Chartreuse 1973 Porsche 911T Targa

There are very few cars that will pop off the page like this 1973 Porsche 911T Targa. Chartreuse will do that. The color even sounds bright and vibrant. The Birch Green GT3 RS I posted a couple of weeks back gives it competition. I’ve seen Acid Green show up of late and it’s another. If you desire a very bright green with yellow hues from almost any era of the 911’s life then Porsche has you covered.

There is something about it on an early 911 though that makes the color pop even more. The chrome accents help highlight the color, the Targa roll hoop accentuates that feel even more, the Fuchs, the fat tires showing that extra bit of black, and perhaps even the less rounded design. All of these come together to make a bright color seem even brighter.

It goes without saying that this color is rare and while I don’t know how popular it was in the early ’70s there seems to have been a recent revival of Porsche greens. A lot of them are showing up as PTS options on modern 911s. Relative to the proliferation of the standard blacks, silvers, and whites you’re still not likely to see one often, but perhaps their overall desirability is on the uptick. Either way, this one looks phenomenal and I’m sure it’ll grab all of the attention on any cruise.

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1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

Aubergine! Otherwise known as Eggplant. Aubergine is one of my all time favorite Porsche colors. It was available briefly in the early ’70s and that’s it. In part, I love it because it’s very pretty, but I also love it because it’s a color we so rarely see on any car. Purple simply isn’t a common car color. There are very good reasons for that as most shades of purple really don’t work well on cars unless you choose a very dark metallic hue, in which case under anything other than direct lighting it will look black.

Aubergine transcends those problems and finds the right balance between showing off the color, i.e. it doesn’t just look black, while also remaining subdued enough that you don’t feel like it’s a circus car. The pictures here do a nice job of conveying the way it looks under different lighting and this particular example, a 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe, looks in good condition with paint that shows pretty well. I don’t see Aubergine 911s all that often, but I’m always glad when I do.

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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.

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Kelly Green 1973 Porsche 911T Targa with 3,369 Miles

Let’s return to the auctions coming up this weekend. When perusing the lots available, it is not uncommon to see a few Porsche 911T peppered in among the many rare and multi-million-dollar cars on offer. Even as the lowest rung on the Porsche ladder, these entry-level examples still show significant appeal. So I wasn’t surprised to see this one. It’s bright exterior attracted my attention immediately. Then I saw the estimate: $220,000-$260,000. For a 911T? What sort of insanity is this?!

It turns out there are a lot of reasons for the very high estimate and while we can never be sure whether such heights actually will be reached I am confident that this will be one of the nicest and most original examples of the 911T that we’ll come across.

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Aubergine 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

Almost every Friday when I was in my early 20s, living in Atlanta, a group of friends and I would go to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. There were a decent number to choose from in the neighborhood and all quite good so we had some nice options. At the time, I was vegetarian and I briefly decided to order the same dish each week. This was in part because I really liked the dish and also in part because I wanted to try each restaurant’s variation. That dish: eggplant with garlic sauce. I loved it.

I have chosen this entirely non-car-related diversion as my introduction to this 911. I still love eggplant with garlic sauce and do order it now and then. More to the point, I also love the color, which here adorns this 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe located in San Francisco. Aubergine, meaning, of course, ‘Eggplant’, is one of my favorite early Porsche colors and it’s always a joy to see it. Unlike other early pastels that I like so much, Aubergine is a little darker, but its purple hues remain fairly bright and vibrant. It’s not quite a pastel, but it is still very, very, pretty.

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Viper Green 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe

There’s a reason certain colors persist in Porsche lore and continue to show up as paint-to-sample options many years later. Which of those (typically pastels) is best definitely is a worthy debate. This one makes a compelling argument for its case.

Viper Green is one of those early pastels. It has gone through some changes in its precise shade and at one point even was a metallic rather than the more traditional non-metallic pastel. Here, on this 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe with just 24,613 miles, it shows the allure of this color in particular and these pastels in general about as well as I could imagine the color doing so. It shows such wonderful brightness and depth to its green that there’s little I can say to convince you of its appeal. Like any very bright color you’ll like it or you won’t, but generally these colors tend to transcend to some degree and garner appreciation from a wide array of buyers.

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1970 Porsche 911T Targa

Today and tomorrow I’ve got a couple cars to post that are quite a bit less pristine than what I typically like to feature. Both will need some work, but each provides a nice base with which to begin that work. And, more importantly, both are interesting enough that there should be a desire from some to return them to their full glory.

I’ll begin with this one: a Signal Orange 1970 Porsche 911T Targa, located in California, with 126,868 miles on it. This one is all about the color as it’s one of the best on an early 911. That it’s a 911T in need of work also should mean that the selling price falls very much on the reasonable side of the spectrum. At least, it should. Will it?

