An intriguing 1971 Porsche 911 E Targa begging for restoration is currently for sale on eBay. Even though it looks like an automobile Frankenstein, it’s still worth $ 40,000.
Buying a pristine 911 E Targa from this vintage can easily cost you a six-figure price tag, and while this car might seem like a steal for $ 39,950, it needs a lot of work to regain its former glory. Still, it could turn out to be a pretty good investment for anyone who feels able to restore it and resell it. The car was put up for sale by the Beverly Hills Car Club which recently brought it to Los Angeles. Few details of the vehicle’s history are provided, such as how it ended up looking like this, but the ad confirms that it was upgraded with the engine from a 911 S.
When it was new, the 911 E Targa was between the entry-level T and the S. All variants were fitted with a 2.4-liter engine with power capped at 130 horsepower for the T, 165 for the American E models and 190 horsepower for the 911 S. This car’s 911 S engine has clearly seen better days and, like the bodywork, is in need of a bit of overhaul as well. But it turns!
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Speaking of the bodywork, the eBay ad confirms that the car left the factory painted in Conda Green, but for some reason now has white doors and heavily rusted rear fender panels. The whole front part and the engine cover at the rear are still painted green, but here too there are some nice traces of rust.
The car also has no windshield and the interior is in a very bad condition. At least there is work for the enthusiast who decides to tackle the task.