1973 Porsche 911T Targa owned by the same person for 51 years

1973 Porsche 911T Targa owned by the same person for 51 years

Well-preserved Porsche cars are really rare, and if it’s a car owned by the first buyer, that makes them even more valuable. Such is the case with this 1973 Porsche 911T Targa.

Richard, the owner of this beautiful Porsche, bought the car 51 years ago. On his YouTube account, he told the story of all the details and modifications he made to the car over the years. He bought the car in February 1973 for about $8,000 with the S option costing him an additional $10,000.

He has many memories and stories attached to this car. One of them happened in 1974 when he and his girlfriend, driving early in the morning in Los Angeles, hit a deer. Entering a slow corner, he saw a deer sitting in the middle of the road. He couldn’t stop fast enough so he slightly hit the deer. She fell on the bonnet, got up and left. She left a dent in the bonnet, but that didn’t stop them from finishing the ride.

In 1986 he moved to San Diego and the car stayed in storage for about 5 years. Thanks to Alan Jonson Racing in San Diego, he did some modifications that gave him the ability to do some autocross and some time trials. Modifications included the installation of wider 73 RS flyer fenders, chrome parts from 1973 Carrera RS on the sides of the rear bumper, rear 16-inch wheels from 1986 930 Turbo, front rear 16-inch wheels from 1986 944 Turbo. Richard decided to use acrylic paint for the reverse lights to look like the yellow lights on the models sold in Europe. This example of the 911T Targa model also has an aluminum tailgate, and up front there is a bumper from the 911S, while the aftermarket headlights contain less chrome than the original set.

Also, the door sills are from the RS model, and the trunk still has the original carpet. There is also the tool kit that came with the car, as well as the original jack, instructions for use, certificate of authenticity, stickers on the windows and complete service documentation.

Inside, most of the interior is original except for the seats, steering wheel, radio, sun visor and floor mats.

When it comes to the powertrain, this 911T Targa is powered by a 3.2-L engine with 270 hp (201 kW). The engine was taken from a 1986 Porsche 911 with about 40,000 kilometers traveled.

Source: Richard Ramist via YouTube