While the Porsche 911 makes a great everyday driver or collector’s showpiece, the Porsche 911 S has always been a popular choice among weekend racers. Offering a more powerful engine and race-worthy appeal when compared to its 911 T and 911 E counterparts, the 1972 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa and Coupe models also benefited from a new 2.4L engine. Also offered during the 1972 model-year was the 911 Carrera RS 2.7, which boasted 210 horsepower. Today this car remains the epitome of a dream car to many and its characteristic ducktail spoiler, which was the world’s first rear spoiler on a production vehicle, remains iconic. The 1972 Porsche 911 S models also offered a new chin spoiler on the front valence and larger Fuchs alloy wheels, which are two of the easiest ways to distinguish a 1972 model from the rest. If you’re thinking about buying a 1972 Porsche 911S Soft Window Targa, always be prepared to do a thorough pre-purchase inspection for rust, as these models are known for being corrosion-prone despite efforts to protect the vulnerable floor pans.
One of the other considerations you will need to make when purchasing a 1972 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa is the condition of the Targa top and the rear vinyl window. There are many companies that offer Targa top restoration and rebuilding across the country and can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand. Similarly, you’ll want to ensure that the vinyl window is in good condition, or it too will need to be replaced. Your primary focus, however, should be finding a Targa top that is free of breaks or bent items to ensure the easiest repair. These are just a few Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over many years of buying and selling classic Porsches and other European and American classics. As a Los Angeles classic car dealership with a reputation for helping other enthusiasts find the classics they desire, The Beverly Hills Car Club team is happy to share their knowledge and expertise with you.
The Beverly Hills Car Club also carries a nice inventory of Porsche classics of all types. If you’re thinking about buying a 1972 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa, their team encourages you to browse their online inventory and welcomes you to contact them with any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to call today to get started in your search. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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