My Car Quest

July 15, 2024

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – 1974 Porsche 911

by Mike –

Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. A one owner 1974 Porsche 911 in nearly all original condition! You don’t see a Porsche like this every day and yet the price is something you do not see every day either.

1974 Porsche 911

1974 Porsche 911

1974 Porsche 911 interior

The seller says:

* ONE owner California car with complete documentation from new

* Less than 60k original miles!

* A survivor, all matching numbers

* Purchased new at Carlsen Porsche Audi in Palo Alto, California

* The car has never left the Bay Area

* Unrestored Light Yellow Sunroof Coupe – one repaint in 2008

* No accidents, no rust

* Leather interior

* Comes with Books, Records, Tools, Jack and spare keys

1974 Porsche 911 engine

1974 Porsche 911

This Porsche 911 is for sale on Hemmings, is priced at $49,500 and is located in Monterey, California.


Wow, what a Porsche 911 and what a price. This car is priced at a significant premium because of the one ownership, low miles and nearly all original condition (except for a recent repaint). If only they could have found a way to squeeze “barn find” into the description somehow.

These are not rare cars, there were many thousands made, yet this one is tempting if you want a Porsche 911. This one looks like it would be a terrific driver if you can get over the price.

This particular Porsche is rare because of the history, condition and all the documentation and other stuff that comes with the car. Even the leather interior is not common. I also love the color.

This car was sold originally by the dealer where I bought my 1996 Porsche 911 new, which I still own.

The more I think about this 911 the less I am bothered by the price, what do you think?

Let us know what you think about this classic car in the Comments.

1974 Porsche 911

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  1. Two yellow Cars of the Day in a row! First the Ferrari 550 and now this Porsche 911.

    Isn’t this the same dealer in Monterey that had another Porsche 911 a few weeks ago? Are there really that many nice Porsches in Monterey?

  2. georgeg20 says

    This is a very nice and appealing 911 but at $49k its about $20k too much. And that’s accounting for low miles and full history. The 911 market is completely out of control, with each new one on the market trying to outdo the previous one. Somebody said that the Porsche market is similar to the housing market, that one day everything will come tumbling down. I tend to agree. I cannot see substantiation of the price for this car. For this kind of money you can find a very nice example last year of 993, a truly significant model that marked the end of an era. Am I missing something here?

    Another irritating point (besides the ridiculous price) is the “unrestored” claim followed by statement of repaint. Why had the car been painted? IMO if the car has been repainted then its not “unrestored”.

  3. jdevil325 says

    Very nice 911…but very aggressively priced for a 1974 base coupe. That being said, the 911 market (1965-1973) has been on the move for the past 10 years and even the 912 has been rushing to catch up over the last 4/5 years. While originality in total is most prized, there seems to be an acceptance in the Porsche 911 world that a repainting while maintaining stock mechanicals, body and interior is not far off. The single ownership and the promise of records are positives, being able to spend an hour with the original owner would be priceless. I’m not a huge fan of the color combination but if I was looking for an early 911 and had compared the price of a similarly conditioned 1967 base or one of the later T’s, I’d have to reconsider my thoughts on Light Yellow.

  4. Nice car and nice mats! Looks like our #47 Palomino Cognac Sisal


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