Tribute to Porsche, 911 Targa from ’72 at auction

Tribute to Porsche, 911 Targa from ’72 at auction


Wednesday 14 December is the last day to bid at Sotheby’s RM, New York, the world’s most important auction house for rare, vintage and racing cars, to win a Porsche 911 S2.4 Targa, black with anodized rims Fuchs, restored (was in poor condition), estimated between $275,000 and $435,000 (260,000-412,000). A unique car, created in 1972, the year Porsche Design was founded. The side stripes have a satin platinum finish with integrated Porsche Design lettering. The Targa’s roll cage has the same Platinum satin finish and the Targa’s text is finished in black. On the bonnet behind the “Porsche Design 50th Anniversary” badge with a copy of the signature of its creator, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. For the past two years, Porsche Classic has been working on this restoration project to celebrate 50 years of Porsche Design. Not only that, but it is also a tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935–2012), the eldest son of Ferry Porsche, who created the design icon known as the Porsche 911 in 1972. Fifty years ago, in 1972, Ferdinand Alexander. and his brother Hans-Peter founded Porsche Design Studio, an independent product design studio. A unique car accompanying the Chronograph 1, the 911 S 2.4 Targa, specially designed for auction at Sotheby’s based on the Chronograph 1 1972 Limited Edition, another Ferdinand Alexander Porsche creation.