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1973 Porsche 911t Targa In Aubergine Matching Numbers on 2040-cars

US $23,000.00
Year:1973 Mileage:27182

Sparta, Tennessee, United States

Sparta, Tennessee, United States

1973 Porsche 911T Targa.  Matching numbers car perfect for full restoration. Original Aubergine painted car. Car is suppose to have low miles with the odometer reading 27,182.  I have no documentation proving this, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  No guarantee on actual mileage.  The undercarriage is clean and the motor does not have much buildup on it suggesting the mileage to be accurate.
I do have the original manuals to the car including the original service manual that came with the car when purchased new.  I also have the paperwork where the original owner sold it to the second owner in 74 through a Cadillac dealer in Huntsville, Alabama.  The car, from what I was told, was parked in the 80s and sat out in the elements for a number of years.  It has been in storage for the last 10 years before I bought it out of Alabama.
Original 2.4 injected motor with 5spd transmission option.  The motor is locked up and had the spark plugs out when I purchased the car.  It is complete and does not appear to be missing any parts.  Still has a factory Porsche fan belt on it.
The body is very straight and all gaps are perfect.  No evidence of any previous damage and the car is still wearing what is left of the original paint.  There is surface rust on the car and the worst is on the drivers door.  The body would require very little work to prepare it for paint.  The front suspension is in great shape for a car of it's age.  Even the rubber on the tie rods and ball joints are in good shape with no cracks.  There is a small amount of rust up front as shown in the picture and the left tow hood has been pulled off the body (I do have the hook).  Both battery boxes are perfect along with the front pan.  Even the stash box up front in the truck in rust free.  
Where the car needs the most work is the floor pans from the Targa top deteriorating from sitting outside.  Also the tunnel above the shift linkage will need work.  The drivers seat back is missing, but other than that the interior is complete with original radio as well.  
The spare tire does not look like it has ever been mounted.  There are two boxes of original brake pads (probably not usable due to age).  Original jack and negative battery cables.  
The original wheels have been replaced long ago with a set of Dan Gurney aluminum wheels.  I do not have the original set of wheels.  The car probably came with 15x6" cookie cutters.
Overall this is a fairly easy restoration project of a very original car.  Great color and the last of the desirable years.
I have a clear title ready for the next owner to take over.  More pictures available. 

The car is listed locally.   I hold the right to cancel the auction early as long as the reserve has not been met.  If the reserve has been met, the auction will go to the highest bidder.
Thank you.

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