Up for auction is a pristine 2-owner 1989 Porsche 911 Targa finished in classic Guards Red. This Targa is showing to be one of the more immaculate examples on the market, given its age and mileage. According to the seller, the car has spent its entire life in California, while being very well kept by both owners. The current seller has had ownership of this 911 since 2002 and has performed a handful of tasteful upgrades in order to enhance the drivability and performance of the vehicle.
The seller states that this car has never endured any paint work; rendering it in all-original condition. Accordingly, all body panels are stated to be original, though the seller did have the font fender inner edge rolled for better tire clearance. As seen in the gallery photos, the paint is in well above-average condition aside from a few rock chips and a very minor blemish on the Targa bar. The original factory fuch wheels are wearing a set of Bridgestone Potenza tires that have a good amount of tread life remaining.
The original black leather interior is also stated to be in excellent condition with well-below normal wear. The seller does note some slight fading on the driver’s armrest. All electronics work as they should including the original VDO instruments and the upgraded Pioneer CD/bluetooth receiver (factory Blaupunkt unit included with sale). Please note that the A/C has been fully replaced and upgraded to a Griffiths Technical unit with a total cost of over $4k.
As per the included Certificate of Authenticity, the original matching numbers 3.2-liter flat-six engine is paired with the iconic G50 5-speed manual transmission. This Targa has received many performance upgrades including:
Recent service items were performed this past year including an oil/filter change and a replacement of all brake pads. The car was fully reviewed by the shop owner who deemed it to be one of the cleanest and driest examples he has seen in many years. The service history and running condition of this car match its exceptional aesthetic presence. The seller has provided a spreadsheet outlining all of the service items done under his ownership.
In 1966 Porsche introduced the 911 Targa, a hybrid between a convertible and a coupe. The 1989 Carrera Targa was the final year and most sorted iteration of the g-body 911.
This G50 Targa is being sold with all of the recent records, a clean Carfax, original books, and two sets keys.