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Lot 160 - 1971 Porsche 911 T Targa

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€42,550

Auction Techno Classica Essen 2018
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Lot Number 160
Reg. Number US Registered
Chassis Number 9111111718
Year 1971
Make Porsche
Model 911 Targa

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Description

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 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300bhp. The first of countless up-grades 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 litres. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.

Residing in a Danish collection for almost 30 years, this stunning Porsche 911 T Targa 2.2 is described to be in excellent condition with a total mileage of only 62,800 miles and free of accidents or damages.

A matching numbers example, this 911 Targa is finished in its original shade of yellow which was refreshed 2 years ago and with original black leatherette interior. Furthermore it is one of only very few 911 T`s having been delivered by the Porsche factory with some S-equipment as follows:5 speed gearbox, 5 alloy Fuchs wheels 6 x 15, S – instruments, S – oil tank, steering wheel in leather and tinted windows. Importantly, chassis #9111111718 is coming with a Porsche certificate of authenticity, US title, some Danish documents as well as the Porsche 911 T instruction booklet.

Bidders are advised that import taxes will be payable if the car would be road registered within the EU at the reduced rate for vehicles with over 30 years of age.


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