911 Carrera 3.2 Targa Sport
Went out and bought a Porsche. Have taken the rear spoiler off, used it every day and started the ball rolling for future work
|Well, I’ve gone and done it. After looking at a massive variety of cars, including early 308 Ferraris, I’ve bought my first Porsche. But let me tell you that this was not planned – it was a huge impulse buy and, as far as I’m concerned, cheap enough to let me do some modifications.
The car is a 911 3.2 Carrera Targa Sport on a G plate, so one of the last made. It comes with full service history, nine main dealer stamps and the rest at a local specialist garage. It’s had four previous owners and has covered 104,457 miles. John, who owned the car, had it for five years and his father owned it for five years prior to that.
The Carrera only had one surprise when I turned up to look at it, and that was a dent in the driver’s door. Apart from that it was as described, with a couple of bubbles of rust around the front headlights. The car has had some paint in areas, but nothing that can’t be dealt with as Neil, my brother, is a panel beater, so the price should always be right!
One bonus for me, but not for John, was that late in January the MoT was due and off he went. But on the way the clutch gave out, so after the car finally got to the garage it was time for a clutch change also. So, out came the ’box and £2038 later a new clutch and MoT were done (lucky me!).
The car is Grand Prix White, the rear tyres are nearly new and the fronts look original and are fairly cracked. The rear discs are a little over their sell-by date, but the fronts are salvagable. The pads look OK and still stop the car.
I’ve been using this car daily for two weeks now and everything is in working order. I gave it a blast down the motorway and it really does seem very strong. I’ve already started to make my mark on this car, and I’m afraid I’ve removed the rear spoiler as it’s not my cup of tea. I’ve ordered some clear front indicators and side repeaters to get rid of the amber ones. They will be on in my next report. They came from Russel at Partssource, and cost around £40 a set plus postage. The car is going in for a rolling road test as standard, then the modifications will start. I already have a list of goodies for the car, so watch this space.