DT: 1971 Porsche 911 T Targa

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.

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Comments (26)

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @SteveBlll the owner is open to offers. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

  • SteveBIII 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • 09gaugeN 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Topforce11 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • carsinc 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Top vinyl is nice but is the wrong texture for long hood car. When the inner reinforcement was never replaced with the new vinyl and top shows cupping. Also possible wrong seal has been used over windshield and corners of top sit up, thus wind nose. Car has some problems but is great looking.

  • ERLY911 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Poster child of a mystery Porsche. The body tag in the door jamb should have the color code not the VIN.

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    The tachometer stopped working while performing the road test, will need a tachometer.

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Just submitted driving video.

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing.

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Up close targa top pics submitted

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @m10-1w the original color was a dark blue, I don't know the exact color. The interior color originally was black.
    we are sorting out the carburetors right now. Will post up a driving video later today.
    will post up targa pics shortly. Standby

  • m10-1w 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Is the car color original, or changed during restoration?

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Posted a few pics of the targa top installed. I will have better pics up tomorrow. Sorry for the delay guys

  • Sharaprenz 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @carsinc the front sections were done prior to 2014 when the current owner purchased the car. There is no paperwork of when they were replaced. The rear sections were performed in 2018/2019. I will post up better pictures soon of the targa top. Thanks.

  • carsinc 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    No mention of a 1/2 floor replacement which has been done. The back section looks to be needed to be done by looks. Top side and interior seem to be very nice. Also a plus is addition of retractable seat belts. Top seems to be incorrect for year but close ups will be needed to tell.

  • DMotoring (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @carsinc sorry not sure what areas your asking about? What specific areas do you need pics of? I can get those for you. Thanks

  • carsinc 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Why no pics of the top front, rear, inside.? Thanks

  • vintageguru 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • DMotoring (seller) 4 weeksago

    @pat356jones I will post up a driving video on Wednesday.
    The car came with and still has Zenith 40 carburetors. I will try and get the carbs adjusted prior to the road test video.

  • pat356jones 4 weeksago

    @DMotoring do you have a driving video? Are these weber carbs? If so, which designation? What are the chances you can adjust them prior to the driving video?

  • DMotoring (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @GregPappas there aren’t any records with the car prior to 2014. We do not have a way to verify if the mileage is 31k or 131k.
    When the restoration was performed the body shop did not note any areas that looked as though there was any previous accidents.

  • GregPappas 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Any indication of previous accidents or reports to go with it?
    Listed is 31K in mileage, 40 plus years on this car. Is this 131K?

  • DMotoring (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Matril01 it is a 1971 911 2.2L engine. I do not have a COA to verify if it is numbers matching to the car.

  • Fireengine222 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

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DT: 1971 Porsche 911 T Targa
Current offer: $50,000