26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 88

1975 Porsche 911 S Targa

Sold for £42,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: HVG 771L
Chassis No: 9115210935
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of only 1,517 H-Series 911 S Targas made for the American market
  • Imported into the UK in 2020
  • Full repaint in 2021
  • Much recent expenditure

The now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964. The design was the work of Dr Ferry Porsche's eldest son, Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche and the company's joint founder and chief body engineer Erwin Kommenda. The car featured rack and pinion steering and both torsion bar suspension and disc brakes all-round and was initially powered by a dry-sump, air-cooled, 2-litre, flat six engine. In 1968, the wheelbase was increased by 57mm, the rear overhang reduced by the same amount, and some 22lb saved from the (overhung) engine crankcase. These changes greatly improved the car's handling. Since its birth, the 911's story has been one of continual evolution. Early on, the engine capacity had been increased to 2.2 litres and during 1971 it rose to 2.4 litres and in 1973 to 2.7-litres. The Targa top option for the 911 was introduced in 1967 and was an immediate success. Initially, it featured a folding rear window but fairly soon acquired a fixed rear screen.

Now UK registered, this delightfully classic-looking left-hand drive H-Series 911 S was originally delivered to the United States of America in 1977. It remained in the U.S. for 38 years, before being imported into the United Kingdom by its only current UK keeper in May 2020. It was first issued with the age-appropriate number ‘XHJ 637N’ in August 2020 before being re-registered ‘HVG 771L’ in May 2021. Documentation on file shows that the decision was made to rid the car of the ugly U.S. Department of Transport-compliant front and rear bumpers and to have pre-1974 bumpers fitted instead. After these modifications were completed, the car was resprayed in its current Bright Orange colour. At the time of consignment, the car started up well and sounded as only an air-cooled Porsche can. Presenting very nicely in its new paintwork with a very presentable interior, this 911 S Targa is offered with a current V5C and a history file containing a copy of the U.S. Certificate of Title and a collection of recent invoices.

For more information, please contact:
Julian Pinkster
07889 223 904


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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