Garage Find:

1976 Porsche 911S
Targa 3.0!

Please wait a few moments while our high-resolution photos load.

As time marches on, finding an affordable classic Porsche 911 has become increasingly difficult.

Mouse Over the Photos to Enlarge.

The majority of cars offered for sale are highly priced "restored" cars, or rusty hulks in need of total restoration.

In contrast, here's a 1976 Porsche 911S Targa, equipped with a 3.0-Liter engine from a 1981 Porsche 911SC.

The car has minor needs but is rust and accident free, solid as a rock, and a worthy car to improve in baby steps.

This 2-owner Porsche has been a California car from new, as evidenced by the small California pink slip, dated 1983, when it was purchased from the original owner.
In the upper right corner of pink slip and registration, you'll see that it originally carried the 6-digit blue plates "797NKB" which at some later time were exchanged for the California "sun" vanity plates the car still carries.

Manufactured in June of 1975, the car is titled as a 1975 model. However, the 4thdigit of the VIN *9116210952* tells us, this is is actually a 1976 model. As such it has the fully zink-plated chassis, making it a great deal more resistant to corrosion!

This 911S was last registered in 2021 and has spent the past 31 months in a garage in posh Balboa Island, a peninsula located in the south of Newport Beach.

The owner has been a member of the yacht club there.
Factory owner's manual is included.

Odometer now shows 108,110 miles, believed to be original.
Let's check out the car in more detail now . . .

The trunk is clean and features an undamaged, original trunk mat.

Complete factory tool roll.

Unused original spare, date-coded 5/74. Perfect battery box . . .

. . . and nose section.

Porsche's body is solid, without any signs of accident damage. However, there are dents in the rear of the right rocker panel and on the rear valance.
Genuine, date-coded Fuchs wheels are in good condition without curb rash and wear good tires to match.

Fifteen years ago, the Targa always lived in the shadow of the Coupe, but that changed since. These days more and more people enjoy open air motoring in an all-weather Targa without the disadvantages of having a canvas tent above their head.

On this car, the original Targa top received a new (correct) outer skin and a new headliner.

The old factory finish has multiple paint flaws and touched up areas. Down the line, you'll want to treat the car to a full repaint but that's nothing you need to do right away.

Cockpit is bone stock.

Dash top has some cracks. All of the gauges and gauge lights work.

Note factory Porsche sport seats!

Note that the center of the rear valance is slighly bent.

Three liter Porsche SC engine starts on the button and runs great.

It's from a 1981 Porsche 911SC and in December of 1999, it was officially BAR certified for this particular car.

Although the engine runs good, it should receive a standard service, oil, plugs, wires. etc. In addition, the shifter linkage is iffy and needs to be sorted.

Short, 1-minute video of cold start and drive-by . . .

Undercarriage belies its age of 48-1/2 years. Having resided in California from new, there's no rust and no sign of any accident damage.

More photos will be added the first week of January, when we hopefully have clear skies again . . .

More exterior photos . . .

While this 911S is by no means a perfect car, it's a worthy candidate for someone willing to invest some time and elbow grease instead of paying market price.

Thank you for your interest!


You are most welcome to inspect this fine automobile at our location in Ventura, by appointment, or have someone inspect it for you.
Please, direct all inquiries to or call us at (805)792-9797.