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Identify this Porsche

Morning everyone, just looking for a little guidance. Going to look at a Porsche tomorrow. Owners says itís a 1973 Porsche 911 Turbo, which I donít believe was introduced until 76, but the car to me appears to be later than a 73. Also I donít see any tubing in engine compartment for turbo. Posting some pictures to see if any of you might be able to identify this thing.











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73 "Turbo look" Sort of, the rear was forward dated to an impact bumper look, the front retains the original long hood. Added a flag mirror, rockers, turbo flares, rear impact bumper and carrera 3.0 whale tail.

Engine appears to be original 2.2 from a 73. Rear wheels look like 15X8 but hard to tell. Just the depth of the lip.

The wheels are worth money, and the car chassis is too, but man, it would take a solid 50k to turn this back into a 73. My guess is the entire floor pan is rusted out due to sitting in a moist field. Not only the floor pan, but every panel probably has serious rust damage. Still fixable as longhoods are valuable. It has to be stripped and blasted to acertain rust damage. All the bad panels cut out or thrown away. If it's a clean title, it's a worthy project. If you can get south of 10k you stand to make some decent coin in an immediate flip.

The engine is worth something too, even in this abandoned shape. Likely a longhood guy will chime in about (what I think) is a 2.2 in there.
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Front end looks 73 or under, back side 74+. Black trim and later side mirrors also suggest a later car, but it has an early engine that does NOT have MFI. Seriously...I'd run away from this....even if 'free', you are already upside down.

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Front end looks 73 or under, back side 74+. Black trim and later side mirrors also suggest a later car, but it has an early engine that does NOT have MFI. Seriously...I'd run away from this....even if 'free', you are already upside down.
I'd take it for free. :-) I could part this car for 15k or more.
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It's not a 73 and it's not a turbo. Appears to be a mid year with an identity issue. Only thing on that car worth anything is motor a rims.
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Great information guys, thanks for the help. May be able to get it cheap enough to be worthwhile. Owner said to make him an offer.
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It would take a much braver person than me to take on this project.
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I identify it as a parts car!
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The wheel in picture does not appear to be a real Fuchs.
Is the car ROW car? I'd take a magnet with me when you go to look again. Probably a lot of Bondo.
Good luck.
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The wheel in picture does not appear to be a real Fuchs.
Is the car ROW car? I'd take a magnet with me when you go to look again. Probably a lot of Bondo.
Good luck.
Lol the rust ate all the bondo, thatís the least of his concern.
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73 "Turbo look" Sort of, the rear was forward dated to an impact bumper look, the front retains the original long hood. Added a flag mirror, rockers, turbo flares, rear impact bumper and carrera 3.0 whale tail.

Engine appears to be original 2.2 from a 73. Rear wheels look like 15X8 but hard to tell. Just the depth of the lip.

The wheels are worth money, and the car chassis is too, but man, it would take a solid 50k to turn this back into a 73. My guess is the entire floor pan is rusted out due to sitting in a moist field. Not only the floor pan, but every panel probably has serious rust damage. Still fixable as longhoods are valuable. It has to be stripped and blasted to acertain rust damage. All the bad panels cut out or thrown away. If it's a clean title, it's a worthy project. If you can get south of 10k you stand to make some decent coin in an immediate flip.

The engine is worth something too, even in this abandoned shape. Likely a longhood guy will chime in about (what I think) is a 2.2 in there.
73 had a 2.4 fwiw.
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I’d bet this is an original longhood that was forward dated with respect to the rear, flares, mirrors and seats. Backdating wasn’t really a thing at the time this was likely left in that field.
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Zeniths are stock for 70/71. Has an early oil filler too.
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It would take a much braver person than me to take on this project.
Braver, more skilled, richer, and/or less employed. Even if the mechanicals all work (and they won't), all that rust is the biggest obstacle to making this project realistic. Even at free, it's a lot of work to bring that car back to life.
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73 forward dated as said is my guess.

It was a very common thing to do when in the 1980s long hoods were old cars from an undesirable era of the past.
(The 80s was all about latest and greatest)

I saved one myself and returned it to 73 (but used the 73 RSR as my influence rather than stock)
That way I preserved some of the work done (flares and engine in my case) but changed to a ducktail instead of a turbo tail to keep it in 73
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Man this car is right up my alley.. Would love a shot at it.
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Those zeniths are stock '70-'71 T and the motor appears to be a stock version of that. The flairs, and possibly the wheels, are the only thing turbo about it.

You should post this in the Sad and Abandoned Porsche thread.

Not many would take on a project like this.

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