The Pacenotes Episode 1 - 1973 Porsche 911T Sportomatic

The Pacenotes Episode 1, Featuring Makellos Classics 1973 Porsche 911T Sportomatic

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Pacenotes- A Podcast About All Things Porsche, brought to you by Makellos Classics. This is a short pilot episode featuring our original and practically flawless 1973 Porsche 911T Sportomatic. We take a dive into the history of this Porsche, the inner-workings of how it operates and also what you should look out for when investing in an original Porsche.

If you want to see more details on this vehicle or if you are interested in purchasing this classic Porsche, please visit the listing page on our website here:

Here are a few quick highlights about this classic Porsche 911 we have for sale:

  • 20k original miles

  • Original interior

  • Un-cracked and fully original dash

  • Factory original sport seats (very rare for the 911T model)

  • Perfectly tuned MFI ‘73


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1978 Porsche 911SC "Safari"


The Safari build is by far one of our most head turning and attention grabbing projects yet.

Our team was extremely excited to see this European (aka “rest of the world”) spec 1978 Porsche 911SC drive into the shop, as we knew it would be an ideal candidate for our Safari program. Being a European vehicle, it was delivered from factory with a single side mirror and has the added bonus of being optioned without a sunroof, radio or air conditioning. The car was delivered new to Fellbach, Germany and appeared in a few concourse competitions in Germany before being exported to America.

Numerous upgrades were made to this vehicle to transform it from regular road-going coupe, to the brute of a off-roader it is today.

Some key highlights, specs, photos- as well as a video of the build in action- are below. enjoy the show.


  • KW Clubsport coilover shocks with rally spec valving and external reservoirs (front 3-way adjustable inverted mono tube motorsports dampeners, rear 3-way adjustable aluminum motorsports dampeners)

  • KW top mounts ( aluminum/ camber adjustable/ spherical bearing)

  • KW rear top mounts ( weld in steel / non- adjustable/ spherical bearing)

  • KW dry break fittings for front dampeners

  • Complete Tarrett Engineering 935 suspension kit comprised of: 935 front suspension, custom HD ball joints with increased angle, 935 rear spring plates, bump steer tie rod kit, rear oonball cartridge, front and rear sway bar and drop links (19.3 mm), turbo tie rod kit


  • Custom fabricated and reinforced rear strut mounts and bracing

  • Custom front upper strut mount braces

  • Custom weld-in double crossed-braced roll cage (attached to the rear strut mounts)

  • Custom fabricated front and rear brush guards with aluminum skid plates (protects engine, transmission and gas tank)

Transmission / Engine

  • Rebuilt 915/xx gear box with Guard Transmission 2nd- 4th gears

  • Wavetrac limited slip differential

  • WEVO 915 billet shifter with tall shift knob

  • WEVO 915 billet shift tube clamp

  • WEVO 915 precision shift joint

  • Euro 3.0 liter 911SC engine with Webcam billet 964 camshafts

  • Custom TIG welded stainless steel headers and exhaust system

  • Custom removable off-road intake system with roof-mounted UMP canister (car also comes with original intake system)

  • Elephant Racing finned oil lines

  • WEVO semi-solid engine mounts

  • WEVO semi-solid transmission mounts

Wheels/ Brakes

  • Fifteen52 Outlaw 003 15x7 wheels

  • k gravel Pirelli tires (205/ 65 15) with matching spare

  • Pagid orange brake pads


  • 9eleven Raven S headlights

  • Cibie rally driving lights (hood mounted)

  • Vintage style roof rack

  • Fiberglass duck tail

  • Custom livery

  • Rennline smugglers box lid

  • Rennline air blower cover  


  • Rothsport Racing quick release steering wheel hub

  • Sparco 215 two-spoke rally steering wheel (350mm)

  • Rennline driver and passenger aluminum floor boards

  • Recaro SR3 seats upholstered in mini pasha and leatherette

  • Four-point harnesses

  • Mini-Pasha upholstered RSA door panels and rear side panels

  • New plush carpet kit with rear seat delete

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1970 Porsche 911T - Red/Orange

A Makellos Classics custom build and full restoration of the 1970 Porsche 911T in Orange/Red.

This car is proof that not all projects require a full restoration. This well-running 67,000 mile 911T (lovingly named “3 ball”) was originally brought in as a solid platform for a much larger transformation, however as soon as we drove it we realized that there’s no reason to fix what isn’t broke.

The motor and transmission were completely stock, yet in extremely nice condition. We decided to do a service on the factory 2.2 engine and open things up with a Billy Boat exhaust system. The transmission was shifting smoothly from the start, which turned even more buttery once we changed the transmission fluid.

To keep the car planted during spirited runs, the suspension was replaced for new Bilstein B6s with stiffer bushings and turbo tie rods. Hidden behind the new Group 4 Campagnolo 15x7 wheels were rebuilt brakes with Pagid orange pads for reliable shedding of speed. Lightweight RS carpet was installed along with a rear seat delete along with RS style door panels to keep things light and nimble. GTS Classics bucket seats with pepita inserts were installed to hold the driver firmly in their seat during those turn turns. Finishing off this build a vinyl livery was added to compliment the orange and gold tones prior to its road tour on Momo’s Road to Rennsport Reunion VI (gallery.)

