1971 Porsche 911 Review from North America

1971 Porsche 911 T 2.2L

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

The original classic sports car!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review