1972 Porsche 911 T Targa *WITHDRAWN*
|Registration||EU Taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||91,127 km|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £36,000|
The original Porsche 911 was introduced in Autumn 1963 and manufactured until 1989. It was succeeded by a modified version, internally referred to as Porsche 964 but still sold as Porsche 911, as are current models. Mechanically, the 911 was notable for being rear-engine and air-cooled. From its inception, the 911 was modified both by private teams and the factory itself for racing, rallying and other types of competition. The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included; namely the powerful 911-derived 935 which won the 24 Hours du Mans and other major sports cars races outright. The 911T was the first Porsche to receive the new Bosch K-Jetronic or CIS engine (continuous injection system) from January 1973 onwards. Often referred to as 1973 1/2, these T models produce a 140bhp and boast the newer type standard H pattern (915) gearbox which, in tandem, provide a smooth yet powerful engine and ensure they are great fun to drive.
This 2.4 911T Targa presented in silver with black trim has remained largely original and represents a solid start point for what could be a sympathetic cosmetic restoration or a full restoration which would reflect the value of the car in six figure sums. This rarer 1972 external oil filler cap model, made only for this year, was sourced from the USA where the car had been laid up. The current vendor purchased the vehicle and was surprised how good it was, perhaps expecting a non-running barn find. As such, he MoT tested the car before re-commissioning it and using it again on a regular basis.
Despite having a recent MoT test, this Targa has been used less frequently and thus the vendor has decides to part with it in the hope that a new owner takes up that mantle and restores it to its former glory. We are informed this is a matching numbers example and given the rarity a desirable marque, a fully road going example that has real collector car potential.
*DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
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