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

1979 Porsche 911SC Targa

Paul’s recent post on $20K Porsches grabbed my attention a bit and got me thinking. As I was perusing the classifieds I came across this car and thought, “What if Paul’s idea was taken one step further?” Rather than an inexpensive Porsche that’s in good shape and ready to drive, what about going a bit less expensive for a car that needs minor work, though isn’t something we might use for the Heap of the Week? Such is the case with this car, a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa located in Miami.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1979 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CONVERTIBLE TARGA

BRAND NEW CLUTCH

NO RUST WHATSOEVER!!!

SAT IN STORAGE FOR YEARS!!!

116K MILES!!!

CARRERA 3.0L ENGINE

METALLIC BLUE

BLACK INTERIOR

LOW BUDGET COLLECTABLE!!!

GREAT INVESTMENT!!!

CLEAN TITLE

ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL

NUMBERS MATCHING

COA (ORDERED)

RUNS, DRIVES, SHIFTS, & STOPS AS IT SHOULD

SUSPENSION IS NICE & TIGHT

NO SMOKE!!!

ALL ORIGINAL GLASS IN GREAT CONDITION

ALL MOLDINGS, BADGES, BRIGHTWORK COMPLETE

PAINTED TO MATCH FUCH WHEELS & GOOD TIRES

NOT CONCOURSE BUT A GOOD CLEAN DAILY DRIVER!!!

LOW RESERVE!!!

THE BAD:

NEEDS NEW HEADLINER & TARGA SKIN

PAINT IS OK NOT CONCOURSE

NEEDS A GOOD COMPUND & BUFF JOB

SEATS SHOW WEAR & TEAR… SEAT COVERS NEEDED SOON…

MISSING ONE FOG LIGHT

A/C SYSTEM IS ALL THERE BUT NOT CONNECTED

DOOR SPEAKERS MISSING

PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS READY, IT’S NOT FAIR TO TRUE BUYERS WHO ARE WILLING, READY & ABLE TO BUY THIS EXTREMELY RARE, CLASSIC, AIR COOLED, PORSCHE 911, & OF COARSE FOR THE SELLER…

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I’M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ASSIST IN ANYWAY I CAN…

786-683-1809

WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE

ROTTERDAM FROM $900

JABEL ALI FROM $1,200

JAPAN FROM $2,500

YOU CAN CONTACT BULENT AT 305-573-9900 OF ASI INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR EXACT SHIPPING QUOTES, OPTIONS & SCHEDULES FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA TO YOUR PORT OF CHOICE…

I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION EARLY, AS CAR IS BEING ADVERTISED LOCALLY…

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!!

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!!!

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For a SC, the mileage on this car isn’t unreasonable, but there are clearly some problems to be ironed out. The interior is definitely in need of some TLC, it’s missing a fog lamp, and the Targa top has seen better days. Otherwise, by all appearances this seems a decently sorted car. The caveat, of course, is this assessment is entirely based on what is plain to the naked eye. Have the mechanicals thoroughly checked out to make sure there aren’t any nasty surprises. If it passes muster though, then this could be an interesting opportunity. Bidding is currently at $12,100 and the seller claims a low reserve. It’s always difficult to know what a low reserve means to the seller of any Porsche, but I think if this car could be had for under $15K, then with a little bit of work you’d have a 911SC for a very reasonable total cost.

-Rob

10K Friday: Poor Man’s Porsches – 914 v. 924

While I’ve spent a lot of time on 10K Fridays looking for the most car for your money, today we’re going to take a different path and look at the least Porsche for your money. Sound a bit strange? Well, while other Porsche models have taken off in value or are on the verge of being completely unaffordable, it’s refreshing to know you can still get a nice quality Porsche on a budget. Could you get into a beaten 944 Turbo for this money? Yes, and perhaps if you’re looking for a performance car that would be a better choice. But in the true spirit of the creation of both the 914 and 924, I want to look at the most simple versions of both of these cars. Which would be the one for you? Let’s start with the 914:

Year: 1972
Model: 914
Engine: 1.7 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 100,000 mi
Price: $7,500 Buy It Now

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1972 914 porsche from california new tires fuel injected very rust free for more info call dennis 847 521 9442

