Porsche 911T (1971)
Early original RHD 911’s are rare and this particular car had been in the same ownership for a long time and used daily regardless of the weather!
These cars reach a stage where regular servicing and hot soapy water cannot distract from the ravages of age. Rust had started to burst through on the front wings and doors, the engine was smoking, and the gearbox was getting a bit reluctant…. oh, and the interior took patina to a new level!
Our client understood his predicament but was unable to embark on a full restoration. With an agreed job list the wings were soon replaced, doors repaired and the shell repainted.
A previous engine rebuild left a lot to be desired. We completely overhauled it back to factor specs and restored the Zenith carbs. After some careful detailing (new fasteners, powder-coating, and zinc plating) the end result was as pleasing visually as it was technically.
The gearbox was worse than we thought, second gear was the main concern, but other components were very close to their maximum wear tolerances too.
We re-trimmed the front seats and fitted new carpets. The vinyl panels were also re-covered and finished off with new door tread plates and seals.
We also managed to clear up a dozen or more issues that had been ignored during previous services including replacing the incorrect tyres that were messing up the ride and confusing the speedo.