Thursday 29th November 2012
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If you have ever owned a Porsche 911 and purchased any replacement parts for the vehicle then we would like to know about your experience. Let us know how the parts performed when fitted to your vehicle. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Porsche 911 Overview

The Porsche 911 is classed as a Grand Tourer sports car and is produced by the German sports car manufacturing company Porsche AG. Porsche is based in Stuttgart, Germany and have been manufacturing the 911 since 1963. This is one of the oldest sports coupes still in production and uses the rear mounted engine and has a very distinctive design. These cars look amazing and have a performance to match. They handle really well and are very reliable. Great safety features and so much fun to drive. They cost a lot to run and don’t have much space in the rear, but is one of the best sports car around. Sound anything like your experience of the 911?

Porsche 911 History

The first generation 911 (1963-89) Porsche 911 classic didn’t change too much over this 26 year period. The second generation (1989-93) was internally known as the 964 and gave the 911 a real change. It improved in many areas including aerodynamics and many mechanical areas. The third generation (1993-98) was internally known as the 993 and was the final 911 to use the air cooled engine. This again had a more aerodynamic design and some mechanical improvements. The fourth generation (1999-2005) was internally known as the 996, and was the first water cooled engine for the 911. This was the first version to use a different body shell from the original 911 design. The fifth generation (2005-11) was internally known as the 997 and had a similar design to its predecessor but going back to the ‘bug eye’ headlight design of the original 911. The sixth generation (2011-present) is internally known as the 991 and is the current version in production. This is built on a new platform, making it slightly larger and wider. This is the third design platform since the 911 was introduced.

Model Types

Carrera Carrera 4 Turbo Carrera S Carrera 4S Turbo S Carrera Cabriolet Carrera 4 cabriolet Turbo Cabriolet Carrera S Cabriolet Carrera 4S cabriolet Turbo S Cabriolet

Fuel Economy

The modern versions of the Porsche 911 are available in 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8L petrol engines. The best mileage you will get on the 911 is up to 32mpg which is pretty good for a Grand Tourer. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are factors to consider when thinking fuel economy.


The Porsche 911 is available in 5 or 7 speed automatic gearboxes or 6 speed manual gearboxes depending on which version. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Porsche gearbox parts where you can search for the required gearbox parts for your 911.


Here at Breakeryard we know Porsche 911 parts can be expensive to replace. Our vast network of UK Breakers has new and used parts for all makes and models at great prices. You can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the 911 parts page to locate the exact parts you need.