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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Rides from the Readers: 1971 Porsche 911T

Today’s featured ride is a 1971 Porsche 911T. This model year marked the final run of carbureted Targa 911s and, though it stood behind the 911E and 911S in performance, the 911T was entertaining and well-behaved on the streets, as befit a Porsche. The 911T came equipped either with a 2.2-liter, 142-hp flat-six with two three-barrel carbs or a 2.3-liter, single-carb mill that, despite its larger displacement, made less power.

 

This particular 911 belongs to Chris Docken but first belonged to his father Tom, a pilot in the United States Air Force who loved the look and precision of Porsche cars.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/hagerty-community/rides-from-the-readers-1971-porsche-911t/

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CJinSD
Advanced Driver

"The 911T came equipped either with a 2.2-liter, 142-hp flat-six with two three-barrel carbs or a 2.3-liter, single-carb mill that, despite its larger displacement, made less power."

 

Is this correct information? Are you referring to the 2,341 cc engine that Porsche called a 2.4? I don't believe there was ever a single carburetor version of the 911, and the "2.4" 911T made between seven and seventeen horsepower more than the 2.2 liter 911T did, which produced 125 hp in US trim.

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a15142518/1969-porsche-912-vs-911t-targa-911e-9...

CDocken
Passenger

Per the vehicle's manual, the 2.2 liter 2195 cc engine produced 142 SAE HP (125 DIN HP) at 5800 rpm.  The 123 hp observed output occurred during the restoration in 2001/2002.  

 

Thanks for sharing the article - it was a great look into what my dad was thinking back in 1970.  

Grace
Hagerty Employee

@CJinSD thanks for keeping us honest!
Grace
Hagerty Employee

@CDocken thanks for clarifying — and for sharing your story with us!
CJinSD
Advanced Driver

Beautiful car no matter what!