On this episode of The Pacenotes, we cover the differences between Longhood 911 models. Porsche 911's can have small quirks that make big differences in both cost and performance.

PACENOTES - EPISODE NINE

Early 911 Models & Trim Levels


911 (MY 1965-67)

0 Series

  • Carbureted (Solex 65-66, Weber 67+) 2.0L motor (130hp)
  • Bumpers with chrome-plated bumper guards (rubber pads added in 1967)
  • Chrome plated grill on rear deck lid
  • Chrome plated horn grills (4 screws 64-65, 2 screw 66+)
  • Round chrome-plated Durant mirrors (small)
  • Narrow deco trim
  • Gold colored Porsche logo 
  • Gold 911 emblem, slanted; centered and straight on 66+ 
  • Wiper blades rest on passenger side
  • Vented door wing windows
  • Green lettering/numbers on gauges
  • Targa: brushed steel roll-over bar, removable soft top, foldable plastic window

911 S (MY 1967-73)

Due to various engine modifications, the sports version of the 911 initially had a power output of 160hp, ultimately increasing to 190 hp. In addition to superior equipment, the S model was the first 911 to be given Fuch forged aluminum alloy rims with their distinctive 5-spoke design and vented brake discs.

0/A Series (67-68)

  • Wide deco trim, aluminum rocker trim
  • Gold colored Porsche and model emblems, centered and straight 
  • Wiper blades rest on driver side (68+)
  • White lettering/numbers on gauges (68+)
  • 7,200 RPM tachometer
  • Aluminum interior trim
  • Weber IDS carburetors
  • 4.5x15 Fuchs in 1967, 5.5x15 Fuchs in 1968

911 T (MY 1968-73)

The "Touring" version became the new entry-level model in the 911 family, initially developing 110 hp and later 130 hp. Its equipment matched that of the four-cylinder 912 model. One of the ways in which it could be distinguished from more powerful models was the fact that it had a silver rather than a gold logo.

911 L (MY 1968)

With the introduction of the T version as the new standard model, with a less powerful engine and 4-speed manual transmission, the previous 911 was renamed the 911 L. The engine remained unchanged, however the model featured the trim of the S models.


911 E (MY 1969-73) 

The existing 2.0-litre engines entered their final year of construction in MY 1969 and were replaced by new 2.2-litre engines. The L version was renamed the 911 E (Einspritzung) following the introduction of the new generation of fuel injected engines and delivered power outputs of between 140 hp and 165 hp.

A/B Series (68-69)

  • Bumpers with chrome-plated bumper guards and rubber pads
  • Eliminated front bumper weights
  • Chrome plated grill on rear deck lid
  • Chrome plated horn grills 
  • Round chrome-plated Durant mirrors (large)
  • Narrow deco trim
  • Porsche and 911 emblems, centered and straight (silver for T, gold for E and S)
  • White lettering/numbers on gauges
  • Wiper blades rest on driver side
  • 6x15 Fuch wheels and alloy front calipers on S models
  • Targa: brushed steel roll-over bar with vents , removable soft top, foldable plastic window (fixed safety glass window in 69)

C/D Series (1970-71)

  • Door handles feature trigger lever versus push button
  • Carbureted (Zenith) 2.2L motor (123hp)

E Series (1972)

  • MFI fuel injection (now standard on all US models) 2.4L motor
  • 915 transmission with “H pattern”
  • Removal of front bumper guards
  • Split chin front bumpers on S models
  • Black anodized grill on rear deck lid with chrome “2.4” emblem
  • Black anodized Porsche and 911 emblems
  • External oil filler

F Series (1973)

  • US cars equipped with K-Jetronic/CIS (Continuous FI) halfway through MY 73
  • Black plastic horn grills
  • Black plastic grill on rear deck lid
  • Rectangular (flag) side mirrors
  • Front and rear rubber bumperettes
  • 6x15 ATS alloy “cookie cutter” wheels replace steel wheels
  • Split chin front bumper on E models
  • Small plastic front spoiler on S models




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