Raspberry 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I suppose it should go without saying that this 911 will not appeal to everyone. But it’s very rare and very rare tends to get our attention. This is an unrestored Raspberry 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in California, with 71,500 miles on it. I have never seen Raspberry on any Porsche. It’s a ’70s color and finding it on a Carrera Targa doesn’t surprise me one bit. That it is on a Carrera Targa simply adds to the mystique though. I come across the 2.7 Carrera Coupes with decent regularity, but not the Targa. The Targa I don’t see often and while that would normally suggest we should expect a higher price, it doesn’t usually work out that way. The Targas generally are in less demand. The demand for this Raspberry-colored Targa may even be lesser still, but for the buyer really looking for a uniquely colored Carrera, I think you’ll find this one hard to pass up.

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Year: 1975
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa in Raspberry (N8) with Black interior. 71,500 miles with one owner. Equipped with factory air conditioning. This is a US Carrera Targa. Chassis numbers run from 911541 – 001 to 0174. This is number 121 out of 174 built. Original matching engine (#6451817). Original owner stored it for 15 plus years, on 10/14 he gave it to European Autowerks in Palos Hills IL to get it up and running. The bill was around $13k – with receipts. It runs and drives nicely but I find the clutch heavy and 3rd gear whiny. The body is very straight and rust free with the exception of a couple of areas under the hood. These are the typically prone spots, they are localized, I’ve shown them in the photos. No books or tools. A U.S Carrera is a rare car, Raspberry is an exceedingly rare color. This is a good straight, honest, low mile example. It’s a good usable car but should be restored to achieve its potential. Comes with its original window sticker and Certificate of Authenticity. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.

The seller has done a decent job of making clear the condition of this Targa. It isn’t pristine; in fact, it’s far from pristine. But it’s in reasonably good shape and has only had one owner. Normally we hope that one owner means there will be plenty of records and original documentation, but it doesn’t sound like that is the case here. However, it has had some recent work to bring it back to driveable condition after sitting for a number of years so it comes across as a decent candidate for restoration, and perhaps even over time an owner can slowly bring it back to glory.

The condition, lack of documentation, and probably the color are keeping bidding low. And by low I mean it’s yet to receive a bid even with the starting bid set at a very reasonable $42,500. A trip over to Chequered Flag’s site shows it listed for $64.5K. On the surface that’s not a bad price for a Carrera Targa in such a rare color, but given the necessary work I don’t know if it can sell at that price. It’s rare to come across a 911 like this though even if it is bright pink. We’ll have to see how those competing conditions play out.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. “remove animal nests and disinfect”………..then sell for 43,000.00. Uhuh.

  2. The periscope headlight washer nozzles are worth $42,500!

  3. I saw this car in person at the dealer. It has significant undisclosed rust issues. The car is much worse than it appears in the photos.

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