EU delivery and one of a mere 989 examples,1972 Porsche 911S 2.4-Litre Targa  Chassis no. 911 2310 791 Engine no. 6322095
Lot 11
EU delivery and one of a mere 989 examples, 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4-Litre Targa
Chassis no. 911 2310 791 Engine no. 6322095
Sold for €94,300 (US$ 130,652) inc. premium
Lot Details
EU delivery and one of a mere 989 examples
1972 Porsche 911S 2.4-Litre Targa
Chassis no. 911 2310 791
Engine no. 6322095
This original, European-specification Porsche 911S Targa has the external filler for the engine's dry-sump oil tank that was fitted to cars built during 1972 only. Hitherto, the tank had been positioned behind the right rear wheel but for '72 it was moved forwards in order to improve weight distribution. The tank's hasty return to its original position and the filler's relocation to within the engine bay was prompted by the fact that service station attendants often mistook it for the fuel filler!

This car's traceable history dates back to the 1990s when it was purchased in Italy by a Danish film producer, a Mr Nichelson, who brought it back to Denmark. At that time the car was finished in Ivory White. The official Porsche dealer in Copenhagen confirmed that the engine and chassis numbers matched and revealed that the car had been delivered new finished in Albert Blue. Many years later Mr Nichelson sent his Porsche to marque specialist Christoph Schlagenhauf and his team at Boxermotor in Dotterhausen, Germany for a complete 'body-off' restoration, including returning the car to its original Albert Blue livery.

Preserved in good condition, the chassis/body was totally disassembled, bead-blasted and zinc treated, while all four wings were replaced with new original Porsche panels (restoration photographs available). The interior too was completely refurbished and fitted with original period-correct Porsche seats. In short: everything was restored to 'as new' condition. Unfortunately, health problems prevented Mr Nichelson from enjoying his restored 911 and he instructed Boxermotor to sell the car. Sadly, he died soon after that, so in 2011 his wife sold the Porsche via Boxermotor to the current private owner in Belgium.

Since acquisition the car has been maintained in the same, very good condition and only driven occasionally on sunny weekends, covering very few kilometres since the restoration's completion. This very rare 911 model comes with Belgian registration papers and its old Italian libretto.
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  1. Philip Kantor
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
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    Boulevard Saint-Michel 101
    Brussels, 1040
    Belgium
    Work +32 476 879 471