We are pleased to present this 1971 Porsche 911 T Targa. Having recently undergone extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration, it is now being offered for auction by the current owner who has been the custodian of the car since 2013. Highlighting a fully rebuilt 2.2L engine and a completely reupholstered interior, this 1971 example is ideal to drive or show.
This 911 T has been professionally refinished in an elegant shade of Slate Grey Metallic. The seller notes that in preparation for the new paint, new rear sections of the floor boards were installed as well as new body seals. The exterior is stated to be in excellent condition with only minor pitting noted on the door handles. Detailed exterior images are provided in the photo gallery. This Targa rides on original 15x6 Fuchs wheels which are currently wrapped in Pirelli P400 tires.
$16k was spent on the restoration of this 911’s black interior to ensure a superb period-correct finish. During this time the door panels and seats were reupholstered, new carpeting was installed, and the Targa top was replaced. The seller has noted the interior to be in fantastic shape with all gauges, electrical components and accessories fully functional aside from the clock.
This 911 T carries a carbureted 2.2L flat-six engine. Approximately 125 HP is delivered to the rear wheels by way of a smooth shifting 5-speed 901 gearbox. A full engine rebuild and mechanical service was carried out in 2018 to factory specs. The car is stated to perform beautifully although the seller has recommended that the carbs be adjusted. Having seen barely 100 miles since the completion of the restoration, this 1971 911 T is just waiting to be enjoyed by its new owner.
Reported to be one of only 1,523 Targa examples produced for the model year, this 911 T represents a highly collectible piece of Porsche history. With a traditional 901 gearbox and a visceral carbureted flat-six engine, this 911 offers a proper vintage air-cooled experience.
The sale of this extraordinary 911 T will include a matching spare Fuchs wheel and a set of keys. Also included are records and invoices from the restoration as well as a clear New York title. If you’ve always had a passion for classic 911’s and crave the open-air driving experience, this well-sorted 1971 Targa the car for you.