1970 Porsche 911 Review from North America

1970 Porsche 911 T 2.2 Liter 6 cylinder

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Liter 6 cylinder Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Fast, fun, but really high maintenance

Faults:

The Zenith carburetors failed, costing over $800 to fix.

The seat belts refused to pick up any slack, just drooping pathetically.

The Wheels were terribly unbalanced.

The ignition system failed, needing complete replacement.

The valve covers needed upgrading to "turbo-style" because of bad oil leaks.

The gas pedal broke and stayed floored while running once.

The Sportomatic Transmission "Main Seal" failed and was very expensive to replace.

General Comments:

Zoom! She goes fast for an old Porsche.

The Sportomatic transmission, shifting without a clutch, is a novel and good idea... however it seriously needs a rev limiter to prevent over-revving the engine while down-shifting.

I wish I had the "S" model, with 70 more horsepower and manual transmission. That would have been the ultimate early 911 to have.

Even as beat up as the car was (mistreated by previous owners), the car still got lots and lots of looks from people as I drove by.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th August, 2004

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review