I have to admit, I’m a more recent convert to thinking clean 914s are pretty cool. They’re not the most attractive by any measure, but they have a Lotus-like simple design. Think of this car as the Porsche Europa and it makes a little more sense. Pop the top and you’ve got a fun, simple targa design. This model has some upgraded alloys and looks reasonably clean. Miles are lower and the price – $7,500 – wouldn’t get you into much of any other Porsche; that is, except the underdog 924:

The 924 is such a clean and elegant design, it’s nice to see them in their original spec. Sure, they sprouted flares, spoilers and big wheels and became more aggressive but the original design is still impressive. With that engine running well, you’ll be in the mid-30 mpg range cruising in what is still a very aerodynamic design today. In Guards Red over tan, this is a great looker:

Year: 1981
Model: 924
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 29,574 mi
Price: $5,995 Buy It Now

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Runs and drives very well. The body and paint are in very good condition. The interior is in good shape, but the seats have rips and the dash is cracked. Has a clear title.

Yes, the engine is anemic, and like many of the early 924/944 variants the dash is now cracked. But for a full $1500 less than the 914, this package is really quite neat. Like the Targa roof on the 914? Well, most of the top of the 924 is removable and ultimately the experience isn’t that different. This particular 924 was well equipped and with very low miles seems in great shape! The price is high for a non-2.5 924, but considering the condition it would be a better deal than buying a worse-condition one and trying to restore it. Not many love the 924, but it is pretty amazing that nearly two decades after it’s launch the 968 was still looking fresh with effectively this same design.

Which would I choose? For me, it’s a no-brainer – I’d choose the 924 over the 914 any day. As an affordable classic and entry level car in the Porsche world, it’s still unappreciated and values reflect that, but it’s a clean and neat design that can be owned on a strict budget – not something that can be said of many Porsches!

-Carter

1990 Porsche 911 C2 & 1991 Porsche 911 C2 Targa

The Porsche 964 is just starting to hit its stride in the market, keeping pace with other desirable late model air-cooled 911s. They were a bargain for a while, but with a flood of water-cooled 996 models hitting the used market, the older stock has witnessed a readjustment in value. Today we have two 964s for sale, both with 5-speed manual gearboxes in two different flavors: coupe and Targa. First, we’ll take a look at this Guards Red coupe for sale in Arizona.

Year: 1990
Model: 911 C2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 89,798 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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This is the 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera C2 you’ve been waiting for! Guards Red over Tan leather interior. This is one of the cleanest C2’s in the Country. There’s absolutely NO rust on this car. The body is laser straight, the doors shut tight and open smoothly. All the electronics work as they should, windows function with ease. Power locks function as they should. Radio comes in clear as a bell. The power sun roof opens smoothly. The interior is in excellent condition. The rear seats are perfect. All the gauges on the instrument panel operate as they should. All the glass is original with the exception of the windshield. The Porsche drives exactly as it should, no squeaks, rattles or funny noises. The Michelin Pilot Sport tires are new and have tons of tread. The car does not leak a single drop (hard to believe I know) I have every service record for this car receipts totaling $12,048.67 which include services performed at Porsche of North Scottsdale and much much more. All the original keys (Three keys) and Original Owners Manuals. Clean and clear CarFax this is the one to own DO NOT let it pass you by!

This 1990 911 C2 5 Speed is a TWO OWNER CAR! The second owner has owned this Porsche since 1992, I have the original title that was issued to the second owner with the purchase price and date, This car has the original tire pump! Porsche car cover! Owners books! Even the plastic gloves to keep your hands clean in the event of a tire change!

CAR FAX CERTIFIED!

Carfax Highlights

No Airbag Deployment Reported to CARFAX

Vehicle Qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee

No Structural/Frame Damage Reported to CARFAX

No Manufacturer Recalls Reported to CARFAX

No Indication of an Odometer Rollback

BUY IT NOW BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!

Please feel free to contact us at any time with all questions! We are located in Sunny dry SALT FREE Scottsdale AZ! At 7835 E Gelding Dr Suite A Scottsdale AZ 85260 (by appointment only)

Contact James A @ 915-503-3100!

Next up, we have a black Targa for sale in New York.

Year: 1991
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,000 mi
Price: $31,900 Buy It Now

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This is a smoke-free automobile. There is no damage evident on this vehicle. The exterior condition of this vehicle shows that it was garaged.The engine on this vehicle is running properly. This vehicle has no known defects. The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate. There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle. There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly. The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean. Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse. $195 DOCUMENTATION FEE WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL PRICE.

