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      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.
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      04-14-2012 09:25 AM #2
      Targa is by far my fave 911

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      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!

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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      04-14-2012 10:11 AM #7
      The goddamn yuppies drove the targas!
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      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.

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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.

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      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.

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      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?

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




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      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



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      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!

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      04-15-2012 11:58 AM #21
      I would take a glass-roofed Targa 4s please.


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      04-15-2012 12:06 PM #22
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      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:

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      lmfao that is one of my favorite movies.

      I have never seen a soft window targa before. interesting.
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      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.

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      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.

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      04-15-2012 12:19 PM #25
      I love my dad's '91 Targa:


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