Lot 250 - 1973 Porsche 911T Targa (2.4 litre)

Lot 250 - 1973 Porsche 911T Targa (2.4 litre)

Lot 250 - 1973 Porsche 911T Targa (2.4 litre)

Lot Number 250
Registration WWE 316L
Chassis Number 9113511127
Engine Number 6521996
Odometer reading 25,671 miles
Estimate £60,000 - £70,000
  • Extensively restored between 2022-2023
  • Desirable Koni suspension optioned when new
  • Originally delivered to Belgium
  • S specification brakes from new

The original Porsche 911 was introduced in autumn 1963 and was manufactured and continuously developed until 1989. It was then 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 and, 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 Le Mans and other major sports car races outright against prototypes. Of all the derivatives and years in which the 911 was produced the 1973 Targa was perhaps one of the most sought-after, the ’73 had the narrower bumpers which are especially popular and deemed more attractive on the early 911 with a style that modern ‘restomod’ or backdated styles such as Singer replicate allowing top-down motoring with the glass back window which the model of course didn’t start out with.

This example was originally delivered to Belgium and spent a vast majority of its life in Sweden with just two owners before arriving in the UK. The car was first registered in the UK in August 2021 and was treated to a comprehensive restoration between 2022 and 2023, totalling around £55,000. The restoration consisted of a full mechanical as well as cosmetic restoration including rebuilt S brakes which were optioned from new, new torsion bars, bushes, new engine wiring, new clutch, new engine cover, full engine rebuild, new spark plugs and coil, rebuilt distributor, rebuilt carburettors, rebuilt Targa top, new interior including period correct carpets, brand-new seats with houndstooth insert, new seat rails, detailed engine bay, full geometry and new tyres. Our vendor understands the importance of ‘exercising’ a classic car, so has made an effort to ensure the car has been used regularly since its completion and reports it is a joy to drive and is only being sold to make way for a new Porsche project. The car presents beautifully in metallic blue with refurbished Fuchs wheels and was clearly painted to a very good standard. The car is supplied with an extensive photographic and paper record of the restoration works, Swedish registration documents and V5C registration certificate. This car would be just at home as a classic daily driver, or a car for high days and holidays in the summer months. Offered with an attractive estimate and ready to be enjoyed straight away. 

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