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$135,000

1972 Porsche 911T

Chassis

9112101591

Miles

40,012

Body Color

Bahia Red

Gearbox

Manual

story and history

I have been apart of this 1972 911Ts life since 2004. I bought it from a broker who had just acquired it from its original owner, Ken Merkle. Ken had ordered it from Wood Imports in Detroit, Michigan after his 912 was stolen one night. The memory of a previous car’s disappearance can make it harder to enjoy its replacement and is exactly what happened to Ken. Between 1972 and 1975 Ken drove the “replacement” almost 20,000 before it went into a long “winter slumber”. 

 

In 2004, the car had only 35,000 miles which made it quite apparent Ken didn’t have much motivation to drive it after 1975. Averaging just 500 miles a year for the past 29 years. The original paint was still in pristine condition and the original interior only showed minor wear. Due to the low mileage and its age, it was due for a major service just for my peace of mind.  I pulled the engine and performed a re-seal as well as a chain tensioners update. I then held on to it for the next 7 years till 2011 when my good friend, Gary, pried it loose from me.

 

I sold it to Gary under the condition that if he ever decided to sell it I get the “first shot” to buy it back. Gary is a car nut and he can always find something to tweak. Gary tastefully added the Through-the-grille fog lights and Coco mats as well as period-correct Perelli CN36’s.
 
This is the 1972 that was on the cover of Classic Porsche magazine in May/June of 2014 and the magazine featured the car on its inside pages.

Documentation starts with the original window sticker and continues unbroken from there.

 
The window sticker lists the options as follows:
  • Bahia Red over Black
  • 5 speed transmission ($150)
  • Forged alloy wheels($493)
  • Front and rear anti roll bars($88)
  • Towing hook($15)
  • Retractable antenna and loud speaker($67)
  • Appearance group($196)
  • Tinted glass($129)
  • Air conditioning($779)  Factory installed (not dealer added and exceptionally rare)
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