Finally worth every dollar spent
Clutch cable snapped.
Electrical fault stopping battery charging.
Indicators (rear L) not working - related to battery fault above.
Heat exchanger and muffler required spot rust repairs.
Targa seals needed replacing - not too expensive.
When I picked this car up, she'd been stored in a factory for about 8 months, and had seen little use prior to that.
An oil change, injector cleaner, tune up and a bit of electrical work (all in the first week I had her) seem to have pretty much sorted her out.
She starts first time every time, can bend time itself on an on ramp, and people still stop and look at her.
For a car this old, she constantly amazes me and kept up with a bunch of 911/964's + 993's happily (4th out of 10) on a recent run.
I would say the creature comforts are sparse - quite loud at speed - hot cabin + weak ventilation systems and manual everything make for a very involving, if fully hands on experience.
Very much a driver's car, and certainly not a pleasure cruise barge.
I always wanted a classic air cooled 911, and I wouldn't part with this one unless I had another to replace her with.
This one had recently had a full gearbox overhaul and service prior to its storage time, and my mechanic (an avid 911 nut) gave me a green light on it so...
There is nothing so far in my experience that compares to howling away from a bend in 2nd gear on a beautiful day in a car like this.
You won't regret owning an aircooled older 911 if you do your homework, get it checked thoroughly, and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty working on them... be prepared for questions at gas stations, car parks, schoolkids etc as well..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2011