1971 Porsche 911 T 2.2L
The original classic sports car!
I bought this car with a lot of physical faults. The front windshield was cracked, no parking brakes, the right headlight didn't work, numerous paint chips and dents everywhere, but I LOVE this car. Thankfully, there was no rust.
To date, nothing more has gone wrong with the car.
For a 30 year old car, I haven't driven anything close to the level of performance this car has shown. Where else are you going to find $4500 of blissful driving experience? Keep in mind that this is an old car and it is somewhat of a chore to drive.
This car is a bit underpowered (135hp) compared with more powerful cars these days. When you factor in the handling and braking though, the Porsche is made for road courses and not for drag racing.
Don't buy a classic if you don't want to get your hands dirty or don't have lots of cash because the repairs will cost you. If you have some mechanical inclination, you can tackle most of the problems that arises.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2003
9th May 2013, 10:52
Fast forward 10 years, still 'a chore' to drive :) But likely worth $45k +++.
I have a 71t and it is easy to live with. Can cost, but is fun.
28th Oct 2016, 01:29
Fast forward another few years, and I'll bet you won't sell that 911T for anything. I've owned my '71 911T for 28 years now and wouldn't trade it for the world. Like you say, it's an old school experience, but a motoring experience unequaled (still looking for the shirt with that gear shift pattern of the 901 tranny).
29th Oct 2016, 16:07
That's because it's an air cooled. They also have really appreciated over the past 5 years. The newer water cooled ones are not the same.