Lot Number
212
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1973 Porsche 911 E Targa

Sold For $92,400

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 18 - 19 JANUARY 2018


Chassis No.
9113210180
  • Very original example; well preserved throughout its life
  • Optional five-speed manual transmission
  • Rare factory air conditioning
  • Includes COA, Kardex, original owner’s manual, and maintenance book

The 911 E was designed to be the most comfortable of the 911 models; many were lavishly appointed with a variety of factory options. Conceived to fit in between the 911 T and the 911 S, the E designation stood for einspritzung, German for "injection," noting mechanical fuel injection. For 1973 Porsche produced just 1,055 examples of the 911 E Targa.

This exceptional, very original example displays 58,769 miles at the time of cataloguing, which the owner believes to be original. Interestingly enough, it was ordered to U.S.-specification and purchased new in Germany. The car is accompanied by its original Bill of Sale, owner’s manual, maintenance book, factory Kardex, Certificate of Authenticity, and copies of more recent maintenance records.

The factory records confirm the car’s current presentation in Black (10) with the Beige/Tan leatherette (31) interior. The COA further notes that the car was optioned with front and rear stabilizer bars, electric antenna with front speaker and noise suppression, comfort equipment, air conditioner with front crash bar for condenser, tinted glass all around and, in period, Dunlop tires. The 911 E is powered by a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine featuring mechanical fuel injection. The engine is paired to the desirable five-speed manual transmission, an option at the time. The factory tool kit and its requisite roll bag accompanies the car.

The Porsche 911 has been in production since 1964. Models produced in 1973 and earlier have become the most desirable as they feature the original Porsche 911 design, serving as inspiration for all 911s that followed. This rare 911 E Targa is a solid driver and an excellent original example; having been well looked after throughout its life, it is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.



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