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1971 Porsche 911S Targa

Matching Numbers 2.2 Liter 911S Targa in Original Colors. Comprehensively Restored Longtime California Car

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VIN 9111310017
Exterior Color Silver
Interior Color Black
Mileage 82139 Miles
Engine 2.2 Litre Flat 6-Cylinder no. *6310038*
Transmission 5-Speed
Status Sold
Stock FJ1697

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1971 Porsche 911S Targa
s/n 9111310017, engine no. 6310038
Silver with Black Interior

Early 911s embody a combination that is rare among collector cars today. They have unparalleled drivability and usability, especially when compared with other cars of the same vintage, but are also wholly evocative of a different era. There is a certain wholeness, cohesiveness, agility, and communicativeness that is only evident when they are driven, and it is no surprise that they have a fanatical following. For many years, however, they were just used cars, which makes finding genuinely solid examples difficult today.

The 2.2 liter 911S is a very special car which appeals particularly to the most rabid of Porsche enthusiasts. While the 2.4 liter S and 2.7 liter RS often attract the attention of the casual Porsche enthusiast (and rightly so!), the 2.2 liter cars have a raw character that results from the less restrictive laws that were in place when they were built. The 9.9:1 compression ratio is higher than that of both the RS and the 2.4S by over a full point (both are 8.5:1), while the 6,500rpm power peak is also loftier than that of the RS. The result is a decidedly sporting feel that gives the driver a more direct link to Porsche’s legendary competition heritage. There is nothing like the way a 2.2S comes on cam at 5000rpm, yet despite the peaky reputation of the cars, they are genuinely tractable when properly tuned as this example is.

This particular example is a longtime California car, which has been here for at least 30 years, based on its previous California blue license plate 1QRZ197. Additionally, its old California title indicates it was first sold in California in 1971. The car is a very early 1971 example and is matching numbers per the included Certificate of Authenticity. From 1998 to 2012, it belonged to the same owner in the San Francisco Bay Area although it had not been driven for many years by the time its current owner acquired it in October of 2012. The car was complete and rust-free, and he set about comprehensively restoring it. The engine and transmission were rebuilt by Tom Amon and the fuel injection rebuilt by MFI specialist Pacific Injection. Turbo lower valve covers and SSI stainless heat exchangers were fitted as well. The suspension and brakes were also renewed, and much cosmetic work performed including redoing the cadmium plating as required. The interior and exterior were also restored.

The car is cosmetically excellent with a great body that has straight panels and very nice fit and gaps. The paintwork is very good quality and shows virtually no wear or aging, although in some lighting conditions there is subtle unevenness to the base coats beneath the clear coat. The trim and chrome are excellent throughout, with new decos, badging, weatherstripping, lights, and lenses throughout. The car is equipped with excellent Cibié headlamps. The top is in excellent condition and the brightwork is very nice.

The interior is excellent overall, with very nice black leather perforated sport seats. The door panels and pockets are also excellent, as is the dashboard. The instruments were fully restored by Palo Alto Speedometer and the car has correct new salt and pepper velour carpets. The switches and controls are very nice and the car is fitted with period Blaupunkt radio.

The engine compartment is in excellent condition and very clean. Its presentation is generally correct with red fan shroud unique to the 911S and plenty of new cadmium plating. TH trunk is super clean and has new perlon carpet kit. Beneath the carpet, the car has a restored spare, and the inner fenders, trunk floor, and gas tank support have all been restored. Other details were properly addressed as well, including the fitment of new ground straps, fuel tank filler neck, and windscreen washer fluid reservoir.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a structurally-exemplary matching-numbers 911S Targa in its desirable original colors. A longtime California car, this example has been comprehensively restored to high end driver standards and is equipped with sport seats which add further to its appeal. It runs and drives well and comes with tool roll with tools.

 


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