1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7 Targa
*Body Type: Coupè Targa
*Year of manufacture: 1974
*Chassis No. 9115310091
*Car origin: Italy
*First registration: 05/12/1974
*Odometer reading: 88302
The History of the Porsche 911 S 2.7 Targa
Some cars represent the history of motoring but only one has remained faithful to the original design: the Porsche 911. Presented in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the German coupe was initially named 901 but legal problems with Peugeot (the French manufacturer had recorded all the abbreviations with numbers with zero in the middle) led to the legendary badge “911”.
Specifically, the Porsche 911 Targa had a removable hard top. Above all, it was equipped with a fixed roll bar, a very rare thing for the time and this offered valid protection in case of rollover. Over the years, the Targa versions became a real hallmark for the 911s.
The first Porsche 911s had a very grumpy road behavior: a marked understeer that forced the steering wheel to be turned excessively (bad mistake in road use), so when exiting the curve the car tended to become oversteer, risking the triggering of a very difficult skid to control and very likely to suffer, given the considerable power and especially the highly unbalanced mass distribution at the rear. Then in 1968 the designers intervened by increasing the wheelbase by 57 mm. In the following evolutions the power and the displacement constantly increased. The original 911 series was produced until 1974. The different versions are marked with letters that identify the engine: 911 T, ie Touring, base model with 110 and then 130 horsepower, in addition to the 4-speed gearbox; 911 L, the "normal" version one step above the T; 911 E, from 1969 the new name of the L with the transition to the 2.2 engine from 140 to 165 horsepower.
With the third generation of the Porsche 911, considerable power levels were reached and the Targa definition was given to it in honor of the sixth overall victory in the 1966 “Targa Florio”.
With the introduction of this model, Porsche reached very high safety standards for the time, enclosed in an avant-garde design and with the original solution of a removable and folding roof that could be stored in the front trunk.
The engines of the Porsche 911 became less polluting thanks to the possibility of using petrol with a reduced octane number and, nevertheless, delivering the considerable power for the time of 130 hp.
Our Porsche 911 S 2.7 Targa
The car is in excellent condition of bodywork and mechanics, with the engine recently restored. The interior has also been restored and the seats look like new.
The dashboard, including the original instrument panel, is well preserved, fully functional and covered with the original manufacturer's leatherette.
This Porsche Targa has often been used for important international film productions and appears in numerous scenes of the television series "Romanzo Criminale" as the car of the “Libanese”, the head of the infamous "Banda della Magliana” that sowed terror in Rome in the 70s.
This car represents today an excellent investment for any collector, also in consideration of the devaluation suffered by this model in recent years. Definitely a car purchased well and with a strong trend.
Today it is possible to view the car online, by booking a call with one of our commercial operators, via Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Google Meet platforms.