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Lot 58

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1973 Porsche 911 2.4 T Targa

SOLD $313,500

Estimate

$220,000 - $260,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9113112251

Engine

6136008

Car Highlights

A Time Capsule 911; Just Two Owners and 3,400 Miles from New
Original Kelly Green Paint with Optional Full Leather Upholstery
Equipped with Air-Conditioning, Sport Seats, and Fuchs Wheels
Offered with Original Sales Invoice, Manual, Warranty Book, and Tools
An Unrepeatable Opportunity for the Serious Porsche Collector

Technical Specs

2,341 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic CIS Fuel Injection
140 BHP at 5,700 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle has been in long-term static storage and may not currently be operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to road use

Register to Bid

Roy Eller, Clemmons, North Carolina (acquired new in 1973)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

Completed in July 1973, this 911 is a desirable, late-production 2.4 T Targa featuring Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection. In all, just 1,302 CIS Targas were built, and they are regarded as the best-performing of all Ts, delivering 140 bhp and a smooth, torque-optimized power band.

Painted Kelly Green (code 225-9-2) with Beige full leather upholstery, this US-market 911 was generously equipped with a five-speed manual transaxle, sport seats, Fuchs wheels, and tinted glass. As noted in the car’s maintenance record, the original selling dealer, Triangle Porsche + Audi of Durham, North Carolina, installed air-conditioning on September 29, 1973, when the odometer showed just 18 miles.

The remarkable presentation of this unrestored Porsche is a credit to its first caretaker, Roy Eller of Clemmons, North Carolina, who collected his new car in October 1973. Included in the sale of the $11,820 Targa was a set of coco mats and an AM/FM stereo with rear-shelf-mounted speakers. After driving the 911 sparingly, Mr. Eller decided that the car had potential appreciation as a future collectible, and he prepared the car for extended static storage. Last registered in 1987, this 3,400- mile Porsche has been sitting in its original owner’s garage for the past three decades.

The bodywork showcases Porsche’s precise, high-quality fit and finish,retaining its original paint, brightwork, and distinctive US-market equipment. The interior is in pristine condition, showing virtually no wear, and the opening compartments are similarly undisturbed. Marvelous details abound, from the period Aeroquip air-conditioning lines down to the original Dunlop SP Sport Super tires. Other charming features are a 1973–1974 safety inspection tag and a Bermuda Run Golf and Country Club sticker affixed to the windshield, as well as the 1981-issue North Carolina license plate.

Accompanying the sale are the original sales invoice, owner’s manual, emission control system supplement, maintenance record, warranty book, tool kit (partial), and leather key fob. Also included is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, several registration cards, and various sales documents dating from 1973.

As with any car that has been in long-term storage, it will require inspection and maintenance prior to being returned to road use, but following a sympathetic mechanical recommissioning, this car may serve as a ticket to a variety of automotive events and is sure to star at any Porsche gathering.

Truly a benchmark example of the legendary Porsche 911 and a spectacular time capsule from a bygone era, this rare 2.4 T Targa can be distinguished from its brethren by its fascinating history, wonderful period color combination, rare options, and exceptionally low mileage.