1974 Porsche 911 Targa 5-Speed

Now available for auction is this 1974 Porsche 911 Targa finished in Bitter Chocolate over a Cinnamon leatherette interior.  This 1974 example is said to have been originally sold to a doctor in New York before making its way to Cincinnati about 24 years ago where it has remained ever since, undriven, in climate-controlled storage.  With $13k reported to have been invested recently in mechanical refurbishment, this remarkable and highly original 911 Targa shows just over 64k miles on its 5-digit odometer and is now being offered by its seller out of Ohio accompanied by a Porsche Production Specifications sheet and a collection of records dating back to the original purchase.

This Targa is presented in its factory-specified color of Bitter Chocolate.  Having spent much of its life in climate-controlled storage, the paint is reported to be preserved in mostly original condition with the exception of the driver’s side fender, door, and rear quarter panel which are all said to have been refinished in 1979.  The seller also notes one small rust spot under a rubber door sill, additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings.  This 911 features a classic stainless-steel Targa bar, a wraparound glass rear window, a single driver’s side mirror, chrome headlight bezels, and 16" Fuchs wheels.

Inside, you will find a highly original Cinnamon leatherette interior with the factory Blaupunkt radio remaining in place.  Factory specifications include “Koni Shocks Instead of Boge” and equipment for the U.S. market.  The cabin shows to have been very well preserved with the exception of a tear depicted across the base of the driver’s seat.  All gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional.  The 5-digit odometer currently reads just over 64k, which the seller has reported to be the original mileage.

This 911 is equipped with a 2.7L flat-six engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.  Since recently being brought out of storage in 2020, this 911 has received over $13k in service including an oil and filter change, transaxle and brake fluid flush, rebuilt brake calipers, new brake hoses, a master cylinder, a new fuel pump, new fuel and oil lines, spark plugs, and complete refurbishment of the CIS fuel system.  Some invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery and service records are said to date back to the original purchase.  The seller recommends the lower valve cover seals for replacement.

This sale will include a collection of records, a spare tire, a photo of the original owner with the car, a Porsche Production Specification sheet, and a clean title. Staying true to its factory specifications, this attractive 1974 Targa is an excellent choice for any air-cooled purist.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $47,000
  • Auction End: May 9, 2021, 9:13 a.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (32)

  • Offer from Columbia, SC (29206) 5 days, 3 hoursago

    Sold for $47,000

  • $47,000 offer from Columbia, SC (29206) 1 weekago

    Offer in the amount of $46,000

  • Task911 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $44,000

  • frprtp 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • Task911 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • frprtp 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,500

  • BCRS 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,911

  • frprtp 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,250

  • Task911 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,500

  • Porschehound (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @nobrakes The heavy undercoat was taken off with dry Ice Blasting showed no signs of bent metal from a wreck underneath nor fender areas One small spot under rubber sill cover maybe 1/4 inch which was treated to prevent any other rust. The underneath undercoat was put on either in Germany or the dealer was removed down to the the original paint as you can see

  • Edureis 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • manuals4ever 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $23,750

  • nobrakes (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @Roma I missed that comment about the rust too...

  • Roma (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    I missed the comment on rust in the description, THX

  • Roma (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    Would the Seller plz comment on any rust issues? THX

  • BarryLe 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • 9146max 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • jdeneufville 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $22,750

  • 9146max 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Porschehound I also have the insulation piece goes behind engine brand new not installed yet will go with the car

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Porschehound Also the wheels could be redone

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @BarryLe Barry
    European Specialist in Cincinnati went through it Jimmy has been working on those cars for 35 years
    CIS fuel system has been done and checked The Targa is in great cond being 47 years old as you know always little things can pop up but this car has never been beat.
    The person I got it from him and his friend took drives the other person died so he parked it in his basement and never drove it again until i bought it. It sat for approx 22 years climate control basement @ 70degrees
    New fuel pump,master cyl, Classic porsche fluids Schwepco gear oil brakes lines all calipers rebuilt new rear shocks, gas tank cleaned all new oil lines some fuel lines spark plugs radio works but you can't hear it to well It could need a new set of tires
    Miles are accurate Full book of all service records pretty much from day one. and pictures of original owner.

  • BarryLe (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Porschehound @Porschehound: Thank you. Can you tell me if there is anything else mechanical that you think would need attention? I want to enjoy your Targa as a "driver" and I hate any drama. I would rather be proactive and fix things before they break or need immediate attention.

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @BarryLe Small shop should be $200 per side that's what I was quoted It's very easy to get to them Very small drips occur New gaskets have a silicone seal now

  • BarryLe 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • BarryLe (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Porschehound: Do you have an estimate of cost to replace the lower valve cover seals as you recommend?

  • nobrakes 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,740

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Raycharles4998 Never was I just bought the plate for show

  • Raycharles4998 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    No mention of it being in California?
    Thank you

  • Porschehound (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Johnbugg I have looked at service records shows tensioners Some of the service records are light I cant read all of the so lets say no

  • Johnbugg (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Have the studs been replaced in the engine case ? Thanks

  • area901 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Why can't folks just leave the poor alternator and fan as designed instead of creating a complete eyesore?

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1974 Porsche 911 Targa 5-Speed
Final offer: $47,000