1973 Porsche 911 Targa

The 911T was launched in 1967 as Porsche’s basic touring model, but it evolved into much more than that. By 1972, it shared the 2.4-liter displacement and big valve cylinder heads of the more powerful 911E and 911S, and in the US market the 911T received mechanical fuel injection. While it produced less power than its more expensive stablemates, the 911T enjoyed lighter weight thanks to its spartan appointments, which accentuated the handling and responsiveness for which Porsches are widely known and respected.

In addition to coupe form, the 911T was also available in Porsche’s innovative Targa body style with full rollbar and integrated removable roof panel that was introduced in 1967. The idea for the Targa came about in part because Porsche believed that fully open convertibles would be outlawed in the United States. That legislation of course never came to pass, but the Targa concept gained widespread popularity and has been copied by numerous other manufacturers. Its combination of rigidity with the tempting option of open air motoring has appealed to discerning enthusiasts worldwide, and early 911 Targas are particularly fun, attractive and usable classic sports cars.

This 1973 Porsche 911T Targa is an ideal example for someone who wants to delight in the elements driving a vintage Porsche the way it was meant to be enjoyed, on the road. Finished in red, it has a black interior and roof panel, alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, and a Blaupunkt stereo with CD player. A well maintained and preserved example, it has never needed a full restoration and is still both attractive and reliable. This solid, enjoyable, no frills 911T Targa offers the legendary performance and driving experience of a classic 911 at an appealing price, and begs to be driven.

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