1975 Porsche 911 911S Targa 2.7L from UK and Ireland
A classic car for today's enthusiast
Exhaust rusted away.
For a thirty year old car this is a wonder of engineering. Acceleration beats most modern cars and the un-assisted braking is phenomenal - always straight. Road holding is totally predictable even in the wet.
I Do intend to upgrade to a Turbo when they become 30 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2005
20th Jul 2005, 10:30
Would agree with all that Stephen has written, the 2.7L would appear to be a much more responsive car than the 3.0L SC (probably a weight problem with the latter)
The first real, drivable (it corners predictably) super-car from Porsche in my estimation.
9th Jan 2010, 10:35
And reliability after all these years? I notice you didn't mention that.
10th Mar 2013, 20:20
If it's anything like my 2.7 '74, then reliability probably isn't too bad - most 2.7's still going now have had the troublesome initial head studs replaced, and will be running Carrera tensioners.
These cars are now 35+ years old, so you have to expect a lot of niggly small jobs and to stay on top of things - it's a good idea to grab some of the DIY books out there, and sign up to Pelican parts forums...