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Lot 58

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1971 Porsche 911 2.2 S Targa

SOLD $115,500

Estimate

$170,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9111310022

Engine

6310053

Car Highlights

Appealing Example of an Early Specification 911 S Targa
Classic Silver over Black Color Combination
Extensive Recent Servicing
Approximately 69,000 Miles Recorded from New
A Classic German Sports Car for Driving and PCA Club Events

Technical Specs

2,195 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
180 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Independent Front and Rear Suspension with Torsion Bars
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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.