Lot 41

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1973 Porsche 911 2.4 T Targa

SOLD $117,600


$130,000 - $160,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Considered the High-Water Mark for Porsche 911 “Long Hood” Development
One of 1,300 1973 T Models with Coveted Mechanical Fuel Injection
Beautifully Preserved, Well-Documented Example
Displaying Just over 21,000 Miles from New
Offered with Tools, Jack, Owner’s Manual, Brochures, Mirror Hangtag, Documentation, and Receipts

Technical Specs

2,341 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
140 BHP at 6,200 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Following several tours of military service during the Vietnam War, Robert S. Baller returned home to Illinois and began to research a new car purchase. After comparing models and making notes in a factory brochure, he ordered a new 1973 911 T Targa from Gardner Porsche in Peoria Hills. Choosing Light Ivory paint with black leatherette interior, Dr. Baller specified the car with the optional Comfort Group, alloy Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt AM-FM stereo, and rare air-conditioning. His careful research and tasteful choices were rewarded on February 15, 1973, when he took delivery of this suave 911 Targa.

Dr. Baller cherished and enjoyed the car from 1973 until 1978, then properly stored it for nearly 37 years. In 2015, the Targa was meticulously recommissioned by marque specialists, taking particular care to preserve its remarkable originality. The consignor, a gentleman with an appreciation for preservation automobiles, states the car has covered just over 21,000 miles from new and “runs and drives as Porsche intended.” Its lovely paint and interior are also reported to remain in original order. According to the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 911 retains its matching-numbers engine, including its highly desirable Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection.

Presented with tools, jack, brochures, owner’s manual, extensive documentation, and Porsche COA, this 911 Targa presents an uncommon opportunity to enjoy a well-preserved, low-mileage, open-air Porsche driving experience.