1973 Porsche 911RS Hot Rod


A Makellos Classics Exclusive Build Project


Offered here is a tribute one of the most historically significant road cars Porsche ever built – the 911 Carrera RS. This build started as a low-mileage, numbers matching 1973 911T and fitted with steel RS flares (butt welded), steel RS Touring rear bumper, steel 911S front bumper and a fiberglass ducktail. The Brumos-style race livery really pops against the crispness of the Grand Prix White paint.

The original 2.4L motor was rebuilt to 2.7L specifications including 90mm pistons, performance cams, ported/polished intake manifolds and Weber 40IDA carburetors with custom jetting. The factory 915 transmission was bolstered with a Quaife limited-slip differential, lightweight flywheel and factory short-shifter.

The interior has been refreshed in a lightweight but not barebones fashion; utilizing RS carpet and door panels to save weight and GTS Classics bucket seats to keep you firmly in place during those spirited runs. The double-wrapped 380mm steering wheel is comfortable and responsive while the Retrosound stereo allows you to connect your smart phone for long drives or hands-free phone calls.

"1973.5" Porsche 911T - Chartreuse


Makellos Classics Concours Restoration of a Porsche 1973 911T Targa

This particular 911 has recently gone through an extensive restoration by our team here at Makellos Classics. We received this 1973 911T in very solid condition with minimal rust, making it a perfect candidate for our concours restoration service. Knowing the vehicle would succumb to the rigors of judges and their white gloves, we began by stripping the vehicle down to bare metal for a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration. All components including trim have either been refinished or replaced to ensure a factory-fresh appearance.

Original Paint and Body Work Restoration

This 1973.5 911T was originally ordered in the rarely seen color of Lime Green (aka Chartreuse.) So before painting, our first order of business was to strip the vehicle down to bare metal so we could assess the areas needing attention. The door shells were replaced as were the rear seats and headlight buckets to ensure a long rust-free future. After the body work phase of this restoration, we then prepped and painted this 1973 911T Targa in its original and extremely rare color of chartreuse green using high quality Sikkens paint.

Era Correct Suspension, Brake and Wheels

Once painted, assembly began by hanging all of the newly revivified suspension and brake components. The wheels were returned to the correct hard anodized and painted finish we all know and love and are riding on the era correct Michelin XWX tires. Every component on the suspension and brake systems has either been refinished, rebuilt or replaced making for a very enjoyable and like-new ride.

Completely Rebuilt Original 1973 911T Engine and Transmission

The numbers-matching factory 2.4 liter CIS engine has been completely disassembled and rebuilt to original specifications, replacing or reconditioning any necessary parts. The numbers-matching gearbox was also then disassembled and rebuilt using stock gearing and shifts excellent.

Interior and Reupholstering of a Classic Porsche

To complete this detailed restoration we shipped the car to Porsche specialist Oscar Reyes of Escondido Custom Upholstery, who finished the interior with a completely new reupholstering in lavish black leather and authentic black/white pepita (houndstooth) seat inserts – ensuring this car will look, feel and smell like it did 46 years ago!

This was a very high quality restoration done by our team here at Makellos Classics. UPDATE: This 1973 911T Targa has now been sold. If you are wanting a project done to your Porsche, or a classic Porsche of your choosing, contact us today!

UPDATE: This 1973 911T Targa has now been sold. If you are wanting a project done to your Porsche, or a Porsche of your choosing, contact us today!


1969 ushered in several dramatic changes to the A-series 911 including the first major change to the chassis. To better balance weight and increase handling, Porsche decided to lengthen the wheel base by moving the rear wheel back 57mm. The 2.0 liter engine was redesigned to now utilize a magnesium block (rather than aluminum) mated to the familiar 901 transmission. The T (Touring) were equipped with weber carburetors and produced 110 horsepower. The E (Einspritzung, German for “in-spray”) and S (Super or Sport) models were equipped with the new Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI), allowing the 911S to now be compliant with North American emissions standards.

In 1970, Porsche decided to change the displacement on all models from the traditional 2.0 liter to a 2.2 liter coupled to the familiar 901 gearbox. The 911 E and S models remained equipped with the Bosch MFI system. The 911T came with Zenith carburetors rather than the beloved Webers and were capable of putting out 125 horsepower.

In 1972, Porsche changed the engine displacement yet again and placed a 2.4 liter engine in their 911T, E and S models due to the North America emissions. Emissions requirements demanded a lower compression ratio, so Porsche decided that by raising the displacement they could make up for the lost power due to the lowered compression. These models still utilized a magnesium engine block, however all of the models (including the T) were now equipped with the favored Bosch mechanical fuel injection system. Porsche had also designed a newer and stronger transmission for these models, abandoning the dog-legged 901 for the 908-inspired 915 gearbox.

Half way through 1973, Porsche decided to incorporate the new K-jetronic fuel injection system (also known as Continuous Fuel Injection or CIS) in the 911 T models. This new system drastically improved the reliability of the 911 while providing significant gains in fuel economy. The system was so efficient that Porsche continued to utilize it for the next 10 years (up until the release of the Carrera in 1984), contributing to what many consider to be the most reliable air-cooled 911’s made. Often referred to as the “1973.5 911T”, these models were capable of getting up to 30 mpg and are quite desirable due to their iconic longhand 911 body style coupled with the reliability and drivability of the later G-body cars.