1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850

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Lot 9
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA

Sold for US$ 134,400 inc. premium
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA
Chassis no. 9113112200
Engine no. 6135850

2,341cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch CIS Fuel Injection
140bhp at 5,700rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example in beautifully restored condition
*Completed in factory-correct Silver Metallic over Black and Pepita livery
*Desirable, end-of-the-run, '73 ½ 2.4-liter CIS model
*Offered with Certificate of Authenticity, restoration file, books and tools



THE PORSCHE 911

Porsche developed a reputation early on for their surprising performance from their small displacement rear-engine sports and racing cars. These "giant killers" could outperform cars with much higher horsepower figures by making light cars with incredible handling. This combination gave Porsches their truly unique driving characteristics and solidified their dedicated following of Porsche enthusiasts.

Starting in 1964 with the original 911, Porsche has produced a line of six-cylinder rear-engine sportscars that could compete with much more powerful cars thanks to their low weight and superior handling. The 911 quickly became an icon of performance and handling, offering a driving experience unlike anything else. The 911 has continuously evolved into a more sophisticated, powerful, and capable driving machine, as well as a reliable and usable car.

1969 ushered in the first major changes to the iconic Porsche 911. Retaining the unique and successful rear engine layout as well as the same basic styling, the majority of the changes to the 911 were internal. Dimensionally, the rear track and wheelbase grew, while the overall length stayed the same as the earlier cars. Mechanical fuel injection debuted this year as well as in top-of-the-line 911S and the new 911E, and later in the 2.4-Liter 911T, or Touring. 911E received its name from Einspritzung, the German term for injection. Engine size increased from 2.0-Liters to 2.2-Liters, and finally in 1972, to 2.4-Liters, making it the final and fully evolved version of the original long-hood 911 model, arguably the most collectible version today.

Porsche added an open-top variant to the 911-model range for 1967 featuring a stainless steel-clad roll bar and removable roof panel. Commemorating Porsche's successive wins at the famous Sicilian road race, the new model was termed "Targa", a term coined by other manufacturers since to describe this body configuration. The new 911 Targa was as close as Porsche came to 'wind in the hair' 911 motoring until the introduction of a full Cabriolet in the early 1980s.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning end-of-the-run, long-hood 911T 2.4 Targa is one of the desirable 1973 ½ model-year examples, featuring the improved Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection system. Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works, the new Porsche was equipped with the same engine as fitted in the car today, while the exterior was finished in Silver Metallic over a black leatherette interior. The car was equipped for the US market, and the long list of optional extras included front and rear stabilizer bars, Comfort Equipment Package, fender chrome strip treatment, tinted glass, and the iconic Fuchs forged alloy wheels wrapped with Michelin tires.

The current owner of this spectacular 1973 ½ 911T 2.4 Targa - a Southern California based enthusiast - purchased the Porsche some years back, having recently been treated to a comprehensive restoration to bring the car back to its as-delivered condition. Photos found in the impressive history file accompanying the sale of the car reveals many photos pre and during the restoration, and shows a good, solid example, still in its original Silver Metallic color. The many receipts and invoices from the restoration carried out a little less than a decade ago documents the restoration in detail, where many Porsche specialist shops were retained to carry out the professional work, including North Hollywood Speedometer, Sierra Madre and GTS Classics, Inc of Austin, Texas.

This spectacular Porsche 911T 2.4 Targa has since been kept in a climate-controlled garage, while being treated to service and maintenance as needed. With the exterior completed in the car's as-delivered Silver Metallic color, the car looks very appropriate for the era. The cabin was refurbished with a new Black interior, neatly contrasted with black and white Pepita cloth inserts - a livery that suits the car extremely well. The factory chrome fender strip treatment is in situ, and original Fuchs alloy wheels are fitted, mounted with correct Vredestein Classic tires.

The Porsche is accompanying by an owner's manual, a tool kit, jack, and the aforementioned history file containing invoices and photos from the restoration as well as the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity. This well sorted, matching-numbers beautifully finished 1973 ½ 911T 2.4 Targa offers an opportunity to acquire a fine example of the highly desirable long-hood, air-cooled, CIS 911, which is ready to be enjoyed on tours such as the Copperstate 1000 or Ramshorn Rally.



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1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 TARGA <br /> Chassis no. 9113112200<br /> Engine no. 6135850
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