The first version of the Porsche 911 was produced for a period of three years before being replaced by the 911 L (for “Luxus”) from 1967. Later, a more powerful model, the 911 S, was added to the range. Launched in November 1966, the 911 S was equipped with a 2.0-liter 160 hp engine, enabling it to reach a top speed of 225 km/h. It was distinguished by improved features and, visually, by its famous 15-inch Fuchs wheels.
Initially fitted with Weber triple-barrel carburetors, the 911 S saw these replaced by Bosch mechanical fuel injection in 1968, boosting power from 160 to 170 hp. In 1967, the 911 T (for “Touring”) was introduced, developing 110 hp. The range comprised four models: the 911 L, the 911 T, the 911 S and the 912, plus the Targa version (named after the Targa Florio, the Sicilian race in which Porsche scored a number of successes), launched in 1966 and distinguished by a partially uncoverable roof, leaving a fixed overhanging arch (originally chrome-colored, later painted black), and a glass “bubble” enveloping the rear of the cabin.
In 1969, the displacement of all 911 variants was increased from 2.0 l to 2.2 l. The range then included the 911 T (125 hp), 911 E (155 hp) and 911 S (180 hp), while the 911 L was withdrawn from the catalogs. Subsequently, in 1972, the 911’s displacement was increased to 2.4 litres. By this stage, the most powerful model, the 911 S, was developing 190 hp, making it the fastest car produced in Germany, with a top speed of around 240 km/h.
This example is a 1972 911 2.4T Targa (model F): however, the year after its purchase, the Italian owner decided to change the car’s styling to model G, considered at the time to be a more modern car.
The conversion has been professionally executed, both inside and out, in its Blutorange color (Porsche color code 018). The conversion also included new seats and new Fuchs Cookie cutter rims with wider wheels ( 215/60 R15) which are authorized and certified by the Belgian authorities ( Service public fédéral Mobilité Transports). The parts to restore the car to its original exterior style, with the exception of the wheels, the two front wings, the front indicators and possibly the seats, will be delivered with the car. Note that once it has been returned to its original state, any parts replaced can be resold, reducing the final cost of the conversion.
This car was sold in Italy in September 1972. It remained in Italy until 2005, when it was imported into Belgium.
Original Italian Porsche service book stamped 11 times from 1972 to 1991 with 56,493 kms, Belgian Carpass issued in 2007 with 65,686 kms.
The current owner bought the car in 2008 with 67,226 kms on the odometer. Today the odometer shows 87,350 kms. The mileage can be considered real.
The car is very well maintained.
- Chain tensioners replaced by hydraulic tensioners in 2010
- Valve lash adjustment
- Brake system restored to 65,500 kms (discs, lines, pads…)
- Mineral oil (Castrol) and filter changed every 3000 kms or 2 years.
The car is in very good condition and drives very well. Its very attractive price for a 2.4 T is motivated by its G-model appearance, but it can be returned to its original state, and the main parts are available with the car. A great investment opportunity!