To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 9111111299
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 95,000 US
The year 1969 marked major changes in Porsche’s chassis design and model lineup. The wheelbases of its 911 and 912 series cars were lengthened by 2.4 inches, greatly improving their drivability. The front fenders and rear-quarter wheel openings were flared slightly to accommodate wider wheels and tires. The heating and ventilating systems were upgraded from the previous year’s model, along with other numerous other interior and exterior updates. For 1970 and 1971, engine displacement was increased to 2.2-liters across the 911 range, which now included the base model 911T, the last 911 to carry carburetors. The T, E and S models were available in coupe or targa configuration.
The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity for this 911T Targa shows that it was ordered new finished in Code 80 Silver Metallic with Color/Type 11 Black Leatherette interior with U.S. equipment. Features included forged alloy wheels, manual radio antenna on left with loudspeaker and noise suppression, comfort equipment and tinted glass all around. Reported as originally a California car, it is powered by a horizontally-opposed, 2.2-liter six-cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission. Four-wheel disc brakes were a welcome standard to optimize the cars overall performance. 1971 Porsche 911T Targa