1971 Porsche 911 Review from UK and Ireland

1971 Porsche 911 carrera 2.7

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance71400 miles


She is amazing she drives like she is on rails


I parked the car up last week when I went on vacation. On returning I ran to the garage to check on her and I nearly had a stroke. There was a pool of oil under the rear of the car (Yes just under the engine). I am really scared that this is something serious. My husband said it was probably nothing then left me to deal with it. Before I go to a dealer or mechanic I was wondering has this happened to anyone else. What diagnosis were you given? Was it expensive?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2003

14th Oct 2003, 18:59

Suggest you go and see a mechanic... and perhaps a Doctor.

If your car was recently serviced, the oil may simply be a bit of overflow (eg from change in oil filter).

However, as there is no guarantee that there is a trivial cause, get your mechanic to look at it. I assume that you already have.

Let us know how it went.

14th Oct 2003, 21:23

Um, Did you CHECK THE OIL LEVEL?!?! Definitely the Doctor's the better choice!!

4th Jan 2004, 05:17

Is this a review or cry for help? Heh. Call your mechanic and remove the thread plz.

5th Jan 2004, 09:33

I'd say go with the doctor.

3rd Mar 2005, 14:07

Porsche did not make a 911 Carrera in 1971.

The first Carrera was the legendary 2.7 RS in 1973.

29th Oct 2005, 23:58

Actually the first Careeras were available in the 1950s. I remember looking at a 59 356 Careera once. Four cams, two distributors, and dual plugs. mmmmmmmmmmm...

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review