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; the average F-150-driving nationalist thought they were just a threat to all the good things there! For example, she rejected our Maserati 3200 on the rear lights, replacing the boomerang directly to the square ‘block lights’. Ouch. But, in the end, she also made one of Europe’s biggest steering wheel icons even better. The 911 was given a rollbar, to be sold as a convertible in the States. That is how, in our opinion, the most beautiful 911 line was born.
Our Targa is one that falls into the category ‘bought from an old lady’. Her first and only owner is 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 cupboard together this porcelain. It’s an outdoor cupboard, because it has been given back to nature. However, all the original parts are present (targa roof, metal air filter housing, original headlights, speedster mirror and even more holy-grail material…), this piece of Ferdinand’s legacy has only smiled for 70,000 kilometres, is still fully matching numbers and still has its original ‘blutorange’ paint.
The boxer engine is still running and the gearbox shifts gears and clutches. Furthermore, everything needs to be kissed awake again. And to be honest, that extra buffer on the savings account, those clean fingernails and weekends off are totally overrated. This is much more fun. After restoration together with this story, this is one that you don’t actually see anymore.
– You don’t own a Porsche, you merely look after it for the next generation –