Used 1973 Porsche911 Targa S

  • VIN: 9113310296
  • Stock: 3510P
On The Lot
at Porsche Fresno
Location Details
77,304 miles
Exterior Color
Gemini Blue Metallic
Interior Color
5-Speed Manual
Porsche 911

Dealer Notes

By the early 1970s, the Porsche 911 had cemented its standing as a high-performance sports car. In 1973 only 925 911S Targa's were produced making them rarer than the coveted 1973 RS. The 1973 911 S represents in many ways the definitive classic Porsche sports and touring car at its zenith, a year after a more powerful engine arrived and a year prior to heavy, federalized impact bumpers.

190 bhp, 2,341 cc SOHC air-cooled SOHC flat six-cylinder engine with Bosch MFI mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel vented disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,271 mm Amongst the most desirable of the early Porsche 911s must certainly be the 1973 911 S 2.4-litre, the final production year of the elegant long-bonnet/narrow bumper F-series, along with the '73-only Carrera RS. Despite the increased displacement of the 2.7-litre RS, this 2.4-litre S shares many of the same features of the 2.7, such as the new and stronger 915 gearbox, light aluminium brake callipers, a front-mounted oil cooler, and the optional 85-litre plastic fuel tank that was only found in the RS. Due to the increased fuel capacity, the spare wheel is one of the very first space-saver versions, dated 12/72.

Of course, the 1973 Carrera RS is significantly little lighter and puts out an additional 20 horsepower, but the performances of these two cars is strikingly close. Of course, the quality and performance of the 2.4 S in relation to price of the 2.7 RS makes this an unbeatable opportunity. Among 911s bound for everyday use, the 911 S was unquestionably the top dog with its more powerful engine and a small spoiler located under its front bumper that improved stability at the higher autobahn speeds where Porsche expected owners would use their vehicles.

Both coupe and Targa versions were available, the latter with its distinctive stainless steel-clad roll bar and removable roof panel. The 1973 911 S Targa offered here is a European-delivery model, with a properly set-up MFI system, that was originally finished in a distinctive Gemini Blue metallic paint over a black interior. Its original owner took delivery in Europe but imported it to Jacksonville, Florida, where he kept it until June 2001. A subsequent owner in 2007 commissioned an extensive restoration by specialists on the West Coast costing more than $80,000. Its original 2.4-liter engine and transmission were rebuilt by Haus of Performance and Ray Stevens.

The 911 S Targa's body was stripped to bare metal, repaired where necessary, and repainted in Gemini Blue. Restored Fuchs wheels completed by Al Reed Specialty Polishing in California are wrapped by period-style Pirelli tires. Its only visual modification comes inside, where a pair of period-correct sports seats wrapped in houndstooth upholstery supplied by Autos International replace the comparatively sedate factory 911 S units. The crack-free dashboard features a correct speaker grille as well as a radio blank plate, just as how it would have left Zuffenhausen more than 45 years ago. Its condition shows limited, gentle use since its restoration was completed.

This 911 S Targa will be delivered to its new owner with a large file documenting its restoration as well as a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. **Odometer reading 77,304 kM which equals 48,034 miles**

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