Boat Barter: 1971 Porsche 911T Targa – SOLD!

by | Jul 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

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July 30, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Porsche 911s produced before 1974 are known among Porsche enthusiasts as “long hoods” as the frunk lid extended much further than those found on the later safety-bumper-equipped examples. Another telltale of earlier 911s is the chromed headlight bezels nicknamed “sugar scoops.”  A dollar doesn’t go as far as it did not too long ago, and that’s true when it comes to Long Hood Porsche 911s.

This 1971 Porsche 911T Targa originally listed in July 2022 on Craigslist in Tampa, Florida, is a prime example of how hot the air-cooled market remains. Forty large buys a complete, driver quality 911 in barely running condition that needs restoration. Obtained through a trade for a boat, the current seller does not have much information about the car other than providing a boatload of pictures via their personal dropbox.

Currently offered for $39,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for similar 1971 Porsche 911T Targas sold in the past twelve months.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $31,150 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $51,600.

The Porsche 911T continued as the entry-level 911 for the 1970 and 1971 model years, sitting below the contemporaneous 2.2L 911E and the 2.2L 911S. As with the E and S variants, Porsche would upgrade the 911T to a larger 2.2-liter engine. The version in the 911T, Type 911/03 (or 911/06 with Sportomatic, Type 911/07 for US-spec), featured Zenith carburetors and was rated at 125 hp. During its production years, it was available as a 2.2L 911T Coupe or a 2.2L 911T Targa. For model year 1972, Porsche replaced the 2.2 liter 911T with the 2.4L 911T.

The Jay Leno’s Garage YouTube Channel features this video of Jay providing his perspective of his very own 1971 Porsche 911T and why he enjoys it so much:

While this 1971 Porsche 911T Targa appears to be a complete car needing some TLC, based on the pictures provided, it appears to be a rust-free, restorable example. After resolving the stalling issues the seller mentions, we would enjoy this Targa for the balance of the driving season while we plan to do an interior restoration over the winter months.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1971 Porsche 911T Targa in need of restoration. It runs and dies. It’s a trade on a boat. Clean title in hand. Don’t know much about it. It’s all complete. Very extremely rare. I have plenty of pix on my link https://www.dropbox.com/sc/c7lb0yxyl7ix7gf/AAANiKI9Pbzhz8PR-hSEAxmja

Restore or enjoy as is: What would you do with this 1971 Porsche 911T Targa?  Please comment below and let us know!

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