1973 Porsche 911 2.4 E TargaSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 2,341 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection 165 BHP at 6,200 RPM 5-Speed Type 915 Manual Transmission 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes Trailing-Arm Front-Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars, Wishbones, Telescopic Macpherson Struts, and Anti-Roll Bar Semi-Trailing Link Trailing-Arm Rear-Independent Suspension with Transverse Torsion Bars, Tube Shocks, and Anti-Roll Bar About this Car: This Car Since Porsche did not initially offer an open-air 911 to its customers (although at least one prototype was built alongside the coupes), demand eventually prompted the factory to bring one to market. The Targa (“Shield”) model – with its stainless steelskinned, basket-handle, and roll-bar roof – was first introduced in 1967; the name honored Porsche’s early success in Sicily’s grueling Targa Florio races, success that would continue into the 1970s. The earliest versions of the 911 Targa had a zip-out soft-plastic rear window, but in 1968 a fixed, curved-glass backlight was available as an option, and became standard equipment in 1969. The US-delivery 1973 911 E Targa carried a base price of $9,760. This example is 566th of only 1,055 US-specification Porsche 911 Es built for the 1973 model year. The 1973 911 Es constructed before the end of 1972 were fitted with the Bosch mechanical fuel injection; those built after January 1, 1973, received the Bosch K-Jetronic (CIS) electronic fuel injection to meet more stringent US emissions standards. Porsche decreased the compression ratio to allow the engine to run on regular-grade unleaded gasoline. The dry-sump oil tank was returned to the right-rear quarter, behind the wheel, with the filler inside the engine compartment, eliminating service issues that emerged from having the oil filler placed on the rear fender of the 1972 models, where it was occasionally mistaken for a gas filler. The 1973 models were the last of the long-hood, thin-bumper F-series 911s before the arrival of the short-hood, safety bumper G-series cars. As such, they have become highly sought after by knowledgeable Porsche enthusiasts. The consignor describes this elegant Porsche as “absolutely superb in all areas.” With a recorded 79,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, this 2.4 Targa was fully restored in Europe in 1988, and it was shown at numerous Concours d’Elegance in the Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay areas between 1991 and 1997, where it won many trophies. Finished in black with a tan and brown partial-leather interior, factory sport seats (Option M409) for spirited driving, and a black removable top, this attractive Targa also features H4 halogen headlamps, a pair of round above-the-bumper fog lights, twin exterior rearview mirrors, five Fuchs forged alloy wheels, inertia-reel seatbelts, and a modern radio/CD player with an iPod plug. Also included in the sale are concours awards, photographs, owner’s manual, jack, and tool kit. With the smooth power delivery of the 2.4 E engine and the delightful experience of open-air motoring, this 1973 Targa is an unusually wellprepared example that is sure to offer its new owner the thrill of classic Porsche motoring.

Reference Number 206506

as of 2/15/2013

Car 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 E Targa
VIN 9113210566 
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