Ridged US emission standards left many car manufacturers trying to find their way during the Mid 1970’s. The US automakers who has such performance success by the way of cubic inches just a few years ealier wer behind the curve when it came to new standards of performance. The Porsche 911, now on the market for just over 10 years, implemented power to weight ratio’s, weight distribution and handling principals since its inception. These cars were built to serve the driver. The whole car characteristics of the 911 enabled Porsche to produce a performance car to serve the US market during the mid 1970’s; the 911 2.7 Carrera. Porsche produced just 174 Carrera Targa’s in 1975. The Carrera package consisted if flared fenders, front and rear spoilers, Carrera Script down the side, 15x7 front and 15x8 rear Fuchs wheels, and a higher level of standard equipment including fine leather seating, fog lights etc.
GR Auto Gallery is proud to present for the first time publically for sale, this low mile, completely original 1975 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera Targa. This car was purchased new at Carlsen Porsche Audi in Palo Alto, CA in the summer of 1975. According to the original owner, he was considering a 67 S and a new Turbo at the time. At last, he set out to order a new car from the dealer, at that time, just in was this black on black 2.7 Carrera that was destine for the dealership owner. The car was optioned with a front oil cooler, Gold Carrera Script on lower doors, Targa-Folding Top and optional Dunlop tires. After some quick negotiation, this 2.7 Carrera found was marked sold to its new owner. Since, the car has been under his care for the next 39 years, August 2014. To this day, the car has been driven just 19570 miles. On our acquisition in February 2015, we were amazed at the quality of originality that this car possesses. To exercise proper stewardship, we immediately treated the car to a full engine out service as the car had come out of long term storage. Included in this service was a full chain tensioner upgrade, pop off valve installed in the air box, new plugs, air filter, timing guide rails, oil return tubes, drive belts, filter, cam chain spacer, new oil, and a complete and comprehensive detailing process. To date, with the exception of new Targa top material and some touch up, the car remains extraordinarily original, including excellent original Black exterior paint, an outstanding original leather interior, original Blaupunkt radio, original Fuchs, original engine, transmission, under bonnet area, engine bay and original under side. The car even still retains its original US Spec adjusted ride height which is nearly unheard of. According to our recent PPI, the car completely checks out, is free of needs and ready for immediate enjoyment.
It is no secret that Porsche is the leading marque in vehicle investment. This is fueled by design, quality and driver / car connection that has been connected with all Porsche models since the inception of the company. Only 174 Carrera Targa were produced in 1975, this coupled with the low original miles, vehicle originality and long ownership history, an example such as this near impossible to reproduce. For this reason, this car is a must consideration for any enthusiast and / or collector. The car comes with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Sworn and notarized legal testimony by the original owner concerning the original purchase, the original mileage and the originality of the car; books, original spare and Jack, and recent service invoice. Close inspection is encouraged.
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