1973 Porsche 911 "G"2.7 "TARGA"
Year of manufacture1973
Mileage85 000 km / 52 817 mi
• 87,150 km travelled
• Barn Find
• Preserved original
• First paint
• Original and preserved interior
• Orange (cod156) with black sim leather interior
• Matching Number and Matching Colour
• Original number plate of the time
• Original Documents
• Bodywork Targa
• Italian number plate of the time
• Only 1 previous owner
In the 1950s, the Porsche 356 had been in production for too many years, so the carmaker decided to create a new model. The technical design was carried out by Ferry Porsche, while the aesthetic design was done by his son. His son tried hard to create a cabin that could accommodate four people. However, he soon gave up on this task and opted for the classic 2+2. Right away the car's lines were elegant and balanced. The first version was presented in 1963 and is still in production.
In 1972 the 911 Carrera RS (RennSport) was offered, powered by a 2,687 cm³ (210 hp) mechanically-injected version of the classic 6-cylinder boxer engine and a lighter body with aluminium bonnets and doors and tapered non-structural sheet metal. The Carrera RS was available in a Touring version with an interior similar to that of the 911 S and Sport, with a simplified interior layout to further reduce weight, and was recognisable by its famous ducktail rear wing, the adhesive stripes on the side panel and the alloy wheels to match the stripes. Only available as a coupé, the car's performance was impressive: weighing 980 kg, the 0-100 km/h sprint took just 5.9 seconds and it had a top speed of 237 km/h.
But the real treat for enthusiasts all over the world came with the new range that included the 911 standard (150 hp), the 911 S (177 hp) but above all the 911 Carrera (210 hp) all available in two body styles, coupé and targa.
In 1974, the body design of the Porsche 911 was extensively revised for the first time. In addition to a Coupé and Targa version, a Cabriolet version was also available from the 1983.
The most striking features of this generation of 911 are the bumpers with black plastic gussets placed higher up. Between the rear light clusters of the G model is a red grille and, depending on the model year, red or black Porsche lettering. The rear number plate is flanked by two large rubber bumpers with integrated number plate lighting.
The wings with black gussets placed higher than on the G model were a consequence of US type approval regulations. Subsequently, the bumpers had to absorb an impact with a fixed obstacle up to a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h) without damage to the bodywork. To achieve this effect, the bumpers in cars for the US market were connected to the body on hydraulic shock absorbers.
In models not intended for the US market, cheaper shock absorbers were fitted instead of hydraulic shock absorbers. These had to be replaced after a potential collision. However, shock absorbers were available as an option.
The example we are offering at auction is a magnificent and extremely rare 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa in its original Orange colour (code 156) and with its original black leatherette interior (matching colour). The car is one of the few 2.7 "Targa" delivered in Italy in 1974 (it has its original engine (matching number) the legendary 2.7 150 hp with mechanical injection of the classic 6-cylinder boxer. This example was registered in Genoa in 1974 and has been with the same owner to this day. The car was found in an old garage after several years by a family member of the original owner (now deceased). For this reason, it is 100% barn find, as it has only had one owner to date. The body is in excellent condition, the paint is still the first production (first paint). Under the dust it s intact and does not show any defect. The engine having been stopped for several years will certainly need a general overhaul of all mechanical components and some accessories, but it is 100% original. This car is part of an amazing collection of recently barn found cars belonging to a gentleman from a well-respected Italian family. Fortunately, a member of the same family rediscovered the car and decided to return a trio of historically significant cars to the enthusiast world. The car comes with its original plates, original registration plus all its original documentation. It will be auctioned at the 2021 Milano AutoClassica show in the exact condition in which it was found