For sale is a 1972 Porsche 2.4 911S Targa Vin# 9112310755, Engine# 6322000. Only 989 Porsche 911S Targas were produced in 1972. This is an engine/chassis matching numbers car.
I've owned this car for the past 27 years and I am the second owner (I have a copy of the original pink slip to verify this). This car has spent its life in Southern California. I purchased this car with 31K miles and over the years I have put an additional 60K miles on it (currently the odometer reads 90K miles). If you've ever driven an early 911S you know what a joy these early Porsche cars can be to drive. I have not regularly driven the car since 2006 and it's been sitting for most of that time. I recently pulled it out of storage for this sale. Below I've tried to detail the work that has been done over the years that I've owned it, but although I've tried to keep all records of my car unfortunately over the years I've misplaced many of these receipts.
In 2003 the car was painted in the original light yellow color (paint code 117). The paint job is adequate and still has plenty of life left. Note: The paint color in the photos looks darker than it actually is. It is light yellow. From a distance it's hard to see any obvious problems with it, but when you get up close you'll see overspray areas under the pan sides and in the trunk area, clear coat paint drip on the lower back bumper and the underside of the decklid was not sprayed with the same detail. Several small areas were not degreased properly and in these areas the paint lifted. It has six coats of paint and two clear coats. It was color sanded and still has a nice mirror finish with no signs of fading or the dreaded orange peal. It does not need a new paint job but it could use repair work on several small areas by a quality painter. The dash is original (complete with the speaker grill). The car came with factory Recaro Sport Seat option that were originally covered in thick vinyl. The rear jump seats, rear panel, door panels, door pockets and visors are all original. I replaced the original carpeting with a Perlon kit in 1995 and I retained all the original carpet pieces and boxed them up for reference. It has the original 6 inch Fuchs wheels including the spare. I just removed the fuel tank and had it cleaned, relined and sprayed. I reskinned the targa top and installed a felt liner. The floor pan, battery boxes, trunk floor and underside of fenders are all clean for a 40 year old car. This car is as dry, rust free and clean under the chassis as one can expect from a 40 year old Southern California car. You can view more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lopez72porsche911s/
In 2003 I had a top end engine rebuild (full valve job, balanced connecting rods, replaced rod bearings, new piston rings and hone Mahle piston barrels, resealed engine, installed 930 chain tensioners with anti-collapse collars and I had the MFI pump rebuilt by Jerry Fairchild. I removed and boxed up the mechanical fuel injection system (complete and comes with car) and installed Italian Weber 40ida carburetors with PMO manifolds, K&N air filters, MSD 6AL ignition box and a Pertronix Igniter II. Also, the heat exchangers were removed and replaced with headers. In 2003 I replaced the clutch, throw out bearing and resurfaced the flywheel with a factory Sachs pkg and I replaced the rear shocks with factory Boge type. I just had the Weber Carburetors completely rebuilt. The transmission has not been rebuilt and still shifts well. In 2003 I replaced the shifting coupler and the nylon sleeves on the shift rod to clean up the shift slop. Electrical wiring is original and I've discovered a couple of electrical gremlins (Tach stopped working, one brake light out, one weak turn signal, no lic plate light, no trunk light). The engine runs strong and burns clean. Please check out the YouTube video of the motor running at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVA6IAKFTk
I've tried to keep the car in as original condition as I could without adding anything that didn't need to be there. I'm of the belief that a car is only original once and anything removed should have a functional purpose. As you are probably aware the 1969-1973 911S cars are by far the most desirable air cooled Porsche's and the current prices reflect this. The 1972 911 is somewhat unique in that it's the first early 911 to carry the 2.4 liter engine (the 911S is rated at 190hp) and it came with a 915 transmission. It's also the only early 911 that has the oil door on the right rear fender which has better weight distribution and the 911S has a separate front oil cooler. Note: No attempt has ever been made to restore this car. However, in my opinion this car is not in need of a full restoration because the paint is acceptable, the body is dry, the interior is clean, the motor is strong and the trans shifts smooth, but it will require a little attention before using it as a daily driver.
Price is $69,500.00. Given its condition, the current market and extreme limited availability of these rare cars I believe the fair price, but feel free to submit any serious offers. Please check the market for availability and prices of a comparable 1972 Porsche 911S Targa. These cars are only becoming harder to find and as a result the prices will continue to rise. My car is being sold in “as is” condition. Please look at all photos and feel free to ask any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you