Porsche 911T – Targa
The 365-day vacation. The Porsche 911 Targa
The Americans and their endless legislation on cars. Especially for those weird, fast things from the EU; because they thought the average F-150 driving nationalist was a threat to all the good stuff over there! They disapproved of our Maserati 3200 on the rear lights, so the boomerang were immediately replaced for the square ‘block lights’. Ouch. But, she also made sure that one of the greatest European steering icons became even better. The 911 got a rollbar, to be sold as a convertible in the States. Thus was born, we think, the most beautiful 911 line.
Our Targa is one that falls into the category ‘bought from an old lady’. Her first and only owner was the daughter of a successful porcelain dealer from Belgium. She has always driven the Porsche, until about 15 years ago. Since then, the 911 has been in the closet, together with the porcelain. An outside closet though, because she has been given back to nature a bit. However, all the original parts are there (targa roof, metal air filter housing, original headlights, speedster mirror and more holy-grail material…), this piece of Ferdinand’s legacy has only generated 70,000 kilometers of smiles, is still fully matching numbers and still has its original ‘blutorange’ paint. The boxer engine still runs and the gearbox shifts and clutches. Everything needs to be kissed awake again. And be honest; that extra buffer on the savings account, those clean fingernails and free weekends are totally overrated. This is much more fun. After restoration together with this story, this is one that you don’t actually, ever see again.
– You don’t own a Porsche, you merely look after it for the next generation
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