Tasty Eggplant: Aubergine 71k-Mile 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

  • April 14, 2021
The Rundown
  • Reasonable 71k Seller-Stated Miles
  • Striking & Rare Aubergine Paint Finish
  • 140hp, 2.4L MFI ‘Flat-6’ Engine
  • 5-Speed Type 915 Manual Rear Transaxle
  • Service Records & Brochures Included
  • Tools, Manuals, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Why We Like It

While other manufacturers faltered under the weight of growing governmental regulations, Porsche’s engineers groomed the 911 to strength from launch. Collectively, the E- and F-Series 911 models of 1972 and 1973 mark the ultimate expression of the “long hood, small bumper” models that first appeared for 1969 and marked the first major update for the 911. Offered in T (Touring), E (Einspritzung = fuel injected), and S (Super) models, the 911 was most significantly updated for 1972 with a displacement increase to 2.4L (2,341 cc) with a longer stroke offsetting lower compression ratios to better cope with unleaded gasoline. Mechanical fuel injection was added in 1972 for 911T models destined for the United States and certain Asian markets. Detail refinements addressed the 911’s chassis, exterior, and mechanical systems and in short, these cars remain highly collectible and enjoyable today, with exceptional driver and machine interaction.


tasty-eggplant-aubergine-71k-mile-1972-porsche-911t-coupe78558480-770-0@2XFinished in rare and visually striking Aubergine (Eggplant) paint, this 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe is a high-quality example with a reasonable 71k seller-stated miles of use. According to the seller, it remains all original from the factory except for the shocks (originals included), new tires, and new batteries. A clean, non-sunroof car with factory installed A/C, it comes with tools and great documentation including service receipts, dealer brochures, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Looking every bit the quality car that it is, this 911T is stated by the seller to run and drive as new.


Valuation Verdict

In addition to its great “long hood” styling, the 1972-‘73 Porsche 911T is a lot of fun to drive, being faster than its 140hp factory rating might otherwise suggest. Our subject 911T Coupe is a choice example with factory A/C and impressive document file, including a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming its factory data. While somewhat humbler than the vaunted 911S, the 911T delivers an amazing experience and comes alive in the upper gear ranges, being faster and more urgent in character as the revs start to climb. They’re fast, great-handling, lightweight, responsive, demand respect, and handsomely reward driving skill. Still, they can be driven daily and enjoyed with proper maintenance and care. This Zero260 contributor loves this apparently “turnkey” 911T deeply but is it worth the seller’s ask when values range from $48k for a good #3 car and $69k for an excellent #2, all the way up to $103k for an as-new, concours-quality specimen? We have seen a few sell at auction in years past in the $100k-$140k range, although values have softened a bit since then. There’s nothing like the character and tight feel of an unrestored original car that has been properly maintained from new, and this one seems to possess those key virtues in spades. Having said all that, the seller’s ask doesn’t seem all that excessive and quite likely, this Aubergine beauty will prove to be ‘Worth the Premium’.

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