Up for auction is this 1977 Porsche 911 Targa Slant Nose conversion. The car stared life as a stock 911 Targa before being professionally converted into the Slant Nose you see today. The work was performed by TRE Motorsports of California in which they utilized all Porsche factory steel panels including the rocker boxes and rear fenders, making this a truly high-quality build. Completed in the mid-1990s, only approximately 16k miles have been driven since the conversion and the car is now being offered in excellent turn-key condition.
The Guards Red exterior has a commanding presence and shows to be in excellent condition. The paint is consistent and the car as a whole gives off a very nice impression. The red painted targa bar is also stated to be in excellent condition with no signs of wear. Currently installed are a set of OEM 964 5-spoke wheels that wear fresh Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Inside, you will find a red leather interior that presents a high-quality fit and finish. Done to factory standard, all aspects of the interior are stated to be in excellent condition, bearing only a few signs of minor wear. All systems function properly including the A/C and power windows.
Power comes from an upgraded 3.2L flax-six engine that will deliver approximately 207HP to the rear wheels via a 5-speed transmission. This Targa boasts a new stainless steel exhaust that enhances both its look and sound. Upon purchasing the car, the current seller performed a few services including an A/C recharge, oil change, and filter changes. The car is stated to be in excellent mechanical condition. Service records dating back to 2003 will be available with the purchase of the vehicle along with books and keys.
In the 1970s, Porsche tuners such as Ruf and Kremer began modifying customer cars with a “slant nose” front end resembling factory 935 race cars. The car being offered here is very typical of an era when owners would have their vehicles upgraded to this slant nose look.