There are few remaining secrets when it comes to Porsche 911 history. Highly desirable in every iteration and state of tune, the iconic 911 is sought after by Porsche collectors and classic car enthusiasts the world over – and with very good reason. One of the most highly regarded air-cooled models is that of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – the origin of the revered ‘Rennsport’ models. While its story is certainly not untold, what some may not know is that it shares its lauded 2,687 cc engine with the car you see here – the Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa. Early impact bumper cars were available only in coupé guise, but for 1974 the G-Series – as it became known – was made available in a Targa body style too. Porsche sold very few, even less in right-hand drive form, today surviving cars are very rare indeed.
One of just six Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa models originally supplied to the UK market, this car rolled from the Porsche production line in October 1974 – exactly 47-years ago, and was first supplied by Porsche Cars Great Britain the following month. Surviving supporting documents include historic invoices and MOTs alongside period handbooks and the all-important Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. But perhaps most important of all is the fact that this example has been the subject of a fastidious restoration by Hexagon's factory-trained master technicians, paint shop and trimmers over a labour-intensive three year period.
As a part of the rebirth of this stunning Porsche, Hexagon Classics has painstakingly restored its bodywork, now shot with a fresh coat of striking Gemini Blue Metallic. Inside it has been trimmed in Beige Leatherette with those fabulously period twill inserts. Joining the factory-fitted 915 gearbox, Targa folding roof, Fuchs wheels and freshly polished chrome trim comes new Porsche decals and a touch of modernity – a new Porsche Classic satellite-navigation radio.
Now carefully run-in, serviced and very much ready to be enjoyed by its next keeper, this fully restored 82,500 mile Porsche 911 is available for inspection at our London showrooms. Not only does this car provide the unrivalled thrill of open top air-cooled classic Porsche motoring, it also offers much of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 recipe for a fraction of the cost – perhaps that is a secret worth letting slip.