The difference is probably pretty subtle but we’ve never seen a Dalmation Blue 911T before. It is a respray of the original color and looks pretty good in the photos. The interior is tan with cloth Pepita inserts. That adds to the uniqueness of this neat Coupe. Read More
Here is another well-kept California early 911T. This one is a Targa of course and that will appeal to those who enjoy semi-open air driving. Others will probably gravitate to a Coupe because it is just a little bit stiffer with slightly sharper handling. We wouldn’t notice the difference but some do. This one is silver over black and that is an attractive combination. Read More
You don’t need to have an early 911 (pre-1973) to truly enjoy what it is like to own a special Porsche. That is what is terrific about these cars. They are durable, long-lasting when cared for, and a blast to drive. We are confident that if we said your new company car was a 1983 Chevrolet Caprice you would be pissed. But a 1983 Porsche is a different matter all together. We have owned a few of the early 80’s 911SC Coupes and Targas and we can say without question, that if you get a good one, you will want to drive it everyday. Read More
Early 911 prices are all over the map. The absolute best ones, particularly the S model can go to $200,000 in rare condition with the right options. The E is the next best and some experts feel it is perhaps the more enjoyable all-around car. But here again, condition, originality and provenance can push these up to $150,000, according to some experts. And then there is the lowly 912. Even these holdovers from the 356 era (they use the same engine) have found a place in the hearts of Porschephiles. Now here is the thing about valuations. If you go to the Sports Car Market Price Guide, you will think we weren’t wearing our glasses when we quoted these outrageous numbers. The Price Guide has figures less than half of what the real world is telling us. Hagerty has a better handle of what’s happening. So check their Valuation tools before jumping in. So we found 2, Porsche 912s (project number 902) and 1, 911 (project number 901). We decided to lump them together to avoid being repetitive.
’73 Porsche 911E: Well, it is equipped just the way we like them. It is silver metallic with black interior. the seller says factory recarro seats but they don’t looks so much different from the standard seats. It has a rare sunroof, chrome wheel arches, tool kit and a 5-speed. All in accordance with the Certificate of Authenticity. It has some good upgrades like stainless steel brake lines, stainless heat exchangers and chain tensioners. the seller states the engine was rebuilt using a 7R engine case. So that means the engine won’t match the C of A. He also states he has all of the original parts too. In any case, if it checks out, even with the new case, $75,000 sounds like a good place to start negotiating! Click here to contact the seller.
’67 Porsche 912 Soft window Targa: These soft-window Targas are rare birds and one in Polo Red is really nice to see. Particularly when it was born Polo Red and not color changed from brown. It has a desirable wood wheel, Hella fog lights and according to the seller, matching numbers engine that has been rebuilt. Seven years ago you could buy one of these in the teens. Now, plan on $53,000. Click here to contact the seller.
Since Porsche is one of the most successful sports car brands of all time, there are quite a lot of used Porsches out there at any given time. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a good thing. Many Porsche fans can’t afford a new 911 and a used one is a reliable way to experience the thrill of owning one. Now color is subjective and we understand that. Read More
The early 911S is the Holy Grail plain and simple. Some may argue the S Coupe is more Holy Grailish than the Targa because the Targa isn’t as stiff but why quibble. This is quite the find. It is perfect in Silver and we absolutely love the light green interior with sports seats. We’ve never seen one before and now we are ruined for life. Read More
We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to crawl all over this Porsche. It is more than Mintworthy, it is Mint. This Sepia Brown beauty has 95% of its original paint with just the rear decklid and front bumper refinished. The interior is all original. All means all and it is great. Read More
If you are an avid Porsche aficionado and don’t already own or have never owned an early 911, now is the time to get one. There has been a dramatic appreciation run but that run has not slowed at all. Find the best original, unrestored car you can find. Make sure it is the original color and possesses the original engine. Everything else is subject to your taste and wallet. Today’s find is a silver 911T Coupe, one of our favorites. Read More
We didn’t intend to have a multi-Porsche line-up today but Frank K. sent us this at the last-minute and we couldn’t pass it up. What we have is an original 1971 Porsche 911T Targa. We aren’t talking great original paint because the seller states it has many bumps and bruises but at least in this condition, you know what you’ve got. It is said to run like a champ and can be driven home after the check clears. Read More
No, it isn’t a real Porsche Carrera but it is a real Porsche early 911. Good enough. We all know by now early 911s are pretty valuable cars. The valuation increases of the past 20 years are nothing short of stratospheric. A good 911S in 1993 could be had for $10,000. Today you can add a zero to that number. Read More
It takes a lot of guts to open your checkbook and order a color-to-sample Porsche in RS Orange. We can assume that the original owner was not an introvert. We are going out on a limb here by saying if this car was let’s say a Lamborghini Gallardo, people might have funny things to say about the person driving it. But on a Porsche, it seems just right. This is a true supercar you can drive everyday. It has decent trunk space up front and room for more behind the front seats. Did we say it is stupid fast?
We have lots of early Porsche 911s on Mint. Actually, we have lots of Porsches in general. Are we in the tank for all things from Stuttgart? Guilty as charged. We had an Albert Blue Coupe last week and we didn’t think we would spot another early 911 Coupe in workable condition so soon but we did. This is a ’69 Coupe with S options from the factory. Read More
We guess that any original 911 that isn’t a rust bucket is worth a look. This one has sat for some time but the seller states it is running and driving now. The matching number engine smokes and they claim that might actually improve with frequent driving. Not sure about that but who knows. The interior is original and in pretty decent shape. There is some rust but it is said to be confined to the bottom of the fenders. It also needs paint. We like this 911 because it is in a nice color called Albert Blue. We don’t know who Albert was and why he earned the honor. Read More
This Sepia Brown CIS equipped Porsche 911T Targa is extremely desirable. Prices for early 911s have skyrocketed in recent years and specimens like this have seen stratospheric prices. Pause and look at the interior. It looks phenomenal. The seats look just right and the vulnerable door pockets on both sides are in great shape. Just try to replace one that isn’t ’cause you can’t. So why is the seller asking only $39,900 for it? Read More
We like our cars simple and uncomplicated. Perhaps that is why we prefer older cars to new. We think almost every new car must have at least a dozen computers in it just so it can do the same thing a Model T did back in the day. Okay, so a Model T isn’t the best comparison. Yes, cars are cleaner, safer, more fuel-efficient and faster but not necessarily more engaging. My god, Ferrari doesn’t even make a fully manual transmission anymore. Read More