Older Porsches tend to polarize people. On the one hand, you have folks that say there’s something magical about them that just isn’t present in other mere automobiles. On the other hand, you have folks that just don’t understand the mystique. I’m afraid I’m in the second group, although I certainly respect the right of the first group to have their opinion. This particular 911 is located in Laguna Hills, California and is up for auction here on eBay. Bidding is starting at $115,000 and there’s a reserve higher than that!
I guess it would be one thing if this were some pristine survivor. But if you look at the roof in this picture, you will see signs of a really bad respray–which are evident throughout the pictures, complete with overspray just about everywhere. You’ll also see a bent engine grille in this shot as well. Now this is an early car, being only in the second year of 911 production (serial number 301845) and it is believed to have only 62,165 miles. I don’t see any documentation of that, however, apart from all five wheels carrying a May 1965 date code.
I’m not sure, but I think I see ripples in the “frunk” lid as well in this picture. You would think someone would at least line up the fog/driving lights before snapping pictures? The car was purchased out of the barn it had been in since 1990, which does correspond with the inspection sticker on the windshield. By the way, I believe that’s a North Carolina sticker.
I do have to give the seller credit for including pictures that show exactly what you are getting into. And one of those things is going to be some rust repair on the floor. I love the way someone just painted over it previously–not! Perhaps the Porsche bubble hasn’t burst yet? I guess we’ll see, won’t we?
While the interior doesn’t look bad at all, I wouldn’t call it spectacular either. Nice to know the car has been used, though, based on the seats. Given the fact that there are two air fresheners installed, I have to wonder how it was stored in that barn and what odors still remain.
Nothing is told to us about the mechanical condition of the car. Sigh. Do me a favor–those of you that love these cars this much, tell me why? And those that don’t, feel free to chime in as well.