In 1966, Porsche presented a powerful version of the popular model 911 with the “S” designation, and by 1973, six series of this model were produced. One example, a 1973 Porsche 911S Targa is up for auction.
The 911S Targa is powered by a 2.4-liter flat-six engine with 190 hp (160 kW) and 158 lb-ft (214 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. It reaches 60 mph in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 144 mph (232 km/h). Ten years ago, European Motorsports of Vista, Calif., rebuilt the cylinder head, replaced the pistons, cylinders, timing chains, guide, exhaust valves and exhaust guide.
The car is finished in Silver Metallic, it is in good condition. It is equipped with a removable black roof panel, chrome driver- and passenger-side mirrors, rear bumper overriders, H4 halogen headlamps, and four-wheel discs. It is mounted on Fuchs 15” wheels wrapped in 195/60 Michelin Premier A/S tires.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in black leather that also covers the dashboard and door panels, with matching carpets. Additional equipment includes a Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo, side vent windows, carpeted floor mats, and a heater. In front of the driver is a four-spoke steering wheel behind which is a five-digit odometer showing 47,053 miles (total mileage unknown).
This Porsche 911S Targa comes with a tool kit, partial service records, a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate, and a Florida title.
The auction ends on May 11 and the current highest bid is $75,000 USD.
Source: Bring a Trailer