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Lot 139

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa

SOLD $132,000

Estimate

$175,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9112310399

Car Highlights

Remarkably Pure, Unrestored Early 911 S
Powerful 2.4-Liter Mechanical Specifcations
Handsome Original Color Scheme
Factory Options Include Air-Conditioning and Fog Lights
Offered with Owner’s Manual and Tool Kit

Technical Specs

2,341 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
190 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Vented Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Transverse Torsion Bars and Telescopic Shock Absorbers
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Since its introduction in 1968, Porsche’s open-top Targa body style has grown to be one of the most beloved forms of coachwork for the revered 911 model. This remarkably well-preserved example also claims the cachet of powerful specifications due to its identity as the range-leading 911 S, the performance variant campaigned by racing privateers and used as the basis of some of the factory’s greatest competition cars of the era.

Equipped with the newly enlarged 2.4-liter fat-six engine, this wonderfully preserved 911 remains in excellent, largely original condition and is finished in its original color scheme of Irish Green over black leatherette upholstery. According to the files of Porsche historian Jürgen Barth, the beguiling Targa was desirably optioned with air-conditioning, tinted windows, limited-slip differential, through-the-grille fog lamps, and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio. The car exudes a very honest character with authentic details like the period decals afixed to the rear glass.

The 911 was maintained by its original owner until his passing, after which the current owner acquired this cherished example. Currently displaying approximately 75,000 miles, this Targa is offered with its owner’s manual and tool kit, and would beautifully complement any sports car collection, particularly those of dedicated Porsche enthusiasts.