Here is an interesting and rare car. A Bahama Yellow 1968 911 Targa Soft Window. Always loved and cared for by the same one owner since new. Originally purchased in Texas and has only been in Texas and Arkansas.
Very original car that was partially restored in the early 2000's. We have the privilege to take over the ownership as well as care of this special car. The car has been in storage for several years, so we have some work to do to get the car back on the road.
EXTERIOR: AUBERGINE (CODE:025)
INTERIOR: BROWN LEATHERETTE
ODOMETER: 49,100 miles
This 1974 Porsche 911 is in Aubergine (eggplant/dark purple) with tan leatherette interior. This well kept example is an excellent example of a preserved unrestored 1974 911, in a great color combo. The vehicle retains its original numbers-matching 2.7-liter engine, and 5-speed manual transaxle. The engine runs great and has received care and maintenance with an engine out major service resealed a few year ago, and a full mechanical service to the transmission. Upgraded Carrera chain tensioners were also installed. Car comes with Porsche CoA, a file of service records from the past two owner going back to 1988. We all love a well cared for and original condition car that we can drive, and this 1974 911 "Aubergine" is all that.
The excellent condition exterior still has most of it's original paint (two panels were repainted). Also excellent condition original glass, rubber seals, trim and body panels. The unique Aubergine (purple) paint color retails a great finish/shine with only light blemishes from normal road use and natural aging. The standard 15 inch Fuchs wheels are in great condition. This US market 911 is equipped with the optional fog lights. All 1974 911 came with one side mirror, and this one was delivered with the chrome finish mirror. This car is a non-sunroof car.
The interior on this car is very well preserved with light wear and aging. Carpet is in wonderful condition. Seats show some aging with wear on the drivers seat as well as a tear at the stitching seam. Clear lensed and working gauges. A great working vintage Blaupunkt radio (believed to be original to the car) with manual lift antenna. Climate control panel works, blowing fan and good heat. The dealer installed A/C system is complete and hooked up, but not charged. The A/C fan motor works, but we did not attempt to get the A/C working. Great condition headline. What is so nice with cars like this 911 is the clear fact that it wasn't messed with over the years. The interior on this 911 is very original outside the dark brown floor mats, a period correct floor mat, but not correct to this car. Most likely the mats were installed back when the car was newer. A set of Coco Mats would look great in this car.
Mechanically this 911 is great. Being the base model 911 in 1974, the 2.7L flat six developed 143 HP. The engine in this car is stock, and runs great with good fun performance. Over the years, the engine has received steady maintenance. A few short years ago the engine received a major engine out service with most of the aged seals replace during the service. Today, the engine is very dry for a 2.7L with only light weeping. The 5-speed manual was professional gone through and serviced, and a new clutch was install during this service. Shifts smooth through all gears. The car is regularly driven.
This car is one of our favorites. In our opinion, it doesn't get much better. Great color and fun to drive. Porsche cars like this are not as common as one might think. This is a beautiful car that deserves an owner that appreciates it's originality and condition.
A Short Walk Around
In 1974 Porsche started playing with Turbo charging as part of the factory racing development program. It was also a time when the FIA Group 4 homologation rules required 400 road cars to be built, this spurred on the development of'Project 930'. Production of the street Turbo boosted 911 in April 1975. A 3.0-liter flat-6 with a KKK turbocharger in a chassis similar to the Carrera RSR road trim, which the combination delivered 260bhp a top speed of 155mph. The Porsche 911 Turbo quickly become the definitive sports car of its age. A car that amazing, excited and scared owners as well as the public.
As one of the most raw cars on the market in its day, the 911 Turbo (code name 930) has earned its place as a legend. The 930 also earned a reputation of being dangerous at its limits, which nicknamed the car as the "widow maker". Although it gained some negative or dangerous characteristics, it also what Porsche's most threatening track weapon. Winning and dominating many races under the control of some of the most talented drivers.
From the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this car appears today as it did when it was assembled new at theZuffenhausen Porsche plant; equipped with an electric sunroof, powere windows, rear wiper and Blaupunkt radio. The exterior color is Grand Prix white, and the interior full black leather.
This European specification 930 Turbo Coupe has been cared for and owned by the same owner for decades. The cars extensive history file attests to much maintenance and service work performed, dating back to the early 1980s. The 930 is complete with owner's manuals in pouch, space-saver spare, jack, tool kit and history file.
We have been improving the car. Some improvements up to date are the following; installed new headlight switch, passenger side window switch, new oil lines/hoses, full fluid service, and several other items.
Design: Franco Scaglione of Bertone
Exterior finished in Bianco Gardenia (original color)
When a design is a work of art.
We love this little Alfa and it's special design. We have been driving and improving this Sprint Special, so for now we are just enjoying it.
More photos to come. Right now we are too busy driving around.
This beautiful Ferrari 550 has been well cared for and enjoyed. Not the usual garage art piece. This car has been drive 45,000 miles, and all we can say is "it's so nice to see a Ferrari with some miles on the clock."
Collection Car - Not For Sale
Factory Turbo Look M491
1984 911 Carrera in Guards Red with Cinnamon tan leather interior. About 125,000 miles on the odometer. Matching numbers. This car was optioned with the factory M491: turbo wide body with turbo brakes, and suspension.
The code M491 (930 Performance Body/Chassis) was an option that had been on Porsche's option list going back to the 70's. Although one could make a call to Porsche, the option was basically an exclusive option for factory race cars or customer cars that had a racing future. In the late 70's early 80's a customer could choose the M491 option as a part of Porsche's Special Wishes program, which was intended for street or race. In 1984 Porsche officially made the M491 Turbo Look option as part of the street car option list for the North American customers. The 930 (911 Turbo) was not offered to the North American market, so the M491 was in a way a solution for the fact one could not get a US legal 930. The option was roughly a $10,000 option in 1984-89. The car came with the same body, suspension, brakes and interior (less a few turbo related items) as the 930. One basically purchased a 930 less the turbo motor, transmission and boost gauge.
This 911 has been enjoyed and driven regularly. Condition is nice with authentic aging from a 911 of this age and mileage. Stock with no noteworthy modifications. Transmission was rebuilt about 3,000 miles and 6 years ago. The engine has been well maintained.
Collection Car - Not For Sale
Drive Train: RWD
Over the next few months we will be returning this Carrera to its original state. The car has been in storage since 1986 and the condition is very nice, with original paint interior. Of course, all of the mechanical components will have to be inspected, repaired, and in some cases replaced. We will also be doing some detailed research on the car's history as well as the rarity and uniqueness of the Carrera model.
JUST SO YOU KNOW. The engine is out of the car for maintenance and care. The car sat for many years in a dry garage without being driven or ran.
This is our trouble maker 911. We are in the process of transforming this standard 3.2 911 into something a little more interesting. Our creative outlet.
This unique little Fulvia Sarfai will be arriving soon. Fun little car. Looking forward to some Safari rally driving. These image are just placeholder images until the vehicle arrives.