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Rusty Euro Spec: 1970 Porsche 911

This heavily patina’d 1970 Porsche 911 is a gray-market import that is listed at no reserve. The 911 may be considered by some enthusiasts to be a more desirable specimen due to its Euro-spec configuration, but the abundance of rust in the chassis may scare away anyone who can’t do their own bodywork. The 911 comes with a COA and matching engine. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $7K.

The 911 features a turbo-look rear end incorporating all-metal bodywork. The wider BBS-style wheels help fill out the enhanced arches, and I dig the deep dish on the rear rollers. The whale-tail is a love-it-or-hate-it affair, but I’d personally ditch it here. The 911 appears to have a period aftermarket dual exhaust which look pretty menacing without a rear bumper cover.

The interior is not great, and the seller notes the front seats are bolted in. My guess is this 911 may have had some desirable sport seats or period Recaro buckets that were removed and these base-model seats thrown in for the sale. The seller also notes the ignition is broken and the passenger door will not open. The real rust issues are in the floors, which will need major repair.

It could all be worth it, however, thanks to the engine being numbers matching. The seller claims despite years of inactivity, the engine still spins freely by hand. Mileage is indicated at 49,000 KMs, but who knows if that’s accurate. The 911 will come with its various import papers and German documentation, and although the rust is extensive, this thing is too cool not to save.


  1. art

    Lord have mercy.
    I’m surprised it did not collapse while being hoisted.
    $7k and counting? What am I missing here?

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    • ron s

      i guess for vin, matching engine, wheels, and shell. everything else is too far rusted.

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    • Bob strong

      “Heavily patinaed”..? Haw haw haw…. This is a parts car if you’ve got nothing but a shell and can cut all the ID plates out. I must be missing something.

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  2. Rich

    I’d booger weld new pans in it, get her running and run it as is just for the hell of it.

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  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    Would like to know which engine is in it. Difference between US and German cars in ’70 wasn’t much. Note… rusty floor pan = rusty longitudenals.

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  4. ccrvtt

    Did BHCC open up a Midwest showroom? Is this SHCC – Shaker Heights Car Club? Naturally it has rust. The car doesn’t have to be from Cleveland, all you have to do is tell it you’re taking it there and it rusts.

    I like Rich’s idea of running it as is, but you’d have to be wary of the kind of girls it would attract in that condition…

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  5. Rube Goldberg Member

    This should make you Porsche nuts wretch. How could such a fantastic car turn into this? Because, it became somebody’s beater driven in all kinds of weather, can you imagine?

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    • 36 Packard

      I knew a guy in Rochester, Minnesota that drove the beautiful brand new light blue 1980 911 that his rich parents bought him all year long. Through the Minnesota salty slush filled roads, on the ice, through the blazing summer sun and had it get caught in severe thunderstorm hail. He didn’t care, he was born into money and he knew there was more coming, so drove it like he wanted to. People even asked him why he didn’t get a winter beater and he just smugly smiled like he didn’t care. I agree with Sandy, the Porsche mentality is a constant, like the rising and setting of the sun.

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  6. Brad

    This and the VW van would make quite the pair !!

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  7. Jack Quantrill

    This should be added to the Seven Deadly Sins list! Who would let a car like this deteriorate to such a state?

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  8. Car Nut Tacoma

    Sweet looking Euro spec. Porsche 911. Assuming all the parts are available, this looks like it would make a great candidate for restoration, or possibly a restomod.

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  9. John

    Porsche needs to run up a batch of replacement body shells like the British Heritage outfit does. This would be a great candidate for a new shell.

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