1971 Porsche 911S Targa

I won’t proclaim this as the greatest 911 in the world or anything of that sort, but this 1971 Porsche 911S Targa does check a lot of the boxes for what we might look for in an early 911 when not looking for absolutely pristine collector-quality condition. It is coming out of long-term ownership as the current owner has had it since 1974 and it is in mostly original condition. It is numbers matching per the CoA and has had one repaint in its original color of Gold Metallic. The interior is mostly original with only the carpets having been replaced and shows a nice looking set of sport seats. The color itself is an uncommon one and certainly has its fans. Overall everything looks in very good shape and the level of originality here appears quite good. Oh, and of course it is the highly desirable 911S.

It doesn’t pop off the page the way some early 911s do, but it definitely shows as one of the better and probably more original examples we see.

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1976 Porsche 911S Targa

For a color that never seems very common on the roads I do seem to come across a lot of yellow 911s. I like yellow as a car color so that works for me! It’s been available in various forms throughout the 911’s existence and that’s why we tend to see them fairly frequently. Among the respective models they remain pretty rare, but along the entire range we see them often enough. This one, a Talbot Yellow 1976 Porsche 911S Targa with 93,044 miles on it, definitely fits that bill and given the lack of love the mid-year 911s tend to receive it may even end up coming in at a pretty good value. That yellow exterior is contrasted with a Cinnamon interior and it has the cookie-cutter wheels rather than Fuchs.

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1972 Porsche 911S Coupe

I’ve got a couple more yellow 911s I’d like to feature. This one in particular possesses a strong resemblance to the Summer Yellow 3.2 Carrera featured Wednesday. This 1972 Porsche 911S Coupe would not be the same color (Limonengelb), but it’s still quite similar. We aren’t told the color code of this one, but I suspect it is either Lemon Yellow/Canary Yellow (Zitronengelb) or Light Yellow (Hellgelb). Two very similar colors and very difficult to distinguish in the shade. Both are very attractive as evidenced by this 911S.

It feels like forever since I’ve featured an early 911S and this is a particularly nice example for me to return to them with. It’s been fully restored and looks immaculate right now. It shows a black interior containing sports seats with houndstooth inserts. It doesn’t get much better than that for the seats and they complement the exterior yellow very well. Original mileage is unknown, but the listing states the current mileage as 500, which I assume is the number of miles traveled since it was restored.

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1977 Porsche 911S Coupe

It’s been a little while since we checked in on the market for the mid-year 911. Mostly that’s due to not frequently coming across particularly desirable examples. As one of the least loved of the air-cooled 911 range, and with performance and reliability concerns being largely responsible for that lack of love, these simply aren’t models that owners tucked away, using only for weekend cruising, or models that restorers have had their eye on returning to former glory.

This one is an exception. It has been fully restored and even though that restoration occurred seven years ago it still looks in wonderful condition. It’s also a nice color combination even if dark green metallics tend to attract less attention than other available colors. For those who are fans of dark green though – and I count myself in that group – I think this combination should have a good deal of appeal. The asking price strikes me as a bit high, but, again, I haven’t had a good eye on the market so a nice example could be capable of fetching this value. We shall see. Let’s take a look: here we have an Oak Green Metallic 1977 Porsche 911S Coupe with Cork interior.

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1967 Porsche 911S Coupe

While the number of 911 models Porsche produces has grown considerably over the years, catering to just about every possible combination you can conceive, a consistent moniker has stood out for those seeking higher performance: the S. Whether the 911S, the Carrera S, the Turbo S, or the various RS models (those count right?) that single letter has let buyers know that it would be a model catering more to their spirited side rather than to comfort. While the S was on hiatus during the late-70s and all of the ’80s it returned in Turbo S form (and Carrera RS form) for the 964 and then finally found itself reattached to the Carrera itself with the Carrera S and 4S, both of which debuted as part of the 993 line. It hasn’t left us since.

But it began here, in 1967, with the 911S. In the ’60s, buyers initially only had access to the base 911. That was it, one choice. In 1967 the lineup expanded with the addition of the 911S and the Soft-window Targa, available both in S trim and without. The S brought with it the sort of features we’d expect: More power (up to 160 hp from the base 911’s 130), upgraded shocks and brakes, along with a rear anti-roll bar and Fuchs wheels. Leatherette on the dash and wheel provided interior upgrades. The 911 had become sportier. And then it wasn’t. For 1968 Porsche gave us the 911L and removed the S from the US lineup. Thankfully, 1969 saw its return, now placed above the entry-level 911T and mid-grade 911E, and all 911s had a longer wheelbase.

That makes the one-year-only short-wheelbase 911S a pretty special car and here we find one for sale: an Irish Green 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Washington, with a reported 29,177 miles on it.

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1973 Porsche 911S Coupe

I wasn’t really looking for this 911, but it was impossible to pass by. This actually makes two straight posts of 911s too striking and pretty to ignore. Here we see a Gold Metallic 1973 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Massachusetts, with Tan leatherette interior and a claimed 71,721 miles on it. It has sports seats and a sunroof. It also is said to be well documented with records going back to its inception. It looks stunning!

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Viper Green 1972 Porsche 911S Coupe

Rare pastel color? Check. Long-hood air-cooled 911? Check. One-year-only external oil filler? Check. Top market 911S? Check. Very high price tag? Sadly…check.

Here we have a Viper Green 1972 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Massachusetts, with black interior and a reported 70K original miles. Other than possessing a more interesting interior and/or a set of sport seats this 911 has just about everything you’ll probably want. And it looks fantastic!

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Year: 1972
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,000 mi
Price: $188,500 Buy It Now

Extremely Rare and unique opportunity to own this clean 1972 Porsche 911s in mint condition. The car has a matching numbers 6-cyl. 2341cc/190hp motor with a 5 speed manual 915/12 transmission. All original and meticulously well kept, has been stored in an indoor climate-controlled garage. Fully documented with a Porsche certificate of authenticity, this car has just over 70,000 original miles. Its finished in the original colors of a rare Viper Green with black interior. This car is 1 of 6 known to exist in the color combination. Price is firm and please no solicitations for consignment. For further information regarding this vehicle, please call (617) 680-9308.

The seller states this is 1 of 6 existent in this color combination. I’m assuming by the text that means existent now and not originally existent, but I could be wrong about that. I’m also not sure if it’s verified, but regardless of how many there are there certainly will not be many.

The original Viper Green – as opposed to the later metallic version – is simply stunning. It’s about as vibrant and alluring a shade of green as I can imagine with perhaps the modern version of Signal Green being its only competition. We sometimes speak of the neglect of green cars on the market – in many cases they don’t tend to sell as well as we might think – but Porsche’s pastel greens are clearly an exception, with early Viper Green a quite obvious exception. I think we can see why. The paint looks great here. It’s probably not perfect, but it presents quite well. It is also said to be fully documented, though we are not provided any evidence of that in the ad. Obviously at this price the level of documentation will be very important, as will the question of whether it’s a respray. If it’s documented and original paint, then the price is probably pretty fair. Even resprayed it may come close. I just know that I love the look of it!

-Rob

1977 Porsche 911S Coupe

Taking my statement from earlier this week about featuring almost every Ice Green Metallic Porsche we come across to its logical conclusion, here I will feature another one. Except this one isn’t just about that beautiful exterior color. This one also is about the interior: a rare Olive Green interior. The car itself is somewhat similar to my feature earlier this week, this time a 1977 Porsche 911S Coupe. The mileage is pretty high – 197K miles – but it looks well cared for. Enough of that though, let’s take a look at that interior:

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Year: 1977
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 197,065 mi
Price: $46,900 But It Now

1977 Porsche 911S.

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197,065 Miles.

Ice Green Metallic.

Olive Green Interior.

Books, Manuals, Records, Spare and Jack.

Clear title.

This green toned 911S is a mesmerizing car and a superb driver! The factory combination of Ice Green Metallic on Olive Green Leather Interior is extremely rare, making this particular Porsche a collector’s dream.

Incredibly, the Porsche has spent its entire life in the care of one family from Southern California, who has later relocated to a similar warm climate in Texas. Car is completely rust free.

Mechanically, this 911S is remarkable! The family kept the car well maintained all these years, including a complete engine and transmission rebuild, plus recently a complete brake rebuild (all calipers, hoses, and master brake cylinder). The car starts every time on the first crank, with no smoke and no drips of oil anywhere. Also, according to the family, this is a fully numbers matching car with its original motor and transmission.

The entire Green interior is original with the exception of recently reupholstered front seats. The carpeting is completely original in it’s Olive Green color. The dash is a rare, optional leather dash, with it’s original leather still in very nice shape.

The rare factory correct Ice Green Metallic paint is very shiny and adds great value to this car. It’s definitely a head turner!

In conclusion, most midyear (1974-1977) 911’s have been heavily neglected or molested due to the lack of upkeep and proper maintenance that these cars required, making good original and mechanically sound examples hard to come by. This truly is one of those strikingly original midyear 911’s that has been lucky to be in one family its entire lifetime, and therefore benefited from all the proper maintenance and preservation that the car deserved. Combined with its ultra rare color combination, this Porsche is simply a jewel of its era.

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I’ve said before that rare doesn’t always mean better because sometimes there is a reason a color is rare. I think there is a reason Olive Green is a rare interior color. At least when the entire interior wears the shade. Who knows. Perhaps in person the combination of these colors works well and the look is quite good, but it’s a lot of green. There is some variation in the coloring and I think that helps a good bit, but I still want a bit more variation in the interior. Much of that variation comes from the seats, which we are told are the only aspect of this 911’s interior that isn’t original to the car as they have been reupholstered. I wonder if the available shade for reupholstery was slightly different from the original shade and that’s why we see this variation? Could be, I don’t know.

Overall, whether I like the colors or not, I must admit this 911 does look in really nice shape especially when we factor in that this is no garage queen. It’s lived its whole life in the hands of one family so we can hope there will be plenty of history available with the car. I don’t know if the colors and condition will be enough to reach this asking price given the mileage, but this certainly is one of the more interesting midyear 911s we’ve seen.

