Between 1945 and 1996, the Rijkspolitie was the state police in the Netherlands and throughout the years it used a variety of cars, ranging from Alfa Romeos to Citroën H vans. However, most of the models were actually Porsches, including some 356 convertibles and 911 Targas. In total, the Rijkspolitie acquired more than 500 vehicles, but only a few still exist today.
Some of the cars performed duties for the Algemene Verkeers Dienst (AVD) special traffic unit created in 1962, as it was the case with this particular one. The 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa Rijkspolitie 'ALEX 12.24' as it’s known by its full name was in service from 1989 until 1991 and has been driven for a total of 105,201 kilometers (65,368 miles), according to the odometer.
It’s in great shape nowadays after being fully restored in Italy by Porsche Centro Assistenza Pordenone. Prospect buyers will be happy to hear the 911 Targa police car is going to come bundled with the essential Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and all the relevant documentation, including invoices, registration papers, valid technical inspection, and a copy of the factory record for this chassis.
The 911 Targa also has the full array of police equipment, such as suits and helmets, along with a wooden box mounted in the back in place of the rear seats. All AVD cars had that box filled with two warning triangles, a towing cable, tape measure, handcuffs, a first aid kit, wheel wrench, spare light bulbs, and other miscellaneous items. Like with the other AVD cars, the 911 Targa has extra electrical wiring for the radio communication system, along with dual rearview mirrors, and a passenger-side door mirror.
All things considered, the car is basically as original as possible and it’s all thanks to its current owner, a Rijkspolitie enthusiast. He was able to track down all of the original bits and pieces that were missing, so the buyer will pretty much get the whole shebang.
The car will be up for grabs without a reserve on October 7 during “The Zoute Sale” and is estimated to go under the hammer for €90,000 to €150,000 ($100,845 to $168,075).