Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DTO: Seller Submission: 1977 Porsche 911S 3.0 Hot Rod

The Porsche 911 is a motoring icon of the first degree and the 911 is surely on every car-nut's bucket list -- its iconic shape, raspy exhaust note and bare-bones performance are exemplary.  Prices for normal 70s 911s have been on a steady incline for years, but the 911 turbo market did a massive spike about a year ago, with basket cases that idiots left aging in barns tripling in "value" basically overnight.  If you can't afford the massive buy in for a turbo, why not pickup a nicely modified S with a hopped up motor and get the performance without the bills?  Find this 1977 Porsche 911S 3.0 IROC tribute Hot Rod currently bidding on eBay for $22,100 reserve-not-met with $35,500 buy-it-now in Mission Hills, CA.  Seller submission from oprah85 on eBay.


This 911 wears a really cool, almost military (think Navy fighter jet) paint scheme and a serious set of Kim Kardashian sized rear wheel arches.  The wheels aren't some over sized chrome pieces, they are 70s Centerline rims with Pirelli P7 tires and they look perfect on the car.


Out back is a 3.0 liter twin plug Porsche flat-6 that should be good for something around 230 horsepower while making the mechanical thrashing sounds that only the 911 engine can make and still sound good.  If the racket that comes from a 911 engine starting emanating from your Ford Focus engine bay, you'd take it to a service shop stat.


The restoration/motorsportization isn't just skin deep, this thing also sports a cool and upgraded interior.  Thankfully the builder hasn't added a head-bashing roll cage or anything else that would tip this car from street to track.


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7 comments:

  1. That P car is so BadA$$! I would buy this in a second if I had the money.

    Can you imagine how much it would be worth if Magnus put a sticker on it? Probably double.

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  2. I like this color combo. I wonder what the name of the green/grey shade is. I would like to paint my next worthy car that color.

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  3. I'm usually a euro-car guy, but for some reason I fine myself drawn to the 50's Cadilac behind it. Looks like a 56.

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  4. Something about this color combination and the shot at the front entrance of the house looked familiar... reminding me of the widebody "Car Chasers" episode BMW 2002. Did a little digging and confirmed the connection. http://www.dailyturismo.com/2013/06/seller-sub-wild-thing-1969-bmw-2002.html. Same guy. Better car this time.

    You know you have an addiction to classified car ads when you start recognizing people's houses in the background of their photos. I should switch to a less dangerous vice, like smoking crack. Thanks DT, you life-robbing pusher! But seriously, you got something else? What's next? Come on, man! Give me another hit. I'm JONESING!!!

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    1. Can't see much of the Cadillac but I'm guessing its a 1953

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  5. Fleetwood T. BroughamOctober 29, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    It's funny to me how 10 years ago, the target market for this car would have totally turned their nose up at this one. Through the magic of groupthink though, 50-60 year-old men have turned into high schoolers, thinking something is cool just because everyone else does, and Magnus Walker and R Gruppe are the popular kids leading them by the nose.

    I just wish this group of folks didn't have the pocketbooks to bid all of these (good or bad) up to a price point that far exceeds their value.

    P.S. (Good catch on the seller, anonymous---dude seems to have a bit of a fetish for sage.

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  6. Pass on this..umm...........P car. But I'll take the 1952/3 Caddy.......my uncle had one in grey. Had the coolest gas filler under the rear light, left I think

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