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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there just after some helpful buying tips for a early 70s 911 targa, ive seen one i like the look of and im hoping to view/buy next weekend if its sound, anything i should look out for? im new to porsches but i do own a 52 beetle so i know my way around the engine bay etc

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Typeo 911 not 991 lol


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rust, matching chasis/engine numbers, any proof of provenance TBH but I'm no expert on early cars

Best bet is to look here IMO

http://www.ddk-online.com/




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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm a huge fan of the Early 70's Targa's Smile

There are a couple of points - first, there were not that many RHD produced - and very, very few have survived - making a RHD Targa a rare old thing.

Secondly - the Targa had to be reinforced to cope with the lack of structure from the roof - so there's even more metal to rot - and pre-76 when the cars were galvanized, oh boy do they rot Surprised

In particular water enters the drain channels at the bottom of the B pillars and into the scuttle panel above the engine - unfortunately when the rot gets in there it's hugely expensive to repair. In honest truth, a Targa restoration will never be a worthwhile excercise as far as money is concerned.

Let me know which one you're thinking about looking at and I'll see if I can guide you - there were special trim materials used on certain Targa models which are no longer available - so be careful what you're buying.

BUT a well restored / original pre-74 911 Targa with the roof out is a wonderful experience Smile

Philip

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

longmooie,

me and you should compare notes i am in a similar position, looking for my first 911 (Targa) just got rid of my much loved 66 Ghia


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