Price: £79,995 | Year: 1972 | Engine: 2.4-litre, air-cooled flat six, 140 bhp

It's all in the detail. This 1972 Porsche 911T 2.4 MFI ticks every box when it comes to period perfection. From the correct Fuchs alloys to the original bill of sale there’s so much to relish, along of course with that renowned 911 growl. There's a potent 2.4 litre flat six behind you ready to power the Porsche to its next adventure.

This 911 has spent much of its life in the United States and is a left hand drive example. Don't let that put you off. Instead, imagine the journeys you'll be having in continental Europe. There's more than ample power from that flat six to do so. For 1972, Porsche upped the power of its 911s to 140 bhp. That may be puny by today's standards, but for what was then a very light and small sports car, it’s more than enough.

You'll be sitting in brand new leather and corduroy bucket seats, just fitted, looking ahead to the classic five-dial 911 dashboard. The original seats come with the car, along with 911T-specific spoilers and skirts which have been removed, say vendors 4StarClassics, to create a cafe racer look. More obsessive aficionados will already have noted the oil filler just ahead of the rear wheels, to feed an oil tank moved to enhance weight distribution. This ultra-rare 911 feature was only on cars made in the 1972 model year, because some careless owners mistook it for the petrol cap which, on 911s of this period, is always in a front wing.

The Porsche is finished in what the company officially called, with characteristic straightforwardness, Light Yellow, meaning you're unlikely to lose it in a car park. Inside, there's little sign of the passing of the decades, with the lack of wear testament to both the high standard of the original build quality and the remarkably low 90,332 mileage.

The 911 has recently been recommissioned and among the modifications was a significant uprating of the suspension to the standards of the coveted RS, with high end Bilstein shock absorbers all round. This may be just as well for, like all 911s, care is needed in putting down the power in tight corners because of all that weight beyond the back wheels. Now, where's that map to plan a proper Porsche road trip?

For more Porsche perfection, check out this 1992 944 S2.

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