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One of only 59 UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 911E Targas from 1973, 321SXV was initially registered as NMR 720M on the 20th of August to its first owner in Wiltshire. Originally finished in Gold/Bronze, the car morphed into black circa 1986 and was finally changed in 2012 to the classic shade of Mercedes Silver it wears today. It was factory optioned with a five-speed gearbox, the front air dam from the S and a steel Targa roof. Within the history file, there is some correspondence from the Porsche Club GB Early 911 Register confirming that this appears to be a matching numbers example although not certificated as such.
Its current custodian has owned this beauty for some 20 years (within his company initially and then privately) and it was used as his daily driver for years. In 2010, it was decided to return the little Porsche to its former glory and PCT Porsche Services in Coventry were called upon to fully rebuild the car.
The engine was taken out and sent to Motor Meister in Downey, California to be rebuilt. They were (at the time) well-respected engine builders and the invoices returned with the engine are very detailed and professional. Whilst the engine was away, PCT carried on with the rebuild at a pace dictated by our vendor. The gearbox had been rebuilt previously (documented) so this was left as it was and a new clutch installed. Over the following two years, the car was comprehensively refurbished including the whole interior and the Fuchs alloys were refinished to the original specification. Replacement door cards have been difficult to find so slightly later examples have been fitted, however, the originals are still available with the car. The only item still outstanding is the luggage compartment carpet set which will need putting in.
The car was returned to our vendor in 2012 and has been enjoyed as and when time allows, however, it's being used less and less and consequently is being offered to the market for the first time in 20 years. This is a rare car and would grace any collection.
Within the history file in addition to the Porsche Club GB correspondence and the thick pile of invoices from the US engine build and PCT restoration, there is a DVLA list of previous owners, some old MOTs and the usual ownership documents.
Video of the 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Targa (MFi)