eBay Find of the Week: A ‘Cheap’ 1969 Porsche 911 S Race Car
Score a classic Porsche bargain with a classic 911 race car.
Today, a pile of rust shaped like a 1969 Porsche 911 S brings six figures. Okay, we exaggerate (a little), but how do you score a ‘69 911 S for under $40,000? The answer to that question is—like the answer to most important questions—“race car.” This ‘69 911 S ditched the original engine (and probably a lot of its value as an S) for a rev-happy 3.2-liter engine.
Race car value tends to tie directly to major race successes; that leave an unoriginal race car like this waving in the big-dollar breeze. But big dollars be damned. Porsches are meant to be raced. The old saying goes, “If you love something, let it go.” If we translate that to German and then back to English, the saying becomes, “If you love a Porsche, let it race.”
The seller throws in the old line “Over $100K invested,” which usually is a warning sign for a ridiculous price. However, this person clearly knows that race cars don’t absorb money like black holes absorb, well, everything. This is a very real case of “Your loss, my gain” if you want to race a classic Porsche. The 3.2-liter engine makes 250 horsepower to the wheels in a car that weighs a few pounds over a ton.
The engine has run only 12 hours and the car sports a fresh five-speed transmission rebuild. Throw in a new fuel cell, a Porsche Cup-style rollcage, fire suppression system, and a sundry of safety and performance parts. We’re not here to shill for the car, but this looks like about the cheapest way to have fun in a classic Porsche.
The seller says it’s a turnkey race car that is ready to race in the Porsche Owner’s Club’s GT4 class. We reckon you probably repurpose it to race with other clubs, though. Check it out on eBay right here.