1971 Porsche 911 carrera 2.7


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...