1973 Porsche 911S Targa 2.7L

We are pleased to offer this 1973 Porsche 911S Targa finished in Silver Metallic over a black interior. Reported by the seller to be the 326th car built out of only 914 “911S” Targas for the model year, this 1973 example was originally delivered by Autohaus Porsche-Audi in Charlotte, North Carolina.  It has since been kept in excellent overall condition with a full respray, some refurbishment of the interior, and a custom full rebuild of the original engine to upgraded 2.7 RS specifications.  With approximately 20k miles shown on the odometer and just over 6k miles driven with the rebuilt motor, this beautifully sorted long hood 911S Targa is now being offered by its seller in California.

This Targa is reported to have been professionally refinished in its factory original color of Silver Metallic (936) approximately 20 years ago under previous ownership.  The exterior is said to be in outstanding condition with excellent panel fitment, and the seller confirms the original floor pans to be completely intact.  As a U.S-spec 1973 example, this 911 can be distinguished by its black front horn grilles and indicator surrounds as well as its rubber front bumper guards.  A front valence spoiler is also equipped for high-speed stability, a factory feature unique to the S-model.  This Targa rides on factory flat 6” Fuchs alloy wheels that come dressed in BF Goodrich G-Force Sport tires.

The black interior is said to be in excellent, partially restored condition.  The front seats have been reupholstered in leather, and new German carpeting has been installed throughout the cabin.  The dashboard is said to be in great shape along with the original door pockets.  This S-model also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel.  A later-model Blaupunkt radio has been installed and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

This 911S carries its original number matching 2.4 flat-six fuel-injected engine that was completely rebuilt by Automobile Associates of Canton Inc. in Connecticut just over 6k miles ago.  During this time, the engine was reassembled to 2.7 RS specifications with the following items:

  • Updated Oil Pump
  • Upgraded Oil Bypass System
  • Carrera Chain Tensioners 
  • Rebuilt MFI Injection Pump
  • Reground Original S Cams
  • New Piston and Cylinder Set
  • New Main Bearing Set
  • New Connecting Rods
  • New Cylinder Head Studs
  • Rebuild Rocker Arms and Polish Shafts
  • Valve Job (Reface and Bevel 90mm, R&R 12 Guides, R&R Exhaust Studs and Fly Cut Gasket Area) Magnaflux Crank
  • Bore For 2.7 L Barrels

The rear wheels are driven through a smooth-shifting 915 5-speed manual gearbox and this 911S also features 4-wheel disc brakes and an original front suspension.  Records are said to be included from the previous owner dating back to 2007 and this Targa is noted to be in excellent running order.

This sale will include a clean title.  If you’re in search of a nicely presented long-hood 911 Targa, this stunning 1973 911S makes an excellent choice.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $135,000
  • Auction End: Jan. 25, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 20
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Comments (58)

  • scotia64 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sold for $135,000

  • scotia64 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • Pchundercover 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $132,000

  • ebbnertom 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $128,000

  • scotia64 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $126,911

  • ewindormand 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • scotia64 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $123,000

  • ebbnertom 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $122,000

  • scotia64 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • ebbnertom 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $118,000

  • Pchundercover 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • shakes 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $109,000

  • ebbnertom 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $108,000

  • shakes 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $103,000

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @too_fast
    Yes, we have all the records from Automobile Associates of Canton from 2010 to 2015 of the engine build and service records.

  • too_fast 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ECI I am most concerned with the records of the engine build, just confirming they are detailed enough to properly be able to perform service etc...

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @too_fast
    We do have records from 2010 to present. We do not have records from 1973 to 2010 but do have the original Warrenty books of the first two owners.

  • too_fast 1 month, 1 weekago

    Are there thorough records of all of the work done?

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    A new video has been added to the listing page.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Matril01
    I made a video of the cold start several days ago but do not see it posted.
    The antenna does retract fully.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @scotia64
    The clock does work, if you change the time and do not make sure the center adjustment pops back out it will not move. I just check it and that was the problem. The clock is working properly and all the instruments do work accept for the radio.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @TomP852
    Yes, the red trumpet horns have been replaced with another horn. But the horn does work.

  • Pchundercover 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • Arrow 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $79,250

  • shakes 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $79,000

  • scotia64 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Small point but in the video the clock seems to remain still...does it work? Are there any other instruments and or electrical issues with the car?

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    PS I think I see a different horn. Am I correct? Not the red trumpets usually mounted.?

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Underside picture of the front, I don't see the Horn trumpets under the left wheel well. Are they there?

