Two years after the original coupé’s introduction, a convertible 911 – the ‘Targa’, named in honour of Porsche’s numerous victories in the Sicilian classic – arrived in 1966. Expected US safety legislation had prompted an ingenious approach to the 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 stowed in the boot. For 1969 a quieter and less leak-prone fixed rear window replaced the less than perfect rear hood, and the ever-popular Targa would continue in this form well into the 1990s, sharing countless mechanical and styling developments with its closed cousin along the way. The much loved and instantly recognisable original Targa finally bowed out at the end of the 1990s when the Cabriolet became the sole open-topped 911 with the introduction of the Type 996 range for 1999.
This beautiful 1970 Porsche 911S was specified from new in the desirable Targa format and finished in fabulous Conda Green with a black interior. The Porsche went to Italy first before finding its way to the Netherlands and the current ownership. The 911S has been used for light touring events, and so is fitted with sports seats, rally safety belts and a Brantz International ´S` tripmaster.
Always maintained with a Porsche specialist in recent times, and with a current technical control document, this 911S wants for nothing more than just to be driven and enjoyed to the fullest!
|Auction||Techno Classica Essen|
|Auction Date||13th April 2019|
|Day of Auction||Day 1 - Saturday|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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