Some basic automobiles are unlucky, requiring intensive restorations to be put again on the street, whereas others are well preserved over the a long time. The 1971 Porsche 911 T featured on this episode of “Jay Leno’s Storage” falls someplace within the center. Leno purchased it in largely unique situation, however this Porsche nonetheless required some TLC.
The automobile was parked underground at a Beverly Hills condominium within the 1990s and primarily deserted, Leno defined in an earlier video shot throughout the 911’s restoration. After the proprietor died, Leno was supplied the automobile. Whereas it confirmed over 100,000 miles, Leno was bought on its rust-free bodywork and unique paint.
Restoration work included a refresh of the inside, repairs of some crash harm, and a few paint touchups (Leno reckons the automobile nonetheless has 80%) of its unique paint. That oh-so-1970s shade of brown offers the 911 a clear, unique, look on the skin, however the automobile isn’t mechanically inventory.
1971 Porsche 911 T on Jay Leno’s Storage
The numbers-matching block was stored, however the flat-6 engine’s displacement was elevated from 2.2 liters to 2.5 liters by way of an even bigger bore and longer stroke. Extra displacement was doable, however Leno stated he solely needed a average enhance in efficiency, including that the two.5-liter improve allowed for retention of the inventory dogleg handbook transmission. The automobile additionally has non-stock Weber carburetors and MSD ignition.
With these modifications, the 911 T now produces 225 horsepower, which is 100 hp than inventory, Leno stated.
The T was the bottom 911 mannequin in 1971, and there have been actually sportier versions of the 911 on this period. However even this automobile has the character that made the 911 a legend, Leno famous. Watch the total video to see why even this extra humble 911 is price appreciating.