Lot 217 - 1986 Porsche 911 Targa
|Odometer reading||146,800 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,200|
The first Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 as the replacement for the much loved Porsche 356. It has a distinctive design; rear-engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. Since its introduction in 1963, it has undergone continual development and in 1967, the Targa version was introduced which had a stainless steel-clad roll bar. The name came from the Targa Florio road race in Sicily, in which Porsche had notable success. The road-going Targa was equipped with a removable roof panel and a removable plastic rear window with a fixed glass version offered alongside from 1968 offering the best of open top motoring with the benefit of a weather proof environment for when you arrive in the UK. In 1984 was the introduction of the 3.2 litre engine. Although it remained an air-cooled 'flat six', the '3.2' was 80% new and incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system that at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. With 231bhp on tap, the new 'boxer' motor endowed the Carrera with a level of performance approaching that of the original 911 Turbo of 1974; the bald statistics being a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 152mph.
First registered on 1st February, 1986, this 911 Targa is finished in the desirable colour scheme of white with a grey leather interior. It has recently benefitted from a stunning restoration including an engine rebuild and is very much in fine fettle throughout with bills for over €35,790. Supplied with tool roll, compressor, car cover, V5 document and an MoT test certificate valid until April 2018 with no advisories, this is a great example of the fast appreciating 1970's and 1980's 911.