Rare Porsche 911 Targa Police Car Heading to Auction


The Netherlands State Police or Rijkspolitie has been using the Porsche 911 Targa as a police cars since the late 60s

There are a several police departments around the World that have a stable of police cars that are second to none. Dubai by far has the most impressive fleet that includes a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77, an Audi R8, a Bentley Continental GT, amongst others.  Porsches have been in many fleets throughout the World, including the Porsche 911 Targa police car.

There are some police departments that have been using incredible police cars for decades. One such department is the State Police in the Netherlands. Officially called the Rikjspolitie, the police has been using Porsches as police cars since 1945. Over the years, the Rijkspolitie has purchased over 500 Porsches to use as police cars.

Starting with the Porsche 356 Convertible in 1945, the Rijkspolitie switched to the Porsche 911 Targa when it was first released in the late 1960s. The switch was made because the 911 Targa offered better visibility and a special body style that enabled officers to stand on the seat and give directions to other drivers.

While few examples have survived over the years, a 1989 Porsche 911 Targa is going to auction that has undergone a full restoration by Porsche. This example was assigned to the Algemene Verkeers Dienst (AVD) special traffic unit, making the vehicle all the more special.

Offered by Bonhams, the Porsche 911 Police car going to auction has covered 65,368 miles since it first left the factory. It comes equipped with the usual police equipment for the time. This includes suits, helmets, handcuffs, a first aid kit, tape measure, towing cable, triangles, and other tools that are all housed in a wooden box in the area that would have previously held the back seat. The outside of the vehicle contains sirens mounted under the front bumper, a light beacon mounted to the Targa rollbar and a loudspeaker microphone on the rear trunk lid. When it goes to auction, it is expected to fetch between $101,000 and $168,500.

 

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