1971 Porsche 911T Targa - 5 speed manual

Price: - Item location: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: Targa
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: T
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 99,240
  • VIN: 9111110425
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.2L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Porsche 911 Targa

This is my 1971 Porsche 911T Targa which I am offering for sale due to the arrival of a 1966 E-type in my life.

The 911 was cosmetically and mechanically restored to a very high level in 2014 by German Motors of Providence, RI.The car is a matching numbers (chassis, engine, and transmission) example and the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from Porsche is included.Please read on for more detailed info.

-Exterior: Body, Paint, and Glass

oBody has been painted in its original Silver Metallic color.In its past life the car was repainted red.This was stripped during restoration and a high quality two-stage paint job was performed.

oThe entire vehicle is free of rust.

oThe original hood, rear lid, doors, fenders and body panels are all in place and are straight and well aligned.

oDoor jambs are in excellent condition.

oAll glass was removed as part of the restoration.The windshield was replaced.The original rear window with factory tint and rear defog was in excellent condition and is retained.The side windows were also in excellent shape and are retained.All weather-stripping was replaced.

oThere are two Targa tops with the vehicle.In the photos you can see the rigid fiberglass top which was refinished in semi-gloss black paint and re-lined on the underside.The top seals were replaced and it operates and latches perfectly.The “umbrella style” folding Targa top also functions and will fit in the trunk.

-Mechanicals: Engine & Drivetrain, Chassis, Suspension

oCurrent mileage is 99,240.

oThe original 2.2L six cylinder engine was completely rebuilt and restored to “as original” appearance.

oThe original Zenith carburetors were rebuilt and are in excellent condition.

oBelts, hoses, and ignition have been replaced.

oWiring harnesses and electrical components have been restored or replaced as needed.

oThe original two-battery configuration has been retained with properly replaced wiring.

oThe original 5-speed dog-leg manual transmission was rebuilt and operates very well.

oClutch system and throttle cables were replaced during restoration.

oBraking system is all new as per original configuration.

oNew factory style exhaust system was installed.

oHeater boxes were replaced during restoration also.

oChassis and floor-pan were restored to “as original” appearance.

oFloor-pan was cleaned and coated as per factory.

oEntire suspension was rebuilt using original reconditioned and new parts.


oThe mostly original interior was restored to an “as original” appearance.

oThe black leatherette seat coverings were replaced on the original seats and besides a small scuff from my belt on the driver seat are in great condition.

oSeat mounts were replaced and are in perfect condition.All seat adjustments were restored and function perfectly.

oOriginal seatbelts were restored and are in excellent shape.

oDashboard and trim panels are original and are in good shape: no cracks, rips or discoloration.

oGauges were professionally restored and feature white LED backlighting: they function perfectly, look terrific, and are legible at night.

oDoor cards are original and in great shape.

oFactory heater and blower system works exactly as it should.All fan speeds work, vent directionals work, and heater temperature control functions perfectly.

oNew Retrosound Hermosa head unit is installed for the “vintage” Becker style appearance but with the convenience of Aux, USB, and Bluetooth integration.

oA Retrosound stereo speaker was installed in the single dash mounted speaker slot to provide stereo sound versus the original mono speaker.

oEvery instrument works: wipers, lighter socket, rear defogger, trip meter reset, etc.

oHand throttle works perfectly.

oInterior dome light works as do door sensors.

oAll instrument lights work.

oOriginal rear seats are in good shape and can be raised and lowered as per design.

oAll interior carpeting was replaced with high quality reproduction materials including Cocomats.

oThere is a Nardi 13” wheel installed with a Nardi “Porsche” branded horn button.The original Porsche 380mm factory steering wheel is included in the sale.I replaced the wheel because at my size (6’2” and 200 lb) the larger diameter factory wheel was entirely too intimate with my thighs.

oSpeaking of my size, the driver seat mounts were adapted via installation of rails to the tub mounts to allow the seat to slide further back than standard.This allows drivers of >6’ to operate the vehicle more comfortably.

oThe shift knob is a matching wood finish to the wheel.It is easily removable if one wishes to return to a completely factory look.

-Rear engine compartment

oRear engine compartment and firewall were restored to “as original” appearance.

oRear lid was restored and painted and opens, closes, and latches properly.It is aligned perfectly.

-Front trunk compartment

oFront trunk area was restored to “as original” condition.

oInner panels are solid and free of rust.

oCarpeting has been replaced with high quality reproduction materials including fasteners.

oMatching alloy spare wheel is included.

oFactory toolkit and jack are not included.

oFront lid aligns, opens, closes, and latches properly.

-Exterior: Bumpers, Trim, and Lighting

oFront and rear bumpers are original and have been refinished to excellent condition.

oAll bumper trim was replaced and is in great shape.

oAll emblems and chrome trim are in excellent condition.

oThe satin finish Targa hoop is in perfect condition.

oThe front grille inserts are in excellent condition.

oRear grille and grille frame are in excellent shape.

oHeadlamps have original “sugar scoop” style surrounds with very good chrome bezels.The lights are factory style Wagners.

oParking lamp lenses and chromed housings are in great shape.

oTaillamp lenses and housings are excellent.

oThe fuel filler flap actuates perfectly.The filler cap and rubber protector for the filling nozzle during filling has been replaced with a NOS part.

-Wheels and Tires

oThe vehicle has original 14” Fuchs wheels which have been refinished.

oThe 185/70R14 Sumitomo HTR 200 tires have <2K miles on them.

Speaking from the heart as a car enthusiast, this is a wonderful example of an attractive, well put together early long-hood 911.It starts reliably, idles well, revs properly and is fun to drive.I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere from a reliability standpoint.Handling, shifting, steering, acceleration, and road noise are all exactly as they should be for this model.

As mentioned, I am offering this car for sale as I have been fortunate enough to acquire a Series 1 E-type Jag and both cars occupy the same “niche” for me. The E-type wins out and I do not drive the 911 enough to warrant holding onto it.I do have a 964 which allows me to get my rear-engined air-cooled fix.

Please look through all the photos and feel free to ask any questions.Thank you for your interest.