This rare 1973 911T Targa was special-ordered and delivered to Central Porsche/Audi in Wichita, Kansas. The original owner kept the car for 39 years before selling to its’ 2nd owner and has confirmed the history and details on this special 911. The exterior light yellow paint is original, and this 911 has covered only 80,435 miles. While the front seats had the proper hounds tooth inserts, they were showing some wear; so we installed new inserts to complement the rest of the original interior. This car comes with extensive documentation, including the original window sticker. It was special ordered with many options (see below), including the Sportomatic transmission which is extremely rare and performs flawlessly. When you place your hand on the shifter, the clutch engages and you manually shift gears – the forerunner to the new PDK. The air conditioning, S Splitter and fog lights are all factory installed and on the original window sticker! This is a rare opportunity to acquire a “no stories” early 911 with some very cool options.
Original window sticker with car lists special options:
1. Sportomatic Transmission
2. US air conditioning package (G03)
3. Forged alloy wheels 6X15
4. Stabilizer bars front/rear
5. Through the grille fog lights
6. Appearance package: wide chrome under the doors, S wider rubber, S wide aluminum that holds the wider rubber, S rubber bumpers with larger cut out for wider trim, and S gauges and carpet).
7. Front Spoiler: S metal split front spoiler
8. Chrome strip: Fender
9. Frankfort Radio FM/AM
1973 Porsche 911 facts and specifications:
The Targa features a stainless steel-clad roll bar, as Porsche had, at one point, thought that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would outlaw fully open convertibles in the US, an important market for the 911. The name “Targa” (which means “shield” in Italian) came from the Targa Florio sports car road race in Sicily, Italy in which Porsche had notable success.
The 1972–1973 model years consisted of three models of 911; the entry level T, the mid range E and the top of the line S. However, all models got a new, larger 2,341 cc (2.341 L; 142.9 cu in) engine. This is universally known as the “2.4L” engine, despite its displacement being closer to 2.3 liters. This is perhaps to emphasize the increase over the 2.2 L from the previous generation 911 power plant. The new 911T power plant produced 130 hp.
In January, 1973, US 911Ts were switched to the new K-Jetronic CIS (Continuous Fuel Injection) system from Bosch. These CIS-powered cars are usually referred to as “1973.5” models by enthusiasts. The Sportomatic transmission was still available but only as a special order in 1973.
1973 Porsche 911T Targa Sportomatic
Build date: 12/1972
Exterior Color: 6210 Light Yellow-Completely original paint
Interior: Black leatherette
Mileage: 80,435 (Window sticker, service book and manuals, extensive service work documentation)
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