If you’ve got your automobile history down pat, you already know that 1973 was the last year for the long hood/narrow bumper Porsche 911. Safety regulation the following year would promptly trigger a design change. By then everyone was readying their goodbyes to that iconic bodywork. But you can relive those glory details care of RM Sotheby’s.

Up for auction now is this sleek 1973 Porsche 911 Targa 2.4s, which, while mechanically stock, boasts special custom interior by Berluti, France-based maker of premium leather goods. They’re all over — Berluti’s sophisticated burnished Venizia leather covers the seats, dash, and panels.

A few things not covered in hide, though: the Bouclé wool, including the seat backs, floor mats, and carpeting. But the pairing works, still. A pair of driving shoes and a day bag are also included, to boot. The car is for the modern man — or woman — who wants utmost comfort and premium flare when he’s ready to go vacationing somewhere not far, but remote.

Sure, Berluti’s tones and colors might not be for everyone. But they serve a stark and alluring contrast to the ride’s silver exterior. Classic, refined, elegant, and slick, this is a truly one of a kind Porsche 911. And believe us, we’ve seen plenty of Porsche 911s here. If you’re in Paris between April 24 to May 7, you can place a bid on this refined ride. If not, just hit the link below to read more about the 1973 Porsche 911 Targa 2.4s. We won’t blame you for drooling.


Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby’s