The Hairpin Company

1970 Porsche 911 2.2S Targa

£160,000 | Location: United Kingdom

This exceptional and matching numbers European supplied example is finished in its original and wonderful shade of Tangerine and has been restored over recent years by the best marque specialists, to the highest standards.

The car was originally supplied to the Italian market and resided in Milan from new. Evidently the early owners were enthusiasts as indicated by the original ASI certification plate that remains on the engine lid grill and the early Italian Porsche Club window sticker still present.

In 2004 the Targa was offered for sale by Christie’s in one of their London sales held then in the Jack Barclay showrooms in Battersea. It was entered by an Italian vendor and hence remained registered in Italy. The last owner bought the car in this sale and has coveted it ever since.

Following purchase the 911 was carefully checked over and the underside Waxoyl protected by Porsche specialist Sportwagen, it was then invited as a great example of its type, to the prestigious Cartier Concours event held at The Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2004, before being driven to the owner’s holiday house in the Italian Lakes. It remained there for a number of years, carefully stored in a dry garage being used only in holiday periods in dry summer conditions.

The appearance of a few paint bubbles led to the car being returned to the UK, the plan being to carry out some minor bodywork repairs. To this end the Porsche was sent to marque specialists Chesterton Coachworks for a full evaluation and what began as a tidy up morphed into a full strip and rebuild. Everything has been done with absolutely no expense or time spared. The work spanned over an eight-year period, for example the body was only completed when the correct wing and door skins became available from Porsche. This level of detail continued throughout which means that all of the many details unique to the 2.2S model type are present and correct. The many invoices on file detailing the work completed are from the best specialists in the Porsche field, hence Chesterton and Gary Cook at GDC Automotive for the bodywork, Graham Caddick at Limn Historics for the paintwork and JZM Machtech for the mechanics.

The lovely Porsche has seen little use since completion due to work commitments in Asia. It has been very carefully stored in the UK in ideal conditions and hence remains in superb condition in all respects. This beauty is not just skin deep, during the restoration much attention was paid to mechanical set up, notably suspension and geo, this quickly becomes apparent on the road, the car driving with a tautness and fluency only found in the best examples.

What a great little Porsche this is.

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