-Rob

1976 Porsche 911S Coupe

Ice Green Metallic is one of those Porsche colors that we feature almost any time it comes up. It’s pretty rare; not one of those colors we see so infrequently that we don’t know what it is, but rare enough that one doesn’t come along very often. When we do see one it’s immediately recognizable. I sometimes wonder if for a rare color that recognizability is as important as the rarity of the color itself. It does help that it’s very pretty when in good condition. Here we see that great color draped over a 1976 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Atlanta, with 91,618 miles on it.

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Year: 1976
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 91,618 mi
Price: Auction

This is probably the most fun driving Porsche I’ve ever owned. Its pretty original, updated Momo wheel, exahust, etc. Restored the body down to metal before painting it back to original Ice Green Metallic, which is pretty amazing. Original cookie cutter wheels have been refinished and powder coated black. It also has new bilsteins on it and has been lowered to more of a “euro” height, I think the stance is perfect now.

Let me know if you have any questions, just downsizing / simplifying.
On May-20-17 at 06:18:56 PDT, seller added the following information:
Had a few questions…Yes the engine is matching, also have 3″ binder of receipts and records going back to early 80’s, the headliner is also new and added photo of that.

Pretty much anyone familiar with a 911 will notice that this one is not entirely original. Mostly that lack of originality is in the interior since only the painted wheels stand out on the exterior. I do love that this 911S has the cookie-cutter wheels. I do not like that they’ve been painted black. Most of the non-original interior items are of the type that could easily be converted back to original should a new owner so desire so we probably can’t fault them too much. While we aren’t provided with the necessary documentation to support the claim, Ice Green Metallic is said to be this 911’s original color though. This one has been repainted and the paint looks in nice shape.

With all of that said, ultimately I don’t think perfect originality is what buyers necessarily would be going for with this 911 anyway. It’s a long way from collector appeal so if the modifications suit your aesthetic sensibilities, then it’s all to the better. Really, the most important attribute to investigate will be service history, a PPI, and some test time behind the wheel. If its maintenance is good and everything feels right, then that puts us on the right road. Bidding is even quite reasonable at $26,100. There are a few days remaining so we’ll see how much higher that goes, but there is no reserve so at the moment someone will be walking away with a pretty nice value for a mid-70s 911S.

-Rob

1969 Porsche 911S Coupe

Sand Beige is one of those Porsche colors that I can never really decide how I feel about it. Like quite a few of Porsche’s vintage colors I know I don’t care much for it on a modern 911, but on the long-hood 911 there is something about it that looks right. The chrome accents presumably play a large role here, but I think the taller shape of the car itself plays a role as well. That said, I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites by any stretch, but I can see the appeal. Here, on this 1969 Porsche 911S with 90,115 miles on it, I think it looks pretty good! It’s an unusual color, but not garish, and I could totally see where it might fit right into the landscape of the mountains and deserts of the southwest U.S. with their myriad variations of red, orange, and brown scenery.

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Year: 1969
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,115 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

This is a matching number 1969 Porsche 911S that has undergone a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration spanning two years. As per the Certificate of authenticity, the car is finished in sand beige, paint code 6807, with tan leatherette. Here are some of the highlights: -Body: Car disassembled, paint stripped, repaired or replaced with factory parts as necessary. Replacement lenses and lights. -Engine: Dismantled, cleaned, machined. Built from the crankshaft up using Porsche factory parts, J&E 9.8:1 pistons. Mechanical fuel injection, stacks, butterflies refurbished. SSI heat exchangers. All surfaces, brackets dry stripped and powder coated, plated, new hardware throughout. Every hose, line, cable has been replaced throughout the car. -Transmission: Replaced all synchros, 1st and 3rd gears. Replaced all shift bushings, removed and repaired/rebuilt pedal box assembly. -Bright work/trim: Chrome components removed and refinished, all “S” trim replaced, window, hood and door seals replaced, front and rear window trim replaced, side window frames and glass original. -Interior: Replacement Porsche dashboard, all switches, bezels, knobs replaced. Upholstery, carpet, sound deadening and door pockets new from Autos International. Extensive parts list for the restoration has been retained and will be included in the sale along with the original purchase order dated 5/14/69 and current COA from PCNA verifying original colors as well as original engine and transmission. Car is located in CT. Contact Scott @ thethirdgarage.com 203-219-0113.

This particular 911S recently has come out of restoration and is reported to have only its test mileage on the rebuilt engine. The general condition looks about as good as we’d expect and everything is said to have been restored to its original specifications. We aren’t shown the CoA to verify that claim, but hopefully it is on hand for prospective buyers. We don’t get a full picture of them, but it looks like this 911S comes with a set of houndstooth sport seats up front. Those are some of the best seats on a 911 and if it’s how the car was originally ordered, then they certainly make for a great addition here, especially because they help break up and provide contrast between the tan interior and Sand Beige exterior. Altogether it’s an attractive car and while Sand Beige won’t attract the kind of notice one of Porsche’s pastels would, it does have its fans. Bidding currently sits on the reasonable end for a restored 911S at $138,100, but the reserve remains unmet so we’ll have to see if bidding can rise high enough for this to sell.

-Rob