So what’s your favorite flavor? I have to say, for me, I’d have the coupe all day long over the Targa. Most petrolhead friends of mine would most likely agree with that assessment. That’s not to say I dislike the Targa or it’s a bad car, however. For those sun worshippers, it’s a nice compromise between hardtop rigidity and drop top thrills.

-Paul

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Time for something a little more modern. While I love a classic 911 there is little doubt that in terms of performance a newer model provides more value. With more than 300 hp coming from their water-cooled flat-6 a bone-stock base 996 or 997 will easily outperform many of the best classic 911s. A 996 is generally a better value, but with a 997 you get a more aesthetically pleasing design along with a bit more power. Upgrade to the 4S seen here and the 3.8 liter flat-6 provides 355 hp for the all-wheel drive system to distribute to the road. These cars are quick, refined, and handle very capably. A well-maintained example will have years of driving pleasure ahead of it, which brings us to the car featured here: a Guards Red 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S located in Salt Lake City.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 30,248 mi
Price: $53,500

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Details:
2007 targa 4S, 6 spd. 30,2xx miles
Guards Red/black Asking $53,500

Original options:
Black full leather, power seats, heated seats, floor mats, dimming mirrors
19″ turbo wheels, sport chrono plus, NAV, Bose, crest in headrest

Aftermarket goodies:
tint, clear bra, Mobridge (bluetooth & ipod)
Passport 9500ci radar detector & laser jammer
Rottec LED front lights & Dectane rear LED lights (all original lights included)
H&R Spacers 7mm/15mm F/R (stock lug bolts included)

Maintenance history (since I purchased the car)
9/7/11 16,500 miles: oil change
10/3/11 new cabin filter
4/4/12 22,000 miles: oil change, replaced serpentine belt (recommended due to age)
10/16/12 25,575 miles: replaced broken shifter cable (seems to be a common issue on the 997s)
11/15/12 replaced original battery w/ Interstate MTP94 85 month battery (original one was getting weak)
4/29/13 27,231 miles: oil change

Overall condition:
Original window sticker, maint. receipts & all manuals & keys, accident free, never tracked, non-smoker, recently detailed in & out. Not driven in snow.
Exterior 9.5/10 No dings or scratches, a few tiny marks on the clear bra that most won’t notice
Interior 9.5/10 A little bolster wear & a light scratch on driver’s seat on the bottom. Otherwise the car looks like showroom condition.
Tires: Brand new Michelin Pilot Super Sports & 4 new TPMS sensors.

PPI done by Strong Porsche on 10/2/13 & will provide a copy upon request. Title in hand. Car is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Email with any questions.

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I find Guards Red most striking on a SC or 3.2 Carrera due to it’s more apparent contrasts with the bumper design of those cars, but it remains an alluring color even on the smoothed curves of the 997. This car looks nearly flawless inside and out and the owner claims a complete service history on hand. For a newer car with reasonable mileage there is little more that we can ask. A Targa will sometimes sell for a bit lower than the Carrera and Cabriolet since the audience for the Targa is more restricted, but with an asking price of $53,500 this car is priced pretty reasonably. For a driver who enjoys the open-roofed appeal of the Targa or simply finds the Carrera too ubiquitous, this Targa 4S provides a nice departure from the norm and should provide for excellent fair-weather driving!

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC Targa

With prices for a classic 911 consistently on the rise, these days it’s rare that I come across a clean example that is on auction with no reserve. But that’s exactly what we have with this 1983 Porsche 911SC Targa located in Ohio. The 911SC remains one of the best values along the 911 lineage, combining reasonable buying costs with classic styling and a near bullet-proof engine. The car featured here has the 204 hp 3.0 liter flat-6 that Porsche introduced for the 1981 model year and comes in a fairly unique color combination with a gold exterior surrounding a chocolate brown leather interior. We’ve featured a couple of 911SCs recently that each failed to hit their asking price, so this no reserve auction should at least provide us a window into the current market.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,800 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This is a NO RESERVE listing.

This is my 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa in superb mechanical and cosmetic condition. This Targa has been owned for the past 12 years by an automotive engineer and NASCAR mechanic. The maintenance and service this car has received is second to none. The car is in outstanding mechanical condition and it needs no mechanical work.

