Throughout the 1970’s, the classic Porsche 911 would remain the German automaker’s premier model, yet would see several advancements during this decade. Starting in 1970, all models would see a displacement increase to 2.2L, followed by a second displacement increase to 2.4L in 1972. The 1970’s classic Porsches also saw the series’ first major makeover, ten years after the launch of the first 911. Because the 1970’s were also filled with new safety and emissions regulations from the United States, one of the biggest Porsche markets, the 1970’s Porsche 911 models would also see new innovations in these areas. This would include more prominent bumpers and the incorporation of three-point safety belts as standard equipment. Two new variants would also be launched onto the scene: the Porsche Carrera RS in 1973 and the Porsche 911 Turbo in 1974
Whether you’re just starting your search for 1970’s classic Porsches for sale or have had your eye on a particular model for decades, The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to provide you with the Buyer’s Tips and model information you need to be successful. Let’s take a look at some of the most desirable models to come from this era.
The 1970’s lineup for the Porsche 911 would consist of the 911S, which was the Sport model, the 911T, which was the entry-level model, and the 911E, which took the place of the 911L in 1969. Below we’ll take a look at each of these models individually.
The 911S, like all the models in the Porsche 911 series, would receive an increase in displacement in both 1970 and 1972; first to 2.2L and then to 2.4L. With the 2.2L engine, the 911S would boast 180hp and would increase to 190hp with the second displacement increase. Safety innovations such as door handles with an internal trigger lever would also be added to the 911S. During the 1970’s, the 911S was popular with buyers who did not want to sacrifice power and beauty.
The 911T has an interesting history during this decade. To meet emissions and safety concerns, when the other 911 models would see displacement increases, the 911T would receive Zenith carburetors that had an electric cutoff on the idle circuit to improve emissions. However, this change would reduce power to 125hp. Denoted by its vented brakes, the 911T would become the affordable, entry level option for buyers from across the globe.
While the 911E would receive similar changes with regards to safety and emissions, it would continue to be the middle of the lineup, falling between the 911T and the 911S. It would boast 155hp in the 2.2L form and 160hp in the 2.4L form.
Quite simply, the 1970’s Porsche 911 Carrera RS is one of the most sought-after 911 styles of all time. Launched in 1973, it was developed originally as a way for the company to become active in GT racing. Lightweight, nimble, aggressive, and powerful, the Carrera would be offered as a 2.7L and 3.0L. Only 1,590 of the 2.7L were made, while 109 of the 3.0 were developed.
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