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The Porsche 911 is arguably the world’s most famous sports car. Launched in late 1964, by the advent of the C Series cars for 1970–1971, Porsche had refined the concept considerably. These 2.2-liter 911s were the last to be unrestricted by emissions rules in a pre-fuel-crisis world. As such, they are arguably the ultimate expression of the purist 911 and in S specification, as here, represent the most dynamic interpretation thereof.
The first Targa appeared in 1967, taking its name from The Targa Florio – the great Sicilian road race in which Porsche, in 1956, scored its first major racing success. The name denotes an open Porsche where the rollover structure not only provides enhanced chassis rigidity and safety, but is also cleverly integrated as a stylistic element of the car.
This beautiful driver-quality 2.2 S Targa, with just over 69,000 miles recorded from new, is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming its original Silver Metallic exterior with Black Leatherette specification. The consignor reports that the engine and transaxle numbers also correspond to this CoA. This car benefits from considerable recent work commissioned by the consignor, including an engine tune and service, plus replacement of numerous suspension components. It’s now ready to enjoy, an evocative way to savor the early 911 legend.