A little mixed up: ’67 Porsche 911
This is a really wonderful looking early 911 in one of our favorite period colors. The ’67 model is the last year of it just being a 911 or a 911S. In the years that followed (’69), they were categorized by equipment and purpose: 911T, 911E and 911S. And allow me to throw in the ’68 only 911L for good measure. From the seller’s description and the photos it looks like a standup car. It is a 89,000 mile car with a rebuilt 2.0 liter engine (we’ll get to that). It has a Certificate of Authenticity declaring Tangerine to be the right color with black leatherette interior. It is equipped with dealer installed A/C, it has a spare, tools and new carpets. What it doesn’t have is the original 2.0 liter engine. It does have a correct 2.0 liter engine but not the one on the C of A. And that leads to an interesting discussion about penalties for color change versus engine change. According to the experts at Sports Car Market you must deduct 25% for a color change and 15% for an engine change. The morale of the story is buy a car in the color you like and don’t think it a simple (albeit expensive) option to change it. If you don’t like Sepia Brown or Tangerine, shop elsewhere. It is different with other marques. For example you can change the color of a vintage Ferrari at will as long as it was available back in the day. The $27 million dollar NART Spider that sold this past August was born blue metallic and sold clothed in red. We think this one will probably sell in the $70s but we could be surprised given the runup in Porsche prices. Click here for the listing.