Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1974 Porsche 911 non-sunroof coupe; it''s in good overall condition and ready to be enjoyed by the next owner. Low mileage 3.0 from an ''83 SC installed in 2001 is extremely strong (and dry). 915 gearbox with cable-drive speedo and rebuild history feels good, second gear synchros are a little crunchy on fast, high RPM shifts (typical).
The car has seen one repaint from code 250-9-3 (Ice Green Metallic) to Minerva Blue in 1998 (with photos of the work). Although it would be nice if it were still in its original color, the Minerva Blue is also period correct and looks great on this narrow body car. The finish is holding up well thanks to a quality job (with glass and trim out) but there are a few small scratches and a few flaws under the surface that are starting to pop out as one might expect after 15 years of use -- we are happy to send close-ups of any noticeable areas. It appears that the front section of the floor pan and the front suspension pan have been replaced at some point to a good standard; the rear areas including the t-bar areas appear to be original and in good condition. Brightwork and glass are in good original condition; most rubbers and seals are newer.
Original interior shows very well -- seats, door panels, carpet look quite good. Dash has a cover which I have not attempted to remove, visors are puffy, headliner has a few stains but looks good for being 40 years old. All gauges are working with the exception of the oil level gauge -- even the clock works. The oil temp and pressure gauge has been backdated to an early (longhood) S gauge with numerals. A newer CD player is fitted in the dash and works -- two speakers are sitting in the front map pockets, but the door panels and carpet have not been cut.
This was originally an A/C (dealer underdash) car. The compressor was removed and underdash unit was removed because it was delaminating; it has been replaced with a pair of excellent condition knee bolsters. All other A/C components are in place, and based on records the A/C had been serviced and was working not too long ago. The underdash vents are included if the buyer would like them.
This southern 911 has extensive records dating back to 1983 with the last owner purchasing the car in 1997. In 2010-2011 it saw almost $13,000 in service work which included (to name a few) new heat exchangers, cat and O2 sensor, injectors, fuel accumulator, air box and intake gaskets, clutch cable and release arm, throttle linkage, motor mounts, shocks, repaired heater flapper boxes, fuel pump and sender, truck carpet, trans reseal, battery, vacuum hoses and the list goes on and on. The three liter has of course been upgraded to Carrera chain tensioners and has a pop-off valve installed. It is the strongest three liter I have ever felt and it revs and idles like new.
We have recently driven the car over 1,500 miles which included two spirited vintage sports car rallies and it has performed flawlessly. Over the last couple months I have replaced the 14" Fuchs with a nice set of 15x6''s with new Falken tires, new front brakes (pads and rotors with OE pads), new bumper accordions, new hood struts, oil service with Brad Penn and Bosch filter and a Momo Prototipo wheel with awesome Zuffenhaus Fuchs centercap horn button (you can have the SC steering wheel that came on the car if you want; it needs a new leather wrap). Give us a call at 404-692-5250 for more information about this 1974 Porsche 911 available at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta -- we always welcome you or your insp