2015 Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTSOctober 2, 2020
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Irish Green | Targa | 5 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre Flat Six | 51,102 miles showing | AU$89,995
Introduced in 1963, the 911 would be the flagship of Porsche production for 30 years, retaining the same basic construction yet constantly modified and uprated.
With a layout broadly similar to the 356, early 911’s had a steel platform chassis with springing by torsion bars, MacPherson front struts and rear trailing arms, all mated to a glorious flat-6 air-cooled engine and a 5-speed manual transmission, as first seen on the Type 904.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 greatly improved the 911's handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements- to 2.2 litres producing 125 horsepower, a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 10 seconds, with 4-wheel disc brakes as standard.
For Porsche enthusiasts, the small bumper 911 represents the last of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers, and for many purists, these are regarded as the last of the original 911.
Coupled this with Porsche's total domination of the World Sportscar Championship and Steve McQueen's endorsement in the film, 'Le Mans', this generation of 911’s could do no wrong.
The 911 offered on the showroom floor is a U.S delivered original left hand drive and numbers matching 1970 Porsche 911 E Targa Manual ordered in Irish Green over Black Leatherette.
Today this Porsche 911 has withstood the test of time and presents in survivor condition. Mechanically the vehicle runs and drives but the body and interior is ripe for restoration.
As the years pass these highly sought after small bumper Targa’s are getting harder to find in this condition making the example an excellent acquisition for any diehard Porsche or classic car enthusiast with the bones and internals to make the perfect restoration project.