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Original one-owner California car
Matching numbers engine and transmission
Original paint and interior
Purchased through the European delivery program
Has original order, delivery and shipping documents
Has original books, tools, travel kit, and targa travel bags
An original Porsche 911 can easily transport a driver back in time through its unique factory touches like textures, smells and finishes. These unmistakable details are what some of the most serious collectors lust for, delivering an authentic charm that cannot be replicated. This original, one-owner 1969 911E Targa is just that. Custom-ordered and delivered in Europe for delivery, this Polo Red over black leather 911 would remain with its owner for 50 years in California. With a collection of original Porsche factory paperwork, maintenance and shipping documents, this 911E Targa is a fine example of a well loved and cared for automobile.
Helmut Diener, a resident of Mountain View, CA ordered this car to his specifications on May 2nd, 1969 and the Targa was delivered via European Delivery on July 28th, 1969. He optioned his Targa with Polo Red paint, a black leather interior, 15” deep 6” Fuchs alloy wheels, a tool kit and travel kit, chrome around the fender, a retractable antenna, and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio. When completed, Helmut paid a total of $7,551.00 for this Polo Red 911E Targa.
Not wanting to wait to enjoy his car, Helmut drove the car around Europe for a few weeks on vacation. Included are photographs of the car in Germany with the rolling countryside and towns behind it. Hemlut then left the car with Porsche after his European tour, where the Targa was then shipped to San Francisco and arrived in the United States on November 19th, 1969. Helmut took the car home with him to Mountain View, where he would enjoy the car for half a century.
Purchasing the car to enjoy it and not just let it sit, Helmut took the car out on the weekends and often times took it for long drives down the coast of California along Highway 1. Never driving the car in inclement weather and when not in use stored underneath a cover, the car has been excellently preserved due to his careful and thoughtful ownership. An engineer by trade, he made sure to carry out all of the maintenance as he could, eventually going to reputable auto repair houses to continue his work. This attention to detail yielded a car that was reliable, in well-running condition, and presents far better than many other cars of its age and experience.