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Porsche 911 Pushing 50

By Jason H. Harper - 2013-04-11T11:09:31Z

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

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The 1974 Porsche 911 at a Glance

Engine: 2.7-liter flat-six, with an estimated 220 horsepower.

Transmission: Five-speed manual.

Speed: 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 7.5 seconds.

Gas mileage per gallon: estimated 15 in mixed driving.

Price as tested: $32,000.

Best feature: It’s just you, the car and your skills.

Worst feature: Air conditioning? What air conditioning? And what’s that clunking sound?

Target buyer: The would-be collector.

(Jason H. Harper writes about autos for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Muse highlights include Warwick Thompson on London theater, Mark Beech on arts and Lance Esplund on U.S. art shows.

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