Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Porsche 911 Carrera

Date May 1, 2017

Written by Ed Higginbotham


Bring a Trailer’s website is a fantastic place to spend some time dreaming. One of the cars being auctioned off on their site today caught our eye. It’s a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera. Why does it catch our eye? Because we have virtually the same car as a project.

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Reader comments:

markwemple
markwemple UltraDork
May 1, 2017 1:07 p.m.

Watch out for head studs and con rods. Both are guaranteed to go on the 3.2.

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
May 1, 2017 1:37 p.m.
markwemple wrote: Watch out for head studs and con rods. Both are guaranteed to go on the 3.2.

At what point? I have two 3.2 cars....one with 70k miles and one with 23k. No issues with either, but with the lower miles I would't really expect it.

markwemple
markwemple UltraDork
May 1, 2017 8:07 p.m.

By my understanding, begin to worry about rods at 100k. Studs corrode. Have you checked the stud nuts by re-torquing?

markwemple
markwemple UltraDork
May 1, 2017 8:08 p.m.

Oh, and drive those poor bastards. The worst thing you can do to a Porsche is to NOT drive them regularly!

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
May 1, 2017 8:32 p.m.
markwemple wrote: Oh, and drive those poor bastards. The worst thing you can do to a Porsche is to NOT drive them regularly!

I currently own 6 Porsches....4 ac 911s, an early 16v 928, and a 1.8 liter 914. In my experience the ac cars don't care whether they sit or not as long as they're stored properly, but the water cooled cars don't like to sit. I drive all my cars, but when you spread the miles across so many cars it doesn't add up to a lot per car.

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