1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

We’ve seen the ways in which a rare exterior color can influence the market for a classic 911 and though we don’t across this as often we do see similar circumstances with a rare interior color. In many ways, that makes sense because as the owner it is the interior that is most apparent and provides us as drivers with our interface with the car. An interesting interior serves to inspire the feelings created within us on any drive, but a boring interior can make even some exciting cars feel more pedestrian. This all brings us to the car featured here: a Guards Red 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with just over 34K miles on the clock and a really nice Linen leather interior.

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

As those of us in the Midwest and the East Coast slowly begin to extract ourselves from this abysmal winter, a car with an open top becomes mighty appealing. But since Spring is sometimes not warm enough for full open-top cruising then something like a Targa might be more appropriate. As Porsche recently has returned the Targa to its original form I do wonder what effect that might have on the market for earlier targa cars. This Velvet Red Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa takes us back to that original Targa design and features a 3.2 liter flat-six mated to the G50 5-speed transmission.

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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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