|Year||1973||Engine capacity||2341 cc|
|Exterior colour||Silvergrey metallic||Engine configuration||6-cylinder boxer with injection|
|Interior colour||Black||Engine number||6134735|
|0 - 100 km/u||7.9 sec||Wheels||Continental|
|Top speed||210 km/u||Production numbers||1302|
|VIN number||9113111722||Other||Wholly original paneling, never welded.|
The new Porsche 991 Targa is fitted with it once again, of course we are speaking of the legendary stainless steel brushed Targa hoop. The stylish Targas from the 60s and 70s were the inspiration to bring back the original, mainly to market the Targa stronger than the predecessors that carry the Targa name and gain more commercial success. Now you see, a 70s 911 is mechanical light years away from a modern 991, but park them front to rear on the boulevard and observe from the terrace which one gets more onlookers. Want to place a bet? The undeniable charm of the original 911 Targa has such a distinguishable and characteristic profile she grew out to become a style icon. Practical as well; driving open without the turbulent wind you can expect in a true convertible, and safe, would you ever... All in all, a classic 911 with that little more zing than the hardtop. This above average fully restored example will entice the all observing enthusiast in several ways. Namely, hardly ever one sees a 45-year-old Porsche in this condition. To get the car to this level, she was rebuilt from the floor up and all mechanicals were revised by professionals. No costs were cut. For those who want to drive and invest in a 911 Targa that is completely ready, I present you this example. The engine/gearbox are 'matching', and additionally the colour is original for this car. The latest models in the classic 911 lineup, before the impact bumper model was unveiled, were fitted with a Bosch KJetronic injectionsystem, which made the 2.4T more powerful, reliable and and all-round better performer, from idle to redline. The 2.4T's fitted with this engine produce a hefty 140bhp and perform noticeably better than carburated models. To comply with emission regulations the system was applied to US models from 1973, where it became standard in Europe a year later in 1974. To comply with emission regulations the system was applied to US models from 1973, where it became standard in Europe a year later in 1974. Therefore, this US 2.4T is relatively scarce and desirable. Above all, with serious law enforcement from the US government to counter speeding, these US models rarely have 'trashed'' engines. Therefore, this US 2.4T is relatively scarce and desirable. Above all, with serious law enforcement from the US government to counter speeding, these US models rarely have 'trashed'' engines. This example still has its original 2.4T CIS (Continuous Injection System) engine.
In 1973 there was not yet an extensive options list to choose from. This 911T Targa is fitted with nice tinted glass, headrests, a period Grundig radio and original Fuchs wheels. It concerns a 911T with some 911S options, such as chrome sill-covers and extra oil-pressure- and oil capacity gauge as well as a leather upholstered steering wheel.
Prerequisite of a healthy investment in a classic Porsche is a rust free body and floor. The full restoration of this Targa was carried out on a healthy and straight body to begin with, which now makes her one hundred percent rust free and solid. Straight and perfectly fitting bodywork with correct fittings. Perfect paint job, absolutely exquisite paint quality. All rubbers have been replaced. Brightwork has been renewed throughout. The car is fitted with undamaged tinted glass with a green layer on the front wind shield. The Targa roof is equipped with new rubbers making it fit perfectly snug to the body.
The complete interior is in excellent condition. All original and where needed replaced. The seats offer the right support and are free from damages, Fitted with original head rests. The dashboard has no rips and is nicely upholstered with the original material. An original and period Grundig radio is fitted. On the floor, new carpeting with black velour mats on top. The inner sills have also been newly reupholstered. The leather steering wheel looks good and remains original. All gauges, switches and levers function accordingly and are all undamaged. Safety seat belts have been fitted.
The Engine compartment of this 911 T Targa is the jewel of this Porsche. Truly new, which is also hows she runs. Evidently with the perfect oil pressure and completely dry under the block. No details have been missed. She is ready for many miles of happy motoring. Also the luggage compartment up front looks new. Cloth has been renewed and the toolkit, original spare and jack can be found here. The 15-inch Fuchs wheels are beautifully polished and are wrapped in new Continental tires.
Produced in 1972 for model year 1973 wherein only 1302 examples were built. This original Californian delivered car arrived in the Netherlands in early 1980s. The last two years a Porsche specialist worked on this car as a hobby project on end, to finally present a "new" appearing and driving 911 T Targa. The result is a feast for your eyes and clearly of the highest level. No costs were cut. A project a private buyer would have to invest plenty more to bring to a good end. The restorer of this car prefers to build, selling the car personally would be too emotional for him. This is where I step in. Hardly ever do I come across a car that has been restored to this level.