This is simply one of the greatest sports cars in automotive history. Porsche got it “just right” with these 3.0L SC models. 1983 was the last year for the SC, and it had the most powerful engine (204 hp vs 172 hp in the earlier cars) with the best available features. The 3.0 engine is known as one of the most reliable Porsche engines ever built- with many of them going over 300,000 miles before a major rebuild. Earlier and later 911 motors had known defects, this 3.0 engine was the best and most reliable.

This car is all-stock in appearance with no goofy add-ons or modifications.

This car has the perfect balance of power, handling and responsiveness. The flat-6 engine is powerful and torquey right from idle up to redline, with a smooth power curve. The brakes are phenomenal- they have been described in the automotive press as “the hand of God.” The suspension is amazingly responsive and capable- I swear you can feel every pebble you drive over, in a good way. The handling of these cars is superb and the cornering abilities are amazingly high. This is a world-class sports car that also happens to be dead reliable and dependable. It’s a great combination, and no wonder these cars are appreciating every year.

I have a list of all of the service and maintenance work done to the car for the past 12 years. Some of this work includes: heater blower motor, ventilation control unit, heater air hoses, hood and trunk lift supports, steering column bearing, factory sport shift assembly, ignition wires, valve adjustment, 911 Turbo valve covers, spark plugs, ignition rotor, fuel filter, starter and solenoid, battery, Weltmeister airbox valve, cylinder head oil supply pipes/hoses, oil pressure sender, generator rebuild, full brake system (front and rear pads, rotors, hoses, master cylinder and fluid. Of course all oil changes and routine maintenance were performed on time as well.

This is quite simply one of the best-condition, best-maintained 911 SCs you will find for sale anywhere. This car has been engineer/enthusiast owned and operated and it could not have received better care or maintenance. This car has always been garaged and it is clean in every way.

The paint and body are in very good condition. The paint appears to be all original with the exception of the front bumper and maybe the front hood (due to stone nicks). The paint is in very nice condition, with no oxidation or major defects. The body is straight and clean with no rust.

The interior is the beautiful chocolate brown in superb condition. The leather seats are in very good condition with no rips. The carpets are clean and in great shape. The plastics, vinyl and interior surfaces are in very good condition. All the interior switchgear is in good, working condition. This interior is clean and in superb shape.

The removable Targa top has recently been rebuilt by a professional Targa guy. The vinyl, headliner and interior panels are all new. The latches and hinges are in perfect working order. This top seals well and does not leak. This rebuild job cost $1500.

This car starts, runs and drives superbly well. The engine starts perfectly and does not smoke. The engine is powerful and smooth throughout the rpm range. The transmission shifts well, as well as these 911s can be expected to, anyway. The clutch is tight and strong. The steering is smooth and responsive. The suspension is absolutely tight and there is no looseness nor any suspension noises. This car is totally reliable and dependable and it drives beautifully.

I just took this car on a 300 mile weekend trip and it performed perfectly. I would trust this car to drive across the country and back.

This car is an amazing vehicle to drive. Driving up a winding road with the Targa top off and the flat-6 wailing behind you is one of the greatest experiences in motoring.

This car has had the Weltmeister airbox pressure relief valve installed to protect the airbox in case of backfire. The valve covers are upgraded Turbo valve covers to prevent leaks.

This car has a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM CD player and newer Polk Audio speakers that sound great. There is an Aux input for an iPod, MP3 player, etc. The car was not hacked up to install this audio equipment.

This is a 30 year old car and as such it is not brand new. Please expect normal issues of wear and tear consistent with the age of the car. Here is a list of everything I know of wrong with the car: there are minor stone nicks and tiny paint imperfections. There are some small dings on the front hood. The rear black bumperettes are flaking and slightly cracked. The oil tank gauge on the dash does not work- all the rest of the gauges work perfectly. The rear air conditioning condenser developed a hole a few years ago. The condenser and the A/C compressor were subsequently removed, and I have them to go with the car. The air conditioning in these cars didn’t work well even when they were new, but this A/C system could certainly be made to work again if someone wanted.

You can fly in to Cleveland (CLE) and drive this car home. You can also have the car shipped- please call Angels Moving Autos at 530 245 0481 for a shipping quote.

I have a number in my head that would buy the car early- call me if you’re interested.

Questions, email me or call/text me at 440 339 4341.

