1974 Porsche 911
Chassis no. 9114103141
It's the most successful sports car of all time, with a production run that started about the same time as the Beatles went on Ed Sullivan and continues to this day. Race versions have taken the checkers and tasted champagne everywhere from Daytona to the Dakar Rally. Along the way, the Porsche 911 defined a company and became much more than an automobile.
"Almost immediately after it went on sale in September, 1964 (as a 1965 model) the 911 established itself as an icon of '60s cool," says Edmunds.com. "Then it segued gracefully into being an icon of '70s performance, then an icon of sophistication and affluence in the '80s, then an icon of athleticism and power in the '90s, and is now simply an icon of all that's right with Germany and automobiles."
The 1974 version on offer here is from what insiders would call the fourth generation of the 911, a significant moment in the car's evolutionary track. The rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-six engine got a displacement boost to 2.7 liters (2687cc), and we see the introduction of fuel-injection, needed to pass tightening emissions regulations. The government also had a hand in the look of the car, as body-colored, energy-absorbing bumpers were cleanly grafted on to comply with U.S. low-speed crash standards.
This Southern California car, with factory-installed air-conditioning, has only had three owners from new. The current owner bought the 911 in 1994, has stored it inside and treated it to light but regular use. According to the vendor, It wears its original Guardsman Red paint; likewise the tan interior is as-delivered. Included in the sale is the car's original toolkit and maintenance logbooks dating back to the first owner.
Here's a chance to own an affordable, drivable classic sports car in original, unmolested condition, one that's been sorted and well taken care of.