If you’re looking to buy a 1977 Porsche 911, you’ve come to the right place. While the 1974 to 1977 911 models tend to be lumped together in a single category because of their similar big-bumper narrow-body design, there are some defining characteristics that make the Porsche 911’s from this era a great investment. Sharing a 2.7-litre engine, 915 transmission, and CIS fuel injection, two main additional characteristics are vital to understanding the allure to these 1970’s models. Those items are rust-proofing in the body and chassis and the extent of emission control. Both are positive in the world of classic Porsches. If you’re considering buying a 1977 Porsche 911, you’ve likely heard of the engine problems associated with the 2.7L engine. Porsche, just like other manufacturers of the time, had trouble meeting the quickly changing emission control regulations. While they attempted to change with the times, the result often meant high engine temperatures that greatly accelerated wear on the engine. Valve guides wore much too quickly. Head studs could pull out of the engine cases. Failure of the intermediate shaft was also an issue. Thankfully, many of these cars have been nicely rebuilt, with the updates needed to ensure engine cooling.
The 1977 Porsche 911 is a great car that performs just as you would expect a Porsche to perform. Additionally, these late 70’s models still retain much of the essential feel of the early cars, which many classic Porsche buyers are looking for. Some of the best Buyer’s Tips that the Beverly Hills Car Club can offer are to ensure you’ve done a thorough inspection of the engine and checked the body and chassis for rust. Both engine repair and body repair can be costly. If you’re considering a barn-find or restoration project, be sure to inquire about any additional parts or components that are included with the sale. Lastly, as with any classic car, original documentation of owner history or maintenance and restoration can be valuable to you as an owner, particularly when it comes time to sell.
A California classic car dealership with a strong reputation for honest and fair classic car deals, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to speak with you about the 1977 Porsche 911 models currently in online inventory. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Connect with their team today to begin the search for your next classic. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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