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Silver | Targa | 5 Speed Manual| 2.4 litre | 86,655 kms | AU$229,995
Despite an oil crisis that effectively killed petrol guzzling cars, the automotive industry during the early 1970’s continued to produce exciting and classically styled sports cars, and Porsche was a major player in that effort.
For Porsche enthusiasts, the 1973 911 represents the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers, and for many purists, the '2.4' is the last original 911.
These models are marked by their engine capacity increase from 2.2 litre to 2.4 litre and an 'aero' package that included a front valance spoiler which reduced front-end lift and looked sporty.
Coupled 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 Targa offered on the showroom floor was built on the 30th of March, 1973, delivered new to Australia in ‘T’ 2.4 specification and in exceptionally rare Silver Metallic over Leather and Houndstooth trim.
Original factory options include: M-NR 409 Recaro sports seats L+R, 425 Rear wiper, 426 trim around wheel arches, 466 comfort pack with Sportomatic, 473 Front apron/spoiler and 477 LM wheels 6Jx15.
Built for just one year, (the only year that right hand drive pre-impact Targa’s were built) this is one of just 26 type T’s that reached our shores, with even less arriving in Targa form.
The “T” model Stands for Touring and the Targa was marketed by Porsche as “The 2-For-1 Porsche: Coupe Styling and Cabriolet Functionality” in 1973.
This ’73 2.4 litre Targa benefited from a ground-up restoration completed in 2010 where its original sportomatic transmission was exchanged for a period correct 915 5 Speed manual transmission and has just been released from the last 20 years of private ownership presenting in superb original condition.
Since the restoration, the car has travelled approximately 10,000km of which 4,000km were in the first three months, being the engine run-in distance at various rpms.
Twist the key and light the fire of the all-aluminum engine, every drive of this exceptionally well restored and collectable car is an event. Idle sets in at 1,000rpm and the busy, mechanical air-cooled whirring dominate the soundtrack but it’s the sharp handling that make it a joy to drive.
Well restored, exceptionally rare and ready to drive off the showroom floor this stunning 1973 911 Targa 2.4L is a must have for anyone looking for the ultimate classic 911.