Lot 180 - 1976 Porsche 911 Targa ‘Restomod’
|Odometer reading||6,000 miles|
- A full no expense spared ground up restoration by 911 Rennsport
- G50 gearbox and later 3.2 engine fitted
- Stunning interior and exterior aesthetics
The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company's first model and essentially a sporting evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known to English speakers as the Frankfurt Motor Show. After 11 years in production, the 911 received its first serious facelift. In line with the times, the visual changes radically altered the way it looked - all in the name of US safety legislation. The 1974 model was nothing less than a step-change in direction for the 911 which was now becoming a much more civilised car to own. 1974 saw the introduction of calmer engines which produced lower power but more torque and were fuel injected by Bosch for smoother, cleaner and more economical running.
This fabulous car started out as a 1976 Porsche 911 Targa and then had a full, no expense, spared ground-up restoration and modernisation which was carried out by 911 Rennsport at their custom, state of the art facility in the Cotswolds during 2018. Finished in correct period colour code of Mode Grau, it is built into a late fully galvanised bodyshell and all steel front and rear (wide) arches. It has composite lightweight front and rear bumpers with period correct mouldings and is fitted with a late 3.2 Carrera engine with the desirable G50 five-speed gearbox fitted, which received a complete rebuild to Rennsport blueprint specification. It has Bosch Motronic fuel injection and a stainless-steel performance exhaust system, full Porsche 930 turbo brake system fitted with genuine aluminium four-pot calipers, short anti squat RSR aluminium rear trailing arms, updated 930 turbo torsion bars and anti-roll bars. It has a fully insulated interior trimmed in one-off hand-woven black lamb leather with Alcantara. The car was returned to Rennsport annually for servicing and maintenance and was last serviced in June 2023 with only 5,000 dry miles carried out since its rebuild. This absolutely stunning car was used by 911 Rennsport as their Goodwood Revival show car in 2018 and featured in Total 911 magazine February 2019, to which a copy of the magazine will be provided with the sale. It was registered in January 1976 and is therefore road tax, ULEZ and MoT exempt. This is a truly beautiful looking Porsche which always had the looks but has since been enhanced with subtle modifications.
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