1977 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera Targa


  • The vendor informs us that the bodywork is original and unrestored
  • Judiciously serviced and thoroughly overhauled mechanicals
  • The interior has survived really and now displays a delightful level of patination

The Appeal

A white 911 Targa on Fuchs alloys was the car to be seen in during the late 1970s and was deemed bedroom wall-worthy by adolescents all over the world. This handsome and very original Porsche has weathered the years incredibly gracefully and retains the ability to drop jaws, despite the fact it is now 46 years old.

We’re informed that the bodywork is original and unrestored, which is quite remarkable given how good it still looks today. The interior too, with its lovely patina, appears very original and is a fabulous place to sit, especially with the roof panel removed. Mechanically, the vendor reports that the 911 is in really healthy shape and has been subject to a comprehensive overhaul.

If you’re after turning that picture on your bedroom wall and the dreams it spurred into reality, don’t miss out on the chance to acquire this beautiful 911 Targa.

The History and Paperwork

  • Original Porsche Service book complete with its embossed protective cover
  • The vendor informs us that the car has received a mechanical overhaul although there is no paperwork detailing what was carried out
  • A collection of Revisione paperwork
  • Ownership documentation and forms present

The Interior

  • Looks to be incredibly original
  • Exhibits a healthy smattering of patina
  • The black vinyl upholstery and trim has weathered really well

We really enjoy how no attempt has been made to over-restore this Porsche’s interior. The black vinyl upholstery wears its years with pride, but doesn’t display any excessive wear or damage. 

The highback front seats have gently worn and stretched over the years but appear wholly intact and still very supple. Almost inevitably, the rear seats are used far less frequently in a Targa and in this example they present exceedingly well, with minimal signs of use.

Besides the radio and the interior mirror (although we note it is still with the car), everything looks to be complete and in good order. The dashboard is in great condition with no cracks or shrinkage we could see. The five black VDO instruments continue to be clearly legible and the only slight damage we could discern was to one of the air vents. 

The door cards are in nice shape and are complete with speakers. The only damage we could see was that the driver’s side window winder was missing its cover. The carpeting exhibits wear in places but it remains very serviceable along with the overmats which look period-correct. There is a delightful degree of light patina to the steering wheel and gearstick. 

Clearly this is a car that has been enjoyed but never mistreated and, while a few areas would respond well to a little attention, the interior remains in lovely condition.

The Exterior 

  • Period-appropriate white paintwork
  • We’re infomed the bodywork is original and unrestored
  • Fuchs alloys complete the ensemble
The first thought that crosses your mind when you initially set eyes on this 911 is how straight the bodywork is. The vendor informs us that it is original and unrestored, which is remarkable given the car’s age. 
The white paintwork is unashamedly ‘70s and looks great next to the black Targa roof panel and exterior trims. Besides the odd chip and minor blemish, we couldn’t see any signs of damage or any corrosion.
The targa roof panel looks to be in really good shape, fits well and detaches easily. We noticed the rubber seal up around the B pillar and rear window has seen better days, but this doesn’t seem to impact its usage. All of the light lenses and trim look to be in good order too with no damage we could discern.
The Fuchs alloy wheels are a great feature and really look the part under this Targa. They exhibit some wear in places, but this perfectly matches the rest of the car in our view.

The Mechanics 

  • 2.7-litre naturally aspirated flat-six 
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Reportedly drives very well

The theme of originality continues under the engine hatch where everything looks to be in its correct place and in good order. We’re informed that a comprehensive mechanical overhaul has ensured this Porsche is in fine fettle and it reportedly drives really well as a result.

That 2.7-litre, air-cooled, naturally aspirated flat-six is a real gem of an engine that can propel this Porsche at speeds that wouldn’t embarrass it even to this day. With a five-speed manual gearbox to play with, this is a true driver’s car and we’d love to have it in our garage.


Seldom do such original 911s of this vintage appear on the market, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire a great example of this iconic car.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Carrera Targa
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 126,328 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2687
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ostuni
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
30 bids
  • 745.aff•••• €48,000 03/02/23
  • speedei•••• €46,500 03/02/23
  • simpson•••• €45,000 03/02/23
  • speedei•••• €44,000 03/02/23
  • simpson•••• €42,500 03/02/23
  • rexton_•••• €41,000 03/02/23
  • regata_•••• €39,500 03/02/23
  • aljazi-•••• €38,750 03/02/23
  • 427kms_•••• €38,500 03/02/23
  • sebasti•••• €37,000 03/02/23

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