After 1973, it was decided that the 2.4-litre engine wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, the solution: to take the 2.7-litre engine developed for the Carrera RS, detune it a bit, and make it standard across the board.
This made the 911 a very usable sports car for all driving conditions. It was only natural that capacity for mainstream production should be increased to 2687cc, which gave a good increase in torque to match the 150bhp of the 911 2.7 Coupe. The 1965 Targa was Porsche’s first take on a 911 convertible, a ‘halfway house’ design chosen because of fears that a genuine soft-top would not meet US Federal safety regulations. By 1981, however, the company felt able to proceed with the genuine article going on to produce the 1982 911 3.2 cabriolet 18 years later.
This lovely 911 Targa was bought new by the current vendor in 1977 and has been his cherished motor car ever since. Presented in the wonderfully period colour combination of Sepia with matching check interior, this is indeed a rare find. Said to be in a very good condition throughout, as would be expected of a one owner car, this Targa has covered just under 80,000 miles and is ready for a new custodian.