Porsche 911T (E Series) ~ 1972-1972
This power went through, as standard, a four-speed version of the 915 gearbox, although five speeds were a popular – and very worthwhile – option. Sportomatic was relegated to a special order item.
Inside, the T had a rubber-covered, as opposed to leather, steering wheel but in most respects was similar to the cockpit of the 911E.
Steel wheels remained standard in may markets, but most buyers uprated to the optional – and wider – alloy rims.
In other ways the 911T followed the same upgrade route as the 911E with the – unique for the year – forward-located oil tank with an external flap in the right-hand rear wing.
As with previous incarnations, the appeal of the 911T is the sound of its carburetted engine, but in other ways it’s not the best choice of model in this year – just 130bhp is not a lot compared with, say, the 911S’s much more worthwhile 190bhp. That said, find a good 911T with the external oil-filler flap and you’ll have an affordable classic with quirky appeal.