1969 911 T Sports Purpose, German Delivery
The 1969 911 T was the lightest of the early 911 coupes, making it ideal for racing and rallying in Europe. This sports purpose 911 was special ordered by Peter Gleue, from a well-known wealthy family in the town of Villa Reich, who raced in the German racing series at some point. It was co-driven by Rienhold Muthig (who’s passport was in passenger pocket). With 20 factory options, the car must have had some type of race or rally history, which we are still researching.
This 911T left the Porsche Factory February 2nd 1969. Finished in Blut Orange 6809 (same color as Factory Werks cars), with black interior. Options include rear seat delete, perlon interior, L+R Recaro bucket seats with corduroy inserts, 911S metric instruments and oil tank, , and “S” alloy brakes, Koni suspension, 15mm front and rear “S” Stabilizer bars, fog lights under bumper, Halogen Flood lights over bumper, and code 0002 KFZ.BRF head lights, now with Marchal Reflectors. The wheels were code 9110 Leicht Metal Fuchs. The car has “S” trim on bumpers and rockers. The transmission is a 901/13 with A/F/M/S/Z gears, same as the 67 “S” transmissions.
This 911 T was purchased by Gleue at Autohaus Krauss GMBH, and first serviced at Glockler FFM, known for producing their own racing cars. In August of 1969 it went back to Karmann where it was built. At some point the car got a factory roll bar with factory mounts, and it is thought to have been at this trip back to the factory, with service history documented on the Kardex. The car also has 3 point shoulder harness made by Repa, dated 1971.
In 1974 the car was exported to Alpine Porsche Audi in Pueblo Colorado. The car was purchased by Richard Reiff, who paid off the bank loan in 1977. The car was service by Grady Clay at Rennenhaus, a well-known Porsche performance shop. The car was used for all types of rallies and Hill Climbs, and he was a consistent winner. Rieff was a member of the Pikes Peak Sports Car Club, and he raced the car at Pikes Peak, and at the Double Cross in July of 1989. Reiff attended the Fiesta de Porsche in Santa Fe New Mexico in May of 1976, put on by zone 9 of the PCA. Reiff was a member of the Alpine region of the PCA.
The car has good compression in all cylinders averaging 170 PSI cold. The carburetors have been rebuilt and re-jetted to run at 100 feet above sea level, as the car had been jetted for around 5,000 feet and up for driving in the mountains of Colorado. The engine is fitted with “E” pistons and cams, and turbo tensioner kit. The exhaust is new, with Stainless steel heat exchangers, paint with grey heat paint, and new Dansk dual outlet sport muffler. Brake lines are new, rear calipers rebuilt. The gas tank is new. Sway bar bushing are new.
The car runs and drives well, some noise in 2nd gear, and does have some leaks.
The car now has just one “R” type Recaro driver’s seat with a headrest, a smaller diameter, thicker grip, period BWA steering wheel, with Porsche horn button. The wheels are deep 6 offset, with new AVON 185 x 15 tires. The car comes with documented ownership history, partial tool kit, and original rear Konis date stamped 1969.
The car can be driven and enjoyed “as is” with lots of patina, or to do the car justice, have it stripped and repaint to its proper Blut Orange. The floor is solid, but the body shows its battle scars and has been repainted several times.