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While this color palette won’t appeal to everyone, it’s undeniably a pretty car that appears in very good condition both inside and out. I’m always a fan of a dark brown interior and this one complements the gold exterior well. This car is not a low mileage garage queen, but rather a 30-year-old 911 that has seen good use and reasonable mileage for its age. On the car itself, there really isn’t much left to say: it looks to have had a good home under a good owner who cared for it well and there’s little more we can ask for when looking for a classic car. I’d expect a 911SC such as this to sell somewhere around $17,000-$19,000, though it could easily edge slightly higher if the right buyer comes along. Right now, however, the bidding is at a very modest $10,100. If this car sells for anything near that price, it looks like a steal!

-Rob

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

It seems there are more varieties of 911s than days of the month, but it wasn’t always this way. Some models have come and gone, but one variant that has been a mainstay is this one: the Targa. Somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of the SC Cabriolet in 1983, the Targa has evolved throughout the years, starting as a 911 with a roll hoop and soft top rear section. The soft top gave way to a fixed glass window and was replaced by a large, sliding glass panel in 1996 on the 993. The subsequent generations have stayed true to this sliding glass panel concept, as we see here with this 2007 Targa 4S for sale in Iowa from our friends at EuroWerkz.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 16,000 mi
Price: $64,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz LC

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S – Black/Sand Beige Full Leather – 6 speed – Sport Chrono Plus
August 5, 2013
History – Bought new in FL from Champion Porsche. While in new car inventory Champion installed a set of Champion Motorsport Springs and 19” forged RG5B wheels. First owner traded it on a different vehicle with 9,300 miles on it fall of 2009. I brought it to IA September of 2009 and have owned it since. Since day one it has been enthusiast owned. I have driven it sparingly and stored in my climate control garage as well as secured covered parking at my office location. Professionally detailed 2 times per year and meticulously maintained. The car currently has just over 16,000 miles on it.

This is a pride of ownership, PCA Member, open check-book maintained Targa 4S. All services are up to date and the car is not in need of any reconditioning. Sale includes all books, documented service history at Porsche dealer, and three factory keys, window sticker, Porsche COA, Porsche fitted car cover, and the original exhaust and airbox.
Options and MSRP: $95,900
Black NC
Full Leather $3,365
Black Mats – Porsche Lettering $115
Power Seat Package $1,550
Self Diming Mirrors $385
Sport Chrono Plus $920
Navigation for PCM $2,070
Bose High End Sound Package $1,390
Destination Charge: $795
Exclusive Options:
Storage Compartment Lid w/Model Logo $290
Instrument Surround Aluminum Look $360
Thicker Steering Wheel – Leather $800
19” Carrera Sport Wheel $835
Porsche Crest in Headrest $270
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes $360
TOTAL STICKER PRICE: $109,405
Performance & Cosmetic Upgrades:
19” Champion Motorsport Wheels $4,000
Champion Motorsport Springs $1,200
Fabspeed Performance Package $6,895
GT2 Turbo Side Skirts $1,000
Clear Front Turn Signal Indicators $200
www.Fabspeed.com
997 Performance Package with ECU Upgrade/Comp Intake
Performance Package includes Maxflo mufflers, headers, X-Pipe sportcats, Tips, ECU upgrade, cold air kit-BMC filter/Competition Intake. Realized Gain: rear weight reduction, +40-50HP, excellent sound.
www.Championmotorsport.com
19” RG5B Wheels
The RG5B is made from a single piece of A6061 aluminum, heat treated to T6 standards, and forged in an 8000 pound press. The end result is an extremely light wheel, ranging from 19 to 26 pounds, depending on diameter and width. This process also produces one of the strongest wheels on the market.
Condition –
Exterior: Factory Paint and Panels, no dings or dents on the car and there are no scratches on the car. A few pin sized nicks from bugs and road grit. All trim is original and in excellent condition. All four wheels are straight and free of rash. All four wheels have matching Michelin Pilot Sports mounted with approximately 3,000 miles on them. The car is only hand washed and waxed by me and my detailer whose specialty is black paint. The paint is deep and shiny with no swirl marks. Short of a very few nicks from road use the exterior of the car is as new.
Interior: Leather is in beautiful condition showing very little wear to driver and passenger seat bolsters. Rear seats are both as new. No rips or tears in any seats. Dash leather is perfect. All door panels are as new. All trim is beautiful and free of scratches. Leather headliner is free of any stains or blemishes. Carpets are perfect. Floor mats are original and while showing slight wear are still in excellent condition. All rocker panel and other trim is in excellent condition. All switch gear is in excellent condition. EVERYTHING is in working order. A fresh looking, smelling and feeling full leather interior that is routinely conditioned.
Mechanical: Car is in perfect mechanical condition. Never any failures and all services done pro-actively and routinely. The car drives straight and true, runs very strong, and performs as it is engineered to do.
Service History Since my Ownership:

