PORSCHE 911 3.2 TARGA
MANUAL G50 GEARBOX // ORIGINAL PAINT – EXCELLENT HISTORY
Electric windows, electric door mirrors, heated rear screen, top tinted screen, tinted glass, rear wiper, front and rear fog lights, 16”inch Fuchs alloys, removable Targa roof + both handles, electrically adjustable seats, central locking, immobiliser, Linen leather sports front seats, leather steering wheel and gear selector gaiter, headlight wash, front and rear spoilers, original Porsche Care Car Kit box with contents, over-mats, tool roll, original space-saver wheel/tyre, high quality boot carpet, Sony XR 7201 radio/cassette.
Retaining a lustrous deep shine that would be hard to replicate, the factory code L700 Black, is believed to be the original Porsche finish. Having carried out numerous micrometer checks, readings would suggest this to the case. Obviously therefore, a few very minor stone chips etc to be allowed for when considering the age and mileage covered, although as can be seen in the photographs, the bodywork still presents to an extremely high standard, and original only once. The classic 911 outline, with rear ‘Whale-Tail’ and front spoilers, the Targas are further enhanced by the gloriously curved rear screen, attractive from every angle. Rubber over-riders/rubbing strips/ front and rear bellows are all in a very good condition, and show no evidence of cracking. From the rear, the Porsche name is subtly incorporated into the central reflector. The Targa roof is excellent and headlining recently replaced.
The Linen leather upholstery, with light door cards and carpets, strike a wonderful contrast against the dark exterior. Remaining in excellent order throughout, the front sports seats are piped in black with perforated leather central swabs, and black leather steering wheel. A full set of black over-mats have protected the original carpets extremely well. Ample storage is provided by both door panniers, a locking glove-box, rear seats which fold flat and the front bonnet stowage space. Seat belts are fitted in the rear. All electrics operated effectively during our test.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Iconic 16”inch Fuchs, with correct Satin black blades and aluminium billet centre caps, which display the Porsche shield, all un-marked.
Tyres are all new Michelin Exalto PE2 N0
Front – 205/55 ZR16 (91Y) Rear – 255/50 ZR16 (92Y)
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Originally supplied by Chariots Porsche St.Albans to A.J.Spurling
12/01/1988 – Chariots Porsche St.Albans – PDI
12/02/1988 – 919 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
30/08/1988 – 12,659 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
25/03/1989 – 18,441 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
05/09/1989 – 26,809 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
10/05/1990 – 33,191 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
15/04/1991 – 42,943 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
02/03/1992 – 51,472 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
24/02/1993 – 62,465 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
21/09/1993 – 69,323 miles – Chariots Porsche St.Albans
18/01/1994 – 73,929 miles – Rennsport Porsche
06/09/1994 – 82,297 miles – Bob Watson Engineers Porsche Specialist – Front/Rear discs + pads
22/10/1996 – 91,424 miles – Bob Watson Engineers Porsche Specialist
04/06/1998 – 96,289 miles – Bob Watson Engineers Porsche Specialist
07/06/1999 – 97,682 miles – Bob Watson Engineers Porsche Specialist
20/10/2000 – 99,531 miles – Bob Watson Engineers Porsche Specialist – Front/Rear brake pads
19/02/2002 – 101,053 miles – F.T. Tuthill Porsche Specialist
24/11/2003 – 104,157 miles – F.T.Tuthill Porsche Specialist
29/03/2005 – 108,471 miles – F.T.Tuthill Porsche Specialist – Valve clearance adjust/dizzy cap/rotor
03/05/2006 – 112,463 miles – F.T.Tuthill Porsche Specialist
22/04/2016 – 122,978 miles – F.T.Tuthill Porsche Specialist – Rear brake discs + pads /brake fluid
29/03/2018 – 119,685 miles – Yew Tree Motor Works
19/04/2021 – 126,218 miles – Yew Tree Motor Works
Additional works carried out include;
15/04/2021 – Bosch Silver S4 Batery
Stainless cross-over pipes/rear silencer/pre-silencer + fittings /Targa top headlining
19/10/1995 – 88,095 miles – Remove engine + gearbox, strip gearbox + re-assemble using new parts/fit new clutch
Having just five registered owner from new, the fourth and fifth being the same gentleman, who purchased from his company, so effectively just four owners in 33 years. There is a large history file containing original invoices and MOT certificates back to the early 1990’s. Two keys with remote key fobs, original owners wallet and hand books. Hpi clear with certificate available upon request.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Often considered and described as, “The best of both worlds”, the appeal of the 911 Targa is self-evident. Not only can you enjoy open and closed roof motoring, but that sensuously curved rear glass and roll-over hoop, to this day, remains a joy to behold. This U.K. supplied C16 example starts eagerly upon first turn of the key, immediately settling to a steady idle. Though not remarkably swift by today’s standards, performance from the naturally aspirated flat six is brisk enough. The SOHC 3164 cc 12v with Bosch Motronic fuel injection, develops around 215 bhp @ 5900 rpm, rear wheel drive plus a LSD and approx weight of just 1160 kgs, 0 – 60 mph can be reached in a claimed 6.2 secs with a top speed of 149 mph. Transmission via the G50 5 speed is a joy to operate, at any temperature. The pleasure of pushing an Air-Cooled 911 along the road of your choice is always a rewarding experience. However, by removing the Targa roof, which folds neatly and can be stowed up front, the added aural sensation of the flat six toiling away behind you is even further enhanced. Steering is famously positive and direct, suspension firm, though compliant enough when require, the ventilated disc brake perform their task effectively.
A very well maintained original example, much admired and potentially the perfect motoring companion perhaps? With the current amount of interest generated by these air cooled 911’s an early viewing is recommended.