1971 Porsche 911S Targa

I won’t proclaim this as the greatest 911 in the world or anything of that sort, but this 1971 Porsche 911S Targa does check a lot of the boxes for what we might look for in an early 911 when not looking for absolutely pristine collector-quality condition. It is coming out of long-term ownership as the current owner has had it since 1974 and it is in mostly original condition. It is numbers matching per the CoA and has had one repaint in its original color of Gold Metallic. The interior is mostly original with only the carpets having been replaced and shows a nice looking set of sport seats. The color itself is an uncommon one and certainly has its fans. Overall everything looks in very good shape and the level of originality here appears quite good. Oh, and of course it is the highly desirable 911S.

It doesn’t pop off the page the way some early 911s do, but it definitely shows as one of the better and probably more original examples we see.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911S Targa on eBay

Continue reading

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

Normally most of the Mercedes-Benz W108/W109 cars I look are at the M100-powered 6.3s and for good reason, they are really cool cars and the market on them is as hot as it has even been for them. Luckily for most of us, if you want a W108 or W109 and don’t want to pay a minimum of $35,000 just to have a seat at the table, you have some options. Today, we have one of those options. This 1971 280SE for sale in California is painted in the rare Arabian Grey and believe or not, has nearly 150,000 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE on eBay

Continue reading

1971 Porsche 911T Targa

Among 911s that really pop off the page this Gold Metallic 1971 Porsche 911T Targa really stands out. It won’t grab you because of what model it is; this is the entry-level 911 of its day and the Targa itself doesn’t really draw the eyes as much as the longhood Coupe. But that Gold Metallic paint attracts your eyes and doesn’t let go. I’ve seen this color a few times not looking at its best and the difference in appeal is substantial. So it’ll probably require effort to keep it looking this good, but I’m guessing any new owner will have no problem putting in the elbow grease to keep this early 911 looking great.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911T Targa on eBay

Continue reading

1971 Porsche 911T Targa

I suppose this could serve as a nice complement to the Irish Green 911T I featured last week. In many ways this Burgundy 1971 Porsche 911T Targa is similar, though its open roof does provide a significant departure from that Coupe. For Targa fans this could make for a nice alternative. I’ve been seeing a decent number of the 911T come up in interesting colors and good condition. Given its entry-level nature that shouldn’t surprise us in some ways as we always see them more often than the higher-market E and S, but entry-level cars aren’t always preserved as well so it is still nice to continue coming across nice examples. I think this one checks all of those boxes. The Burgundy exterior isn’t too common and while it won’t excite or attract attention the way some of the pastels would, it is a very pretty color and shows quite well with the chrome accents of the long-hood 911 and the Targa roll hoop. For attractive open-top motoring, we could certainly do far worse.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911T Targa on eBay

Year: 1971
Model: 911T Targa
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 119,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CPR is offering this very delightful 1971 Porsche 911T. It was originally purchased in California and has been retained in the original owner’s family up until just a few years ago, and retains its original California blue license plates. This T is numbers matching with color exterior and interior to the factory certificate of authenticity. The exterior has received just one repaint years ago and is in very nice condition today. The car’s gaps are beautiful The engine is recently overhauled and is in excellent running order. The car drivers incredibly tight and is an all around great driver quality example that can be driven and enjoyed worry free, while still more than nice enough to take to shows.

The car is for sale locally at out dealership, we reserve the right to end the auction at any time for any reason. For questions or to inquire about our local price, feel free to call us at (760)723-8900

For a 911 that makes no mention of being restored this 911T looks in pretty nice shape. We know it has been repainted. Whether the interior has also been redone at some point in its past is not stated. Either way, both exterior and interior look in very nice shape. No cracks, no tears, barely a scuff. It looks clean and correct. The engine recently received attention and it’s said to drive well. We aren’t provided with or told much about its documentation, but it is said to be numbers matching and showing its original colors. I assume that means the CoA is included. In many ways this is about what I’ve come to expect from many a 911T up for sale.

