In 1975, if you wanted to order a Porsche 911 Targa, then the 210bhp Mechanical Injected Carrera version, sat at the pinnacle of the model range.
Launched right in the middle of the oil crisis, the Carrera was a very expensive car. Just two years prior, a RHD 1973 model 911RS Lightweight (M471) ordered through Porsche Cars GB would have cost £5826. Just two years later, when new, this Carrera Targa would have cost the owner in the region of £10,397 plus options !
A RHD MFI Carrera, is a rare machine, especially to find in good condition, having endured the British weather for the past 40 years
We think this Targa version, with just 6 UK RHD H-Series examples ever supplied, is probably right up there as one of THE BEST RHD EXAMPLES IN THE WORLD. Having been cherished throughout its life, previously owned by enthusiasts and Porsche Club GB members, that’s a testament to this car that’s covered just 125.000 miles from new, fully documented with extensive service history and MOT records (back to early 1980’s)
This particular example is one that ooses patina, history and sublime detail. Only a car that has been cherished throughout its life carries so many important period details, correctly detailed as denoted by its factory delivery specification
Confirmed by the Porsche CoA as being numbers matching (engine and gearbox), the engine has been rebuilt and detailed to perfection. It benefits from a new stainless steel exhaust system, mated to an original Bischoff final silencer that has been ceramic coated for cosmetic durability.
The intake system is all original, the throttle bodies carry the date stamping and the MFI fuel pump is the correct date and type (019) as originally delivered.
The original numbers matching 915 gearbox is very good mechanically.
The wheels are considered original and the correct ‘period’ date stamped 74. They have been refinished to the ’74 spec’ petalled finish to the highest standard, wrapped in a set of period looking Avon CR6ZZ tyres
The interior is in remarkable original condition, the original vinyl dash and trim panels remain, this car was optioned with Leather seats, the special leather used in period remains in remarkable condition and contrasts the original period Blue/Black leatherette of the rear seats
The combination of Guards Red, with the Chrome window trims and stainless steel roll-hoop is a rare find for this model year. Most cars delivered were optioned with Black trim, as its possible that in 1975, the Chrome was considered ‘dated’, but we think it looks just right, and not a combination that we have seen before for this model year
The vehicle includes the ’75 drivers manual, in its original document folder with service directory book. A complete toolkit with jack and correct period air compressor, complete the detail items included in the sale.
So, to summarise, a hugely collectible, super rare example (one of 6 UK RHD models), that is a real survivor and ready to be enjoyed by the next custodian.