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.
Cette magnifique Targa 2.4S a été livrée en Janvier 1973 et aujourd’hui elle est présentée avec, à la fois, son moteur « matching numbers » et sa couleur d’origine. La voiture a été livrée neuve en Allemagne et de ce fait est un modèle Européen.
Elle a été restaurée dans les années 1990 et est encore en excellent état, elle roule et freine bien. Les deux portières ferment correctement et les chromes sont en excellent état. L’intérieur est équipé de la radio d’origine BlauPunkt, les finitions sont noires, il est aussi en excellent état.
Livrée avec un certificat d’authenticité Porsche, sa carte grise et son contrôle technique.