Tuner Tuesday: 1988 Porsche 911 Targa DP935

It’s been only a few weeks since I looked back at a super black DP935 that popped up for sale again with no changes but a hefty price increase. Well, today there is another DP modified car; this time, a claimed 1 of 1 Targa model built from a 1988 911. One of the criticisms of the black DP was that because of many changes over it’s life, it was effectively a highly modified turbo with a DP body kit. Today’s car suffers from the same fate, in a way – though it’s much more original. Bought in Germany and delivered to DP Motorsports, this Targa got the full external DP kit and some gorgeous BBS magnesium race wheels as well as a lowered suspension – but critically, no engine modifications seem to have made their way into this car. Afterwards, the interior was modified into the red/black combination that it currently sits in. With very few miles, this may be one of the more unique period-correct pieces in Porsche tuning history available right now:

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1980 Porsche 911SC Targa

After featuring a selection of higher-priced Porsches I was hoping to find something at a little more reasonable cost. As is generally the case with that sort of search, my thoughts immediately turned to the 911SC. Even with prices creeping up along nearly the entire Porsche portfolio, the 911SC remains a relative bargain and can usually serve as an excellent choice for those looking to see what the fuss is all about with the motoring icon that is the Porsche 911. The particular example featured here is a 1980 Porsche 911SC Targa on offer through Craigslist in Boise, ID. The mileage, at 115K, is about standard for a SC described as a driver and this one comes with the benefit of having been restored a few years ago.

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1982 Porsche 911SC Targa

The Porsche 911SC is often referred to as the perfect 911 for the beginner. Following on to the oft forgotten 911 2.7, the SC had a hearty 3.0 liter flat-6 as motivation and was the first 911 to include a cabriolet variant. Now that the new 991 series Targa has debuted with its classic roll hoop design, this is an optimal time to pick up a classic Targa like this low mileage SC version for sale in Massachusetts.

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1973 Porsche 911E Targa

I am not usually a big fan of the Targa, but now and then certain examples do attract my attention more than others. Such is the case with this Signal Orange 1973 Porsche 911E Targa located in California. I have always enjoyed the contrast of Orange and Black on any car and there’s just something about the interplay of the Targa’s fixed rollhoop and slightly open interior with the Orange exterior that makes this car a bit more attractive to me relative to other Targa cars. For those who may not fully enjoy the aesthetics of a convertible, the Targa provides a distinctive form of open-top motoring that also (mostly) preserves the original lines of the car.

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Given all this talk of stock market fluctuations and an economic recovery that has gone through fits and starts, where is a good place to park your money? Time in memorial has shown that a Porsche 911 is perhaps one of the strongest automotive investments out there. While desirability has come and gone with everything from Hemi Cudas to certain Ferrari models, the 911 has always been on the collectors’ radar. With two generations of water-cooled 911s behind us now, the earlier air-cooled 911s seems to keep creeping up in value year after year. This triple black 3.2 Targa for sale in California is an example of just how long these sports cars will last if care if lavished on them.

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

We feature various editions of the 3.2 Carrera here at GCFSB, but rarely do the cars we come across have low mileage. Even the car featured here, a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa has almost 45K miles, but for these cars that represents a decently low mileage car. The fact is that most of these cars have already eclipsed six-figure mileage because they have been driven. And why wouldn’t they be? The 3.2 Carrera is a fantastic driver’s car and for the most part prices remain within reach of a large number of buyers (at least relative to the rest of the 911 line) and so they are less likely to be locked away in a comfortable garage. The Targa tends to fit the bill even more as they are less loved than both their hard- and soft-top counterparts. The car here comes in the ever popular combination of Guards Red over Black.

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1968 Porsche 911S Targa

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No matter how much I read about Porsche 911s, there’s always some little historical tidbits that I come across of which I wasn’t aware. Case in point this 1968 Targa with an optional 100 liter fuel tank. It seems the option lists from the folks in Stuttgart know no bounds, as this one has a few other interesting features, such as the Webasto heater and Recaro sport seats.

