Selling a 1973 Porsche 911T Soft Window Targa


1973 Porsche 911 T Soft Window Targa
1973 Porsche 911 T Soft Window Targa

For most of the production of the 911T, the model was considered the “lesser” model when compared to its counterparts and more expensive stablemates. As the 911T approached the 1973 model-year, much of this stigma was gone. Part of the F-Series of production, the 1973 Porsche 911T Soft Window Targa and Coupe models would actually have quite an important role in Porsche 911 history. The F-Series 911T models bound for the United States were the first 911 models to be fitted with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Also known as CIS injection, this new system gave precise, mechanical injections of fuel as required, thus keeping emissions down and improving economy. Fairly cheap and reliable, the CIS system would be featured more prominently in the 1974 and later models of the 911 range. For other markets, the 1973 Porsche 911T continued to use Zenith 40 TIN triple-choke carburetors. While they weren’t as efficient as the fuel injection, buyers loved the throaty sound they gave the car. Today, buyers look for both models as each have their own selling features.


1973 Porsche 911T Soft Window Targa Seller’s Guide

Early Porsche 911 factory workshop manuals call the Targa a “Cabriolet,” yet it was missing the fabric top and frame mechanism. Instead, a flat “safety hoop” was installed in anticipation of future automotive safety requirements and supported both a lift-off folding top and a separate rear window. The rollbar would be covered with a brushed stainless steel. Factory tests proved that even with the top off and rear window up, interior turbulence was low, even at high speeds. The very first Targa examples would come with flexible rear windows opened with a zipper, an option that would remain available for the 1973 Porsche 911T Soft Window Targa.



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