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Lot 121: 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa
29 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa
Reg. Number: 121
Chassis Number: French Registered
Model: 911 2.4 S Targa
Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement.
In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless upgrades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 10mph to 135mph.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 liters. The S’s power output then was 180bhp, increasing to 190bhp with the introduction of the 2.4-liter engine for 1972. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburst able feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.
This wonderful blue 2.4S Targa was delivered in January 1973, and today is presented with both its matching numbers engine and in its original colour. The car was delivered new to Germany, and so is a desirable European model.
It has been restored in the 1990 and is still in wonderful order- reported to drive and break well.
Both door shuts and chrome work are reported to be in excellent condition. The interior is fitted with its original BlauPunkt radio and is finished in Black- it is again in very good order.
Offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Offered with its Carte Grise and Control Techniques.