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.)

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