Cheap 1976 Porsche 911S???

Did you like playing with Erector sets when you were a kid? If so, you’ll love putting this U.S.-spec 1976 Porsche 911S back together. It’s offered here on eBay in a state of disassembly in Conowingo, Maryland, with approximately $5,000 bid and the reserve not met.

The smart owner will not assemble it just yet, because much work awaits, best done with the car stripped bare. There is rust around the two rear seats, the rear window and battery box. Even the sunroof is rusty. The only glass present is the rear window, and it’s just sitting in place.

We’re told, “The vehicle was purchased running but with minor damage to the front left from an accident. The car was disassembled for a restoration that never happened.” This is an old story, as we all know.

This 911 has seen plenty of modification, The accompanying uninstalled engine is a three-liter unit from a 1981 911 SC, again a U.S.-spec model. It’s disassembled. The transmission is also from a 1981 911 SC, possibly the same donor? It got both a wide-body kit and a slant-nose conversion (with Evex spoiler), but comes with a set of OEM steel fenders.

The owner’s conclusion: “This car would make a great track day car, a restoration to a slant nose or just to rebuild as a fun road car.” Undoubtedly true. It sits on staggered BBS alloy wheels…and they’re actually on the car! They look way too big for the car, which also needs new tires. The instruments are also in place, but most of the rest of the interior is out.

The 1976 911S would have had a 2.7-liter engine, producing 173 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. After 1977, the 911S model was shelved until 1992.

Porsche has produced more than a million 911s, and according to Porsche 70 percent of them are roadworthy. Though not this one, obviously. But with super-high 911 values, it is likely to live again.

Here are the numbers on the offered car, for Porsche aficionados:

Body: 1976 Porsche 911S, VIN: 9116201228

Engine: 1981 930/10, engine SN: 6390887

5 Speed 915/44 transmission, serial number appears to be: 7163010


  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Add the rust work to what you can already see and you’re already upside down on this one unless you have more money than brains. Lot of ’76 911s out there for less than it’s going to cost to reincarnate this mess.

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  2. Scott Marquis

    CHEAP: Cars Having Epic Ability to Putrefy

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  3. UK Paul


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  4. Michelle Rand Staff

    Parts car.

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  5. William R Member

    How to go mad.

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  6. Big C

    Dig the pit. Take it out behind the barn, say a prayer and deposit.

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  7. mike

    Really?? You’re kidding seller.But Porsche people are a different lot.

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  8. RallyAce

    Drop a couple of zeros off the price and include free shipping to anywhere in the Continental US and I might consider it.

    Like 1
  9. Mike

    $5K doesn’t meet the reserve? Well, it’s good to want.

    Like 1
  10. Michael Languein

    A friend of mine’s father was a retired Porsche mechanic in ’76 and got a stripped one of these brand new, body only, as a theft recovery. (In So. Calif.) Looking for parts he found an ad in Georgia for a proper engine and bought it. It turned out to be THE engine out of the car and a massive hot car ring was shut down as a result of the find.

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  11. Jimi

    The way the body looks lifted in the initial picture made me think baja 911. The car is so bare, you may as well go a new direction and start a trend

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  12. Karl

    I can’t even imagine the cost and labor involved to restore this thing? Way beyond any possible return!

  13. jwaltb

    It’s called junk, Jim.

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  14. robj Member

    They should have included a photo of this car on it’s roof.

    Even at crazy Porsche prices that’s where you would land, upside down.

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  15. Glenn Reynolds

    Nothing more expensive than a cheap Porsche

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  16. Ron Daily

    Thanks for making me laugh.

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