1974 Porsche 911 Targa

November was, unofficially, Targa month here at GCFSB and we featured just about every air-cooled variant of the Targa Porsche produced. Here is one of the earlier variants that we didn’t feature: a Gemini Blue Metallic 1974 Porsche 911 Targa, located in California, with a reported 41,400 miles on it. We did feature a European Targa from 1976 during the November Targa explosion, but the ’74 models garner a little more interest on the market and this one is Gemini Blue, one of my personal favorites within the Porsche paint spectrum. 1974 was a year of significant change for the 911 and while typically unloved they are ever-so-slowly beginning to gain some appreciation, whether as a simple function of time (and thus increased rarity) or perhaps as the first 911 to take on the new design. Still, with a couple exceptions, the mid-year 911s remain a long way off the value of their predecessors.

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Year: 1974
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 41,400 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1974 Porsche 911 Targa
Gemini blue, color code 335. Fresh windows-out respray over the original paint.
41,XXX miles. All original black vinyl interior, seats with basket weave inserts. Car operates flawlessly, looks amazing. Upgrades include turbo valve covers, pop-off valve and Carrera tensioners.

This has been a southern-California car it’s whole life, stored indoors and maintained properly. No rust, no damage, very clean interior down to the original carpet and floor mats. With it’s bright trim and gemini blue paint, his car has all the character of the longhood cars, but with more displacement, solid CIS injection and a much lower buy-in. Get into the first of the G-body cars now and be on the right side of the appreciation curve!

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I’m not typically a fan of chrome accents, but they really seem to work well here and provide a nice contrast to the Gemini Blue paint. All around this Targa presents quite well. We don’t get a lot of shots of the interior, but from what we can see everything looks in very good condition. I’m assuming the seats have been replaced or refurbished since they show few signs of any wear at all. The exterior presents in a similar manner. Bidding currently sits at $32,500 with reserve unmet. I’d expect this to rise a bit further into the high $30Ks. Whether that will be enough to meet the reserve, we’ll just have to see.

-Rob

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  1. I like this color a lot too, if looks good. Both the shade and the finish/luster (I like that it’s not ultra glossy) look very 60s/70s.

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