Up for auction is this 1977 Porsche 911 R.OW. Carrera 3.0 Targa finished in the rare and stunning combination of Minerva Blue Metallic over a black leather interior (originally leatherette). This numbers-matching example features a complete engine rebuild along with a refreshed interior, making it a stand out among other examples. Originally sold new in Bavaria, this Targa is now being offered out of Scottsdale, AZ with proper documentation and extensive service records.
This Targa is said to have been professionally refinished approximately 7 years ago in its original rare color of Minerva Blue Metallic. The seller notes that the car shows to be in excellent cosmetic condition with a small area of corrosion present in the front trunk area. Detailed images are available in the photo gallery. A few key exterior features of this Targa include an iconic black Targa bar, factory fog lights, passengers-side mirror delete, tinted rear window and a rear window wiper. The car rides on a set of factory black-finished 16″ Fuchs wheels that are wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires.
Inside, you will find a black leather interior that shows to be in excellent condition which is clear when viewing the gallery photos. The front seats are said to have been professionally refinished in 2017. Noteworthy interior details include a rear window defroster, electric antenna, power windows, and an aftermarket Alpine head unit. All electronics are said to be in working order.
Power comes from a numbers-matching 930/02 3.0 L air-cooled- flat-six engine that is rated at approximately 200 HP and 188 lb-ft of torque. The engine is said to have been completely rebuilt in 2011 along with the installation of a new clutch and new engine bay pad. In 2019, Beck’s European of Scottsdale, AZ performed a valve adjustment, and fluid change. The car is said to be in excellent running condition.
The Carrera 3.0 Targa holds a special place in Porsche history due to its limited production number and larger 3.0 L engine which was a direct development of the 2.8 RSR racing engine of the early ’70s.
The sale will also include, two keys, ownership history since new, 1984 DOT/EPA Federalization documents, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, factory tools, and air pump.