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23 May 2015

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Lot 103

1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

  • Chassis no. 9113310464
  • Engine no. 6331165
  • Gearbox no. 334970

Sold for €190.400


190 bhp, 2,341 cc SOHC air-cooled SOHC flat six-cylinder engine with Bosch MFI mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel vented disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,271 mm

  • The last year for long-bonnet 911s and the legendary Bosch MFI-injected engine
  • A highly desirable Targa in attractive original colours
  • Retains its original MFI 2.4-litre engine
  • Cosmetically restored with a new interior and paint


Amongst the most desirable of the early Porsche 911s must certainly be the 1973 911 S 2.4-litre, the final production year of the elegant long-bonnet/narrow bumper F-series, along with the ’73-only Carrera RS.

Despite the increased displacement of the 2.7-litre RS, this 2.4-litre S shares many of the same features of the 2.7, such as the new and stronger 915 gearbox, light aluminium brake callipers, a front-mounted oil cooler, and the optional 85-litre plastic fuel tank that was only found in the RS. Due to the increased fuel capacity, the spare wheel is one of the very first space-saver versions, dated 12/72. Of course, the 1973 Carrera RS is significantly little lighter and puts out an additional 20 horsepower, but the performances of these two cars is strikingly close. Of course, the quality and performance of the 2.4 S in relation to price of the 2.7 RS makes this an unbeatable opportunity.

Offered here is the 464th of 925 F-series Targas built in 1973. It was sold by JV Porsche in Verona, Italy, where its first owner took delivery. It remained in the same region for the first 37 years, until 2010, when it was acquired by the current owner. Currently, the car is still in its very original condition, and the consignor notes that no evidence of rust repairs or prior accident damage appears anywhere on the car. A cosmetic restoration, under the care of its previous owner, was completed by specialists in Modena, Italy. The restoration work included a flawless repaint in the car’s original colour of Hellelfenbein (Light Ivory) and the installation of a complete new black leather interior, as well as factory grey knitted carpets. All four correctly date-stamped wheels have been restored and anodised to a factory finish by specialists at Art Wheels in France, and recently, the car has been fitted with new and period-correct 185/70-15 Michelin XWX tyres. The chrome trim and factory-tinted windows are still in their original condition, whilst some fading of the factory galvanising shows authentic patina, which supports the overall originality of this car.

Furthermore, this 911 S Targa is fitted with a number of desirable options, including twin headrests for the factory comfort seats, a correct Blaupunkt stereo system, rear-seat original REPA seatbelts, and dual mirrors. The Targa is also supplied with an original jack, tool kit, several factory manuals, and receipts from the specialists who have carried out the cosmetic restoration.



190 cv, motore sei cilindri boxer da 2.341 cc con singolo albero a camme in testa ed iniezione meccanica Bosch MFI, trasmissione manuale a cinque velocità, sospensioni indipendenti anteriori e posteriori e quattro freni a disco ventilati su tutte e quattro le ruote. Passo: 2.271 mm

• Ultimo anno di produzione per la 911 a cofano lungo e con il leggendario motore con l'iniezione Bosch MFI
• Una Targa di grande valore offerta nella sua bellissima colorazione originale
• Equipaggiata con il suo motore originale MFI da 2,4 litri
• Sottoposta a restauro cosmetico con verniciatura ed interni nuovi

Questa 911 S 2.4 del 1973 si colloca assieme alla contemporanea Carrera RS, fra più desiderabili delle prime 911, essendo stata ultimata nell'ultimo anno di produzione dell'elegante serie a cofano lungo e a paraurti corti della serie F.

Nonostante la Carrera 2.7 RS sia dotata di una cilindrata maggiore, questa particolare 2.4 S ha molte delle caratteristiche che sono presenti sulla più rara RS, come il cambio rinforzato 915, pinze dei freni in alluminio, il radiatore dell'olio montato all'anteriore e il serbatoio del carburante opzionale in plastica da 85 litri, offerto solo sulla RS.

Per via del serbatoio maggiorato, è presente uno dei primi ruotini di scorta salvaspazio, datato 12/72. Sebbene la RS benefici di un peso ridotto e di 20 cavalli in più, questa 2.4 S ha dei livelli di prestazioni incredibilmente simili. Certamente la qualità e le prestazioni di questa 2.4 S in relazione al valore attuale della 2.7 ne fanno un'occasione imperdibile.

L'esemplare qui offerto è il 464esimo del totale di 925 Targa Serie F costruite nel 1973. Fu venduta dalla JV Porsche di Verona, dove la prese in consegna il primo proprietario. Rimase nella stessa zona per 37 anni, fino al 2010, quando fu acquistata dall'attuale proprietario. La macchina è in condizioni originali e il proprietario attuale dichiara che la macchina non ha subito interventi antiruggine e non presenta né danni né segni di incidenti. L'auto è stata sottoposta dal suo precedente proprietario ad un restauro cosmetico eseguito da specialisti modenesi, i quali hanno abilmente riverniciato la carrozzeria nel suo colore originale Hellelfenbein (avorio chiaro). Gli specialisti hanno poi installato nuovi interni in pelle nera e tappeti originali della fabbrica a maglia grigi.

Tutti e quattro i cerchioni sono originali e sono stati restaurati ed anodizzati in condizioni pari al nuovo presso la Art Wheels in Francia. Inoltre la macchina è stata recentemente dotata dei suoi pneumatici originali Michelin 185/70-15 XWX. Il profilo cromato e i vetri oscurati sono in condizioni di assoluta originalità, nonostante le galvanizzazioni della fabbrica mostrino i segni del tempo creando una patina che attesta l'eccezionale stato di conservazione di quest'automobile.

Per di più questa 911 Targa è dotata di una serie di accessori opzionali di grande interesse, come i doppi poggiatesta per i sedili comfort installati in fabbrica, la radio Blaupunkt originale, le cinture di sicurezza posteriori REPA originali e due specchietti retrovisori. Inoltre sono presenti il cric originale, il set di attrezzi, molti manuali di della fabbrica e le ricevute degli specialisti che ne hanno eseguito il restauro cosmetico.

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