When the 911 was first launched in 1965, it was considered by the factory to be a replacement not for the widely popular 356, but for the more expensive Carrera 2. It would be the basis and foundation upon which later generations would build: a rear-mounted, air-cooled, flat-six engine; a comfortable cabin for both passenger and driver; a five-speed manual gearbox; and disk brakes all around. Another quirk of all Porsches, the ignition would always be to the left of the steering wheel. This unorthodox placement was originally designed to assist drivers in attaining the quickest Le Mans start possible. This tradition continues today. If you’re considering the purchase of a 1981 Porsche 911, part of the “G-Series” or second-generation body style, you’ve come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a Los Angeles based California classic car dealership, has assisted countless clients find, negotiate and purchase the classic Porsche 911 models they desire. You can learn more and explore Buyer’s Tips and Buyer’s Guides throughout this website.
At the 1981 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche also released a Cabriolet concept, the brand’s first real open top car since the release of the 356. While it would not become available until the following year, this caused a lot of activity and brought a lot of interest to the Porsche brand during 1981. When purchasing a 1981 Porsche 911, there are a number of items that should be inspected, depending on the type of car you’re looking for. If you’re searching for an everyday driver, it would behoove you to have the car fully inspected by a Porsche mechanic to ensure all components are in working order. If you’re looking for a quality body to use as a restoration project, the engine may not be of concern to you, but body damage, repairs and rust should be. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a pristine example for your private collection, you’ll want to take everything into consideration, from the headlamps to the rear bumper, the engine to the interior, the paint to the wheels. Should you choose to partner with The Beverly Hills Car Club, they can assist you with these tasks.
To learn more or to begin researching and exploring the 1980 Porsche 911 models currently available to you, the team welcomes you to contact them today. They are always just a phone call or email away and look forward to welcoming you into the Porsche family. Please feel free to browse their current online inventory, and be sure to give them a call to learn more about the many options available to you.
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