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.
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.
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.
“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.