Lot 157 - 1986 Porsche 911 Targa
|Odometer reading||70,994 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £50,000|
The Porsche 911 is a luxury two-door sports coupé with a distinctive design, rear engine and independent rear suspension; an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. It has undergone continuous development although the basic concept has remained little changed. Throughout its lifetime, the 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars ever. In the mid-1970s, normally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races such as Targa Florio, Daytona, Sebring and Nürburgring, even against prototypes. The 911-derived 935 Turbo also won the coveted 24 Hours du Mans in 1979. At the 1999 international poll for the award of Car of the Century, the 911 came fifth. It is one of two in the top five that has remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003) and was until 1998, the most successful surviving application of the air cooled, horizontally opposed rear-engine layout.
Originally registered on 1st August 1986, this delightfully handsome Porsche has had three previous keepers and has spent its later life in Guernsey. The body work on this 911 is exquisite with excellent panel gaps and a splendid paint finish. The blue leather trim appears to be original and has a delightful patina. The 3164cc six-cylinder engine runs extremely well and we are advised this Porsche drives with no known faults. Complemented by a rear whale fin and colour co-ordinated wheels, this really is an eye-catching car. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT certificate valid until 26th April 2018, the original service books and a collection of invoices, the demand for these early Porsche is currently very strong and this 911 Targa is ready to use and enjoy for the summer.