· 9,954 miles at EuroWerkz, LC 10/22/2009: Install Fabspeed Performance Package: $6,895
· 10,277 miles at European Motors 4/1/2010: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of GT2 side skirts: $199.18
· 12,344 miles at European Motors 7/19/2011: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of four new Michelin Pilot Sport Tires: $1,754.81
· 14,374 miles at Lujack Porsche 7/18/2012: 4 year service to include full inspection, Lube, Oil and Filter, Changed Brake Fluid, Replaced Spark Plugs: $1,406.82
· 15,303 miles at Lujack Porsche 4/4/2013: Replaced 4 Tire Pressure Monitors: $1,316.81
Closing Comments: I have enjoyed every minute of owning this car since 2009. In my opinion, it is really the best of all worlds in the 997 911 lineup: wide body without all of the spoilers and intakes, all wheel drive, open air cockpit, yet more rigid and coupe like than a cab, functional rear hatch for a little easier access for a duffle bag on a weekend trip, and a rarer model than a Turbo. Moreover, I put effort to tastefully expand this car’s sporting character than it was originally optioned, by adding the Fabspeed package and GT2 skirts. From top to bottom this car exudes quality and uniqueness while offering an excellent balance of touring and sport. It is a joy to drive and routinely receives positive comments from Porsche-philes as well as people simply admiring a beautiful car.

Reason for sending her to a new home: I had no intention of selling the car until recently when I had the opportunity to buy not one, but two, other of my Porsche 911 dream cars. So, it’s really just a matter of freeing up the funds and the garage space.
Terms: Deposit of $1,000 expected within 24 hours of agreeing to purchase. Title is in hand, free and clear.
$64,900

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While I tend to prefer the classic silhouette of the 911 Coupe, I think I may have changed my mind with this Targa 4S. The chrome trim mirroring the roofline plus the added practicality of the rear hatch goes well with the dark color and eye-catching RG5B wheels. When you first look at this 911, you see a coupe, but look a little closer and you’ll notice the subtle differences. Add in the unique options and you have a 911 that sets you apart from the crowd.

For those interested in this Targa 4S, you can contact Doug Wittkowski of EuroWerks at witt@eurowerkzlc.com

-Paul

1997 Porsche 911 Targa

The 911 Cabriolet, like the one we featured yesterday, is a popular choice for those seeking a little bit of an edge to their open air motoring. Since 1983, Porsche has been offering up this variant to sun chasers, but one open air 911 has been with us even longer. That model is the Targa. Introduced early on in the 911’s history, the original model had a roll hoop with a removable hard roof over the driver and front passenger and a folding soft top rear section. This gave way to a fixed, wraparound glass rear window a few years down the road.

With the introduction of the 993, Porsche changed the Targa formula a bit and introduced a sliding glass roof panel that disappeared inside the cabin, lending a bit more structural rigidity to the package. Some buyers viewed it as a big sunroof, others saw it as an improvement in all-weather versatility over the outgoing Targa model. Not a lot of these 993 Targas were sold, as most favored either the Coupe or Cabriolet instead of this in between model. This Targa for sale in Alexandria, Virginia caught my eye, due in large part to the replica Porsche Cup wheels.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,469 miles
Price: $49,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 911 Targa on Rennlist

Hey Everybody –

Up for sale is a 6 speed 993 Targa.

Mileage – 52,5xx

Color: Arctic Silver – Simply the easiest color to keep looking good and the most stealth color to reduce one’s contact with the “authorities.”

Targa’s come with the delicious glass top and they come with the Varioram intake system which means more horsepower than a regular C2!!

Options/Aftermarket:
JRZ shocks/struts and a set of TRG sway bars keep this car glued to the road. (The new owner will get the OEM shocks and sway bars.)
18″ – 3 piece aluminum rims (Porsche Cup replica 8×8.5 & 18×10) w/ new Bridgestone speed rated radials.
Porsche Cup air intake/K&N filter
B&B stainless steel mufflers
B&M short throw shifter
The interior is the upgraded leather with the Porsche crest in the headrests. The dashboard looks new as does the entire cockpit of this awesome car.

