This incredibly retro looking Porsche Carrera Targa was originally built for one of the largest Porsche dealers in Germany at that time, Glöckler of Frankfurt. Completed in August 1977, this unusual 3.0 Carrera Targa was finished in ‘Hellgelb’ with a black interior, black anodized exterior trim, and a black Targa top insert. There were some interesting options specified by Glöckler, the most noteworthy being the ‘Turbo Look’ body package, which included widened front and rear arches and quarter panels, a large rubber-edged whale-tail spoiler, a rubber front air dam, Fuchs light alloy wheels, a set of black ‘Porsche’ door panel stripes, and a black stripe kit for the front bonnet, which included the ‘911’ graphic, an option that was introduced in 1974.
Factory-equipped with a 3.0 air-cooled engine that was a direct development of the 2.8 RSR racing engine of 1974, Porsche’s Carrera 3.0, in either coupe or Targa form, was a rare and very desirable vehicle. This interesting wide-bodied example offers a distinctive, one-of-a-kind appearance that is unlikely to be found anywhere else.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Paris auction on the 8th February, the estimated value is between €175,000 - €225,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Dirk de Jager ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.