Selling a Classic 1970’s Porsche


1970's Porsche

While Porsche would introduce a series of front-engine models during the 1970’s, starting with the four-cylinder 924 in 1976 and the 928 in 1978, the classic Porsche 911 would remain the company’s bread and butter throughout the decade. The 1970’s also marked the first major makeover for the 911, ten years after its premier. Offering prominent bumpers and innovations designed to meet the latest crash test standards in the United States, the 1970’s Porsche 911 classics would be the first to offer three-point safety belts as standard equipment. Perhaps most important in this era, however, was the unveiling of the Porsche 911 Turbo in 1974. Offering a unique blend of luxury and performance, the Turbo would catapult the Porsche brand to stardom throughout the decade.

If you’re the owner of a 1970’s classic Porsche and are thinking about selling, the Alex Manos team is happy to provide you with the Seller’s Tips and information you need to be successful. Below you will find a list of classic Porsche models that were available during the 1970’s, which they encourage you to browse. Throughout this website you’ll also find model-specific Seller’s Tips that offer more detailed information regarding each of the variants. Let’s take a look:


Classic Porsche 911:

1976 Porsche 911
1976 Porsche 911

For 1970, all Porsche 911 models would see increased engine displacement to 2.2L. A few interior modifications, such as new door handles to meet safety regulations, would also be added. Thanks to the increase in displacement, power would also rise across the line, with the 911E offering 155hp, the 911S offering 180hp and the 911T, which received Zenith carburetors, producing a reduced 125hp. Another increase in displacement would happen in 1972 to 2.4L, which would again increase horsepower across the line. Below we’ll discuss each of these models separately.


Classic Porsche 911S:

1973 Porsche 911S
1973 Porsche 911S

The Porsche 911S models of the 1970’s, like the other 911 models of this era, would receive new door handles featuring an internal trigger lever for improved safety. Considered the “Sport” model of the lineup, it would boast the most horsepower and performance. The 2.2L offering 180hp and the 2.4L offering 190hp. During 1972, the 911 models would also see the oil tank moved in front of the rear wheel to improve weight distribution and a fender-mounted oil-filler was added. Often mistaken for a fuel-filler, it was quickly changed back in 1973.


Classic Porsche 911T:

1970 Porsche 911T
1970 Porsche 911T

When the Porsche 911 would see increased displacement in 1970 to 2.2L, the Porsche 911T would receive Zenith carburetors, which had an electric cutoff on the idle circuit to improve emissions. This change would produce a reduced 125hp. The Porsche 911T also received the vented brake discs that the other models had been using previously. Today’s buyers looking for an affordable Porsche 911 option often turn to the 911T models.


Classic Porsche 911E:

1970 Porsche 911E
1970 Porsche 911E

The 911E, which took the place of the 911L in 1969, would be the middle offering of the lineup, falling between the 911T and the 911S. While the 2.2L 911E would offer 155hp, the 2.4L 911E of 1972 would see an increase to 160hp.


Classic Porsche 911 Carrera RS:

1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Perhaps the most sought-after Porsche 911 of all time, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS was debuted in 1973 and was developed as a way for the company to compete in GT racing. Significantly lighter thanks to thinner steel and glass, and offering increased engine displacement to 2,688cc, the Carrera RS would be offered as an RS Sport or RS Touring. Today, many collectors and enthusiasts are looking for these classic 1960’s 911 models, of which approximately 1,590 of the 2.7L models and 109 of the 3.0L models were ever produced.



When it comes time to sell your 1970’s classic Porsche models, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to speak with you and to learn more about your particular model. Always looking for new classics of all makes, models, and conditions to add to their collection, they have the knowledge and expertise needed to make you a top dollar offer on the spot. Take the stress and worry out of selling your 1970’s Porsche 911 model and connect with the Alex Manos team today to learn more about your options. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you find a new home for your classic. Connect today!


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