2,195cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Dual Weber Carburetors
125bhp at 5,800rpm
*Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
*Matching engine and color
The Certificate of Authenticity states that the car was delivered with the engine it retains and quotes supply in this color, as well as confirming that the black leatherette and corduroy seats are original. Other options included Comfort Equipment, Light Metal Wheels and Michelin tires. Completed in July 1970, the 'T' Targa is supported with important and interesting documents which trace original ownership in Germany as per its Fahrzeugbrief where it was delivered new to a Dietbald Krautle of Welfshalde on September 6, 1970, who kept the car for exactly one year, selling it then to Klaus Rampercer on September 6, 1971.
At some point it migrated to North America in the 1980s, a journey which is recorded by a handful of Polaroids showing the car being containerized. This 911 T was acquired by the previous owner in 2012 on the West Coast.
As viewed today, the Porsche has an unmistakable honesty to it, of particular note is the interior which is a combination that in preference to leather provides warmth and comfort in all seasons, versus the 'over hot' or 'over cold' of hide. Those interior seats show some age, but not excessive wear and the dash in particularly good condition. In addition to the noted papers a period handbook and wallet are also on file. Having benefitted from a high quality repaint in late 2019 and a full carb rebuild, fluid service, and suspension service in January 2020 this well sorted Targa is ready to enjoy.
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