Bidding is a little low at the moment at $40,099 with not too much time remaining on this auction. That may be because of a lack of available documentation, or perhaps this T just isn’t receiving much attention. I still wouldn’t expect a high price and a trip over to CPR’s website shows an asking price that I don’t think we’ll hit. So buyers will have to exercise some patience, but in the end this looks like a really nice early Targa and should make for a great driver.

-Rob

1971 Porsche 911T Coupe

A couple weeks ago I featured a 1965 Porsche 911 that sported a wonderful Irish Green exterior. Given that it was such an early model the price was understandably very high. In this case, its value was being driven more by its early date than by its color and as such it wouldn’t really make for the ideal option for someone whose priority was to find an early 911 in such a color. The car we see here, however, an Irish Green 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe, should fit that bill much better. Here the color will be just as likely to drive the value upward as most other aspects, and given that it’s the entry-level 911T there really isn’t any reason to expect its value to get out of hand. All together it could make for a very nice option for those with a desire for Irish Green.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe on eBay

Year: 1971
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,269 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1971 PORSCHE 911 T ORIGINAL MILE CAR AND 2 OWNERS.

1971 911 T Irish Green on Tan
This 3 owner car was Purchase in 2016 from the Original family of the car. Car has won multiple Concours and shows very well. With Documents from going back to the first owner. COA proven car.

2.2 Liter 125 HP serial number 6117122
5 speed 901 gear dog leg transmission
documented original miles
911S gauges
All manuals and books
All matching numbers
Antenna left w/ loud speaker and noise suppression
Beige/Tan leatherette
Certificate of Authenticity
Correct Blaupunkt radio
Correct Bosch CD ignition
High end restoration
Irish Green
Jack
Koni shock absorbers
Two family ownership since new
Original service log
Pirelli tires
Refinished Fuchs
Serial number: 9111101708
Stabilizer bars
Tinted glass
Tons of service history with paperwork
Tool Kit
Transmission number: 118438
U.S. equipment
Wheel well moldings

We get a decent numbers of pictures in this ad and this 911T has been photographed well. It really looks great inside and out. The quality of its restoration appears to have been top notch. I can’t say that Irish Green is a particular favorite of mine among Porsche’s colors from this era, but I’m very attracted to this one. It has the right color combination for my tastes and the details all look good. It would have been great to get some additional pictures of it outside so that we could gauge its looks under natural lighting, but I don’t exactly expect it to suddenly look like a dog so that is of minor concern. Adding to its potential, this 911T is said to be documented all the way back to the original owner.

Bidding currently sits at a pretty reasonable $52,100 with reserve unmet. I’ll be interested to see how high this goes and whether the reserve ultimately can be met, but as I mentioned above for a non-sunroof 911T I don’t expect things to get too out of hand. I certainly would not expect $100K, but I’m curious whether it can reach something around $80K.

-Rob

Conda Green 1971 Porsche 911T Karmann Coupe with 1,354 miles

A couple weeks back I featured a Conda Green 911E Coupe that was higher mileage but presented well and appeared to have a well documented history. Here we have another early 911 in that great Conda Green exterior, but the rest of it is in stark contrast to my previous feature. First, the mileage is incredibly low: a reported 1,354 miles. Second, other than the CoA we are provided no other documentation or information about this 911’s history. Finally, we see no pictures of the interior so that portion of the car remains a mystery. It looks really good, but from there we’ll need to start digging.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Conda Green 1971 Porsche 911T Karmann Coupe on eBay

Year: 1971
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 1,354 mi
Price: $94,999 Buy It Now

Beautiful, rare and classic 1971 Porsche 911T Karmann Coupe in mint condition.

Conda Green color

1354 miles

Car comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. Picture is attached.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

Shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer. Anyone interested in seeing the car in person, please message me.

Obviously priority 1 here is to try and verify the mileage. If this is the true mileage and that can be verified, then we’re looking at a seriously rare early 911. The second question involves the engine. The ad makes no mention of this, but even though the seller has chosen not to show any pictures of the interior he has chosen to show us a picture of a sticker. That’s odd. Except that sticker is an engine labeled 2.5. Is the engine in this 911 a 2.5 liter, rather than the standard 2.2? And, if so, is it in fact the original engine that has been built to this 2.5 specification, or is this a non-original engine? Perhaps if it is rebuilt then that would explain the low mileage. This mileage figure could be the mileage since the build. We’ve certainly seen sellers list mileage in this way in the past.

