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Not A Flipper: 1972 Porsche 911

One of the aspects of the car hobby I feel like is a dying art form is an owner that holds onto a car for a decade or more, slowly bringing it back to a respectable driver condition. This 1972 Porsche 911 is a car we more typically see as an obvious flip vehicle, bought from a hoarder, tarted up ever so slightly (if at all), and then dumped on eBay to the highest bidder. This 911 here on eBay, however, has been steadily improved by the owner of 15 years and looks like a great project to build on.

Don’t get me wrong: I have no real issue with flipping, but I do get tired of seeing cars with sellers that no nothing of the history or have even attempted to explore the car’s past. To me, knowing this 911 has been with one caretaker for the last few years at least tells me they liked the car enough to steadily improve it. You are, in many ways, buying the owner of your car.

Of course, if I took that advice, I would likely never buy anything given how many of my projects come from unscrupulous backgrounds. Not this 911: the owner doesn’t detail what improvements he personally made, but the beautiful body and minty interior with black leather buckets inspires plenty of confidence that this 911 has been loved in all the right ways.

The 911 has been bid to over $30,000 with the reserve still unmet. The seller notes that the Porsche came with a 2.7L engine from a later car, and that a 1972 2.4L engine is included with the sale. I’m guessing the seller was weighing a date-coded 2.4L engine swap to push the 911 closer to OEM spec, which makes me like him even more. Prediction: $43K hammer price.


  1. john willis

    How about some credit to the owner?Just a suggestion….

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  2. CanuckCarGuy

    Nice and clean…I like the white, as it’s somewhat stealthy. Props to the owner, for having the patience and passion over the years.

    Like 5
  3. TimM

    Clean looks good but why sell it after spending all that time and money on making it right!!

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  4. Scott Member

    What year is that interior from? More drivers in the Porsche world is not a bad thing.

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