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1977 Porsche 911s Minerva Blue 5 Speed With 97k Miles on 2040-cars

Year:1977 Mileage:97000 Color: Blue /
 Black
Location:

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Coupe
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:2.7L 2688CC H6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 9117202550 Year: 1977
Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Trim: S Coupe 2-Door
Options: Sunroof
Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Power Windows
Mileage: 97,000
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Recent leak down test revealed number 4 cylinder to be at 52% all others perfect.The head studs were all torqued with no issues and valves adjusted accordingly. Valve cover gaskets replaced and a set of new plugs installed.I don't think there's a panel on this car that does not have a dent.See pics.The interior shows well for a car of this age. Seats are in great shape with deep bolster sides. Crack in the top of dash and floppy under dash a/c below glovebox. See pics.Not much service history on the car. The exterior is self explanatory from the photos.. The car was repainted years ago with an improper prep on a galvanized body and so it goes with the Texas heat that it is flaking, all over. Only 2 areas of rust through near the horseshoe at the front. Car runs and drives. I would plan on towing car to its destination. Shipping arrangements to be at the expense of the buyer.Clear Texas title. An out of state move forces sale, time is of the essence. Sold as is."

I drive the car most days too and from work only a couple miles both ways.
A/C has no charge, but its only 2 miles for me. Shifts, and stops, and runs.
I've only had the car 6 months. In which time, I chased down a heavily cracked vacuum line that had kept the car
from being driven. Once replaced, vacuum line from air box through firewall back under car over torsion leading to 
brake booster(whew!), she was a joy to drive.

I wish the car could move with me, but its not meant to be.
It's the last of the narrow bodies. And as such has survived turbo tails and flares.
For all its faults, it's an honest car with loads of character.

Recent leak down test revealed number 4 cylinder to be at 52%, all others perfect.
The head studs were all torqued with no issues and valves adjusted accordingly. 
Valve cover gaskets replaced and a set of new plugs installed.
I had the test done in the hopes of providing the new buyer with enough to make
an informed decision with regards to the all important heart of the car. With no 
previous service record of a rebuild, the current mileage, and no chain tensioner upgrade,
here's the contradiction to all that has been written about this model year Porsche.

I don't think there's a panel on this car that does not have a dent.See pics.

The interior shows well for a car of this age. Seats are in great shape with deep bolster sides. Crack in the top of dash and floppy under dash a/c below glovebox. See pics.

Not much service history on the car. The exterior is self explanatory from the photos. The car was repainted years ago with an improper prep on a galvanized body and so it goes with the Texas heat that it is flaking, all over. Only 2 areas of rust through near the horseshoe at the front. 

Car runs and drives.
 I would plan on towing car to its destination. Shipping arrangements to be at the expense of the buyer.
Clear Texas title.
 An out of state move forces sale, time is of the essence. 
Cash payment in full and pickup of vehicle within 7 days of auctions end.
Sold as is.

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