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

2007 Porsche Targa 4S Offered by EuroWerkz

In 1999, Porsche revamped the 911 with the new 996 model. This new model was the biggest departure yet from the original 911 formula. Gone was the air-cooled flat six engine, in its place a water-cooled flat six developed to meet noise and emissions standards. In addition, the headlights were transformed into a more ovoid shape with integrated signal and fog lamps. Derided to this day by hardcore Porschephiles, they have never escaped from the shadow of the almighty 993, the last of the air-cooled Porsches. Resale values have reflected this sentiment.

The 996 lasted for six short years in various iterations, replaced by the 997. While the 997 was still water-cooled, it went a long way to address the quality, appearance and performance issues that die hard Porsche enthusiasts had been banging on about since the demise of the 993. One of the more overlooked examples of the 911 these days is the Targa. Originally, Targas had a removable roof panel with a folding rear convertible section. The folding rear top eventually gave way to a fixed glass window. For 1996, Porsche changed the Targa formula by introducing a sliding glass roof panel that would slide inward parallel to the rear window.

Here is a 997 Targa 4S on offer from EuroWerkz LC in Pleasantville, Iowa. This particular model features Porsche’s all-wheel drive and 380 horsepower from a 3.8 liter engine.

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz

The Gentlemans GT! A very nice and very rare combination of 911 here. This is low mileage, southern, one owner Porsche 911 4S Targa that is equipped right and has some nice modifications to make it a great combination of style and function. Finshed in Beautiful Jet Black over optional Sand Beige Extended leather. The car is equipped with all the right and desirable 911S options including Bose sound, Chrono plus, Navigation, power seats, and optional thicker sports steering wheel.

The car has aftermarket Champion Porsche lowering springs, beautiful Champion Porsche 19″ motorsports wheels with colored crests and is wearing the Porsche approved Michelin PS2 Super Sport N1 tires, clear corner lenses, and GT2 side rocker flares for a really aggressive look. For some extra go the car has the complete $8000 Fabspeed 911S power kit including headers, mufflers, cats, and exhaust with the cold air kit and special custom software. It sounds great and will rock your world at the tickle of the pedal. It’s a very nice car in superior conditon with an agressive presense. We love it and know you will to. Offered at $69,900.

I’m a big fan of these Targas. While they are a tad heavier than a standard Carerra, the roofline and rear window styling is a neat departure from the usual 911 silhouette. This particular Targa has some nice modifications from Champion Porsche that are subtle yet aggressive at the same time. For those seeking a 911 with a little bit of an edge, and would like to enjoy open air motoring with the practicality of a roof, your ride has arrived.

-Paul

No reserve 1974 BMW 2002 Karosserie Baur Targa conversion

Like most convertible conversions, this isn’t for everyone. If you are however, a fan of cars with the roof cut off then its best to get a conversion done by a reputable source and not the guy down the street with a sawzall. The company that did this conversion, Baur, has a long history of working with the BMW factory to modify cars. Even so I still worry about how much stiffness/safety you lose with a conversion like this.

The seller states this 2002 is one of 1963 that Baur converted to the targa style. The front has a removable top while the rear has a fold down soft top. The open air is a good thing for the summer as the car’s nice black leather wrapping the Recaro sport seats probably roasts the backs of legs on a hot day. I suspect the roof will rarely be on the car so one can look past the car’s less than stellar looks with the top up.

This is a German delivery car and has retained its Euro spec gauges. The steering wheel with the blue inserts is a bit of a detraction, colored rims are ok with me (my BMW has body color rims), color insert steering wheels are a bit boy racer. The proper Baur emblem resides on the center console.

There are 85,000 miles on the original 2 liter inline 4. Power flows through the stock 4 speed manual. The exterior has been redone and the rich blue color looks great. There is an added front and rear spoiler, which look ok. There appears to be a larger than needed exhaust on the car as well.

This is a no reserve sale so high bidder will take the car home. Currently bidding is up over $7,600. The rarity of the vehicle will bring out BMW collectors. While not my cup of tea, this conversion doesn’t look bad. Its kind of a step up for the former VW cabrio owning teenybopper crowd.

~Evan

1984 Porsche 911 Targa DP For Sale in Portland, Oregon

Here’s your chance to get your hands on a Porsche modified with period correct pieces from DP Motorsports. I spotted this Porsche 911 Targa on Portland, Craigslist ($20500, 85k original miles):

1984 Porsche 911 Targa Carrera DP For Sale

quote from Craigslist ad:

This is a beautiful white 911. Not your regular 911. Besides being a European Model it has all the bells and whistles. Approximently 300hp. Origional BB Rims. New low profile tires.
Race clutch, Dual stainless steele exhaust. Whale tale. 964 cams. Same as the Turbo. 930 body with wider steele fenders. Just put in a New starter and Battery. Car is Garaged
and not driven much. 85,000 origonal miles. Engine had a total rebuild at 62K. Origonally purchase in 1984 for 50k which includes the shipping. The origonal owner wanted the
turbo look but not the turbo during that era because the Turbo’s had allot of engine problems. Ordered the car from Porsche but made Body Modifications at DP Motor Sports in Germany.
before having it shipped to Seattle. Never wrecked and is in excellent condition. Must see and drive to appreciate. Have all the Paperwork on this car to verify. Thanks

This isn’t the first time we’ve posted a DP modified 911, but this one is a bit more attainable at only $20k. And 85k original miles would be good for a regular run-of-the-mill 84 Carrera, let alone a gray market spec car with DP goodies and BB wheels! I like it and the price seems about right too. Hope it finds a good home!

dc

Fleet of Vintage Porsche racers & street cars

Newcomer to eBay, but not to the business, Club Carrera Motors has an entire fleet of Porsche vintage racers now available for you on eBay.

A couple racers, including a 56 speedster that raced from day 1, some build up race cars, and a few street cars. They look good and have plenty of pictures and info in their listings. Prices are a bit high. If you want to have an instant race team for SCCA, SVRA, HSR, etc., I bet you could get yourself a deal if you bought them all.

From high to low price wise:

1962 Porsche 356

1961 Porsche 911T
1962 Porsche 356 racer

1961 Porsche 356 racer

1960 Porsche roadster

1956 Porsche speedster

Now just pick up to take them with you to the track. Hey it is Mercedes powered so it is German.

freightliner

~Evan