But don’t take my word for it,there was a pre-sales inspection that validates that the car is in great shape. Compression leak down #’s are consistent with a very strong motor. Adult driven, never tracked and clear title in hand.

Full Disclosure: Rock chip repair on hood by previous owner. Not perfectly done (are any of them perfectly done?) The guy at the paint shop said to leave it alone. He said it would be like refinishing an antique table, it would hurt the value. I’d be asking a lot more for the car if the paint was perfect – it’s not – it’s original and the car is 16 years old.

I had this car valued by the Porsche Club of America in 2009 for insurances purposes and that’s how I set the asking price. Car handles like a UFO on steroids and I hate to sell it, but the cash goes to pay for the kids college.

Last thing – please don’t hammer me for the dirty floor mats – they are clean now!

I never paid much attention to the Targa variant of the 993, probably because I’m not a fan of Panoramic sunroofs. I like sunroofs, but my MINI Cooper S (R53 variant) has the aforementioned variety and I could do without the fixed rear glass panel. It just makes the car heat up more in the summer months. I’m not sure if the sliding roof is worth the extra weight over a regular 911 with a sunroof, but it does lend to a more airy cabin. Targas of all generations can languish a bit behind Coupes and Cabriolets, but when it comes to the 993, prices for these variants are about on par with other models. For Targas that have about 75,000 miles and under, the sweet spot is around the low $40,000 range to the best glancing $50,000.

-Paul

1982 Porsche 911 SC

As the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” and that describes the story behind this 911 SC to a tee. Bought as a gift for his wife, the seller of this car quickly found out that he should have shopped at Tiffany, when his wife decided she needed a car that was easier to drive while sipping a latte.

Introduced in 1978, the 911 SC featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. With 204 bhp, razor sharp handling, and the distinct styling, the 911 SC has become a favorite in the Porsche lineup.

This low mileage Guards Red over black stunner for sale in Tucson, Arizona exemplifies what a 911 SC should be.

1982 Porsche 911 SC on eBay

I bought this awesome Porsche for my Fiancé as a Birthday/Wedding gift last month from a reputable broker. She drove it for a few miles and decided that she would rather have an automatic one! Are you kidding me?

Reason, I asked? Quote “I can’t hold my Starbucks!!” Are you kidding me?

So, here is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous, 1982 Porsche 911SC that is in very nice condition inside and out. This is a totally solid low mileage car that is a blast to drive. It is a very clean, unmolested car that has been very well kept over the years. This Targa is number 243 of only 2,426 vehicles imported for the US market in 1982. This car has lived in Arizona since 1994 and was bought new in December of 1981 at Lee Klinger Porsche Audi in Highland Park, IL. This Targa had an original MSRP of $39,500 all the back in 1982! This is a 4 owner car that is fully documented and has a FULL service history since brand new and mileage verified through service receipts. This little 911 still retains its original 2993cc drive train which is definitely something you do not see every day. There is nothing cooler then a driving vintage Porsche!

The exterior of the car is finished in the flashy color of Guards Red. Overall the paint looks good with a few chips and still retains a beautiful luster. The car has received one high quality repaint at some time in the past and looks excellent. It was a high quality job with no overspray or tape tines. Very hard for the novice eye to notice. The body is 100% rust free and is as straight as an arrow, as any Southwest car should be. All door gaps appear to be factory original and correct. Overall the underside is completely solid and rust free as any west coast car should be. All the weather stripping on the car is soft and supple. The factory Targa top seals up nicely and the vinyl was just redone recently, and is in excellent condition with no rips or ware. The window seals are all replaced and the Targa bar was removed, re-powder coated and re-installed. The car was just fully buffed and hand waxed and has a deep glossy shine.

The car is riding on fully reconditioned 16″ staggered Fuchs wheels. The barrels were all professionally polished and the centers re-painted. The tires are brand new 16″ BF Goodrich g-Force Sport performance directional radials in the correct OE sizes.

