RARE RINSPEED SLANTNOSE 911, 2.7L H6, 5-SPEED, TURBO BODY KIT, WHALE TAIL, SLICK
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 911
- SubModel: Slantnose Rinspeed
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Slantnose Rinspeed
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 30,181
- VIN: 9114101458
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 2.7L H6 FI
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Other
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Porsche 911 Slantnose Rinspeed
The Porsche 911 has always been iconic, but this 1974 911 "slantnose" by Rinspeed takes an icon and elevates it to legend. If you were a car guy back in the late '70s and early '80s, this was the car that filled your dreams and dominated pop culture. Today, it remains a heck of a lot of fun and probably not a bad investment, either.
This particular slantnose conversion is by Rinspeed with a full aero kit, and it looks every bit the supercar that it is. Guards Red paint is really the only color you want on your rock star 911 and more than a few of these adorned posters, TV shows, and movies of the period. The conversion is seamless and every bit as good as the factory work, giving the familiar 911 an entirely different personality. The paint is an older respray, so it's got some age on it, but as a testament to the quality of the work and the car it has received, it still looks pretty good, although it's certainly seen better days. The wide rear fenders with gill-like vents give it a hyper-aggressive look and the "whale tail" spoiler borrowed from the Turbo balances the outrageous nose treatment. You'll also note that the black rubber parts are in good shape, there's a wing-style third brake light above the rear window, and even a "Turbo" badge on the rear end to complete the illusion. Honestly, would you tangle with this car on the street, despite its age? Heck no!
The handsome red leather interior is tasteful the way Porsches always are. The handsome bucket seats wear recent seat covers that fit well and work well with the matching dash, console, and door panels. The controls will feel familiar to anyone who has driven a 911 of any vintage, although the red wheel is an extravagant piece that can only work in an outrageous car like this. White-faced gauges put the tach where it belongs, right in the middle, and the secondary controls, while confusing to a newcomer, are arrayed sensibly just below. The red carpets are a little tired and could stand to be replaced, but the rest is quite serviceable as-is. The entertainment system is a newer AM/FM/CD stereo that sounds good only until about 3000 RPM, then the engine's howl takes center stage. There's also factory A/C which is fairly effective on a warm day, and even with the slantnose conversion, the forward trunk is still reasonably spacious.
The 911's 2.7 liter flat-six is legendary for its reliability and power. If you want a daily driver supercar, this is probably it, and it has been upgraded with an MSD ignition system but is otherwise stock. It's torquey, yet loves to rev and never feels like you could catch it sleeping. The engine bay is dressed up only with a red cooling fan, although the A/C compressor is recent and now upgraded to use R134a refrigerant. The 5-speed manual gearbox needs no coaxing and feels surprisingly direct, although the floor-hinged clutch will take some familiarization if you've never driven an early 911 before. The suspension's limits are quite high, even by today's standards, and with the big tires, the 911's tail-happy reputation is tamed somewhat and there are always a set of giant disc brakes to bail you out. Oversized Fuchs-style 3-piece alloy wheels with color-matched inserts wear Turbo-sized rubber, with 225/50/15s up front and massive 345/35/15 Pirellis out back.
This is your chance to own the icon you dreamed about when you were a kid, and thanks to some very careful owners, it's still nicely preserved and ready to enjoy. Call today!