DT: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Up for auction is this 1984 Porsche 911 Targa finished in Guards Red over a black and grey leather interior.  With its detachable roof panel and signature roll-over hoop, the Targa remains one of the most iconic Porsche 911 models of all time.  Having earned several awards at local Porsche club events, this 1984 example is said to be beautifully presented with some noteworthy recent service items and cosmetic improvements.  Showcasing enhanced front and rear spoilers as well as a number’s matching drivetrain, this 911 Targa is now being offered for auction displaying approximately 83k miles on the odometer.

The traditional Guards Red finish is stated to be in excellent condition with a full paint correction and ceramic coating performed in 2019.  A professional glass-out respray is believed to have been carried out under previous ownership, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.   The window seals have been recently replaced along with the front spoiler and rear stone guards. The Carfax reports shows an accident in 1996, though the seller indicates there are no signs of any issues.  Visual details include a revised front valence and Whale Tail rear spoiler, a black roll-over hoop and black finished 16” Fuchs wheels.

This Targa features a black and grey leather interior which is said to be in great shape with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.  The steering wheel has been refinished, the Targa top was recently refurbished and both front seats are said to have been reupholstered under previous ownership.  The seller indicates that the air conditioning system has been fully recharged and serviced with all new lines and an upgraded evaporator.  A new Blaupunkt SQR 46 DAB radio is currently installed, although the original SQR 23 radio will also be included.

This 911 carries its original air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine which sends 195 HP to the rear wheels by way of a number’s matching 5-speed manual transmission.  A Steve Wong performance chip has been installed in addition to a cat-bypass pipe and Bursch muffler, however the factory exhaust components will be included in-sale.  A recent full service was carried out which included the following items: 

  • Valve Adjustment
  • Valve Cover Gaskets
  • Spark Plugs
  • Ignition Wires
  • Ignition Coils
  • Distributor Cap and Rotor
  • New Sensors

Other noteworthy service items include a new clutch cable and clutch transmission retainer, fully rebuilt shift linkage and a rebuilt pedal box with bronze bushings.  The transmission fluid and engine oil have been recently changed and this Targa is said to be in very nice driving order.

The sale of this Targa will include a set of two keys, owner’s books, service records, tools, the original radio and spare parts.  If you’re a dedicated Porsche enthusiast in search of a vintage air-cooled 911, this Targa may just be the one.

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Comments (28)

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    @jensen04 it looks like the video is back up. Pardon my poor cinematography skills.

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    @jensen04 it appears that the video was taken down after the auction. I will reach out to the PCAR folks to see if they can put it back up.

  • jensen04 (registered bidder) 3 days, 21 hoursago

    i don't see the vidoes PCAR.

  • $38,000 offer from Crystal Lake, IL (60014) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $38,000

  • OIBEric 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Avant911 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @DFried Carfax was just uploaded

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @Greejeff video was just uploaded

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Additional video and photo content have been added to the listing.

  • Jimbo_009 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $28,500

  • OIBEric 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @DFried I have a PDF of the Carfax. I just asked for it to be added to the listing. Hopefully it will be up soon.

  • DFried (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago


  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 9 hoursago

    @Greejeff it looks like the undercarriage pics have been added to the listing. It does not appear that the video has been loaded yet. I am not sure if it can be added to the listing or not, hopefully it can. If not, I can try to get it sent to you somehow, if you have a file sharing site that you use.

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    @Greejeff I have loaded 13 more pics to the Pcarmarket file share of the floor pan, suspension, underside of the engine, and wheel wells, and have asked these as well as a video of the car running be added to the listing. Hopefully they will be up soon.

  • Greejeff (registered bidder) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @calebbmcdonald thank you, also any undercarriage pics?

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @Greejeff I do indeed have one. It doesn't look all to professional as I am not so great with the video app on my phone. I will see about having it loaded up to the auction listing as soon as I can.

  • Greejeff (registered bidder) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Any running videos?

  • Avant911 5 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • OIBEric 6 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • juvet 6 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • OIBEric 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Belizeit 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $10,001

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @calebbmcdonald I forgot to mention it also has fully rebuilt shift linkage with all new linkage and shifter bushings and couplings.

  • calebbmcdonald (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @OIBEric I believe the name for the interior color was “sand beige”. In terms of the 915 gearbox it shifts flawlessly. It has a rebuilt pedal box with bronze bushings, new clutch cable, and fresh service with fluid change. Everything works as it should including ice cold AC due to a full
    Upgrade kit from Griffiths.

  • OIBEric (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Beautiful Targa. Can you confirm the interior color? Not sure if it’s the lighting or actual color, but appears almost beige.

    Also, is it immediately drivable? Any issues with the 915 transmission? Thank you.

  • Saulcolt 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • Caymanorcarrera 1 week, 4 daysago

    Wow.....this one looks really nice and original. I've been driving Targas like this since '84, so I should have an eye . I've got an '89 in the garage with 182K that is a dead ringer for this one, at least on the exterior, except for the fender mounted antenna and sugar scoops.

    SW chip, cat bypass and Bursch is a great way to go......next best thing short of SSI heat exchangers.

    I'm in CA, and don't know the car or Seller,......but this one is definitely worth a close look if you're in the impact bumper market!

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DT: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa
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