Due to very strict registration regulations in the United States of America, one of the strongest export countries for Porsche, the sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen built the first Targa model back in 1965. This sports car was a mixture of a convertible and a coupé, because the leather-covered folding roof could be removed in a few simple steps. This created a convertible feeling without having to give up safety in the event of an accident. This roll cage provided a significantly higher level of protection than normal convertibles did.
From this point onwards, Porsche built a Targa from all model series in order to be able to serve the steadily growing number of fans.
This Porsche 911 Targa was delivered on July 1st, 1974 in the United States of America. When the order was placed, Mexico blue was a very rare exterior color that the customer from Texas used to order his Porsche at a surcharge. This Porsche has a very exciting and complete history, which begins in 1975 with invoices from the Porsche and Audi center in Oklahoma. The owner of this Targa at the time was certainly a Porsche enthusiast, because all the required customer services were carried out in the same Porsche Center and all invoices from that time are original.
At the beginning of 1980 the owner moved to Germany due to his professional career (military) and re-imported the Porsche 911 Targa. Ultimately, he decided in 1981 to convert the 911 Targa with a mileage of 57,135 miles (92,000 km) to the 2.7 S at the best-known Porsche tuner. The American invested DM 16,708.18 in the renovation, which was carried out by the German specialist Alois Ruf in Pfaffenhausen and for which the original invoice is also available. There is also a postal correspondence between Alois Ruf and the American first owner in the documents for the vehicle. Further original invoices for various Porsche spare parts from an official Porsche parts service are also included in the history.
In 1984 the owner returned to the USA and took the Porsche back home with him. Additional customer services took place in Maryland, the ex-soldier's new home. The last one in 1986, when he finally decided to sell the sports car. The customer was able to call this car his own for a total of 12 years and over 90,000 miles (145,000 km), a time in which he cared for and maintained the vehicle perfectly. During these times, the owner and the vehicle have certainly experienced a lot and seldom would you like to be told this story as much as from this great car.
But of course this relationship also comes to an end at some point and so the owner of the vehicle changed in September 1986. The second owner of the Mexico-blue Porsche came from Virginia and, like the previous owner, looked after the sports car. Further original invoices from the various customer services and spare parts are available. But only 3 years later, in September 1989, the owner separated from the Porsche and sold it to a businessman, also from Virginia. After the purchase, he took the vehicle to customer service and ordered new tires. Presumably this gentleman was a dealer or bought the vehicle for this purpose, because exactly six months later the car changed hands again in August 1990. Before that, he commissioned an appraisal that describes the condition of the vehicle as “very good to fine condition”. The value was set at 14,000 US dollars. The original purchase contract to the new owner in 1990 for 9,875.00 US dollars is available; at this point in time the Porsche had a mileage of around 103,000 miles (166,000 km).
In the fourth hand, the Porsche came back to Maryland to a businessman who was to own the car for the next 10 years. Of course, all service was carried out during this time and the car was still serviced. Here, too, all invoices are in the original. Unfortunately, the Porsche was only driven very rarely and after these 10 years the speedometer only showed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) more. Now the last change of owner was to take place in the USA, when the sports car only had a little more than 109,000 miles (176,000 km) on the clock. With this last owner in the USA, before the Porsche 911 Targa was to be reimported back to Germany, the car remained for another 6 years.
In 2008 the Porsche came back to the country where it was once produced. Now in Baden-Wuerttemberg and thus in the 6th hand, an expert opinion was first drawn up via the TÜV. Then all necessary service work was carried out to prepare the car for German road traffic. A brief taxation by an expert indicates a value of € 32,000 in 2009 and a condition of 2+. At the time of this appraisal, the Porsche had almost 135,000 miles (218,000 km) on the clock. From 2009 to 2013, i.e. within 5 years, around € 7,000 was invested in the sports car to get it in good condition, both technically and visually. The last change of owner took place in 2013 and the new owner, also an entrepreneur from Baden-Württemberg, bought the sports car and added it to his collection. After the registration in Germany in 2009, the Porsche 911 Targa was driven very little. Since the speedometer was converted from miles to kilometers when it was registered and the mileage was set to 0, it can be stated that the car was only driven a little over 2,500 km in Germany. At the time of the sale, this results in a total mileage of just over 220,000 kilometers, although it should not be forgotten that the engine was only driven 130,000 kilometers after the very costly optimization in 1981.
A Porsche 911 Targa in mexico blue is certainly a specialty in itself, but a vehicle with this documentation and a complete history is certainly hard to find. The previous owners from America must have been true Porsche fans, this is the only way to explain this type of documentation. The fact that the first owner imported the car to Germany for professional reasons, had it modified by RUF and took it back to the USA a few years later shows the bond with the vehicle.
This sports car wants to tell a story, a story full of experiences and experiences ...
The most striking feature of the Porsche 911 Targa is undoubtedly the rare choice of color. Mexico blue is not a very common exterior color and is certainly very difficult to find again. Furthermore, the Porsche was upgraded to the S engine by the RUF company and has 175 hp as a result. The seats were also replaced by Recaro sports seats with the typical checkered quilting to match the exterior color. The vehicle has the original Blaupunkt radio and the Porsche is otherwise in a very original and well-kept condition.
Sports car / convertible category
Origin American version
Year of construction 1974
First registration 07/01/1974
Cubic capacity 2,653 cm³
Power 129kW (175 HP)
Transmission 5-speed manual transmission
Drive type rear-wheel drive
Mileage 2,700 km (read)
Vehicle owner 7
Color mexico blue
Interior leather, black / blue
Chassis number 9114112XXX (on request)
HU / AU 05/22