These points, along with any other history and documentation we can discover, will have a serious impact on the selling price of this 911T. The asking price as listed is very high. If everything were exactly as stated, i.e. true and verifiable mileage and original condition throughout, then even that high price probably would be attainable given the added feature of the rare color. In fact, it could even sell higher than this. Right now we don’t know, but such an opportunity as this one surely requires further investigation.

-Rob

1971 Porsche 911E Targa Sportomatic

I’ve been coming across a lot of interesting Sportomatics lately. None will top the one-year-only SWB Soft-window Sportomatic for its combination of cool features. And the beautiful ultra-low-mileage Signal Orange Sportomatic was possessive of an entirely different allure. Those two were, for good reason, very high priced as Sportomatics go. This one, a paint-to-sample Red Metallic 1971 Porsche 911E Targa, is priced more reasonably and even comes with a pretty interesting history having begun its life as an Italian police vehicle.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911E Targa Sportomatic on eBay

Year: 1971
Model: 911E Targa
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 71,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($62,500 Buy It Now)

1971 Porsche 911E Targa Sportomatic

This vintage 1971 Porsche 911 “E” model has been in my family for 40+ years. Priced to sell. I’m looking for a good owner for the car. Please don’t make any significant bids without contacting me first. Rare opportunity to secure a clean and dry vehicle that is running and well maintained.

HERITAGE

This car was originally a police detective vehicle in Italy. Exported to the USA in 1975 where it was purchased by my late father.

This car is in excellent running condition. Starts with ease, idles steady, and sounds beautiful. The Sportomatic transmission shifts like a dream, no grinding, expertly rebuilt two years ago. The motor has excellent acceleration and power and is extremely a joy to drive. The brakes have strong initial bite, no fading, no pulling.

This car features the highly coveted original Recaro Sports seats and rear window wiper, both were considered options off the assembly line.

Original Fuch wheels restored by Harvey Weidman in 2006.

No issues of rust and/or corrosion throughout any area of the vehicle.

The rubber and seals are in excellent condition. Targa has a perfect seal, no rips or tears, does not leak.

This car has the original motor (never swapped) including the transmission and MFI. No mechanical modifications have ever been performed.

All numbers are matching. Verifiable.

The top motor is completely clean and dry and does not show any oil. None. Likewise, the bottom/underbelly is not leaky.

Clean dual-country Title (Panama and California). Both Titles are in my name. Both Titles are clear and clean

70,849 Original Miles

LOCATION

This car is currently in Panama City, Panama. Ships to Oxnard, California for about $1800. Ships to Miami for about $1000. Will ship world-wide. Buyer pays shipping.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION

VIN # 911210380

Motor # 6218111

Transmission #7210235

70,489 Original Miles

4-speed Sportomatic Transmission

European Gauges.

Clean and Clear California Title

Clean and Clear Panama Title

Straight/Dry Chassis with No Damage, Corrosion or Rust

MILEAGE

The speedometer shows 13,441 kilometers (or 8,351 miles). When comparing this figure against that which is shown on an original service record dated August 1992 (93,910 kilometers) the total estimated miles this car has been driven is 70,489 miles.

HISTORY

I was 10 years old when my Dad drove this car home from the Dealer. For my Dad, the Porsche he wanted had to be the E (Mechanical Fuel Injection) model, Targa and with the coveted Sportomatic transmission. Even in those early days, finding this car with these specifications proved to be challenging.

There were only 270 copies of the “E” models produced by Porsche in 1971. Thus, the total of number of productions with the Targa/Sportomatic combination was/is much less.

Needless to say, this car represents a major timepiece of my life which explains the great time and investment that I have personally made to restore and maintain this vehicle. It was my father’s “baby”. He had multiple cars and lived only a few miles from his work. And so, it is not possible that my Dad put many miles on this car. He drove this car very sparingly, mostly on weekend trips to the golf course. In fact, I learned to drive this car when I was just 14 years old after a round of golf with my dad.

