1972 Porsche 911 2.4T Targa - £67,995
Here we have possibly the coolest car available for sale anywhere in the world! It is a 1972 Porsche 911 2.4T Targa, Italian Supplied Left Hand Drive, finished in Black with Black interior. The distinctive Silver Targa roof hoop and black and silver Fuchs wheels make this stand out from the crowd! The car is showing 149k Kms (92k Miles) but the speedo stopped working a few years ago so you could probably add another 10k to that.
'In these cars we see the fruits of all the development effort to produce an unmatched high performance sports car. The classic mainstream production 911 is a 2.4.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'.
For 1972, all Porsche 911 variants received the 2.4-litre (actually 2,341cc) engine, by which time the range-topping 911S featured the stronger Type 915 five-speed gearbox and 6"x15" Fuchs alloy wheels as standard. The most obvious external change from the outgoing 2.2-litre models was the addition of a small chin spoiler, adopted to improve high-speed stability. Porsche developed a reputation early on for their surprising performance from their small displacement rear-engine sports and racing cars. These "giant killers" could outperform cars with much higher horsepower figures by making light cars with incredible handling. This combination gave Porsches their truly unique driving characteristics and solidified their dedicated following of Porsche enthusiasts.
Starting in 1964 with the original 911, Porsche has produced a line of six-cylinder rear-engine sportscars that could compete with much more powerful cars thanks to their low weight and superior handling. The 911 quickly became an icon of performance and handling, offering a driving experience unlike anything else. The 911 has continuously evolved into a more sophisticated, powerful, and capable driving machine, as well as a reliable and usable car.
1969 ushered in the first major changes to the iconic Porsche 911. Retaining the unique and successful rear engine layout as well as the same basic styling, the majority of the changes to the 911 were internal. Dimensionally, the rear track and wheelbase grew, while the overall length stayed the same as the earlier cars. Mechanical fuel injection debuted this year as well as in top-of-the-line 911S and the new 911E, and later in the 2.4-Liter 911T, or Touring. 911E received its name from Einspritzung, the German term for injection. Engine size increased from 2.0-Liters to 2.2-Liters, and finally in 1972, to 2.4-Liters, making it the final and fully evolved version of the original long-hood 911 model, arguably the most collectible version today.
Porsche added an open-top variant to the 911-model range for 1967 featuring a stainless steel-clad roll bar and removable roof panel. Commemorating Porsche's successive wins at the famous Sicilian Road race, the new model was termed "Targa", a term coined by other manufacturers since to describe this body configuration. The new 911 Targa was as close as Porsche came to 'wind in the hair' 911 motoring until the introduction of a full Cabriolet in the early 1980s.
Our car was manuafactured in November 1972 and sold new by the Porsche Dealer in Verona Italy and spent the first 14 years of its life there in the hands of a couple of enthustiastic owners before being purchased by Brian Puig, an English Advertising Executive, who loved the so much he took it back to the UK with him in 1986, since then she has only had a further 4 owners with the last owner having her for over 21 years! We have a huge history going back to Italy with Italian Librettos and ownership history and many invoices for restoration work over the years. In the last ownership the car has been restored inside and out, to everyday driving levels, not for Concours events. There is every MOT since 1986 and huge expense in the last few years including a full respray and interior re-trim.
The car drives wonderfully, has the desirable 5 Speed gearbox, has been totally reliable for the last 21 years and is now ready for its next owner. She is the most desirable 2.4 Litre engine which appears to be Matching Numbers and also in the best colour available! Summer is around the corner, this is a rare opportunity to buy a 2.4T Targa in a restored condition ready for immediate use!