911T

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.)

"1973.5" Porsche 911T - Chartreuse

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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.

This 1973.5 911T was originally ordered in the rarely seen color of Lime Green (aka Chartreuse.) This car was delivered to Makellos Classics as a matching numbers car that displayed very little rust. Our first order of business was to strip the vehicle to bare metal to 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 body work, the car was prepped and painted to the original Lime Green using high-quality Sikkens paint. 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.

The factory 2.4 liter CIS engine was disassembled and rebuilt in-house, as was the matching transmission using factory gearing. To complete this detailed restoration we shipped the car to Porsche specialist Oscar Reyes of Escondido Custom Upholstery, who finished the interior 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!