The iconic Porsche 911 was first introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1963. A new model for the German automaker, the 911 continued the basic concept of the Porsche 356 it replaced, with an air-cooled engine mounted behind the rear wheels. In many ways, however, the new Porsche 911 was quite different from its predecessor. Boasting a more streamlined exterior, a larger interior and more trunk space, as well as a six-cylinder engine, the Porsche 911 was an instant success. The Porsche 911 S would come on the scene in 1967, would be pulled from the American market in 1968, and would return from 1969 to 1973. The 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe would be the sporty variant, which offered 160 horsepower (30 more than the standard 911), a rear anti-roll bar, ventilated brake discs, forged aluminum wheels, leatherette dash inserts, Koni shock absorbers, and a leather-covered steering wheel. Today, these short-wheelbase 911 models, which ran from 1964 to 1968, have developed quite a following among those interested in vintage racing and/or historical restoration.
Although the low prices of early Porsche 911 models in less than ideal condition may be tempting, it is always recommended to find a car that has been lovingly maintained. Repairs to the 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe and other early Porsche 911 classics can be expensive and, unless you want the joy of restoring one yourself, it is far more economical to buy a classic Porsche 911 that needs little or no work. As will all classics, it is important to have an extensive pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified and knowledgeable Porsche mechanic. While a prospective purchase may look great, repairs to its mechanics can easily exceed the car’s value if things aren’t as good as they appear. Similarly, always ask the seller for any documentation they have regarding ownership history, maintenance or repairs, as this can boost your resale value in the future.
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