The 911 S 2.4 Targa offered here was completed by the factory in early 1972 and was delivered new to its first owner in its native Germany through the official Porsche dealer Raffay in Hamburg on May 16, 1972. The car remained in Germany until 1986 when it was exported to Sweden, where it was road registered for the following four years and then taken off the road.
Discovered by the consignor in 2003 in need of a restoration, he purchased the car and set about restoring it to its former glory. When found, the car had been updated to look like a later G-Series 911 and fitted with 911 SC rear fenders and impact bumpers but was otherwise found to be complete throughout. He kept the car in storage for several years, finally beginning restoration work in 2018. The car was returned to its native Germany and stripped down to bare medal and carefully restored to its original condition by a team of hand-picked specialists. Every component was thoughtfully considered in bringing the 911 back to its correct appearance as it left the factory in 1972, and the results speak for themselves.
Since the completion of the 911s restoration, the car has been driven for about 400 km, but the consignor recommends that it should be driven carefully until roughly 1,500 km to be sure the engine is completely broken in. Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this confirms that the car retains its original engine and gearbox, and that it has been refinished in its original colours.
Offering more power and torque than previous models thanks to its revised 2.4-litre flat-six, the 1972 911 furthered Porsche’s seemingly constant drive to improve and refine the 911. For their street-legal models, the 911 S 2.4 Targa was the top shelf offering that year, providing fuel-injected performance with the thrills of top-down motoring, albeit with the safety and stability of a coupe. This wonderfully restored example checks all the right boxes and is ready to drive and enjoy.