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Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 8:53 a.m.

OK, so it's not in a barn (more like a temporary garage), but it has potential for the right price:

1969 Porsche 911T

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
7/10/09 9:52 a.m.

I'd love to get an old Porsche of that vintage

Volksroddin
Volksroddin HalfDork
7/10/09 10:02 a.m.

what is the price??

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
7/10/09 10:37 a.m.

makes me miss my 72.

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 10:50 a.m.

I'm working on the owner now. He wants 6K or BO. I'm thinking of offering $4500, then countering with $5K final offer, depending on what I see when I go back in better light. A rust free roller is probably worth 5K. If it has any life in it, I'd think it would easily be worth double that.

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 11:05 a.m.

Just added some exterior pics provided by the seller:

1969T

It looks rough, but I've seen it in person last night and it's mostly just accumulated grime.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
7/10/09 11:34 a.m.

so my friend selling his running driving 74 targa with working ac for 6500 is a good deal?

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
7/10/09 12:03 p.m.

The spark plugs and distributor cap in the back seat makes me think someone else has already tried to get this thing running. Would you be able to run a compression check? I'd worry about the tranny. Any mileage indicator on the speedo? Not like that means anything on a car of this vintage but it's more info to crunch data with.

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 12:12 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: so my friend selling his running driving 74 targa with working ac for 6500 is a good deal?

That sounds like a VERY good deal.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
7/10/09 12:48 p.m.

Looks like we are all getting "911 fever". I think partly due to David Wallen's purchase. Oh wait, I had it even before that.

This one looks a little rough for the price but still a cool find. Guess I have to start looking again.

Chris_V
Chris_V SuperDork
7/10/09 12:59 p.m.

Looks just the way my '69 did when I bought it for $3500. Wouldn't start by itself or run good when it was bump started. Had primer on the quarters and looked like it was all bondo under the primer and really rough. But no rust under the car.

Turned out ALL the problems with it starting and running were related to the fact that someone had connected the wire from the battery to the starter to the starter side of the starter solenoid, rather than the battery side (where the alternator also connected). So the battery was stone dead. Bump starting it would generate enough power from the alternator to let it run, but not well. And of course, it would never charge the battery. Charged the battery, moved the wire to the proper side of the solenoid, and it fired right up and ran nearly perfect.

And turns out the "bondo" under the primer was simply layers of black and red paint and other primer that had been hit with paint stripper, roughed up, and primed over. there was no bondo and no dents. Just layers of crappy paint. I finished stripping the paint off the car and repainted it in the original Mars red. Drove it and autocrossed for about 6 months and sold it for $8k.

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 1:57 p.m.
Feedyurhed wrote: Looks like we are all getting "911 fever". I think partly due to David Wallen's purchase. Oh wait, I had it even before that. This one looks a little rough for the price but still a cool find. Guess I have to start looking again.

I've had 911 fever since I was about 14. 20 years later and I still can't shake it.

walterj
walterj Dork
7/10/09 2:09 p.m.

I'd start at $3.5k for that car unless you hear it run

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
7/10/09 2:17 p.m.

I'd love to see that after a pressure wash.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
7/10/09 2:20 p.m.

yes, it definatly needs a bath

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 2:37 p.m.

A deal is coming together - finances are lining up.

WalterJ - you and I think very much alike.

Pinchvalve, I'm with you - I'm betting there's good stuff under that 2 years of dirt.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
7/10/09 4:19 p.m.

Even I am catching 911 fever, and i have alway thought of them as ugly and tempermental. I would love to give those things a chance.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
7/10/09 4:33 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: so my friend selling his running driving 74 targa with working ac for 6500 is a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-911-s-1975-Porsche-911S-Targa-2-7-Silver-w-black-A-c_W0QQitemZ250460753143QQihZ015QQcategoryZ10156QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
7/10/09 7:23 p.m.

In reply to belteshazzar:

Now that's what I am talking about !!! Even if it is just a starting price.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
7/10/09 9:04 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: so my friend selling his running driving 74 targa with working ac for 6500 is a good deal?

Keep in mind that the 74-77 911 (with a few notable exceptions like the Carrera 3.0) are among the least valuable. They were the first with impact bumpers (which I prefer), the engines had some major issues with reliability and emissions and Porsche didn't start galvanizing until 1977 , so they can get rusty. Also, Targas are generally worth less than coupes.

But, $6500 may be a fair price for that car if everything is in order.

On a related note, I made an offer on a 911 this week (still waiting to hear).

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 9:20 p.m.

Well after further review the car is in need of some help. A little more rust than I thought in some spots, not as much in others. It would need a paint job at some point to fix some bubbles, and gouges that have started to peel back. Floors look good, but there are some spots I just couldn't get a decent look at that might be of concern. It would certainly be a stretch to get to this guys asking price.

ckosacranoid
ckosacranoid HalfDork
7/10/09 9:32 p.m.

dont be afaid to walk away if he wont come down....thats my two cents worth.

Carrera30
Carrera30 New Reader
7/10/09 9:34 p.m.
Keep in mind that the 74-77 911 (with a few notable exceptions like the Carrera 3.0) are among the least valuable.

Mwahahahahha!!!!!!!!!!!

walterj
walterj Dork
7/10/09 11:09 p.m.
neon4891 wrote: Even I am catching 911 fever, and i have alway thought of them as ugly and tempermental. I would love to give those things a chance.

That is the weird attraction... they are cute but not beautiful, temperamental... somewhat fast and a little evil. They make you do what they want, and you pick up every tab. They are prissy women, really. But when they are in the mood... you are a porn star.

Luke
Luke Dork
7/11/09 3:34 a.m.

Interesting color. Looks like a dark purple.

Good luck with it .

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