The Last Cheap Project? 1969 Porsche 911

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Are there any cheap Porsche 911s left? It depends on who you ask. Some will tell you that ship has sailed and all that’s left are total basketcases that will cost more than their value to restore. Others will say there are deals still lurking behind rickety barn doors. The deals may be out there, but these cars get poached so quickly, I don’t think very many earnest collectors are lucking into them. This 1969 Porsche 911 here on eBay may very well be one of the better and more affordable projects to pop up lately, but it still has significant needs. However, the no reserve listing seems quite reasonable and bids are a touch over $6K at the moment.

The 911 has been parked since the late 90s, according to the seller, and I suspect it was somewhat rough when it went into storage. The body shows damage all the way around, with the rear passenger corner showing the biggest needs for bodywork. The driver’s fender edge has been pulled out and there’s rust bubbling and bursting from basically all corners. The seller says the floors and kidney areas beneath the rear seats are the worst of it, but there’s evidence of some sill rot, too.

As you can see by the daylight coming through the floors, the 911 will need total floor replacement. The interior is a rare and attractive cardinal red, with matching door panels, and that alone may drive some additional interest. White over red is always a good combination, even if this one is a long way from looking finished. The seller says all seats are included and that the dash is complete, but that he has no keys for the vehicle. A clean New Jersey title is included with the sale.

The engine is described as “correct” but not numbers-matching. It’s also missing several important parts, including the carburetors, airbox, linkage, and intakes. I’m not sure if that indicates this 911 was destined to be a parts car, but we all know how many of those have emerged as restoration candidates in recent years. Does this 911 deserve to be restored? Is it priced fairly to justify a total restoration? Bidders will ultimately decide, but anything south of $10K seems fair to me.

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  1. bobhess bobhessMember

    Anyone remember when the Atlantic ocean came through New Jersey during a hurricane?

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    • Fred W

      Exactly what I was thinking. I’m pretty sensitive to mold, but I didn’t know I was capable of smelling it in a photograph until now.

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  2. Timmetzer

    Bubbling rust bucket ..
    Floors and outside but hey the glass is good….
    I heard Sams has a special on 25 gallon bondo cans… buy four get one free .

    Soo two free cans coming up on the PorschVette.

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  3. SmokeyMember

    I would be too embarrassed to even list a car like this for sale. The best thing to do is park it at the corner on a lot, put a big FOR SALE sign on it for , like $500 say and then hope someone will STEAL it.

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  4. CapNemo

    This car is a turd.

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  5. TimM

    Maybe if it can be bought right it would be worth saving!! Just trying to look on the bright side!!!

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  6. KurtMember

    You have to wonder, if this car was stripped down to the shell and then dipped, would there be anything left?

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  7. Jack Quantrill

    Rear bumper doesn’t look right for a ‘69.

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  8. Gaspumpchas

    Bobhess agreed this may have taken a swim with everything on the dash rusted salty water would be the words. Looker over good.

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