5 quick reasons why you want an air-cooled Porsche 911


Need to explain to your friends or family why an air-cooled Porsche 911 is the most reasonable choice for your next car, but only have five minutes to do so?

Lucky for you, we have a video for that–and you’ll have a few minutes to spare.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/27/23 4:38 p.m.

I wish, but really just want the engine for the 914.

amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter)
amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/27/23 4:50 p.m.

Reason #1 hype :)

1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/27/23 4:55 p.m.

LOL.  The problem isn't convincing me that I want a 911--I've wanted a 911 since before I could legally drive.  The problem is having the disposable cash with which to buy one.

slefain UltimaDork
2/27/23 5:18 p.m.

I just want a 912. I'm a simple man.

Tom1200 UberDork
2/27/23 7:16 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

Have you seen the prices for 912s? Even the previously 912E is now pushing 35-40K range.

I've personally given up on owning an aircooled 911......the bottom end seems to be 40K; I can afford it but not without giving up one or two of the other cars. 

2/27/23 10:13 p.m.

In the burgundy ducktail 911, what is the knob just below and left of the clock?

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
2/27/23 10:43 p.m.

I don't need any reasons.  

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/23 10:55 p.m.

I once considered buying a black '88 coupe that was for sale here in town around 2007 or 2008. But I decided to put an LS1 into an MGB instead as I figured it would be less expensive - I think the 911 was about $20k.

Follow me for more investment advice.

Tom1200 UberDork
2/27/23 11:12 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Yup, I think we've all done it. I passed on a Targa for 9K and did the D-sports Racer instead.

Nathan JansenvanDoorn
Nathan JansenvanDoorn Dork
2/28/23 2:34 a.m.

I loved my 964, but there came a point that the market loved it more. Someone offered $65k, and I couldn't pass it up. Miss it sometimes, but I wouldn't have bought it if I had an empty driveway and 65k burning a hole in my pocket. 

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