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Buying a 1971 Porsche 911

1971 Porsche 911Porsche 1971 models, similar to those released in 1970, offered a cylinder capacity that was increased to 2.2-litres and these models can be identified by a 2.2 sticker in the center of the rear window and five vertical fixing bars under the engine lid grill instead of the earlier models’ six. Furthermore, the 1971 Porsche 911 can be distinguished by a second sticker in the right hand rear window reading “marken weltmeister 1960-1970,” which celebrated the models success in the world championship of makes. Additionally, from 1969, the wheelbase for all 911 and 912 models was increased, an effective remedy to the cars’ jittery handling at the limit. These are just a few of the ways you can distinguish the 1971 911 for its predecessors. If you’re in the market to buy a 1971 Porsche 911 of any condition, it would be the pleasure of The Beverly Hills Car Club to assist you in your search for the perfect addition to your garage. As a California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair, honest and professional car deals, it would be their pleasure to listen to your needs and to help you find the classic that not only meets them, but that also exceeds your expectations.

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1971 Porsche 911 Buyer’s Guide

After choosing the 1971 Porsche 911 you want to view in person, there are a number of items that you yourself can do to inspect the car further. Stand back and inspect the lines of the body. Check for ripples and dents, especially along the roof, which can be a good indicator of a previous serious impact. Check panel alignment and always keep an eye out for evidence of filler or overspray, which can be an obvious sign of damage repair. Checking the trunk and hood to make sure it is original in that area is also important, as well as any welds or panel beating that may have taken place. Crash repair areas are more prone to rust on the post 1976 cars, as the galvanized structure has been breached and it will often be the first place to rust. Speaking for rust, models prior to 1976 were not galvanized. While some rust shouldn’t deter you from considering the 1971 911, depending on the area of rust, it can be expensive and time consuming to fix. This should be taken into consideration, particularly in your budget for restoration or maintenance.

For more Buyer’s Tips such as these, The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to contact them at your convenience. As a Los Angeles based California classic car dealership, they have their finger on the pulse of the classic car market and can help you find, negotiate and purchase the classic you desire. Connect with them today and be sure to browse their current collection via their online inventory. The look forward to hearing from you soon!

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