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

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Many people around the world today are celebrating Boxing Day, a day that has been described as a sort of second Christmas. Traditionally this is the date when laborers would receive gifts and offerings from their employers in exchange for their service, but it has evolved into a Black Friday, with retailers passing on post-Christmas specials to consumers. This Boxing Day, why not celebrate with a sports car that has the heart of a boxer? The Porsche 993. This final year 993 Targa for sale in Texas is wearing the iconic Arena Red from the era and has covered a scant 36,000 miles since new.

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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

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The current 991-type Porsche 911 has not been with us for very long, but one model is curiously missing from its lineup: the Targa. There has been some speculation as to what a new Targa would look like with the surfacing of some recent patent images. Will the 911 revert back to the classic Targa look that left us with this car, a rare 1994 model Targa produced in June 1993? One can’t be certain at this point, but in the meantime, you can still enjoy the classics like this Grand Prix white over white leather for sale in California. Thanks to reader Val for bringing it to our attention!

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Carrera 2 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed Tiptronic automatic
Mileage: 127,954 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Ultra rare 1994 Porsche Targa 964 for sale with no reserve… Just in time for a White Christmas.

Its not a white ghost or an illusion but a real documented 1994 Porsche Carrera 2 Targa. Hard to believe since Porsche stopped producing the Targa in 1993 (only 137 were made in 1993). There were no Carrera Targas produced in 1994. This is definitely a rare collectible that is true classic rarity. Just to be certain of the model year I have included a copy Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche to verify its a 1994 Model Year Carrera 2 Targa. COA pic below. VIN WPOBB2967RS4440076 and current odometer reads 127.954.

First sold on July 21, 1993 by Niello Porsche in Sacramento, California. Car was specially ordered by a woman owner and car was delivered new with only 31 delivery miles. This Porsche Targa has been pampered since new and all of the required maintenance has been performed on schedule at the Niello Porsche Dealership. Service book tells it all. Please see pics for dealer stamps. Subsequent owner has taken over the pride of ownership in 2009 and has been garaged and maintained in Palo Alto, California. Only driven about 7k miles per year by retired PCA member.

The car has a clean history with clean car fax and clean title. There are absolutely no modifications and car is all original and all stock. Only exception is the radio. This Targa is in excellent condition over all. The striking white leather interior is amazing in person. The white on white combination with white carpet gets a lot of compliments. White leather seat color is “leather to sample” which means its a special custom request. I have never seen this color leather on another Targa and when the top is off it really looks beautiful.

Optional equipment on this 1994 Targa include:

Grand Prix White
Leather to Sample

Sport seats with Electric Height adjustment L/R
Rear Window Wiper
Model Designation
US Standard Emissions
Porsche Floor Mats- Black
Radio w/ Cassette Player
Tiptronic Transmission
Seats Leather Piping

The exterior condition is excellent overall. The Grand Prix white paint is excellent shape there is not very many imperfections. Front hood and front bumper is almost perfect with only couple minor chips. Drivers door seems to show previous paintwork but is original and not replaced. All of the original VIN tags are in place on fenders, doors, jambs, truck, hood etc. Equipment code sticker is under hood and perfect shape. See pic. The Targa top is excellent with no rips or tears and great rubbers.

Interior is excellent with no smoking or signs of pets. Leather seats are excellent with some light wear but no rips or tears. Carpets are white and have been kept up very well and floor mats have protected them over the years. Dash and rear leather tray are excellent and not warped or peeling. Its hard to believe this car has over 100k as it still looks very new. The mechanical condition is excellent. Car runs and drives excellent. I have owned many Porsches and have driven only air cooled. She is a strong tight driving Porsche and will make you appreciate all of the reasons why we like to drive air cooled P cars!

