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    Ambition Fulfilled - my 1972 911T coupe

    It is with a bit of trepidation that I start this thread on the acquisition of the early 911 that I have desired since I was in junior high. (Yes, I'm old enough to predate the terminology change to "middle school".)

    Here's the deal. I know it is far from perfect, and really, perfect isn't required. While my goal is a car that looks (and drives) period correct, I'm definitely not going to get hung up about strict originality, date-coded parts, or any of that. The car will be driven and used, year-round. It will replace the '84 Carrera I've had since late 2011.

    I know that there are plenty of folks here who will be able to find numerous things that are not "correct". Feel free to find those things if you must, but know in advance that I'm not going to worry about many of them. I bought this car to drive and enjoy, not obsess over minutia.

    It is a 1972 T coupe, 9112100317, engine 6120560. (Edit - stamped production number is 1020446.) Apparently first sold in California, later moved to Texas. Verbal report of spec (CoA/PPS yet to come) is Silver metallic/black leatherette, 15" Fuchs, F&R sway bars, Comfort/Appearance group, tinted glass (all), Blau Frankfurt, and factory A/C. Much of this still exists, 3 of the 5 Fuchs are gone, as is the Frankfurt.

    The engine is fresh, with new Mahle P&Cs, bearings, valves and guides, etc. MFI is still installed and working. Transmission has fresh bearings and syncros.

    Body is straight, and largely rust-free. Rear seat pans were shot due to leaking rear window seal, but have been repaired. The front pan and tank support will be replaced prior to transport. The rest looks really good.

    In any case, it is mine, and I plan to make it what I want it to be. What with the holidays and all, I don't expect to have it in my garage for 4-6 weeks. Can't wait.

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    Last edited by Arne; 06-11-2019 at 04:58 PM.
    - Arne

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    - 1972 911T coupe, born (and someday will be again) Silver
    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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    Congrats, looks like a great project. A silver early 911 with MFI. Can't go wrong with that.

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    congrats....i can't see a thing wrong with it!

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    Nice project. I have a 72 T with the same specs. A/C and all! Color combo, same. Nothing wrong with making it fit you.
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    Mine does not have the optional S front bumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Mine does not have the optional S front bumper.
    S bumper on mine is 'glass. I will be replacing it with steel before paint. Probably just a standard bumper, not sure the S bumper adds enough to be worth the extra cost.
    - Arne

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    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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    Congrats Arne. Cliff & Arne, could you both provide the actual paint code stamped on the paint badge. Silver met changed from 925 to 936 during the year and I'd like to narrow it down by VIN.
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    Dave, I'll post the code once I have possession. That's going to be a while, so in case you don't follow the thread here, I'll send it to you in a PM as well.
    - Arne

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    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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    Nice Arne, I'm in Oregon if you need someone to bounce ideas off of. I've built quite a few of these and love the 72's so PM me and I'll get you my number. I'm in Corvallis.
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    Arne, welcome to the 6 door club

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longballa View Post
    Nice Arne, I'm in Oregon if you need someone to bounce ideas off of. I've built quite a few of these and love the 72's so PM me and I'll get you my number. I'm in Corvallis.
    Thanks, Scott. I'm in Eugene. (Need to update my profile.) We've met briefly several years ago, when the Eugene PCA group came through Corvallis and stopped at the distillery. You drove the Signal Yellow ST to meet the group. I was driving my Chiffon '84 coupe then.

    Shooting you a PM now.
    - Arne

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    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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