2018 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
1973 Porsche 911T 'Targa' 2.4 Coupe (RHD)
Result: PASSED IN
|Engine||2.4 litre six-cylinder|
|Body Work||'Targa' Coupe|
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Launched at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche's replacement for the 356 was initially badged the 901 (objections from Peugeot saw the car renamed the 911) and it went on to become one of the best-loved, fastest selling and most widely recognised sports cars of all time. Powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled flat-six engine of two-litres capacity, 911s built in the ‘60s were characterised by fantastically communicative steering, sharp handling and willing performance - thanks in large part to their relatively low weight. In August 1967 the range was widened to three models, with the 911T replacing the slow-selling four-cylinder 912. Using a 110 bhp Type 901/03 derivative of the flat-six, the 911T was capable of over 200 km/h and came with the option of a new Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission, allowing for clutchless manual gearchanges. Early 911s are now valued collectors' pieces, and the once unloved Targa model has gained enormously in popularity in recent years. All early 911s are valued for their purity of style and increasing rarity.