Selling a 1981 Porsche 911


1981 Porsche 911
1981 Porsche 911

While many believe that the Porsche 911 was designed as a replacement for the iconic Porsche 356, the 911 was actually considered by the factory to be a replacement for the more expensive Carrera 2 models when it was launched in 1965. Offering a rear-mounted, air-cooled, flat-six engine, the 1981 Porsche 911 presented a more comfortable cabin for passenger and driver, a five-speed manual gearbox, and disk brakes all around. Interestingly, a quirk that has lasted more than fifty years, all Porsches feature ignitions on the left side of the steering wheel. This unusual placement was originally implemented to assist drivers in attaining the fastest Le Mans start possible, meaning they could have one hand on the gear shifter and another on the ignition to launch at any given moment. Part of the second-generation of 911s to come from the factory, the 1981 911 is also recognizable by the larger, protruding bumpers and safety features that were implemented in previous years, such as three-point safety belts and integrated headrests.


1981 Porsche 911 Seller’s Guide

During the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1981, Porsche also released a Cabriolet concept, which would be the manufacturer’s first real open top car since the launch of the much-loved 356. While this concept would not become available until the following year, sales of the 1981 Porsche 911 slowed slightly as buyers anticipated the release of the convertible model. If you’re considering selling your 1981 Porsche 911, Alex Manos and his team of California classic car dealership professionals have the knowledge and experienced needed to provide you with valuable Seller’s Tips as you prepare. In fact, they are always looking for new classics to add to their collection and, although they are based in Los Angeles, they are able to offer top-dollar, in cash for your classic and will pick up from any location in the United States, even Alaska! From classics that have been sitting in the garage or barn for decades to unfinished restoration projects, complete originals, rolling chassis, and even mint-condition restorations, their team can match buyers and sellers from across the globe. As you prepare to sell your 1981 911, be sure to have current photographs and all documentation ready, including any history of ownership, maintenance and restoration, and call Alex Manos today!



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