One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081

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Lot 7
1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie
Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081

Sold for € 126,500 (US$ 140,339) inc. premium
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974
1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie
Chassis no. 9115110341
Engine no. 6359081
*Delivered new by Pon to the Netherlands
*Ex-Rijkspolitie, Algemene Verkeers Dienst
*Restored to original specification in 2015
*Only circa 200 kilometres since completion

The Rijkspolitie was the Netherland's state police from 1945 to 1996. They used a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from Alfa Romeo Spyders to Citroen H vans, but mostly they used Porsche. They bought over 500 cars in 30 years, of which only a few survive.

In 1962 a special traffic unit was formed, the Algemene Verkeers Dienst (AVD), which wore white uniforms instead of blue, and orange helmets. The AVD ordered a number of 356 Convertibles but when the 911 arrived they started using the Targa models, a practice that lasted until 1993 when they switched to Volvo. Open cars were preferred because they afforded the crew better visibility, and in emergencies officers could stand on the seat and give directions to other road users.

Several alterations were made to the AVD 911s: a wooden box containing police equipment was fitted in place of the rear seats, while other typical modifications included a passenger-side door mirror; two internal rear-view mirrors; additional electrical wiring for communications, flashing lights and 'STOP' sign; extra reversing and rear fog lights; and a mobile 'phone. Most cars had a loudspeaker on the rear. Equipment in the wooden box consisted of two CEAG lights; Drager alcohol tester; instructional paperwork; pair of handcuffs; tape measure; white markers; Ricoh camera; two warning triangles; fire extinguisher; towing cable; First Aid kit; set of spare light bulbs; wheel wrench, etc.

This Porsche 911 Targa was delivered new in November 1974 to the Dutch Police via Pons Automobielhandel BV in Amersfoort. The accompanying Porsche 'Birth Certificate' states that the car was delivered finished in Grand Prix White with black roof and blue/black leather interior, and was equipped with passenger-side mirror; 20mm front/18mm rear anti-roll bars; rear screen wiper; rectangular fog lamps (yellow); and a rear fog lamp. While in police service the Porsche was designated by the call sign 'Alex 12.85'. After its police career was over, the car was stripped of all its accessories, returned to civilian specification and sold off.
Now, in 2015, it has been restored, including an engine rebuild, and returned to its original AVD specification using original old-stock police accessories wherever possible. Only some 200 kilometres have been covered since the rebuild's completion and the car is presented in commensurately very good condition. This rare Rijkspolitie 911 is offered with the aforementioned Porsche certificate, Dutch registration papers, valid technical inspection and a period photograph (digital) of 'Alex 12.85' in police service.
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One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
One of a mere 5 believed delivered new to the Rijkspolitie in 1974,1974 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre Targa 'ALEX 12.85' Rijkspolitie  Chassis no. 9115110341 Engine no. 6359081
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