Restomods, backdates, hot rods, … or whatever you like to call them. They offer classic looks with (more) modern mechanics, contemporary driving experience and / or creature comforts.
With a Porsche, you can take the robust 911 Carrera 3.2 as a donor car and then choose the route you want to go down. Just like was done on this lovely Targa…
THIS 911 TARGA
This example was built by a Belgium based Porsche specialist in 2019 and based on a 911 2.7 Targa, which is a very good start for a backdate.
All body panels are steel but with fiberglas front and rear bumpers. We can see the signature brushed Targa hoop, period style polished bright work, alloy engine grill and genuine light units front & back. The extra Cibie headlights are nice touch to make the car really stand out. The body was painted in a custom beige coffee crème like colour finished with Orange & light Olive badging & stickers. The genuine 16” Fuchs wheels have been given a subtle look, painted olive as well.
When opening the doors we see classic ‘salt&pepper’ grey carpeting and no rear seats but a roll cage instead. In front you’ll find a pair of lovely Recaro seats finished in dark Cocoa brown with pepita inserts. Door cards are classics 964 RS style in the some dark brown leather. The dash remains classic 80’s 911 finished with a modern classic Blaupunkt radio (with Bluetooth and DAB); a contrasting rev counter and suede Sparco steering wheel.
The engine is a classic 911 3.2 engine producing 231bhp mated to a rebuild 915 gearbox with short gearing and a limited slip differential.. providing all the thrills and acceleration you’d need! Furthermore it’s equipped with bigger 964 brakes all round to ensure stopping is always spot on. It drives just as you would hope/expect. Performance from the engine is strong, suspension feels great & brakes inspire confidence when going for a spirited drive. The 100l fuel tank covers you during miles & miles of driving fun.
Having been created in 2019 & covered 1.320km since, this classic look Targa still presents very well today. Classic looks, unique finishing and with Targa top practicality including the drive ability and performance of a Carrera 3.2. What’s not to like?