This 1973 Porsche 911T Targa was acquired by the Wilson Collection in 2011 and has since undergone extensive restoration and upgrades. The car was refinished in its original Signal Orange color, converted to a soft rear window, decorated with 911S trim, and upholstered with new black vinyl and houndstooth fabric. Power comes from a rebuilt 2.4-liter engine featuring PMO Electronic Fuel Injected throttle bodies, and the chassis has been upgraded with Elephant Racing coilover suspension and larger Boxster brakes. Accompanied by records showing over $120k invested since the restoration, this Targa is now being offered for auction by the Wilson Collection out of Florida.
Shortly after the current owner’s acquisition in 2011, this Targa was refinished in its factory-specified color of Signal Orange by AJ’s Art Work in South Carolina. The exterior is trimmed as a 911S including aluminum rocker moldings, rubbing strips, gold badging, and a front chin spoiler. The original rear glass was replaced in favor of a removable soft window and the car has also been fitted with yellow-tinted front fog lights, chrome rear bumperettes, and 15” aluminum Fuchs wheels dressed in Pirelli Cinturato tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin has been reupholstered in new black vinyl with matching carpets and contrasting houndstooth seat centers. Accessories include a wood-rimmed steering wheel, vintage Becker Mexico cassette stereo, and a fire extinguisher mounted below the passenger seat. All instrumentation and accessories are said to remain fully functional, and the seller reports only minor signs of wear on the driver’s seat.
Power comes from a replacement 911/91 flat-six engine which has been rebuilt and upgraded with PMO Electronic Fuel Injected throttle bodies, a MoTeC ECU, SSI heat exchangers, performance muffler, and Elephant Racing fender-mount oil cooler kit. The rear wheels are driven by way of an original 915 5-speed manual gearbox. The suspension has been upgraded with Elephant Racing coilovers and a Tarett through-body sway bar in front along with Sway-a-Way rear trailing arms and Bilstein shocks. Stopping power has also been improved with 4-piston Boxster brakes and cross-drilled rotors. The seller states that over 100 invoices are available from the restoration including receipts for the high-end upgrades and routine maintenance records.
This sale will include a collection of records, a toolkit, and a clean title.