Interesting story attached to this lovely old sports car — The previous owner has owned it since the 1990 and in ’97 moved from California over here to the East Coast. Shortly after moving it was involved in a parking lot *ding* which meant a dented rear wing and broken whale-tail. The Porker was put into a small shop to get fixed up and also have some engine tuning done. The owner was also driving a Porsche 914 at the time and was in no rush to get it done.
But… after many months the small shop was raided by the 5-0 and closed down because it was involved in ringing cars and operating as an illegal chop-shop. The Targa was impounded by the Police. Fast forward many months and the car was returned the owner but partially stripped down — by the police who had been looking for secret drug compartments!
The car was loaded into the owners garage with the intention that he would fix it up himself. He continued to drive his other Porsche and the sad lonely 911 sat neglected and slowly buried under garage detritius as weeks became months. Months slowly became years as the owner got married, had kids, moved around for work. Years turned into decades and slumbered for nearly 20 years.
Fast forward to 2016 and he’s moving house and under the piles of garage junk digs out the old Targa. It’s unhappy, interior leather is jaded, engine will not start and has what looks like a fuel leak from the tank. Mice have been in the Cabin for many years having a party.
He decided (or maybe his wife did) that it was time to clear out the car and find a new owner…. Luckily I’m the one that got there with the right $offer at the right time.
I take delivery in June and looking forward to bring this wonderful machine back to life!
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