Oct
23
1973 Porsche 911 Review

The 1973 911 was powered by Porsche’s “2.4 L” engine, which actually displaced closer to 2.3 liters.

The current editorial team here at Consumer Guide couldn’t think more highly of the Porsche 911, but was our appreciation for this German icon always so robust? To help celebrate this rear-engine sports car’s 50th anniversary, let’s jump back 40 years and see how the team felt back then.

Please enjoy this review extracted from Consumer Guide Auto ’73.

Oh, and one way to measure how far the 911 has come in a half century is to look at where it started. In 1964, it had an 87-inch wheelbase and was 163.9 inches long, 63.4 inches wide, and 52 inches high. The current model has a 96.5-inch span and is almost 13 inches longer, 7.8 inches wider, and fractionally lower.

Be sure to check out the spec chart below that compares the 911 to the Chevrolet Corvette, Datsun 240Z, and the De Tomaso Pantera. Good company, we think. And, if there’s a Review Flashback! you’d like to see, tell us about it. The place to leave comments is on the bottom of the page.

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