The name “Targa” came from the Targa Florio sports car road race in Sicily, Italy, in which Porsche had notable success, with seven victories since 1956, and four more to come until 1973. This last win in the subsequently discontinued event is especially notable as it was scored with a 911 Carrera RS against prototypes entered by Italian factories of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The road going Targa had a stainless steel-clad roll bar, as Porsche had, at one point, thought that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would outlaw fully open convertibles in the US, an important market for the 911.
What a rare find this beautiful 1987 911 Targa is! Fitted with the later, and much improved G50 gearbox and registered D306 GYE this Targa was originally supplied by Follett of Mayfair to the first and only owner from new. This lovely car is presented just as it left the factory, even down to the rare and period correct teledial alloy wheels, Blaupunkt Toronto radio cassette player, tool roll, compressor and accessories pack. The level of detail is impressive, even down to original dealer tags on the key fobs.
This Targa has clearly enjoyed the very best of care and attention in its 28 years. A fully stamped Porsche service book is supplied, backing up the recorded mileage of 91,000 from new. The presentation of the car is excellent in all respects, with no signs of corrosion or visible scratches, and a well-fitting targa top which presents extremely well.
Supplied with a UK V5 document and MoT to June 2016, this is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase a genuine one owner car from new.