1977 Porsche 911 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1977 Porsche 911 911s 2.7 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles

Summary:

Best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Alternator went out, but the seller warned me it was not replaced when engine/trans rebuilt in 2004.

General Comments:

Best car I've ever owned. It corners like a pouncing cat and cruises smoothly up to 150 MPH+

However, with the stainless steel headers and muffler it makes more noise than some small airplanes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2005

1977 Porsche 911 Targa Carrera 3.0 Flat 6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Flat 6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired113516 kilometres
Most recent distance117245 kilometres
Previous carHonda Integra

Summary:

Phenomenal classic, I can see why 911 drivers won't buy anything else

Faults:

2 minor oil leaks.

Snapped sway bar mount.

Broken windscreen wipers.

Replaced warm up regulator.

Required some overhauling when purchased, but offset by low cost of purchase - things such as suspension and brakes.

Occasional leak from Targa top.

General Comments:

This is an extremely quick car, very few cars match it on the road. Amazing considering the age.

Extremely free revving engine that absolutely sings above 3500 RP M's.

Handling is excellent once you over come the snap off throttle oversteer, which if you're not careful can seriously scare you should you lift off the throttle in a hard turn.

Extremely comfortable and capable car.

The most engaging vehicle I have ever driven, you almost become an extension of the car.

Transmission and shifting takes a while to get used it as it is quite clunky and can be vague when you initially use it.

Interior might seem a bit bland - though it is just simply functional.

Body work has held up well after 26 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

1977 Porsche 911 911S targa 2.7 flat six from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 flat six Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired153000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles

Summary:

A great first car with great perfrormance

Faults:

Fried a piston at 157000 miles.

Bought another car for parts and put the engine in my car at 157000miles (2.7 liter) same as the engine with the bad piston.

Had to replace alternator belt, nut, and belt wheel at 155000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is very fast.

It handles and breaks like a real race car.

Despite the not so good luck with the 2.7 liter engines it still is a great car.

I love the smell of the all leather interior the sport seats are really supported they give you great confidence when you drive.

All 911's are different. mine came with everything in it and on it. it has.

The rear rubber wing.

Temp. gauge.

Cockpit recording device built in to the center console that records directly to the original dash radio.

Automatic defrost/heat exchanger switch.

Fog lights.

And everthing else that was a option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2002

7th Mar 2009, 08:04

I am purchasing a 1976 911S Targa which is in very nice shape, needs a new dash as most. It has a rebuilt engine and a lot of work with receipts from original. Is this car worth $11,000.00?

1977 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired91628 miles
Most recent distance103558 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

The 1978 911sc coupe is one hell of a car

Faults:

Sunroof cable and guide track failed soon after purchase.

The air conditioning has never really worked.

Timing chain tensioner was collapsed when I bought the car (how would I know); replaced with Carrera tensioners.

Alternator died (on the freeway of course while my wife was driving) at 101,500 miles.

Transmission synchros had to be replaced at 102,000 miles.

Clutch and cable were also replaced at 102,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is quick and powerful! A real joy to drive. I had read many articles about the driving experience, but I was still not prepared for the 911. Don't waste money on a stereo, just roll down the windows and press the accelerator to the floor.

1st gear is for climbing trees, 2nd gear takes you away from the masses at the street light, 3rd gear is the city street killer, 4th gear is for the freeway (55-70mph), and 5th gear is for the autobahn.

This car has a functioning rear seat - not a large seat, but a seat none the less.

Cornering is great. The only time the rear end has ever let loose was in a drizzling rain as I approached a freeway on-ramp.

My best day is overcast, about 75 degrees... with no one else in front of me on the freeway on-ramp. Sunroof open, windows down, shifting from 3rd gear at 60mph into 4th. Hair on fire, and 5th gear in my future.

The bad: A/C sucks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2001

9th Dec 2001, 17:27

I think if Sir is impressed by the performance of a '78 911SC, Sir should try broadening his automotive horizons a little...

26th Feb 2003, 16:35

Sounds to me like auto-snobbery is alive and well and living in the comment next to this one. If you can't allow someone to enjoy their car without snidely suggesting they try something else, then it is you who needs to widen your horizons. If the Guy is happy with his 911, more power to his arm :)

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews