Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    Fourtitude.com


    The Car Lounge
    Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 121
    1. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,817
      Cars
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      04-14-2012 09:23 AM #1
      IDk.. it definitely has character.

      I checked out one owned by a coworker yesterday.




















      Do you know the year based on the pictures?
      I am not a Porsche-o-phile, so I don't know if they had changes every year back then.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    2. Member Sir UNBANNED_GERBIL M.B.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 15th, 2003
      Location
      Mississauga, Ont.
      Posts
      12,218
      Cars
      His + Hers = 815hp
      04-14-2012 09:25 AM #2
      Targa is by far my fave 911

    3. Member Mike!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 17th, 2002
      Location
      Ontario & Ohio
      Posts
      12,698
      Cars
      2010 Mazda6 GT-I4
      04-14-2012 09:49 AM #3
      Looks like post-74, pre-85. I'd lean to early 80s but I'm not an expert. For the most part I think track rats want the coupes, and top-down buyers want the Cabriolet. If anything, that's the source of the lack of love, with a little leaky roof potential thrown in.

      Nice car though!

    4. Senior Member Son's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 10th, 2000
      Location
      Finland, The EU
      Posts
      28,661
      Cars
      '09 VW Golf VI 1.4 TSI, '09 Cannondale Six 105, '13 Trek Fuel EX 9.8
      04-14-2012 09:52 AM #4
      Because the coupe has always been the prettier body style, and the 911 body style.
      However, I wouldn't turn this down.
      Previously known as Son of a B...5er!

    5. Member HASSELHOF's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2nd, 2005
      Posts
      3,654
      Cars
      '13 ATS 2.0T, '13 Lexus RX350 AWD,'69 280SEL, '68 C10 SWB Stepside
      04-14-2012 09:54 AM #5
      some of my earliest memories is from being ferried around in a red targa. I LOVE Targas. I will be putting a long hood targa (or predated to a longhood) in my garage soon.
      so it goes... ಠ_ಠ

    6. Member SuperGroove's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 20th, 2000
      Location
      Denver, CO
      Posts
      14,128
      Cars
      2007 Mazda Rotary Thingy
      04-14-2012 10:10 AM #6
      I think that's a 911 SC based on the headlights, front bumper, fog lights and subtle rear flares. The 911 SC was made from 1978 to 1983 when they were replaced by the Carrera 3.2.

      This is my opinion. I am very likely all wrong.

      I dislike Targas because the B pillar looks ugly.
      Last edited by SuperGroove; 04-14-2012 at 10:25 AM.

    7. Member Eightysixturbo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 18th, 2011
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      1,526
      Cars
      2005 MCS "Hyper Blue", 2006 330ci "Silver Grey"
      04-14-2012 10:11 AM #7
      The goddamn yuppies drove the targas!
      pardon my 'merican

    8. Member Cousin Eddie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 17th, 2005
      Location
      Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      15,043
      Cars
      That there's an RV, Clark
      04-14-2012 10:22 AM #8
      To me the 911 is all about "dat ass" and the long slopping roofline from the top of the windshield right down that fine arse end. Turbos (wide fenders) have always been where it's at for style.

      Now as far as a nice classic style goes, that black and white Targa picture is perfect. I would love one like that just as a nice cruise/long relaxed drive car.

      I'm honestly not really a big fan of the narrow-bodied 911s (unless they have stupid crazy performance). Which is funny because the RUF Yellowbird is one of my favourite cars and yellow is one of my least favourite colours and I don't much care for narrow bodied 911s. The performance of that car and its reason for being a narrow car makes up for it.

      Now a classic early long hood 911 with everything "just right" is a different story.

    9. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,817
      Cars
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      04-14-2012 10:41 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperGroove View Post
      I dislike Targas because the B pillar looks ugly.
      I think it looks period correct.

      And that seems to be the issue with thew Targa.

      911 fans tend to be in two camps.

      One camp likes the early 911s for the classic old school looks, and the other camp seems to want to take any newer 911 and try and make it look 20 years newer (and more valuable) with swapped exterior panels.

      The targa's vintage B pillar just doesn't fit into either camp.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    10. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2007
      Location
      Chicago, IL
      Posts
      5,026
      Cars
      Honda CB400T
      04-14-2012 12:53 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Do you know the year based on the pictures?
      I am not a Porsche-o-phile, so I don't know if they had changes every year back then.
      It's from 1975-1977. It has the impact bumpers from 1974+, but doesn't have the flared rear of the SCs that started in 1978. The 1974s mostly had the brushed aluminum roll hoops, as Porsche used up the inventory from the longhood before they started with the black ones.

      The targa is less popular because the compromise design and chassis rigidity for a bit of sun. It does have a following, because Porsche had no reason to make them after 1983 when the cabrio debuted and it soldiered on for another decade.
      "Motorcycles - the cigarettes of transportation." Seth Meyers

    11. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,817
      Cars
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      04-14-2012 12:57 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      It's from 1975-1977. It has the impact bumpers from 1974+, but doesn't have the flared rear of the SCs that started in 1978. The 1974s mostly had the brushed aluminum roll hoops, as Porsche used up the inventory from the longhood before they started with the black ones.

      The targa is less popular because the compromise design and chassis rigidity for a bit of sun. It does have a following, because Porsche had no reason to make them after 1983 when the cabrio debuted and it soldiered on for another decade.
      It's actually a 1982 model.

      And yeah- the track use is definitely compromised for the targa hoop... but if that hoop really does provide good roll protection, it still seems better than a full vert (cabrio).
      Last edited by BRealistic; 04-15-2012 at 11:57 AM.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    12. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 15th, 2010
      Location
      Chesterfield, Indiana
      Posts
      758
      Cars
      2009 Caliber SRT4, 1989 Mazda B2200, 2010 RAV4
      04-14-2012 12:57 PM #12
      I love them but I'm all about being a little different. If I didn't have kids.....

    13. 04-14-2012 01:05 PM #13
      Always liked the Targas. BUT the Targas with the whale-tail are kinda ugly. The tail messes up the lines of the car somehow.

    14. Geriatric Member Obin Robinson's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2000
      Location
      League City, Texas
      Posts
      37,655
      Cars
      2001 Boxster, 2012 Kia Soul
      04-15-2012 11:05 AM #14
      The older targas with the removable roof panel are about as watertight as this:



      That is why collectors stay away.

      obin
      "We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa

    15. Member 71DubBugBug's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Chicago
      Posts
      10,205
      Cars
      91 Audi D11 V8, 71 Super, 07 E320 Bluetec, 05.5 Jetta 2.5
      04-15-2012 11:16 AM #15
      those enormous front bumpers, and the ugly painted trim around the lights
      jk, thats just a us spec model, no?

    16. Member KahviVW's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2009
      Location
      lurking since 2000
      Posts
      4,751
      04-15-2012 11:32 AM #16
      I love them! It works in some colors but not others. I'll take one in green thank you.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

    17. 04-15-2012 11:37 AM #17
      The targa and cabriolet are beautiful and desirable cars, but they're not in this class.




    18. Member admiralbabar's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 12th, 2011
      Location
      central texas =(
      Posts
      643
      Cars
      Redneck Supercar (948)
      04-15-2012 11:43 AM #18
      I want to build up a soft window with the utmost concern...just like this orange one but with RSR flares and some other touches



      Last edited by admiralbabar; 04-15-2012 at 11:56 AM.
      ...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music...
      Life is short....if you can, you must
      Need help with or curious about doing a 944 v8 swap? PM me

    19. Member patrickvr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 29th, 2001
      Location
      Atlanta GA
      Posts
      8,397
      Cars
      '87 930 '77 Bronco '01 325iTSC '08 Xterra
      04-15-2012 11:45 AM #19
      I like them but I prefer the sleeker B pillar of the coupes.

      The early soft window targas are cool.




      This DP targa is out there.

      DP 935 Targa by willtel, on Flickr

    20. 04-15-2012 11:51 AM #20
      [QUOTE=admiralbabar;76915546]I want to build up a soft window sooo bad...just like this orange one but with RSR flares and some other touches

      So badly!

      from Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang:

      Perry: “Go. Sleep badly. Any questions, hesitate to call.”
      Harry: “Bad.”
      Perry: “Excuse me?”
      Harry: “Sleep bad. Otherwise it seems like the mechanism that allows you to sleep…”
      Perry: “What, f##khead? Badly’s an adverb. Who taught you grammar?”

    21. Member what's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 24th, 1999
      Location
      Los Angeles, CA
      Posts
      12,738
      Cars
      1974 MGB (Chrome Bumpers); 2012 VW GTI; 2013 Fiat 500 Pop
      04-15-2012 11:58 AM #21
      I would take a glass-roofed Targa 4s please.


      how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?

      Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!

    22. Member Wrong Beach's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 20th, 2001
      Location
      Belmont Shore, CA
      Posts
      2,868
      Cars
      2004 volvo c70 hpt
      04-15-2012 12:06 PM #22
      [QUOTE=bajaboyextra;76915636]
      Quote Originally Posted by admiralbabar View Post
      I want to build up a soft window sooo bad...just like this orange one but with RSR flares and some other touches

      So badly!

      from Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang:

      Perry: “Go. Sleep badly. Any questions, hesitate to call.”
      Harry: “Bad.”
      Perry: “Excuse me?”
      Harry: “Sleep bad. Otherwise it seems like the mechanism that allows you to sleep…”
      Perry: “What, f##khead? Badly’s an adverb. Who taught you grammar?”
      lmfao that is one of my favorite movies.

      I have never seen a soft window targa before. interesting.
      I found a liquor store, and i drank it!

    23. Member GRNWNV's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 24th, 2001
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      3,249
      Cars
      13 Toyota Tacome 13 Abarth Cabrio
      04-15-2012 12:10 PM #23
      I also like the targa's, and I am pleased they are unloved. Makes it all the more affordable for me one day.

    24. Geriatric Member Obin Robinson's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2000
      Location
      League City, Texas
      Posts
      37,655
      Cars
      2001 Boxster, 2012 Kia Soul
      04-15-2012 12:18 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by what View Post
      I would take a glass-roofed Targa 4s please.


      Ditto. I am 50/50 about getting a 996 or 997 targa in a few years. I love the glass roof.

      obin
      "We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa

    25. Member Deserion's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 28th, 2000
      Location
      Jacksonville, FL
      Posts
      3,942
      Cars
      '95 Mercedes E320, '04 Porsche Boxster
      04-15-2012 12:19 PM #25
      I love my dad's '91 Targa:


    26. Member Voodoo.T's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2002
      Location
      Minneapolis
      Posts
      10,897
      Cars
      2009 R56 S, 1987 E30
      04-15-2012 12:20 PM #26


      I love the slantnose front end. Shame they never really ran with it more, looks so much better than the frog face.

      The modern targas (hell, the modern 911) don't do much for me. Way too many trophy wives and other 1%ers who drive them in automatic form around here. But those older ones, hell yes! If I were going to get an older 911, I'd prefer a targa.
      2009 MINI Cooper S
      1988 BMW 325i topless

    27. 04-15-2012 12:22 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Deserion View Post
      I love my dad's '91 Targa:

      OMG! What a car!

    28. Member jpr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 10th, 2010
      Location
      Illinois where the S is silent.
      Posts
      3,530
      04-15-2012 12:22 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      Because the coupe has always been the prettier body style, and the 911 body style.
      However, I wouldn't turn this down.
      used to be my wallpaper for the longest time. its usually something along these lines or a singer or some rauh welt.
      Quote Originally Posted by Adler v. Relynet
      THE COURT: Knighton was that strange guy; right?

    29. 04-15-2012 12:26 PM #29
      I think the reason for this is a 911 without a roof is a compromised 911. Most buyer who buy these value more the image and being seen in a Porsche above anything else. In short they aren't enthusiast and so the cars are treated accordingly.

    30. Member PlatinumGLS's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2003
      Location
      Shelby Township, MI
      Posts
      15,359
      Cars
      5.7, 5.3 & 5.0
      04-15-2012 01:21 PM #30
      A neighbor around 60 years old has an 87 Targa that is in great condition (he also has a Grand National which is awesome). The funny thing is he told me that he bought it new but another neighbor laughed and said he actually bought used about 15 years ago. Why do some people lie about stuff like that?
      Quote Originally Posted by admirallaserbeam
      Rotary engines suck, dont get the miata
      2014 Chrysler 300S Hemi AWD | 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 | 2000 Four Winns H180LS

      RareSportBikesForSale.com | CarCast | German Cars For Sale Blog

    31. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2007
      Location
      Chicago, IL
      Posts
      5,026
      Cars
      Honda CB400T
      04-15-2012 01:51 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      I think the reason for this is a 911 without a roof is a compromised 911. Most buyer who buy these value more the image and being seen in a Porsche above anything else. In short they aren't enthusiast and so the cars are treated accordingly.
      I've always wanted an longhood swb 911 targa with the brushed aluminum trim, no softwindow. I understand it compromised performance back then but nowadays, when a Smart Fortwo would run rings around it, why not enjoy it as a sunny day vintage cruise machine? Certainly a cheaper alternative than a 356 cab.
      "Motorcycles - the cigarettes of transportation." Seth Meyers

    32. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,817
      Cars
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      04-15-2012 02:56 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      I've always wanted an longhood swb 911 targa with the brushed aluminum trim, no softwindow. I understand it compromised performance back then but nowadays, when a Smart Fortwo would run rings around it, why not enjoy it as a sunny day vintage cruise machine? Certainly a cheaper alternative than a 356 cab.
      That's exactly how my coworker uses his.
      He basically uses it at a cool looking classic Miata with really high maintenance costs.
      But he did say he had it up to (some ridiculous speed) once on the intestate.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    33. Senior Member Son's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 10th, 2000
      Location
      Finland, The EU
      Posts
      28,661
      Cars
      '09 VW Golf VI 1.4 TSI, '09 Cannondale Six 105, '13 Trek Fuel EX 9.8
      04-15-2012 03:00 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      Ditto. I am 50/50 about getting a 996 or 997 targa in a few years. I love the glass roof.
      I'd love the glass roof, too, but I hate the side window line and the aluminum trim compared to the coupe. I'm wondering, if they'll introduce a Targa version of the 991 at all now. Not at least like it's been since the 993, as the 991 offers a glass sunroof as an option for the coupe.
      Previously known as Son of a B...5er!

    34. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 31st, 2006
      Location
      CT
      Posts
      1,180
      Cars
      2011 Audi S4 Premium Plus
      04-15-2012 03:24 PM #34
      Would LOVE to own a 993 Targa or a 997 Targa S. Here is a nice example of a 993 targa in blue...god its beautiful

      993 Targa Blue -Autotrader

    35. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,817
      Cars
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      04-15-2012 03:28 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by DamienR8 View Post
      Would LOVE to own a 993 Targa or a 997 Targa S. Here is a nice example of a 993 targa in blue...god its beautiful

      993 Targa Blue -Autotrader

      That is the Über rare fixed roof targa model.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •