RHD 2.4E Targa
Trim: Black Leatherette / Pepita Inlays
Odometer: 80621 miles
Specifications and Options
- 1973 911 2.4E Targa
- C16 UK Supplied via Porsche Cars Great Britain
- First Registered During June 1973
- Matching Numbers Example In Beautiful Condition
- Only Seven 2.4E Targa’s Supplied To The UK During 1973
- Supplied In Original Colour Aubergine / 4010
- Black Leatherette Interior
- Recaro Sports Seats / Black / Pepita Inlays
- Salt N Pepper Velour Carpets
- 15” Fuchs Alloy Wheels
- 2,341cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
- Bosch Fuel Injection
- 165bhp at 6,200rpm
- 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
- 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
DescriptionSubject To a Full Body Restoration, New Interior and an Extensive Mechanical Overhaul by Tuthill Porsche.
A fantastic example of a Classic air cooled 911, that engages with the driver through its handling, gear change and engine, this rather rare 2.4E Targa is great fun to drive and shouts fun and more fun!
Porsche developed a reputation early on for their surprising performance from their small displacement rear-engine sports and racing cars. These "giant killers" could outperform cars with much higher horsepower figures by making light cars with incredible handling. This combination gave Porsches their truly unique driving characteristics and solidified their dedicated following of Porsche enthusiasts.
Starting in 1964 with the original 911, Porsche has produced a line of six-cylinder rear-engine sportscars that could compete with much more powerful cars thanks to their low weight and superior handling. The 911 quickly became an icon of performance and handling, offering a driving experience unlike anything else. The 911 has continuously evolved into a more sophisticated, powerful, and capable driving machine, as well as a reliable and usable car.
1969 ushered in the first major changes to the iconic Porsche 911. Retaining the unique and successful rear engine layout as well as the same basic styling, the majority of the changes to the 911 were internal. Dimensionally, the rear track and wheelbase grew, while the overall length stayed the same as the earlier cars. Mechanical fuel injection debuted this year as well as in top-of-the-line 911S and the new 911E. The 911E received its name from Einspritzung, the German term for injection. Slotted between the base-model 911T and the 911S, the E, which replaced the 911L "Luxus," featured improvements including a leather wrapped steering wheel, velour carpeting, vented brake discs, and golden script on the rear deck.
Porsche added an open-topped variant to the 911-model range for 1967 featuring a stainless steel-clad roll bar and removable roof panel. Commemorating Porsche's successive wins at the famous Sicilian road race, the new model was termed "Targa", a term coined by other manufacturers since to describe this body configuration. The new 911 Targa was as close as Porsche came to 'wind in the hair' 911 motoring until the introduction of a full Cabriolet in the early 1980s.