Porsche 911 3.2 Targa Backdate
A retro 911 based on a 1970s or 1980s 911 is always going to quicken the pulse of a true enthusiast. It is always going to be convincing and for some it will take an expert to work out what the car really is. Inevitably enthusiasts will be divided on the aesthetics of a 964, but the combination of 964 power and handling and ease of use is considered to outweigh certain issues individuals might have with styling. Such is the excitement evoked as various specialists have injected their own levels of taste to backdates that undoubtedly owner ship of a car such as this underwrites individuality in such a way as to often redefine cool. 911s have always been very much about the driving experience and this car painted in the stunning golf blue with targa configuration is certainly one of the very best.
The project has been undertaken based on a 1986 911 Targa WP Automotive have done a full restoration on the car using a combination of original Porsche parts and Dansk parts which have included a 1973 long boot, new steel wings, bonnet and grills. The suspension has been rebuilt and set up for fast road use with laser geometry undoubtedly responsible for the wonderful handling. As part of this rebuild, all of the brakes, hub assemblies and bearings have been replaced and the soundtrack from the Dansk straight through stainless exhaust is just wonderful with the trusted and bullet proof 3.2 Carrera engine rebuilt. This is mated to the period correct 915 gearbox which has also been rebuilt and reinstalled with new clutch and linkage. It is in the area of the bodywork and sub-frame that the true quality of this backdate can be appreciated. Many new panels and the sub-frame drilled and protected with Waxoyl ensures this car is well suited for use in all weathers. Excellent paintwork in the rare Golf blue with new lights front and rear and chrome horn grills make the quality of the car stand out. Front lights are the latest Lumetechnic units which simply plug into the cars original wiring. These lights are one of the brightest LED high and low beam units available and make night driving a real pleasure.
The attention to detail is outstanding, door handles and window frames have been beautifully chrome plated, fitment of front and rear screens is excellent and the car is fitted with a single Durant mirror. The interior has been fully re-trimmed in leather with new period leather Stuttgart period front seats and these have excellent lumbar support. The limited edition 50th anniversary Momo Prototipo steering wheel is a lovely touch. The car is re-carpetted.
On the rare occasions that the sound of the engine is not enough! This car has been fitted sympathetically with a fabulous sound system; and Alpine head unit upfront with a power amplifier and excellent speakers front and rear result in an engaging sound. In 2017 it is perhaps relevant to note! An iPhone docking station has been fitted, allowing full connection to the stereo system and full charging of the must have accessory of the iPhone. Security is covered via the latest Clifford alarm system and immobiliser and this is configured so that it can be set with the roof removed.
No backdate cuts the mustard as successfully as with the fitment of Fuchs alloy wheels with 7” at the front and 9” at the rear, the handling simply matches the wonderful look. A real drivers car, fabulously unique and certainly in my opinion a credit to WP Automotive who have done an excellent job. The car will be equally at home for the discerning owner as a daily commute or indeed on a trip to Le Mans or perhaps one of the many Goodwood events.
We welcome viewings at our premises here in Suffolk at anytime, via an appointment, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Overseas visitors are most welcome and can be collected from all London airports with accommodation arranged.
Should a classic or competition car be available for part exchange, we would also have no hesitation in considering your car.
Shipping and Delivery
Worldwide delivery of the car can be facilitated with ease. If in mainland Europe, Phil as always will be delighted to deliver the car personally via covered trailer. Beyond Europe international shipping is easily arranged too.