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Oh yeah, if it passes a legit PPI then $9k is a very fair price. Even a bargain, arguably. Guys, can you imagine what a '73 CIS 911T in identical condition/originality would fetch? Not really much different car IMO, except more power in this one.

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Old 10-04-2005, 01:36 AM
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I think the car looks original and great but a PPI from a good shop will tell all.

Side note: there are currently really good bargains to be had in the Porsche world, especially as the end of the season approaches for some. I purchased me 1972 911T for approximately what you are paying and according to the gurus, an early car has more value. Be sure to be patient and think with your wallet AND your heart. I almost bought a 1977S when I first started looking and in retrospect, it was not a good deal.
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Guys, can you imagine what a '73 CIS 911T in identical condition/originality would fetch?
I'd say $15-20K. This car has been partially restored (nicely I might add) that detracts from true originality and and thus top dollars are harder to reach. Having said that, I reiterate what I said above that this looks like a good deal.

There is yet another discussion on early car values in the November issue of Excellence. Tech Notes page 24. Bruce Anderson states that a truly original low mileage 73T (he does not state MFI or CIS) could fetch $35,000 - $50,000. Yeah Baby. Good news for this who own original early cars. Bad news for those who want to buy one.

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Not wild about the color (matter of personal preference), but the price seems very good. You will receive various opinions on mid-year cars here. Most people undervalue them by quite a bit due to the differences between mids and SCs, but those people probably have never even owned a mid-year car. Yes-from the factory mid year cars were flawed. However, those problems have been addressed on your car. Smaller engine? Yes, but lighter too. The 3.0 is a great engine. It will last longer, I'm told, than a 2.7, but how long is that? Since many upgrade to a bigger motor, I just see it as an excuse to go 3.6 sooner. What's the difference in HP between a 2.7 and 3.0? Somthing like 20? My mid easily hangs with my buddies SC. As a matter of fact, on the track, Carreras don't embarrass me. They are a bit faster, but not that much. I can corner and brake just as well as they, if not better. I drove a bunch of Carreras and SCs before buying my mid. Why? Because I simply like it better.

I'm not saying a mid-year car is better than an SC or Carrera. It's not. The non-galvanized body of the 76 would be my biggest concern. I would pour over every nook and cranny of the car. If it's okay, I would feel comfortable buying as I rarely drive in the rain, and never the snow. Plus-as you undoubtedly have discovered, you can have a mid-year for half the price of a Carrera in like condition, but have 9/10ths the car. Besides, the newer cars feel heavier and well...newer. The only downside to owning a mid is the poo-pooing by those who don't know better.
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Wow, I appreciate all the fantastic feedback from everyone here!

2 more questions:

1) Recommendations for somewhere to get an honest PPI in the Seattle, WA area.

2) I read somewhere it was mid-1976 when Porsche switched to the fully-galvanized bodies? If true, is it possible this car is fully galvanized and if so, any way to tell?

Thanks again!
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Walker is your man, and it is possible that yours is fully galvanized I'm not sure how you can tell though.

Here is John Walkers Web site
http://www.johnwalkersworkshop.com/

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Again with the "I thought I heards..." but here goes. My understanding based on this message board is that 911s were galvanized halfway through production in 1976. So lets say June. If so, I would think that most 76s would not be galvanized as 77 model year cars were probably made in the latter days of 76.

Far from the definitive, factual info requested, but a start.
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Follow up on 1976 911S

Found this thread searching for thoughts on 2.7 Liter cars. I had also seen this one for sale. Coincidence?????

I talked to the owner of this car tonight. He sent the documentation on PPI (doesn't look like Porsche specialist) and engine rebuild of top end. Rebuild included Dilvar studs, timeserts, carrera chain tensioner kit, new guides, valve job, etc. Also new clutch, wiring harness and new shocks at that time as well. $7,700 worth of work and parts in 1993 by a well known rebuilder near Seattle. PPI showed brakes dragging on right side, oil sump leaking, front crank or oil pump leaking. Compression was 145 on 2 and 150 on 4 cylinders. Car was repainted in original color by PO to him. PPI said body was excellent, no signs of previous damage.

I've started looking for a 911. Can't decide whether a mid year would be a good way to go for first car. I'm thinking yes. Drove another 76 today but it's got a lot more miles and not the documentation this one has. Not sure about this color although it's different and very 70's

Seems like price is not bad. I'm sure he'll probably go lower than the advertised $8,750. It's just not getting driven which is probably the worst thing for it.

Thoughts?

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