Porsche Club of America has restored to original form a 1973 911 T Coupe. The car will be raffled away at this year's Porsche Parade in Savannah, Georgia.
Porsche Club of America came up with a brilliant idea for their annual raffle. They decided that instead of giving away a new Porsche, they should find an old, worn-down and neglected classic and send it to Porsche in Germany to make whole again. The "Revive the Passion" project selected a nearly 40 year old 1973 Porsche 911 T Coupe which was found in decrepit condition in Los Angeles. The coupe was promptly shipped off to Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany to complete its extensive rehab.
The final year "F model" '73 Porsche 911 T Coupe came equipped with an air-cooled 2.4-liter flat-six that could pump out 140hp. The coupe could hit a top speed of 127mph. Taking less than a year to complete the restoration, Porsche finished the coupe a classic silver metallic exterior with a black interior. They contend that every single inch of the Porsche had been expected for quality and if needed was refurbished or replaced, all the way down to the nuts and bolts. A switch to water-based paint and adding an anti-corrosive electrophoretic dip are the only modern touches put on this classic, as the rest of the vehicle is true to its original form.
Speaking about the restored 911 T Coupe, Paul Gregor of Porsche Club Service said: "The body form, color combination and year of production make this vehicle especially popular among collectors and ensure good value retention." The car will be featured at this year's Porsche Parade in Savannah, Georgia, which runs from July 31 to August 7. The Porsche will be raffled off to Porsche Club of America members.