Time Capsule? 1974 Porsche 911

This 1974 Porsche 911 is described by the seller as a time capsule with less than 50,000 original miles and many factory details still intact. It wears a fairly rare shade of paint know as Salmon Metallic, which thankfully looks better than the name would indicate. It does have one repaint in its past to fix some chronic clearcoat issues Porsche was experiencing at the time, but aside from that, it doesn’t appear to have been messed with. Find it here on eBay with two bids to $29K.

The seller notes that the repaint was done in as restrained of a manner as possible, not touching the door jambs, engine compartment, or front trunk. The repaint also took care not to cover up any factory stickers, so it’s really the best outcome if the original paint had failed. The body looks incredibly correct going down the sides, with the seller noting  very satisfying vault-like quality to the structure. All glass is said to be original.

The interior is sharp, with attractive, non-sport buckets and a dash with one crack noted. The seller points out that the carpet is another great example of the high levels of originality on display as the 911 retains its 74-75 only carpet that featured a polyester nylon material that can’t be found today. The cabin retains its original Blaupunkt radio and factory instrumentation. The seller notes the seats have been professionally recovered at some point.

The 2.7L flat-six is said to run out well, with no smoke or other issues noted. Recent maintenance includes an oil and filter change along with new belts and plug wires. The engine bay presents nicely, as not being overly detailed but also not soaked in oil or other leaks. As described in the listing, long-hood 911s left the station long ago; now may be the time to get into an early ’74 car that was spared the notoriously finicky thermal reactor and other emission controls.


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  1. Grumpyboy

    I would like to pose a question to my fellow barn find readers, does anybody know what the US MSRP was on this car when it was new in 1974?

  2. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    IIRC, $11,235 was the price my older brother paid for a new 1974 911S..

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    • Grumpyboy

      So you’re telling me you’re older brother paid $11,000 for a brand new Porsche 911 in 1974.

      • Steve R

        If you Google search “1974 911s sticker price” you will find the answer, some sites even adjust for inflation.

        Steve R

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      • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

        Yes, after dickering, and he got the Orange 911 S. Optioned as he liked it.
        Of course being a smart and successful DA in a large Florida County didn’t hurt his sales savvy..

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  3. George Mattar

    What a beauty. But it is at a dealer with huge markup. So much better looking and better sounding than the fat, bloated tubs they sell today for $130,000.

  4. Chunk

    I’m gonna buy it and LS-swap it just to make people scream.

  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Sold for $31,900.

    Why does ANY 911 sold at that price sound like a bargain to me?

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