It is not surprising to see a vintage Porsche auctioned off for a large sum of money, but this one is a little different. In January, the Porsche Classic Targa GTS and the 1972 911 S 2.4 Targa Porsche Classic were unveiled.
There were no plans to sell the car at the time. But recently, it was revealed that the Targa got auctioned off for $1,149,000.
The auction house RM Sotheby’s broke the news. Being sold at this price has set a “new world record for the Porsche Targa model”.
Porsche redesigned the vehicle. Originally, the base car of the 911 T 2.4 Targa was in poor condition and also had some parts missing.
Porsche took the artistic liberty of upgrading the engine and chassis to the S variant. As a result, the car has 187bhp and mechanical fuel injection. In addition, the car’s exterior and interior were completely redone and improved.
From start to finish, the process of upgrading the car took two years. It appears to be a lengthy procedure, but it was well worth the money.
Uwe Makrutzki, Porsche’s classic restoration boss, stated at the time of the car’s unveiling:
“It’s always a very emotional moment for me when I drive something this unique. After all, I will have followed the process restoring this vehicle to its former glory for months before we get to this point. The thrill of getting out on the road never wears off.”
Although it’s not uncommon for classic Porsches to be sold for huge sums of money, setting a new world record is pretty impressive.
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