Now up for auction is this rare 1976 Porsche 911S Targa Ferry Porsche Signature Edition. One of only 200 Signature Editions built, this 1976 Targa honors Ferry Porsche with a special Cinnamon leatherette interior featuring Brown-Beige tweed inserts and a steering wheel embossed with Porsche’s signature. Refinished in Guards Red, this 1976 example has been in the current owner’s family for over 26 years and has undergone a recent service of the ignition system. An ideal running and driving project car for any enthusiast looking to undertake a light restoration, this highly collectible 911S Signature Edition is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of Massachusetts with approximately 112k miles showing on the odometer.
At some point during its life, this Signature Edition was refinished in the current shade of Guards Red from its original Platinum Metallic color. The Targa top is described to be well preserved, while the rest of the exterior shows signs of age and cosmetic imperfections as depicted in the photo gallery. A front lip spoiler is equipped and the factory 15” Cookie Cutter wheels have been painted silver and fitted with Yokohama S305 tires.
Unique to the Signature Edition, this 911S features a special Cinnamon leatherette interior with Brown-Beige tweed inserts on the door panels and rear seats. The steering wheel is trimmed in tan leather and features Ferry Porsche’s signature embossed on the center. Black and red Coco floor mats have been installed along with an aftermarket leather gear knob, and the factory Blaupunkt radio remains in place. The seats and dashboard appear to have been well-kept, while the door panels and carpets exhibit signs of age and discoloration. The door armrests and pull handles are not depicted in the photos, although the seller confirms they will accompany the sale. The speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, and temperature gauges are working properly, however, the operational status of the fuel and oil level gauges has not been confirmed.
This 911S is equipped with an air-cooled 2.7L flat-six engine with Bosch CIS fuel injection. As much as 165 HP is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle. The oil has been changed regularly and the seller has recently replaced the fuel pump as well as the distributor cap, rotor, and points. The transmission is described to be in strong mechanical order, while the engine hesitates upon startup and does not run smoothly until reaching full operating temperature. The seller suspects either a vacuum leak or fault with the CIS system to be causing the issues and recommends a full tune-up to be carried out by the next owner.
This sale will include a toolkit, interior trim pieces, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. A perfect fall project for any air-cooled enthusiast, this rare 911S Targa Signature Edition awaits its next owner.