Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253
Lot 86
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé
Registration no. UVM 578R Chassis no. 9117610253
Sold for £ 49,450 (US$ 63,260) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253 Property of a deceased's estate,1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé  Chassis no. 9117610253
Property of a deceased's estate
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Targa Coupé
Registration no. UVM 578R
Chassis no. 9117610253
* Rare 3.0-litre Carrera Targa
* One of only 30 UK-delivered right-hand drive examples
* circa 85,223 miles from new
* Highly original

Footnotes

  • Porsche revived the evocative 'Carrera' name for its top-of-the-range 911 supercar in 1973. Designated 'Carrera RS' (RennSport), 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 later progressively extended, ending up at 1,590 units. Revised suspension and wider wheels improved the handling, while the Bosch mechanically fuel-injected, 2.7-litre engine's 210 horsepower maximum boosted top speed to within a whisker of 150mph.

    The next major development was the arrival of a new 3.0-litre engine, derived from that of the Type 930 Turbo. Introduced in the autumn of 1975 as a 1976 model, the 3.0-litre Carrera was destined for a relatively short life, disappearing when the 911 range was upgraded to 'SC' specification for 1978. Its introduction marked an important development in the 911's production process: the adoption of Thyssen anti-corrosion zinc coating for the steel body panels, which was a vast improvement on what had gone before. Also new was a five-blade cooling fan (replacing the preceding 11-blade unit) which ran faster to improve alternator output. By this time the Carrera was only available with full equipment, the stripped-for-racing version that had been the raison d'être of the original RS having been dropped. Only 3,687 3.0-litre Carreras were built, of which 177 were delivered to the UK in right-hand drive configuration, with only 30 being Targa models like this example.

    A 1977 model manufactured in December 1976, this rare right-hand drive 3.0-litre Carrera Targa has the desirable five-speed manual transmission and 'ducktail' rear spoiler options. The accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity also confirms that this well-specified car left the factory equipped with impact absorbers, alloy wheels, sports seats, front spoiler, Bilstein shock absorbers (sporting), coloured windows, and 'Porsche' script in black on the doors.

    Acquired by the recently deceased owner in December 2014, the car has covered a little over 1,000 miles while in their care and only some 85,000 in its 41-year lifetime. Servo assistance for the brakes was fitted nine years ago, and the car comes with a large quantity of bills from Porsche specialists. Benefiting from new tyres and new shock absorbers, it is said to drive very well and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition (repainted in 2014) and with excellent engine and mechanicals. Currently MoT'd, this rare and desirable Porsche 911 variant is offered with a quantity of expired MoT certificates, a V5C document, and the aforementioned bills.
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