Low-Mile, High-Price: 1975 Porsche 911 S Coupe

Can someone please find me a time machine? I want to go back to about 20 years ago, buy up all the Porsche 911s in the world, and sit on them for a few years. If I did this, I would be exceptionally wealthy today – or I could sell one per year and easily make back my investment. Today’s car is a classic 1975 Porsche 911 S Coupe, but with a buy-it-now price of $179,995. Currently, bidding is at $69,800, and with 44 bids, meaning there’s a market for this expensive 911 – unfortunately, I am not one of them. Head over to eBay here to take a look at the advert yourself with the car for sale in Pleasanton, California.

Of course, this is not just any old Porsche 911 – it’s an extremely low-mile model with just 9,717 miles on the clock, and fully original, even down to the seals. The car was sold at Silverstone Auctions in the UK in 2015 and had 9,571 miles on it at the time – meaning it has driven just 146 miles in 7 years. This is definitely a garage queen, most likely kept for investment purposes. With a car of such pedigree, there is absolutely not even a speck of dust or anything out of place on the car. If you wanted a perfect 911 from the 1970s, then this is the car for you.

The car is coated in that popular 1970s color of ‘Sahara Beige’ with a tan interior. The interior is spotless, with no rips, tears, or blemishes at all. The original dials are in place behind the classic 911 steering wheel. It of course has its original toolkit, which probably has never seen any action but is important to have for originality. The engine is the 2.7l unit, tucked behind the rear wheels, and thanks to this being the S model this puts out 170hp. Luckily this is a Euro-spec car, meaning it does not have the US spec impact bumpers, helping its classic look.

I would love to be able to get behind the wheel of one of these one day – but perhaps not this one, I would be petrified of hitting a curb or damaging some of the originality or adding too many miles on. This brings up a good debate though – cars like the Porsche 911 are drivers cars and meant to be enjoyed on the road, whilst this is certainly a garage queen and never driven hard – so what do you think, should this be unleashed from its garage and enjoyed or kept or future generations to enjoy its originality?


  1. Euromoto Member

    I drove my ‘82 911SC to work today (57 miles each way) because my regular daily (‘04 Boxster S) is on the fritz. There was a time when these were just cars (to which Elliot alludes). That time has passed. Sahara Beige? Looks very yellow to me.

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  2. bobhess bobhess Member

    With the exception of no crash supports underneath the European bumpers they are the same as the US units. 2.7 a good engine but the raised suspension just kills the handling. Easy fix on a car you are going to actually drive but this original low mileage car won’t ever get those upgrades. The minimal rear sway bar needs at least an 18 mm unit to be effective. Nice car but too bad someone didn’t enjoy it as they should have. Real yellow on the car pictured.

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  3. alphasud Member

    Hindsight is always 20/20. So many cars out there were just cars. Nothing special. For years the 2.7 was the ugly stepchild 911 with exception to the 73 RS which always commanded good money. Paid $7500 for my first 911 and that was with the sorted 2.7 with euro cams and pistons, Weber carburetors, and a backdated exhaust. Now all I can afford to own is the soundtrack and maybe a seat stored in a bag so I can smell the interior and think of happy days.

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  4. Grant

    Okay, these were nice cars, but come on. Way too much. Even the 69 grand current bid is idiotic. Shame on anyone who participates in this crazy price gouging. And the buy it now price? I could buy a very nice house for that, even at todays prices. What does that say about your character that you paid such a sum for an old car when there are a majority of young people who can’t even afford a new Ford, much less their own house? The way things have been in this country for the past 40 years needs to change, and soon or else I am afraid of the future.

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  5. Bultaco

    I don’t understand the fascination with these mid 70s 911s, aside from the RS and Turbo. Not particularly pretty to look at, not particularly fast except In the context of malaise performance, vinyl interior, etc. But with the added bonus of Porsche upkeep costs! And you can’t even really drive this one if you want to keep the miles low. At least say, a 308 garage queen is pretty to look at.

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  6. Paul D Jordan

    Sadly, this is a car that should not be driven. It is a 1:1 diecast collector car. Every mile put on it would bring bring it’s value down.Not for me!

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  7. Big Len

    I love it and would drive the crap out of it. Even if I drove 3000 miles a year for in 10 years, it would still hold value. To hell with the mileage.

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  8. chasr

    I drive a 81 911 SC several times a week. This car is bullet proof reliable and upkeep cost are extremely low. Just ordered new front rotors, pads and caliper rebuild kit. Ran about $170 and I bought OEM equiv parts (not the cheapest available). The Porsche club is full of people who drive these older 911s multiple times a week. Why? Because they are enjoyable to drive and chips in the paint, dirt on the car, brake dust on the wheels is very acceptable in the club get togethers. Regarding this garage queen, it should be in someone’s display, but that’s not how I keep cars. About 10 months ago I purchased a 4k mile Grand Sport Corvette. Car was much better than I expected (as new). It is now approaching 11K miles. Cars are to be driven and enjoyed.

  9. Rod

    Agree with the comment that Porsches are meant to be driven. I used to own a Porsche garage queen; was afraid to put miles on it; eventually sold it for a nice profit. But I did not enjoy the car as much as I should have. Should have driven it more, and not worried about the value.

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  10. Dabig Kahuna

    For 179k I’ll just buy a new one.

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  11. ToddyDucati

    I have enjoyed owning 4 different Porsche models over the years. The nicest one, a 911 turbo S I drove the wheels off every day. It still held its value. This market is insane.
    I do not understand the mentality of buying one of these cars and not driving it.

  12. Mitch

    Schlupp …Porsche built too much of them. No interest.

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  13. Jack Quantrill

    One of these was featured in the film “ the meaning of life”. Leaving the farm house, on the way to heaven!

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  14. pete

    One could buy a new Z, and make a big up front on a home for that buy it.

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  15. Emel

    Up to $75K now. Looks almost new. And a bonus, not many bees around any more….to buzz around it !

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