Ever hear of a stream-of-consiousness? Well, take a look at this listing for a 1979 Porsche 911 Targa and let me know if you think this listing qualifies. The seller’s run-on sentences not withstanding, what I do see is a potentially reasonable price for a 911, albeit one of the less desirable models out there. Check it out here on eBay, where it’s listed for $24,999 and has definitely been sitting for a few years.
That garage is pretty much jam-packed with stuff, and the 911 appears to simply be in the way. The seller’s description, which is quite lengthy, also includes lots of pertinent information about condition. This includes that the steering U-joints are rusted and may cause a shaking sensation at highway speeds; the engine hasn’t been run in several years; the A/C lost all of its freon years ago; and the transmission is sticky going into fourth gear. Given the car is in Houston, I’m going to assume rust isn’t an issue.
The interior appears quite nice, and I’m digging that Prototipo-style steering wheel. However, the 70s were a challenging era for Porsche and any automaker, really, trying to comply with fierce fuel economy regulations. The power levels went down in the hopes that efficiency would go up. This Porsche’s flat-six has been drained of all of its fluids, and the seller says not to waste any time fixing the small things – just dive right in and perform a full mechanical overhaul.
While not exactly encouraging, it could also be a conservative seller who doesn’t want any disappointments when someone comes to pick up this long-idled 911. The engine bay looks quite presentable here, but I can’t decide if the seller’s references to fluids being drained means the car is leaky or it was properly stored at one time. No matter what, the price is more realistic than what we’ve seen on other vintage 911s – do you think this one will sell?