1971 Porsche 911 on 2040-cars
Cumberland, Wisconsin, United States
1971 Porsche 911T Hotrod Targa
Originally I purchased this car with a vision to create a drivable work of art which I could enjoy and work on
over time. Roughly 11 years ago I sought out a clean original early 911t which needed a restoration, but would not
be hurt by modifying it from the original equipment. Part of my criteria was a clean little rust body, T model
targa in Viper Green, Light Yellow or Gulf Blue. This particular car is from California originally and had very
little to no rust at all and is light yellow. I purchased it as a running roller, meaning it had all the body
panels a motor/transmission, but little else. All of the original interior and trim were not present on the
vehicle when I acquired it. Since then I have rebuilt everything on the car except the long block engine. My goal
was to make a modern interpretation of an early 911 similar to a Singer which could be driven any time you turn
the key, and functioned like new.
The body of the car has been modified. All the external trim has been shaved, so all trim holes were welded shut
and shaved over. The rear fenders were flared with fiberglass RS replica flares. At the time I did the body work
steel RS flares were out of production and hard to acquire. Since then this has drastically changed and metal RS
flares are available again from Porsche and the aftermarket. All other panels on the car are original metal, but I
do have a fiberglass ductail I will include in the sale as well. Pictures of the car with and without the tail are
All of the turn signal lens have been replaced. The original headlights were backdated to 1967 911 lenses, but
with HID balasts and projectors. Unlike the original 911 headlights, these work and allow driving at night safely.
Not to mention they look a little better.
Porsche 911 for Sale
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Auto blogThu, 29 May 2014
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will forever nip at the heels of their big brother, the 911 Carrera, and perpetuating this tradition are the latest GTS variants, which add yet another arrow to the quiver of the plucky mid-engined platform.
The GTS' performance enhancements boost horsepower by a mere 15 and shave a tenth from 0 to 60, but Porsche's clever product planners and engineers have stuck to their familiar formula in making the Cayman GTS more desirable than the Boxster for dyed-in-the-wool performance enthusiasts. More on that shortly.
Laps around Spain's Circuito Mallorca RennArena and the nearby Serra de Tramuntana mountain range would shed further light on how the GTS differentiates itself from lesser Caymans.
Porsche has given us another look back at its successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This time it's 1971, the year that its 917 set records that haven't all been eclipsed. It's 45-kilogram magnesium tube frame was the lightest, Jackie Oliver set the fastest in-race lap with a time that still stands, and winning drivers Helmut Marko - the same Helmut Marko currently with Infiniti Red Bull Racing - and Gilles Lethem did so many laps that their distance wasn't exceeded until the Audi R15 TDI did it in 2010.
1971 was also the year of the "Pink Pig." With bodywork created by a French aerodynamics firm, the wider, rounder 917 earned the porcine moniker so Porsche painted it pink and labeled it with the cuts you'd get from a pig. Sponsor Martini was so miffed they demanded all Martini branding be removed. No one can remove the thousands of photographs taken of the car ever since. Enjoy that and more in the video below.
Porsche may have have a serious problem on its hands. After a rumored five 2014 911 GT3 coupes caught fire in recent weeks, Porsche launched an investigation and stopped delivering its road-ready racecar until it could diagnose the problem. Now, it has issued a press release asking all 2014 911 GT3 owners to immediately stop driving their cars until they can be inspected. Porsche is offering to pick up the cars from owners' homes and take them to the nearest dealer.
Porsche confirms that the at least two 911 GT3 coupes them have caught fire in Europe, and it has elected to inspect all 785 2014 GT3s worldwide. However, it claims no drivers have been injured in the fires. Unfortunately, Porsche says, "Internal studies to determine the cause of the engine damage have not been completed yet," so owners might have a bit of a wait before they are able to drive Porsche's ultimate 911 again. Scroll down to read the entire press release.