Lot 72 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Sold for £42,188
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: RHV506R
Chassis No: 9117610201
MOT: March 2021
Following the launch of Porsche’s ubiquitous 911 in 1964, a Targa top option was introduced in 1967 and was an immediate success. Initially it featured a folding rear window but quickly acquired a fixed rear screen. By the time of the introduction of the Carrera 3.0 in 1976, engine sizes had incrementally been increased from the original 2-litre capacity and the model was powered by a variation of the 930 Turbo's 2994 cc engine (minus the turbocharger). In addition, the lighter 6-bolt flywheel and the crankshaft from the 2.7 RS were installed. The engine (dubbed the 930/02) featured K-Jetronic CIS and developed some 200 PS, good enough for 0-60 in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 148mph. In production between 1976 and 1977, the Carrera was succeeded by the SC model introduced in 1978.
This smartly-presented, matching numbers 3.0-litre Carrera Sport is finished in the perennially stylish combination of Silver bodywork matched to a Black leather interior, and is one of only 646 Targas produced during the 1977 model year, of which it is believed only 27 RHD cars were ever imported into the UK. A UK supplied car, it features the original options of Bilstein dampers, front and rear spoilers, 16-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, passenger door mirror and Black exterior trim. It had one owner from 1987 to 2011, and in 2015 was treated to a glass-out respray costing £20,000, while there are bills for a further £5,000 since 2016. Featured in 911 & Porsche World in 2008, 'RHV 506R' is now offered complete with a comprehensive history file from 1987 that includes; a detailed record of expenditure, original operator's manual, stamped service book, Porsche Certificate of Conformity and MOTs from 1983 to date, plus one valid into January next year.