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1972 Porsche 911 Targa “Ölklappe”

  • Sammlerzustand
  • Hellgelb
  • Rare Color combination

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Few cars are as iconic as the Porsche 911 Targa. The two-door, rear-engine 911, introduced in the mid-1960s, quickly became one of the most influential designs in automotive history. But around the same time, the US government considered a blanket ban on convertibles over safety concerns. In 1967, Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche – the grandson of Porsche’s founder, Ferdinand Porsche, and the son of Ferry Porsche – improved the 911’s safety while maintaining its classic silhouette. Inspired by motorsports, this new 911 featured a roll bar and was dubbed Targa – Italian for “shield” – after a grueling endurance race held in the mountains of Sicily. Today, the Targa remains one of several open-top variants of the 911 and is prized for its elegance, timelessness and beautifully engineered rooftop mechanism.

Ah, the 1972 Porsche 911 Targa Ölklappe, a car so exquisitely German, it practically oozes efficiency and precision. Picture this: It’s 1972, and the world is in the midst of a motoring revolution. American muscle is thundering down the highways, Italian stallions are tearing up the tracks, and then, there’s this understated, yet utterly captivating creation from Stuttgart.

Now, the Targa, it wasn’t your typical Porsche 911. No, it had a trick up its sleeve – or should I say, under its rear deck lid – the Ölklappe, or “oil flap” for those not fluent in Deutsche. You see, back then, Porsche’s engineers were faced with a conundrum: how to keep the engine properly lubricated during high-speed cornering without the risk of oil starvation. Their solution? A nifty little flap on the rear deck lid that allowed for easy access to the oil filler cap, ensuring quick top-ups during pit stops at the Nürburgring or spirited drives through the Alps.

But the Ölklappe wasn’t just a functional feature; it was a symbol of Porsche’s relentless pursuit of perfection. Every curve, every line on the Targa spoke to a singular purpose – to provide the ultimate driving experience. Slide into the driver’s seat, and you’re greeted by a cockpit that’s as purposeful as it is elegant. The smell of leather and gasoline fills the air as you grasp the perfectly sized steering wheel, ready to tackle whatever the road throws your way.

Fire up the engine, and you’re greeted by the unmistakable symphony of air-cooled flat-six fury. It’s not the loudest or the most raucous, but it’s pure, unadulterated mechanical music – a melody that’s been refined over decades of engineering excellence.

Out on the road, the Targa Ölklappe is a revelation. The chassis dances beneath you with a poise and agility that belies its age. The steering is telepathic, darting precisely where you point it, while the brakes bite with reassuring confidence. And that engine – oh, that engine – it pulls like a freight train, delivering a surge of power that pins you to your seat with every stab of the throttle.

But it’s not just about going fast. The Targa Ölklappe is a car that demands to be driven, to be experienced. It’s about the journey as much as the destination – the winding country roads, the sun-dappled vineyards, the camaraderie of fellow petrolheads at roadside cafes.

In the end, the 1972 Porsche 911 Targa Ölklappe isn’t just a car; it’s an icon – a testament to the ingenuity, the passion, and the sheer bloody-mindedness of the engineers who brought it to life. So here’s to the Ölklappe – may it forever hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts the world over.

The 1972 Porsche 911 T Targa, a slice of motoring history lovingly restored to its former glory. This particular gem, delivered fresh from the esteemed Autohaus Fa. Glöckler in Frankfurt, is a testament to both German engineering prowess and the discerning taste of its original owner.

Picture this: June of ’72, when the automotive landscape was ripe with possibilities. Glöckler, renowned for their expertise in special and performance vehicles, had the honor of presenting this Targa to the world. And what a sight it was, bathed in the resplendent hue of Hellgelb 6210, with an interior adorned in the opulent combination of brown and Madraskaro.

But it wasn’t just about looks. No, this Targa was a paragon of options, equipped to conquer both the open road and the racetrack with equal aplomb.

Fast forward to today, and this icon has undergone a resurrection worthy of its storied past. A full Nut&Bolt restoration, meticulously executed to bring it back to its original state of automotive bliss. Every bolt turned, every detail scrutinized, until it gleamed with the same brilliance as the day it rolled off the showroom floor.

And though it may have only traversed a mere 200 kilometers since its revival, each one was a testament to the dedication of those who labored over its restoration. For this Targa isn’t just a car; it’s a time capsule, a window into a bygone era of automotive excellence.

So here’s to the 1972 Porsche 911 T Targa, a phoenix risen from the ashes of time, ready to once again grace the roads with its presence. May its journey be long, its engine roar, and its legacy endure for generations to come.

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