Take a close look at that photo – how many Porsches do you see? Well, there’s one less in the second owner’s driveway now that his well-loved 1977 911 Targa is up for sale, but the red coupe is still safely tucked away (that’s an understatement!) in his garage. The Targa, however, is a nice consolation prize for any P-Car hunters. Check out this survivor-grade ’77 here on eBay where bidding is already over $30K.
The second owner (and kudos to the seller for being honest about how many owners the car has had) bought this car off of a local doctor who purchased the 911 new. It didn’t exactly languish in his driveway, despite what the above picture might depict. Yes, it was stored under a tarp outside, but it was well-loved and cared for in that time. The 911 may not be the most desirable year, but it has some nice equipment from the factory, and remains almost completely original.
As you can see, the original paint is in excellent condition. It was ordered from the factory with the blacked-out Targa bar as opposed to the more frequently-seen chrome roll hoop. The 911 also received sport shocks from the factory, along with fog lights and a Blaupunkt radio. The recommended maintenance book is full of dealer stampings, indicating a long history of factory-backed service. Though the body has some blemishes, it is said to be an accident-free example.
The interior looks just as good as the outside, if not better. How crazy is that period car phone, installed by the original doctor owner for taking business calls on the road? It’s not hard to imagine this 911 cruising through downtown Los Angeles with a hotshot doctor wearing aviator sunglasses and yakking into his oversized car phone. Bidding is extremely active for this survivor-grade 911 Targa, but I still think I’d rather own the red ’72 hidden in the garage!