5 February 2015

Video: Porsche 911 | Buyer's Guide

Danny Hopkins of Practical Classics magazine takes to the track in a Porsche 911S and shows you the potential problem areas to inspect before making buying a 911.

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5 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Harley Anaheim CA May 18, 2016 at 00:56
    I am thinking about buying a 1976 911 S. Its in Arizona so I would like as much info as I can get before making the trip there. I know nothing about a Porsche other than I like it. The ad said 25k no a 2.7 rebuilt engine. it list many items that i guess have been replaced. do you have any advice for me?
  • 2
    Jared beverly hills July 8, 2016 at 00:44
    if it is missing parts and is rebuilt.. it isn't a good investment especially for a 1976..do your research .. read some books.. find a good porsche mechanic to do your 700.00 inspection..All porsche parts are expensive.. Know what you are getting into.. btw I have a mint red 1985 911 targa.. I have had it for 17 years.. even an oil change is 1000.00.. Keep that in mind.
  • 3
    Bert Washington DC August 17, 2016 at 20:07
    Harley don't let Jared scare you , yes Porsche ownership can be expensive but if you do some prior research and have qualified individuals examine and inspect a potential purchase you can side step some if not all that of the pitfalls. 1976 911 would be a 2.7 not the most desirable from Porsches past but even these mid years are gaining ground in value and desirability because pre '74 and post '89 have recently become out of reach for most first time buyers. The '74 has its negatives , thermal reactors, five blade cooling fan ,anemic performance. At this stage if rebuilt many shortcomings may be answered. It's an awesome hobby but I've owned many over the years from a '71 E Targa to a '96 993 TT they are all fun and enjoyable for differing reasons. Actually looking at '86 Carrera to buy now .. Good luck and have fun! B
  • 4
    Sophia Dozier Bay Area, CA March 15, 2017 at 20:42
    I have a well loved and cared for 1982 red 911 SC that I'm considering selling but don't see much out there for valuing it. Any suggestions online or know anyone who might be interested? I agree with Bert, Porsches are great fun to drive, hug the road like no other and talk to you while you take them through the gears; I've had 2 myself...
  • 5
    Lyle Schulte Ohio April 12, 2017 at 00:39
    Sophia Please contact me at lyleschulte@sbcglobal.net I am interested in a car for myself. thanks

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