Egregious Flip? 1971 Porsche 911 T Targa 5-Speed – Sold?
Update: This Porsche continues to be seen on Craigslist, however, given the seller’s ridiculous asking price and their refusal to budge on it, we’ve elected to stop following it.If you are interested in having us find something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330
May 16th Update: long time readers may recall this “Tangerine Tribute” 1971 Porsche 911 RS tribute car we first featured in November and then updated in January for $55,000. We’ve left the description of that original post intact below. We’ve noticed an eerily similar, Saab-seat-equipped car now sporting baby blue Carrera labels for an egregious $75,000 asking price. We’ve reached out to the seller via email to confirm whether he is the same seller or now a different caretaker looking to score a $20,000 flip for adding stickers to an already price inflated car. Caveat Emptor!
January 25th Update – we keep seeing updated posts for this 1971 Porsche 911 Targa Long Hood RS tribute car we first featured on November 2nd. Despite multiple posts since that time, the private seller has not budged on his asking price of $55,000. Three months on, we’re starting to believe the market is speaking that the price for what is a highly modified tribute car is too high relative to other examples that are readily available weekly. Good luck with the purchase!
Long hood early 911s are a rare site these days on Craigslist, so coming across this 1971 example listed on Craigslist in Montclair, New Jersey where the current caretaker is hoping to get $55,000 was a real treat. Looking to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a reference shows the private seller has his Targa priced halfway between the #2 “Excellent” level of $63,000 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $46,500.
In the early seventies, Porsche offered the 911 in three versions: the entry-level “T” featured here, the mid-level “E”, and the top-of-the-line “S”. The current caretaker reports his 911 has only been driven 200 miles in the past 23 years, so you’ll need to interview him more on why that is the case. While the “Tea Table” or “Whale Tail” from the 930 Turbo is the most iconic rear spoiler people imagine when they think of these cars, the “Duck Tail” from the ’73 RS is increasingly a tasteful modification the seller chose to make to his base “T”.
The seller provides a very detailed description which we’ve provided here for convenience. Good luck with the purchase!
“Vehicle has original matching motor and transmission. Motor was rebuilt over 10 years ago and has since seen less than 200 miles on it. Body was professionally repainted the original Tangerine color over 10 years ago also. Car’s body has 100,612 miles on odometer. The clutch and flywheel were both replaced years ago and again have less than 200 miles on them. Car shifts smoothly without issues.
This car had its original carburetors exchanged for an electronic fuel injection system. The EFI system has been professionally tuned.
Interior door skins were replaced and recovered. Interior was re-carpeted. No floor mats.
Modifications and Work List Performed on this Porsche:
# 600 VIN (1971)
Serial matching engine and transmission (original).
Engine rebuilt 18+ years ago with less than 200 miles on it.
Custom Welded 6 point roll cage inside
Custom Welded front strut tower bar
Installed aftermarket Supertrapp Muffler
Cylinders bored 0.5 mm over original specs
J&E pistons (higher compression)
Updated oil fed chain tensioners
EFI conversion using Megasquirt II & EFI Analytics software
Weltmeister torsion bars (23 mm front/ 28 mm rear)- the car is Very low to the ground with about 1″ of clearance.
Weltmeister Sway bars
16X7 OEM Fuches (front), 15X8 OEM Fuches (rear)
Fiberglass front bumper
Steel rear decklid with fiberglass ducktail
ST rear fiberglass flares
Steel rear bumpers
Very solid floors
New inner and outer rockers
New lock post panels
Car has been driven less than 200 miles in 23 years
Always garage kept
Professional paint to original color
New brake pads and rebuilt calipers
The under-body is in overall good condition, it is not fully perfect. There is a few small areas on the car’s under-body where there is some small surface rust present (probably from being unused and sitting or when vehicle was transported). That is the extent only, there is no further rust spots or major rust areas.
The rear tires are both Dunlop SP Sport 9000 size 205/50 ZR 16.
The front tires are both Dunlop SP Sport 8000 size 225/50 ZR 15.
The tread on all four tires are in excellent like-new condition (little to no wear with no cracks/dry-rot).
The hood does close fully and is even with the body.”
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