Now up for auction is this 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Targa finished in Guards Red over a black interior. Representing one of only 746 U.S. specification Targas produced for the model year, this 1991 example was purchased by the seller in 2008 and has remained garage kept while being enjoyed during the summer months. The car has been regularly serviced and upgraded with several performance modifications including a Rennsport engine chip, adjustable RS sway bars, Bilstein shocks, a Monty exhaust system, and more. Having undergone a major engine-out service in January of 2021, this Targa is now being offered for auction by its owner out of Texas with approximately 126k miles showing on the odometer.
This Carrera comes finished in the traditional shade of Guards Red and features a wraparound glass dome rear window, removable roof panel, and black Targa band. A color-matched Pro-Wing rear spoiler has been added along with aftermarket black bi-xenon projector headlamps and clear corner marker lenses. The top was completely rebuilt by Dan Petchel in 2008, and the finish is said to remain well preserved with typical signs of road-going wear. A small area of rust is visible at the base of the windshield, the front trunk strut is due for replacement, and there is a small chip on the passenger side of the windshield. The driver-side door handle is also chipped and there is a scuff mark present on the driver-side mirror housing. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The brake calipers have been painted red and this 964 rides on a set of 17” Porsche Boxster Twist wheels with colored center crests and Cooper Zeon tires showing date codes from 2016.
Inside, this Targa is appointed with a black interior featuring custom aluminum trim, aluminum instrument bezels, and an upgraded Pioneer stereo paired with a trunk-mounted amplifier. The center console has been fitted with a silver insert and a perforated leather cover has been installed over the steering wheel. The seller notes that the cabin is in good overall condition with some wear present on the driver seat bolster. All gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional apart from the passenger seat power height adjustment.
This 964 is equipped with an air-cooled 3.6L M64 flat-six engine rated at 247 HP and 228 lb.-ft of torque stock. A Rennsport chip, Fabspeed Carrera Cup airbox, and Monty exhaust give the flat-six a more aggressive tone and improved performance. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a G50 5-speed manual transmission with an upgraded RS clutch and lightweight flywheel. The suspension has been upgraded with adjustable RS sway bars, Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, and an RS front strut brace. The brakes have also been upgraded with cross-drilled rotors. The seller notes that annual oil and filter changes have been carried out during their ownership. Additional services include new valve cover gaskets in 2017, new shift rod bushings in 2019, and most recently a major engine-out service in January of 2021.
This sale will include original owner's manuals, service records, and the original headlights, corner marker lenses, and catalytic converter. This rare 1991 Targa has been well maintained and upgraded with high-end performance parts, do not miss your chance to become the next owner.