Up for auction is this rare 1988 Porsche 911 G-50 Targa upgraded with a DP Motorsports conversion. DP Motorsports is known for their high-quality racecar builds throughout the years. Based on their successful creations, well-known designer Ekkehard Zimmermann, developed a comprehensive spectrum of modifications to road models. When new in 1988, this Targa underwent a full DP body and interior conversion. This now represents one of only a few Targa conversions available on the market today, if any.
This Targa was sold new in Florida where the first owner performed the conversion upon his purchase. The current owner's father acquired it in 1988 from the first owner with under 1k miles driven. Now showing just 49k miles on the odometer, the owner states that this car was only driven as a show car during his fathers ownership and never used to its full potential. Six years ago, the owner purchased the vehicle from his father at which point he shipped it to NY where it is still driven sparingly to this day.
This Targa holds an extremely unique and eye-catching look that is due to a handful of exterior upgrades including a wide body slant nose conversion with integrated fog lights, DP rear quarter panel flares, 935-style rear wing, bespoke color-matched Targa bar, and aftermarket deep dish chrome wheels. "DP Motorsports" graphics can be found along the side rocker panels as well as the rear wing. Finished in Guards Red, this car is said to have the original paint from the time of conversation showing a handful of blemishes which are noted in the photo gallery. According to the seller, the car presents itself as a nice driver-grade example.
This Targa features a bespoke DP Motorsports interior. Upon entering the cockpit, you will notice red and black leatherwork along with a handful of additional features including a lower mounted center console, two-tone leather seats/dashboard, and a multi-component upgraded stereo with bluetooth capability. The seller does note that the interior shows wear in certain areas and detailed photos are in the photo gallery.
Power comes from the original 3.2 L flat-six air-cooled engine that produces approximately 217 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent to the rear wheels via a desirable G-50 manual transmission that is said to shift smoothly. The seller also states that the engine received a thorough service approximately 3 years ago with a cost totaling over $10k. The car is reported to be in very good running and driving condition.
The sale of this very unique and eye-catching Targa will include a clean Carfax report, a clear title, as well as some records from the current ownership.