The very nice factory Black Leather interior is all original and looks excellent. The seats, door panels, carpet, and headliner all look perfect and really set the car off. All the gauges and lights work as they should. The original radio and speakers were replaced with a high dollar ($1000+) Rockford Fosgate sound system that sounds great. All the courtesy lights as well as all the running lights work as they should. Also the lights, horn, turn signals, defroster, and even the lighter work. All the glass and rubbers look excellent. The wind shield was also just replaced due to a rock chip and is BRAND NEW!

Mechanically, this 911 is in excellent condition! Anyone who knows Porsche knows that these early 80’s Porsches are regarded as the best years to own. The engine compartment is clean as a whistle and shows how well this car was kept. The motor is also very tight and doesn’t leak. The car just had a service here at Stuttgart Southwest in Tempe, AZ, and was given a clean bill of health and the motor has excellent compression and leakdown. Both the Engine and Trans are factory numbers matching. The suspension is tight and true and handles as a Porsche should. The car easily cruises at Autobahn speeds well over 100mph. The previous owner spent over $5000 doing performance upgrades o the car including high output plug wires, Bilstein Sport shocks, front and rear sway bars, Powerflow exhaust, Powerflow Intake, Stainless Steel brakes lines, short shifter, and all new bushings up front! He also had the torsion suspension lowered 1″ down to Euro Spec height. The odometer reads a bit over 55,000 miles, which is AutoCheck and CARFAX certified to be original. All systems work and the car does not over heat and is a true pleasure to drive. The Air Conditioning was just serviced and blows Ice Cold. This little diamond and is ready for the next cruise night or car show.

One of the nice things about this 911 that you don’t find in most cars is the complete service history. Over 30 pages of receipts and warrantee work will come with the car going all the way back to 1981 and its first 1000 mi service. It also documents the car mileage as well as its original purchase in Illinois and its move to the Southwest in the early 90s. The original owner’s manual will be included.

The bonnet is in excellent condition and still retains all of its factory carpeting as well as the space saver spare with the original jack and complete tool pouch. The original Porsche compressor is also included.

As the description states, it is in fact difficult to hold your Starbucks while driving this car, so if that is a deal breaker, this is certainly not the car for you. If frivolities like cup holders are low on your list, then this is certainly a car to consider. This is one of the best kept 930s I’ve seen in a long time, with documentation since new and a mere 1800 miles per year; this had to have been someone’s baby.

Clean as this car is, it’s priced well within reason. A 911 in this condition can easily fetch in the $26,000 to $27,000 range, making the $23,900 buy it now price, a great deal. This car is an amazing example of a well-kept 930 SC and a shining example of why jewelry is a better choice when buying a gift for your wife.

-Brian

 

1984 Porsche 911 Targa

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been on the hunt for a good Porsche 911 SC or 3.2. It’s been a desire of mine for many years to own one. I’m not sure I’ll pull the trigger soon, but this tidy Ziegelrot Metallic 3.2 Targa for sale in Memphis has my radar up. I’m a bigger fan of the coupe than the Targa, but this unique shade of red, low mileage and good presentation has gotten my attention. This particular year is the first year for the 3.2, considered by many to be the ultimate expression of the original 911.

1984 Porsche 911 Targa on eBay

Very clean 84 model Carrera targa in rarely seen Kiln Red or “Ziegelrotmetallic”. Low miles at approximately 65,000 and no collision history. Car has always been garaged and although it has been driven – exterior is very good with only normal road usage. Books and tools as well as some service records. This is the first year of the 3.2 liter Carrera and these are one of the very best air cooled 911s ever produced – car runs wonderfully. Interior is very good as well with the only upgrade being the radio. These models are very strong running examples that followed the legendary 3 liter SC cars and have become one of the more favored air-cooled Porsches of modern times. Engine, transmission, clutch and brakes are all solid and there are no known issues. Car is also for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the listing at any time.

While the seller states there are no known issues, a little bit of color on the service history and any recent maintenance is always a good rule of thumb with a car of this caliber. With all things being equal, this car has a lot of life left in it. The one thing that detracts for me here is that this is a 1984 model, and it wasn’t until 1987 that the 911 benefitted from the improved Getrag G50 5-speed gearbox, which had better synchronizers than the 915 5-speed carried over from the 911 SC. The seller has priced this car attractively, though, as 3.2 Targas with lower mileage in good condition tend to run anywhere in the $18,000 to $24,000 range, give or take. I really like this car, and if it was closer, I would almost certainly contact the seller and have a go.

-Paul