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Double Take: Albert Blue 1970 Porsche 911T – Coupe or Targa?

Update 12/24/2017 – The price of the Targa has dropped $10,000 to $89,995.

Believe it or not it’s been a few months since I featured a long-hood 911. I guess there haven’t been many lately to really grab my attention. So why not double up with two? Albert Blue is a really nice non-metallic blue that was available on these early 911s and as it happens there are two available right now, both from the same model year and same 911 model. But one is a Coupe and the other a Targa. So if you like the color, now you just have to pick your body style!

Let’s start with the Coupe: a 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in Alabama, with 69,814 miles on it. It’s been fully restored, is numbers matching, and looks great.

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Signal Yellow 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe

I imagine if someone were to search these pages for my favorite Porsche color you’d find a number of times I called different ones my favorite. Some of that might be in regard to a particular model and how certain colors look better than others, but mostly it’s simply that I like a lot of these very much! Here is another one, but it’s one I forget about because I come across it so rarely. Signal Yellow: when in good condition the color simply is stunning. The subtle orange hues serve to suppress the brightness of the yellow just enough that it isn’t blinding all while retaining the color’s vibrancy. Combined with the various black and chrome trim pieces of a long-hood 911 only accentuates the best aspects of the color all the more. It’s great.

Here we see Signal Yellow on a really nice looking restored 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in southern California, with a reported 90,000 miles on it.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: $130,000

Now available from CPR Classic is this lovely 1973 911T painted in its factory original Signal Yellow over a black with hounds tooth interior. The car is a completely numbers matching example that retains all of its original panels and original undercoating.

The paint is in excellent condition, and the cars bright work is in very nice shape as well. The interior is in lovely shape with as new carpet, headliner and dash. The sport seats that are currently installed are aftermarket, however we have the correct standard seats with hounds tooth inserts as well if the buyer prefers.

Mechanically the car is outstanding. The car drives incredibly tight and corners well. Underneath, all bushings look fresh and undamaged, and the car also has upgraded ride height adjustable rear spring plates.

The matching numbers engine is recently overhauled and runs outstanding. Cosmetically the engine is superb with correct plating throughout.

This 911 is the perfect example for someone who wants a very high quality car that can be shown, but one that can still be driven and enjoyed with out worrying about your occasional rock chip.

A fantastic example all around in a great color combination, Don’t miss this 911T.

Information on the car prior to our acquisition:

Two Owner – Numbers Matching 1973 911T – Mechanical Fuel Injection. COA from Porsche included.

The car was stored for approximately 25 years in a garage before restoration started. California Car with 74k miles when brought out of storage in Pleasanton CA. No Rust Ever! All panels and floors are original and not repaired. This is the original color, signal yellow. All wheels, instruments, seats, engine, transmission, are all original.

The body was stripped to bare metal, and repainted original signal yellow. Paint and undercoating on the belly pan, in the engine compartment and under hood is still original.

There is a new fuel tank and sport muffler, H4 Headlights. This was a 4 year project with great attention to detail. It still has the original California Blue Plate license plates.

Work performed over 2016-17:

New Bilsteins all around

New Pirelli CN36 Tires (approximately 1000 miles on them today)

Alignment when tires were installed by Gran Prix Tires, Costa Mesa, CA.

New Sport Seats with leather trim and hounds tooth inserts were added in 12/2016 (Made in Torino, Italy).

Completely updated/upgraded Becker Europa II Period Correct Radio w/Blue tooth and hands free installed

2.4 top end rebuild, updated Carrera Chain Tensioners, S Cams

New rubber where needed (Entry trim surrounds, etc.)

Wheels Re-Anodized to factory specs

New front interior air fan motor

Glass on all dash gauges cleaned

Photos of the car in bare metal before paint are available.

For more information please call our sales department at (760) 723-8900.

Complete gallery available http://cprclassic.com/porsche911/2272/

Adding to the great look of this 911T’s Signal Yellow exterior are a pair of sport seats with hounds tooth inserts in the interior. These are not the original seats and it sounds like the original seats were of the standard variety rather than sport seats, but man do these look good. The original seats (with inserts) are said to be available though should the buyer prefer them. I think I’d inquire about getting both sets. That way you get these great looking sport seats, but also have the originals in case you – or a later owner – ever wanted to return the car closer to its original condition.

Everything here looks in spectacular condition. The steering wheel isn’t original either, but it looks great and fits the overall aesthetic of this 911 well. All of these wonderful qualities mean the asking price is very high. At $130K we’re at the top of the market for an entry-level 911. Will this rare and desirable color combination along with the excellent condition of this particular car be enough to reach that level? We’ll have to see.

-Rob

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.

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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