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Porsche 911 S

Porsche 911 S

Targa, 1976


  • Vehicle from a classic car collection
  • US import from Arizona
  • 1985 Porsche 911 SC engine

Despite the high mileage, the 911 Targa S is in good condition. The more powerful engine, the galvanized body and the upgraded interior make it the ideal classic 911 for everyday use.

A 1976 Porsche 911 S Targa in blue metallic is on offer. The vehicle is an import from the state of Arizona in the United States. The current owner imported the vehicle from the USA himself in 2017. The number of previous owners is unknown. The Targa has covered 359,055 km. The vehicle was given a “two minus” rating in a short evaluation. According to the owner, the condition is more like a “two”, but the installation of a replacement unit prevented a better rating.

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The replacement unit, however, is an outstanding feature of this 911. It is a completely overhauled engine from a 1985 Porsche 911 SC with 3.2 liter displacement. The conversion took place in 2014 with a mileage of approx. 97,000 km. We have the invoice for $ 9,295.00. With this 205 hp engine, the performance is noticeably improved compared to the original unit with 2.7 liter displacement and an output of 175 hp.

The body of this G-model from model year 1976 benefits from a major improvement in the form of a body that is hot-dip galvanized on both sides. Coupled with a life in the sunny US state of Arizona, there is no rust to be found on the body. The vehicle was completely repainted in the USA. The color is probably Minerva blue metallic (304); at least the paint is very similar to this shade. According to the previous owner, the repainting is not in the original color, the vehicle is said to have been green before.

The paintwork has not faded despite its origin in dry and sunny Arizona. The seller is not aware of any major scratches or damage. The seller describes the completely refurbished paintwork as being in good condition for its age. The removable Targa roof section is in perfect condition and benefited from a renewal of all seals in 2018.

According to the Carfax Report and statements by the previous owners, it is assumed that the Porsche is accident-free. The US rear bumper was replaced with a European model bumper due to aesthetic preferences.

The Targa rests on original Fuchs alloy wheels with a 16 "diameter, which are 6" wide at the front and 7 "wide at the rear. The rims are fitted with Michelin Pilot Exalto tires from 2012 in 205/55 R16 at the front and 225/50 R16 at the rear, which still have a lot of residual tread. All rims are generally in good shape; However, there are minor paint defects on the black painted rim stars. The polished rim edges are free from damage.

The interior of the G-model has a classic black leather interior with black carpets. Despite the considerable mileage, the interior is only discreetly patinated. Larger signs of use can only be made out on the lower edge of the dashboard.

The seats show are in excellent condition as they were refurbished in 2011 for $ 2,500. They were converted from manual to electric. Despite the heat exposure in Arizona, the dashboard is free of cracks. There is no air conditioning. All instruments are fully functional. The speedometer was converted to metric units with the protocol and the odometer was zeroed at a mileage of 358,737 km (222,909 miles). The mileage currently shows a mileage of 318 km.

The interior was only slightly modified. A DAB radio with hands-free facility from Blaupunkt has found its way into the dashboard. In addition, speakers from the Ground Zero brand have been installed behind the original speaker grilles. In addition to the electric seat adjustment, electric window lifters were also retrofitted.

The technology of the 911 was kept in perfect condition with a lot of financial effort, both in the USA and in Germany. In addition to the refurbished 3.2 liter Carrera engine, the vehicle's engineering was revised on a major scale in the United States in 2014 for $ 11,446.

Since the import, over € 14,118.65 (gross) has flowed into the vehicle. Two inspections were carried out: One in May 2018 and one in August 2020. During the course of the inspections:

  • Rear wheel bearing renewed
  • Revised brake caliper
  • Braided steel brake hoses and new brake pads installed for even better braking properties
  • Oil cooler fan repaired
  • Ignition revised
  • Wiring repaired and revised
  • Shock absorbers renewed
  • Heating trains renewed
  • Differential bearing renewed
  • Oil lines and exhaust gaskets renewed

During the inspections it was found that the underbody is in very good condition. The engine should also be clean and dry. The left heat exchanger of the exhaust is damaged in one place (see gallery picture).

The vehicle is sold with a defect-free general inspection report and a valid report for the issuance of an H license plate according to §23 StVZO, both of which are valid until July 2022. All work carried out in Germany is documented with invoices. The invoices are also available for the work mentioned in the USA. The original log book with service booklet is available and several maintenance work has been entered; However, it is not complete. As mentioned at the beginning, there is a brief assessment that gives the vehicle a “two minus” rating (because of the exchange engine, there was no better rating).

Despite the high mileage, the 911 Targa S is in good condition. Due to the more powerful engine, the galvanized body and the sensible improvements in the interior, this 911 is ideal for those who want to drive a classic 911 in everyday life.

Equipment features:

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Oil temperature display
  • Electric window lifters in the front (installed later)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (installed later)
  • Spare wheel on steel rim
  • Fog lights
  • Rear fog light
  • Power steering
  • Brake booster
  • 5-speed manual transmission

Note: If the vehicle is sold to a trader, 19% VAT can be reported. For foreign traders with a valid VAT ID no. the same is true.

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Year of construction: 1976
Initial registration date: January 1976
Model: 911 S
Body: Targa
Series: 911 G-Model
Mileage: 359055 km
Power: 205 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,16 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Servo steering
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Blue
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Ancona Metallic L97B
Vehicle inspection valid until: July 2022
Condition: Accident-free
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes
Country of delivery: Germany
Number of vehicle owners: 2

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