20k: Yellow Jacket: 1970 Porsche 911T

Welcome to another edition of Daily Turismo Omologato (DTO), where we
showcase cars that are above the standard DT price range, but are unique
and worthy of a few words. 
The classic (1965-73) small bumper Porsche 911 is one of those cars that seem to have gotten away from the average working man driver.  Porsche built a fair number of their rear-engined runabouts, but modern market mechanisms (especially restomod conversions from specialty aftermarket shops like Singer) have driven prices sky high.  So, while some DT readers will think “hey, I can buy 10 of XYZ car for the same price” others will say “that is half off the normal rip-off price” and a big fight will break out in the comments.  Just wait until I’m done getting my popcorn ready.  Find this 1970 Porsche 911T for sale in Palo Alto, CA for $22,500 via craigslist.  Tip from Stigroy.

This 911T isn’t in perfect mint condition, but it is numbers matching (engine/trans are original) and has a reported 54k original miles.  The pale yellow color is a respray and its original Irish Green (isn’t that a soap?) paint was covered some years ago, by someone with questionable taste, with this current shade of lemon meringue.

This car was reportedly stored in a barn for 20 years in Arizona and the seller doesn’t say when it was unfrozen from that block of carbonite, but there are still a few cobwebs remaining on the underside which is mostly free from rust.  Currently the car needs some attention paid to a fuel leak but the seller says it runs/drives great….we say: be sure to bring a fire extinguisher to any test drives. 

The entry level 911T put out 123 horsepower from its 2.2 liter flat-6 and is shifted via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Short of a complete basket case, this may just be the cheapest way left remaining to get into a genuine original 911…but of course there are always engine swapped 912s…

See a better classic 6-cylinder Porsche for less? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com