1969 Porsche 911T 2.0 Coupe in Ossi Blue – Manual LHD
Model History. The 1969 Porsche 911T is a very special car. It was the first year of the long wheelbase 911 and as such has many parts from from the earlier swb cars alongside lots of one year only components. Although the T was the entry level 911, it still has a very classic luxurious interior with the Porsche comfort seats and basketweave door cards.
The exterior benefits from the more subtle chrome work of the T trim, which helps the car look aesthetically lighter and more sporty.
This particular car has undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration back to its original specification as shown on the Porsche ‘Certificate of Production’ and as such is as good to look at and to drive as it did when it left the factory back in December 1968
Equipment. Original restored 2.0 litre engine and gearbox, completely restored and retrimmed interior with comfort seats Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio, completely restored bodywork, suspension and brakes, all new seals gaskets and bearings. Fully overhauled Weber carburetors. Restored original Fuchs 5.5 x 14 inches. The car is back to new condition throughout.
Exterior. Finished in the original and stunning Ossi Blue, this 911T built in 1968 and delivered to Germany in 1969 was from the first year of the early long wheel base 911’s. It is in perfect, as new from the factory, cosmetic order having just emerged from a complete nut and bolt strip down and full restoration by Porsche specialist THEON Design. A great deal of love and care has been invested with total strip down, new panels (the only non original bodywork is the engine lid and rear bumper section – replaced with genuine Porsche panels), subsequent alignment and bare metal paint, (with e-coat protection), encompassing this ‘back to new’ restoration.
As such, the car is as pretty in the flesh as the photographs suggests with superb panel fit and finish.
Interior. The cabin has been completely restored back to original specification. All parts have been removed then any components possible have been retained, albeit stripped and retrimmed or painted. The original Porsche Comfort seats were disassembled and every part has been overhauled. The internal seat frames have been blasted then powder coated and the foams have been replaced with original specification/shape to make them as comfortable as when they were new. The chromework has all been re-chromed and the seats have been re-trimmed in original materials.
The extensive list of refurbished / retrimmed areas include the headliner, carpets and upper post trim has all been replaced with as new spec materials, the dials have all been disassembled, checked, cleaned, refurbished, then reassembled. The original steering wheel has also been retrimmed.
A period, (and COP correct), Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio in addition to a new Porsche dash centre speaker have been sourced and installed in the car.
Instrumentation and switchgear is clean, crisp and fully operational.
Engine and Transmission. As with the rest of this beautiful 911, the original 2.0 litre flat six engine was rebuilt with no expense spared. The engine and gearbox have been stripped & checked and parts replaced where necessary, (gearbox syncros, engine valves, new pistons and cylinders etc). All the engine valves and heads have also been re-cut and re-seated. The magnesium engine cases were restored back to original colour and the engine & gearbox have been rebuilt with all new gaskets, bearings and seals. Weber carburetors were also on this car, from new, and these have been completely rebuilt with new jets, gaskets and float valves as part of this complete overhaul.
New pipework and hoses have been formed and installed. The list of refurbished or replaced parts is too long to list here, but they also include new fuel pump, alternator, starter motor, etc, etc!
Suspension and Brakes. The suspension and brakes have also been fully refurbished. All of the suspension, (including torsion bars, wishbones and dampers), and brake hardware has been stripped, assessed then overhauled or replaced if damaged or corroded beyond repair. Parts have been media blasted and re-powder coated were possible and all the buses and bearings have been replaced.
For the brakes, there are all new brake lines, discs and pads, with refurbished calipers – including new pistons, seals and bleed nipples. There is also a new brake master cylinder, new handbrake cables, shoes and fitting kits, all new brake lines, discs and pads, with refurbished calipers – including new pistons, seals and bleed nipples.
Wheels and Tyres. The restored Original, (date stamped), 5.5 x 14 Fuchs wheels look stunning in their new factory finish of satin black and chrome. They are wrapped in new PIRELLI P4 tyres. The original set of Porsche original wheel centre caps have also been refurbished to match the wheels and are a fitting final detail.
Parts. Where possible through the build, we have kept the original parts, (fully refurbished), but there are some parts that were either too badly corroded, incorrect or simply not there, in which case wherever possible genuine Porsche parts have been used.
History File. This Ossi Blue, (6803) car is a 1969 Porsche 911T, (build completed 06.12.1968) with a 2.0L engine – (the car retains its original engine and gearbox as shown on the Porsche Certificate of Production)
The 1969 911T is a very special car, there are a large number of one year only components on this model which makes for a very rare Porsche.
The car was originally delivered to USA where it remained until 2015. It was then exported to Holland and subsequently to the UK in 2017.
All the work has been undertaken by a Porsche specialist with the utmost care and attention and now the restoration is complete, it is a stunning car in a very rare colour. It looks and drives as it did when it left the factory 50 years ago.
It will make a very good addition to someones collection – or be a very good start to one!
Photographs showing the level of work and craftsmanship involved in this complete ‘nut and bolt’ restoration process. There are also copies of the huge number of receipts for parts available.
This sale represents an opportunity to acquire an early production long wheelbase 911T restored to a Pebble Beach standard. Please call to view.