My father passed away in 2000 when I was overseas with the US military. Due to this military commitment, I was not able to immediately take possession of the car at that moment. Instead, I made arrangements for the car to be stored in Pasadena, California, where the car remained non-operated for more than five years.

RESTORATION

I personally managed the restoration of this vehicle over a two year period from 2005 to 2007. All of the work performed on this car was performed by specialists in Southern California with 20+ years of experience. My focus principally involved the exterior and interior of the vehicle to include upholstery, rubber and seals, carpets, re-chroming, wheels and full body and paint with both rear and front windows, and Targa roll bar off.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

Yes.

SHIPPING

I will work with you to ship/deliver this vehicle to your desired final destination.

The current owner of this 911E is the son of what sounds like the original American owner of the car (though perhaps not original owner). Given what sounds like a complicated history that should be helpful in understanding exactly where everything stands. We do know it was restored a decade ago and in some areas it seems like time has been a little harsh. The paint looks decent, but there are a couple of obvious blemishes. Also, unless the pictures are deceiving me it doesn’t appear to be metallic paint as the CoA suggests it should be. I would be curious about that. It’s a nice color it just may not be the correct color. The interior shows a little better and it’s great to see the original sport seats in place and looking good! There are also some questions about the mileage. I don’t quite follow the logic applied in the ad, but hopefully available documentation can clear all of that up.

Admittedly, there are plenty of details to work out, but this 911 means a great deal to the current owner – a totally understandable situation given how long it has been in his family – and I’m sure he’d love to make sure its new owner has the best understanding and is best capable of taking care of it. Though that love could make him hesitant to sell for a price much lower than where he’s priced it here. Bidding is well below that asking price though overall I wouldn’t expect it to come in too far below. That’s somewhat contingent on the situation with the paint, but generally speaking a PTS 911E, even a Sportomatic, should garner some demand.

-Rob

1971 Porsche 911E Targa

Here we’re going to look at another imperfect long-hood 911 and compared with yesterday’s 911L the imperfections on this 911E are less noticeable, less urgently in need of repair, but in one case possibly more problematic. But this one is really pretty so I couldn’t let it pass by without further inspection. This is an Irish Green 1971 Porsche 911E Targa, located in California, with a wonderfully contrasted Black interior with Houndstooth seat inserts. The Irish Green over Black combination is said to be its original colors – though in neither case is it the original paint or seating material. We don’t have confirmation of that originality nor do we have confirmation of the originality of the Houndstooth inserts. So while it all comes together very well and looks fantastic inside and out, we’ll have to hope the right verification is available. About that problematic flaw: this 911E currently is fitted with a 901 5-speed transmission, the period-correct desirable choice of most 911 owners, but it’s not the original setup of the car as this was delivered as a Sportomatic.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911E Targa on eBay

Continue reading

1971 Porsche 911T Targa – Soft-window Conversion

I’ve featured a 911 Soft-window Targa plenty of times before, but this is the first example I can recall seeing where someone converted an original hard window to a soft window. I’m not sure whether this was a popular idea at the time – I’ve definitely heard of owners doing the reverse (converting a soft window to a hard window) – but regardless we have one here. The Soft-window Targa only was produced for a couple of years in the late ’60s. These were an homage to Porsche’s participation in the Targa Florio and perhaps the original owner of this Targa hoped to recreate some of that open-roofed essence with this conversion. It certainly provides a unique appearance, especially with the addition of the Cibie rally lights, and stands out well with its Pastel Blue paint. While not original, this 1971 Porsche 911T Targa should still be quite desirable.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911T Targa – Soft-window Conversion on eBay

Continue reading

Tangerine 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe

With my focus so squarely on the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera of late I feel like I’ve missed a couple of nice long-hood 911s. The one we see here, a Tangerine 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe located in Houston, is one such example wearing one of my all-time favorite Porsche colors. We don’t have much in the way of history to help us understand the life it has lead. We do see some receipts from the last decade, which appears to include its restoration work, so we should have some good knowledge of its current state. In its restored state it does look quite good. The asking price is too high (and that certainly goes against my recent focus on value among 911s), but sometimes the allure of the car draws me in enough to set aside price for now.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Tangerine 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe on eBay

Continue reading