1975 Porsche 911 Review

1975 Porsche 911 911S Targa 2.7L from UK and Ireland

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.7L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL

Summary:

A classic car for today's enthusiast

Faults:

Exhaust rusted away.

General Comments:

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...

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