Only issues with this Targa are: The rear tail lights and Porsche deflector are fading due to age. Replacements are available online. Car has a an oil leak form valve covers/timing cover. Other than that the car runs perfect. No warning lights on and passes smog perfect. Oh and yes the AC blows ice cold. Rare for an air cooled. Email for more info. Please only bid if you are serious in taking ownership of this Collector Targa. Car is located in SF California.

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The one glaring issue that most people will have with this 911 is the gearbox. OK, so I wouldn’t personally seek out a Tiptronic 911, but for some who might want a bit of relaxed cruising from time to time, it might not be a bad option in combination with the Targa roof. Typically the Porsche purist wouldn’t be seeking out an open roofed model anyway, so I tend to give models like these a bit more latitude. There is still a few days of bidding to go and there’s been a fair bit of interest. Late model 964 Targas are rare, especially those sold as 1994 models, as we see from the production figures provided by the seller. Will rarity drive up the price here? I’d suspect bidding will probably wind up around the $25,000 mark, only being held back a bit by the automatic gearbox.

-Paul

3.2 Preservation: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa & 1988 911 Carrera Coupe

When it comes to classic, air-cooled 911s, the sky is the limit when it comes to choice. From Turbos to Targas, early SWBs variants to kitted out Sonderwunsch models, there’s a 911 for everyone. My favorite is the 3.2 Carrera. My first 911 experience was behind the wheel of a 1984 Carrera Coupe as a teenager. To this day, that drive is still vivid in my mind. You can still find good, driver quality 3.2s out there for reasonable sums, but to get a choice example, expect to shell out a lot more. The following two 3.2s are of the latter group, low mileage examples that are fit for a concours. First up is this 1986 Targa for sale in California.

Year: 1986
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 21,983 mi
Price: $46,911 Buy It Now

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Black painted alloy wheels, rare targa roof, original books & manuals, certificate of authenticity, after market sound package. The Auto Gallery is pleased to present this outstanding 1986 Porsche 911 Targa with 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Finished in a Red Exterior and a Beige Leather Interior, this 911 Targa is simply gorgeous This Porsche has been very well maintained, recently serviced, and with only 21,983 miles, it is in amazing condition! In addition to its luxurious standard factory equipment, this 911 Targa boasts an extensive list of options that includes, Power Drivers Seat, Black Forged Alloy Wheels, Aftermarket Sound Package, Leather Interior, Original Books, and much more! Take advantage of this opportunity as this beautiful 1986 Porsche 911 Targa is being offered at an incredible price and WILL BE SOLD SOON! As with all of our vehicles it is CARFAX certified. Please don’t hesitate to call or visit our showroom with any questions you may have.

Of all the 3.2s, Targas tend to be the most undervalued. Perhaps it’s because those who want a convertible just go the cabriolet route and the coupe is really reserved for those purists wanting the ultimate 911 experience. This Targa is certainly priced at the top of the market for this model, and at this price, you can get into a very nice 3.2 Coupe. I’m not a Targa hater, but I’m not certain I’d pull the trigger at this price on one. However, our next 3.2, a 1988 Coupe has me awe struck.

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 34,100 mi
Price: $68,000 Buy It Now

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Incredible all orig unmolested Carrera Coupe, all documentation, books & receipts from day one, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Cars like this are becoming difficult at best to find. This is by far one of the absolute best out there. Pristine. Contact me directly for showings & for any questions you may have. I welcome international inquiries. Located in Los Angeles, CA Larry 310-339-6517

If you told me I could have any 911 in the world at this moment, it would be this car. Sure, there are plenty of Turbos, RSRs and the like to ogle over, but there’s something I find appealing about a 3.2 Coupe. For me and many others, it’s the 911 at its best. At close to $70,000, we’re yet again flirting with the top of the market for these 911s, but when you consider that figure won’t get you close to the list price on a new 911, perhaps a classic like this suddenly looks that much more attractive.

-Paul