Makellos Classics Concours Restoration of a Porsche 1973 911T Targa
This particular 911 has recently gone through an extensive restoration by our team here at Makellos Classics. We received this 1973 911T in very solid condition with minimal rust, making it a perfect candidate for our concours restoration service. Knowing the vehicle would succumb to the rigors of judges and their white gloves, we began by stripping the vehicle down to bare metal for a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration. All components including trim have either been refinished or replaced to ensure a factory-fresh appearance.
Original Paint and Body Work Restoration
This 1973.5 911T was originally ordered in the rarely seen color of Lime Green (aka Chartreuse.) So before painting, our first order of business was to strip the vehicle down to bare metal so we could assess the areas needing attention. The door shells were replaced as were the rear seats and headlight buckets to ensure a long rust-free future. After the body work phase of this restoration, we then prepped and painted this 1973 911T Targa in its original and extremely rare color of chartreuse green using high quality Sikkens paint.
Era Correct Suspension, Brake and Wheels
Once painted, assembly began by hanging all of the newly revivified suspension and brake components. The wheels were returned to the correct hard anodized and painted finish we all know and love and are riding on the era correct Michelin XWX tires. Every component on the suspension and brake systems has either been refinished, rebuilt or replaced making for a very enjoyable and like-new ride.
Completely Rebuilt Original 1973 911T Engine and Transmission
The numbers-matching factory 2.4 liter CIS engine has been completely disassembled and rebuilt to original specifications, replacing or reconditioning any necessary parts. The numbers-matching gearbox was also then disassembled and rebuilt using stock gearing and shifts excellent.
Interior and Reupholstering of a Classic Porsche
To complete this detailed restoration we shipped the car to Porsche specialist Oscar Reyes of Escondido Custom Upholstery, who finished the interior with a completely new reupholstering in lavish black leather and authentic black/white pepita (houndstooth) seat inserts – ensuring this car will look, feel and smell like it did 46 years ago!
This was a very high quality restoration done by our team here at Makellos Classics. UPDATE: This 1973 911T Targa has now been sold. If you are wanting a project done to your Porsche, or a classic Porsche of your choosing, contact us today!