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All-original 1977 Porsche 911S


In recognition of the legion of Porsches that were offered this week at the Amelia Island, Florida, collector car auctions – as well as those displayed at Florida’s own Werks Reunion – the Pick of the Day is a 1977 Porsche 911S described by the seller as “super retro and super cool.”

In the well-established pecking order of 911s, a 1977 would be among the lesser-valuable models. But this one sounds special enough to stand on its own without any alphanumeric baggage.

All-original 1977 Porsche 911S | ClassicCars.com Journal
The car has been driven just 55,000 miles

According to the Miami-based private seller offering the Porsche on ClassicCars.com, the coupe is a low-mileage survivor in good original condition, and which displays a significant amount of purity of the breed.

“Until now overlooked amongst enthusiasts and collectors, the midyear narrow-body 911S are coming into their own as real collectors cars,” the seller states in the ad. “This is a true original, unmolested example which shows absolutely fantastic with real world patina.”

The Porsche has just over 55,000 miles on its odometer, the seller notes, and retains its original special-order, still-shiny Irish Green paint, gold/yellow leather interior and light-metal wheels, shod with new Pirelli tires.

All-original 1977 Porsche 911S | ClassicCars.com Journal
The interior appears to be in very good condition

The car is an unusual example, the seller notes, because it is a basic, unadorned 911 sans options.

“The car is a rare base coupe with sunroof delete, no factory AC and roll-up windows” according to the ad. “Simplistic and pure, the essence of the 911 heritage!”

The car recently had a complete engine-out tuneup by a certified Porsche mechanic, the seller says, with a new sound pad, new seals, new wires and plugs, and replacement heat exchangers. Brakes were also serviced and the control-arm bushings replaced.

All-original 1977 Porsche 911S | ClassicCars.com Journal
The engine has recently received an ‘engine-out’ tuneup, the seller says

“The car drives very ‘tight’ and the engine runs strong and flawlessly,” the seller adds.

As anyone who has been following the market knows, Porsche 911 prices have gone sky high, although this model generally has remained affordable. The asking price is a strong $45,800, which is at the very top of the value range, according to the Hagerty price guide.

However, the seller notes, “This is the car for the most astute Porsche collector/investor enthusiast who appreciates and understands the potential of this great classic. There are very few, if any like this one on the market!”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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