  • Arrow 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $78,000

  • oznamonkey 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $77,000

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TomP852
    Incorrect speakers were removed and new door panels have been installed.
    The newer blaupunkt radio is not functioning.

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I noticed on page 2 of the invoice that the speaker was secured to the door panel, However none of the pictures show the speaker in the door panel. Are they there or did the previous owner removed them. Is the radio functioning only on the center speaker/

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Matril01
    Yes, I will do a cold start video this morning.
    Regarding the interior: the carpets, front seats, rear panels, inserts on the center of the dash have all been upholstered. The dash has discussed in earlier comments has been replaced.
    We have invoices from 2010 to present. We have talked with the past owner who purchased this 911 in 2007. He purchased it as you see it and did not paint the car during his ownership. The paint work is at least 15 years old and it in very nice condition with no major faults.
    I will check the antenna as well and report back.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TomP852
    Thank you for your posting. Yes, in the 1990s and early 2000s a correct replacement dash was not available.

    Yes, I commented and confirmed that this 911 did originally have factory AC

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Yopurp
    I have posted 5 pages of the engine rebuild.
    Yes, the dash has been replaced with a dash from 1974 to 1977 replacement dash. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s an original dash was not available from Porsche for a early 911.
    The transmission is an original 915 and it correct for the car. The stamp pad has bottomed out and the transmission numbers are not legible. (This is common we recently sold a 911RS with the same issue).

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @rmatricaria
    I have posted 5 pages of the engine rebuild.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • Matril01 1 month, 2 weeksago

    The car looks nice. I have a few questions for the seller:
    Can you provide a cold start video?
    Says partial restoration of interior, what else needs to be done?
    Do you have full records of restoration work done to the interior and exterior?
    Does antenna retract fully?

  • shakes 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $76,000

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    That is a replacement dash as it's the same as the dash I used on my 72 991s Targa back1 in 990 when I did my restoration. Factory types were not available back then. Do note a slight tear in the forward right corner of the speaker. I was pretty sure that it had factory AC as the front "nerf" bars were on my 72 factory air, tho your CoA doesn't show it. It's been known the the CoAs can be mistake prone as it was in mine . They did not match my Mahroney sticker. Obviously a nice car tho it does have some issues.

  • Yopurp (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @ECI how about the rebuild paperwork with the name whited out? Also, seems to be a replacement dash, not correct for 73 (please confirm), and it looks like it’s not the original transmission (please confirm). Thanks.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @rmatricaria For privacy reasons we cannot give you the past owners name.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TomP852

    The spare tire is a steel rim spare as seen in the photo gallery.

    We did not get a front fuse box cover but a complete new fuse box with cover is available from Stoddard for $47.95 (If the buyer wants an original fuse box cover I am sure that we could source one).

    The washer reservoir is under the carpet. This was original a AC car and the water reservoir is moved to the right of the smugglers box.

    It currently does not have four speakers per the CoA.

  • rmatricaria 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @ECI As I previously mentioned I would like to confirm the work with the shop .Under who’s name was the work order?

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @rmatricaria
    Yes, the engine was rebuilt and service by Automobile Associates of Canton Inc. from 2010 to 2015

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Thanks for the additional pictures--very informative. A few questions-there is no Fuchs alloy spare? there is no cover for the front fuse box? where is the washer reservoir? and does it really have four speakers as per the CoA. I don't see them. Thankyou in advance for your reply.

  • rmatricaria 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I would like to confirm the engine rebuild with Automobile Associates of Canton.
    They need a name of who the did the work for. Can you provide that name?

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @boylightning

    You are welcome to come by to inspect and test drive the 911S.
    We are open everyday, accept for Sundays

  • Arrow 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • boylightning (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I’m in SoCal and want to see this car in person.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TomP852 Not a problem. I will remove the Targa Top and take photos of the rubber seals and take photos of the head liner of the Targa top. I will also upload undercarriage photos. Yes, the chain tensioners been updated.

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Please remove Targa Top so we can see the rubber seals and the underside of the top. Possible to see underside of the car? Have the chain tensioners been updated?

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the photo gallery.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @vintage_belo Yes, we have the CoA I will post it on the photo galley with photos of the engine number and engine type. The transmission number is not legible but will post the photos of the number pad of the transmission as well.

  • ECI (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hello and thank you for your interest. Please let me know any questions anyone may have.

  • vintage_belo (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Do you have a COA and pictures showing matching numbers for engine, chassis and gearbox? Thanks!

  • PheasantRun (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    GLWS
    I lust for this. Let's see where it ends up.

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1973 Porsche 911S Targa 2.7L
Final bid: $135,000 This auction has ended.