1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Targa


1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Targa finished in Ice Green Metallic with Blackwatch Plaid inserts.

1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Targa European Specifications finished in Ice Green Metallic with Black interior with Porsche Blackwatch Plaid inserts. Imported back in 1985 by it’s second owner, this rare and very desirable 3.0 Carrera Targa produces over 210HP and is actually faster than it’s coveted 1973 911 Carrera RS sibling. It is the only 911 that shares a 930 engine case with the famed 930 Turbo cars.

I was fortunate enough to buy a 1977 911 3.0 Carrera Coupe back in the early 80’s when I was importing European Specification cars from all over Europe. I remember being incredibly impressed with the lightning fast acceleration and overall feel and handling characteristics of the Euro Spec Carrera . It became one of my favorite Porsche cars of all time. Since that time, I have always been on the lookout for 3.0 Carreras and have strongly believed that they represent one of the best kept secrets in the Porsche market. Many collectors base their desire to purchase certain model 911’s simply on their production numbers. The 3.0 Carrera is not only a limited production run model but also offers incredible performance and driver feedback. The gears are long and the instantaneous acceleration is unlike any 911 of it’s era. The 3.0 Carrera engine produces a sound that is unique to this model and is the quintessential air cooled 911 musical note.

Only 646 3.0 Carrera Targas were built in 1977. Of those, only 365 were Left Hand Drive models. A rare car indeed.

The Targa presented here has just been treated to a recent engine rebuild by Rennwerke Porsche as well as many other mechanical repairs including new Koni shocks and fresh bushings all around. The accident and rust free body was taken down to bare metal and resprayed in it’s original Ice Green Metallic color. The interior also received a freshening with new carpets and reupholstered seats.

The 15 inch by 7 and 8 inch wide factory Fuchs alloy wheels were sent to Harvey Weidman where they received a factory RS style finish before being fitted with new Pirelli tires.

The car has been gone through from top to bottom and is totally sorted and ready to be enjoyed by it’s next fortunate owner.

All serious inquiries should be directed to Mark Starr at +1 (914) 217-4817.

Model:911 3.0 Carrera Targa
Engine:3.0 Liter Flat Six Injected
Mileage:58,276 miles