to the suspension (replacement of dampers), engine and gearbox. The brakes have also been renewed to S spec. Some surface rust is visible to the chassis, and we would advise the new owner to have the structural parts properly cleaned and treated with rust protection in order to prepare the car for a new lease of life. There is no major leak visible, and the exhaust line is in very good condition also. Inside the front luggage compartment, you will find a spare wheel and a jack. A strut bar made of carbon fibre has been added to improve chassis stiffness. The engine bay and engine itself are clean and appear to be in original condition with no major modifications. The engine number is clearly legible and confirmed to match the chassis number. Potential buyers should be aware that the vehicle may require some fine mechanical tuning.
Our Porsche 911 2.0T, chassis number 119100328 was delivered new in Germany in 1969 in the colour of Yellow Bahama, the colour it still wears today. It is to be noted that this particular example was built by Porsche themselves and not Karman as most of the other cars. Being a European-delivered car, it features the KM/H odometer. The car comes with an extensive history file including none other than the original invoice of the car, invoices totalling around 30,000€ in 2015 and a rebuilt of the carbs in January this year. The car has had 2 owners prior to our vendor and is offered from a Dutch collection and road-registered on period Netherlands registration plates. The car also comes with its Porsche heritage certificate confirming its matching colours and numbers.
What We Think
A Porsche 911 needs no introduction. It's one of the best known and most sought-after sports cars and many people even go as far as to call it "the" sportscar. Air-cooled vintage models hold a special place in many collectors' and enthusiasts' hearts thanks to their distinctive looks and driving abilities. Despite being the least-powerful T variant, equipped with its 2 litres, 110hp engine, this car is just as enjoyable as all the others and is perfect for those willing to join the Air-cooled 911 family. Its reliability and detuned engine make it a fun, nimble car to drive without being too worried, or stressed, by the more exuberant variants sportiness. We think that the car we offer is a good example and perhaps a decent investment, given its fairly preserved conditions, desirable colour combination and matching numbers engine. It can be considered a great driver after some minor tuning of the engine, keeping its patinated appearance, or, alternatively, would also be suited for a complete concours restoration. This rare and beautiful Bahama Yellow Porsche-Built 911 2.0 T is up for auction now and we are confident to offer it with a guide of €55,000 – €75,000.
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- Location: Waregem, Belgium
- Seller Type: Private
- Odometer Reading: 85000
- Chassis Number: 119100328
- Engine: 1991
- Gearbox: Manual
- Steering position: Left-hand drive
- Colour: Bahama Yellow
- Interior: Black
- Estimated Price: €55,000 - €75,000