1967 Porsche 911 Review

1967 Porsche 911 L 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Affordable Classic

Faults:

Front ball joints and tie rod ends needed replacing for a cost of 1000.

Camshafts needed rebuild at a cost of 3500.

Rust spot on back window seal.

General Comments:

This car is a classic so you have to be prepared to spend money to keep it running.

The car has 130bhp which which will push it along since it only weighs 1090kg, and really starts to come into its own in 3rd gear. So you get great acceleration from 40-140km..

But in general, the 63-69 were the first generation 911, so although you get the classic look, you also get the teething problems.

Camshaft chain tensioners are prone to fail.

My recommendation is to buy the 69-73 model, which has the same exterior which is what is so appealing about this car, but had the updated 2.2,2.4 litre motor, which has updated camshafts and gearbox, in addition the interior is more modern with demister and a proper heater...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2004

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review