The success of the Porsche 911 story has been well documented especially as we celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Since its introduction the genesis of the model has been punctuated with iconic and benchmark cars. The introduction of the 911S 2.4 in 1972 set new standards but perhaps the 2.7RS remains their greatest seventies achievement. It was only natural that capacity for mainstream production should be increased to 2687cc, which gave a good increase in torque to match the 150 bhp of the 911 2.7 Coupe. Impact bumpers were now required to satisfy American law and production ran from 1974 to 1977.
This 1976 Porsche 911 S Targa was supplied new to the west coast of the U.S.A and has resided in and around the states of California and Oregon up until 2013, when it was imported to the UK. Supplied with a full Porsche service history with stamped book and original service and maintenance manual, this lovely example has covered a mere 40,000 miles from new. The car is offered with a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming the engine as matching. The car was used on on a monthly basis until the late 1990s when the owner passed away. The car was then left in dry storage for 7 years or so until the family decided to sell to the previous owner. He spent approximately $16,000 on various works. This included new Targa top, new carpets, new windshield, new fuel tank, fuel pump, new regulators, electronic ignition system, new headlining, upgraded oil cooler, new brake discs and pads and rebuilt callipers. The previous owner also had the original engine rebuilt at approximately 38,000 miles. Steel inserts were all put in for new cylinders and the cam was relined bored.
Finished in black with black leather interior, the car was also repainted recently and the paint remains in good condition. Offered with eleven months left on the MoT with no advisories, UK registration document and a fully stamps service book, it is very rare to find such a low mileage classic Porsche with a full history. The 2.7 S Targa surely represents the best value classic 911 money can buy today and this 2.7 S is ready to be used and enjoyed.