Selling a 1979 Porsche 911


1979 Porsche 911

The Porsche 911, a sports car that would see a lifespan of more than fifty years, is often considered one of the best Porsche models for first-time classic car and Porsche buyers. If you’re considering selling your 1979 Porsche 911, you can rest assured knowing there is a wide market out there for Porsche 911 models of all types and conditions. Part of the popular second-generation of 911’s, the 1979 911 is best noted for its prominent bumpers, which were an innovative design to help the car meet the latest crash test standards presented by the U.S., and for its classic lines and styling. Your 1979 Porsche also, most likely, offers three-point safety belts and integrated headrests, which also became standard equipment at the time. However, the second-generation Porsche 911 models are perhaps best known for introducing the popular Turbo option in 1974. The Turbo would go on to become one of the most recognized and sought-after 911 styles – known for its performance, ingenuity and luxury.


1979 Porsche 911 Seller’s Guide

Two of the main things that today’s Porsche 911 buyers are looking for are: a clean body and a mechanically sound engine. While all models after 1976 received pretty good rust proofing, rust can still be a problem for the 911 models and can destroy a 911’s unit-body construction. When selling, be sure to allow your potential buyers to do a thorough investigation for rust, which may include putting the car up on a lift to see the underbelly. Additionally, if your car does have some rust, be sure to reflect that in your asking price, as buyers will have to budget for repairs and restoration. Secondly, to give buyers confidence in your 1979 Porsche 911’s engine, be sure to allow buyers to test-drive the car and be sure to provide any documentation you may have regarding repairs over the years. If you are selling a 911SC model, buyers will also want information on the clutch. 911 SC models from 1978 to 1983 used a rubber-centered clutch that was known to eventually fail and would send rubber pieces into the transmission causing further problems. Many have been replaced with a spring-centered clutch. If your model has had this repair, be sure to advertise that. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips the team has put together for you in their Seller’s Guide.



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