1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa  Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02

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1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa
Registration no. ORH 746P Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 19,948) inc. premium
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa
Registration no. ORH 746P
Chassis no. 9116610110
Engine no. 6660307/930/02

Footnotes

  • Porsche revived the Carrera name for its luxuriously equipped, top-of-the-range 911 in 1973. Designated Carrera RS, the newcomer was intended as a limited edition product for Group 4 GT racing, a class that required a minimum of 500 built. However, the resulting demand for this fabulous car proved so great that the production run was progressively extended, eventually ending up at 1,590 units and allowing homologation in Group 3 for standard GT production cars.
    Based on a lightened 911S platform, the Carrera RS featured revised suspension and wider rear wheels (beneath flared 'arches) for improved handling, while the 2.7-litre, fuel-injected, air-cooled six-cylinder engine's 210bhp boosted top speed to around 150mph. Not merely a styling gimmick, the Carrera's trademark 'duck's tail' spoiler made a vital contribution to high-speed stability, a virtue of increasing importance as power outputs continued to rise. The next major development saw the engine enlarged to 3.0 litres on the RSR racing version in 1974, this unit becoming standard on the road-going Carrera for 1976.
    Two years after the original coupé's introduction in 1964, a convertible 911 - the 'Targa', named in honour of Porsche's numerous victories in the Sicilian classic - became available. Expected US safety legislation had prompted an ingenious approach to the first soft-top 911, the Targa sporting a hefty roll-over bar to protect the occupants in the event of an inversion, together with removable roof and rear hood sections, which were stowable in the boot. An enormous success for the Stuttgart firm, the much loved and instantly recognisable Targa finally bowed out at end of the 1990s, when the Cabriolet became the sole open-topped 911 with the introduction of the Type 996 range for 1999.
    This Carrera Targa was purchased by the current owner in November 2010, its owner having emigrated to Portugal. A non-runner when purchased, 'ORH 746P' had been in the preceding owner's family for many years, although it had been unused for some time. The car was shipped to independent marque experts Specialised Cars of Malton, North Yorkshire for rebuilding and restoration, there being bills on file totalling in excess of £12,600 for a new clutch, gasket set, timing chain tensioner, fuel tank and airbox, plus repair and repainting of the bodywork, refurbishment of the Targa roof, and much more besides. Only 900 miles have been covered since the restoration's completion in June 2011 and the car is described as in generally excellent condition. Finished in Emerald Green with cork leather/tartan fabric upholstery, this recently restored Carrera Targa retains its original Fuchs wheels and is offered with the aforementioned invoices, MoT/tax to 2012, Swansea V5 registration document and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
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1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa  Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa  Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa  Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa  Chassis no. 9116610110 Engine no. 6660307/930/02
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