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Buying a Porsche 930 Targa

Porsche 930 TargaThe Porsche 930, more commonly known as the Porsche 911 Turbo, was manufactured from 1975 to 1989 with a Porsche 930 Targa option being offered between 1987 and 1989. The Porsche 930 Targa offered a new glass roof design that eliminated the inconvenience of storing the removed top of the old system. The Targa would have the body of a 911 Turbo Cabriolet, yet offered a glass roof in place of the fabric one. Quite rare, it is estimated that a total of 548 models were produced, while the Porsche Club of America has little more than a dozen registered in North America. If youre thinking about buying a Porsche 930 Targa, look for those with standard features including 16 inch forged alloy wheels, power windows, tinted glass, heated windshield washer nozzles, a soft look leather interior, leather covered steering wheel, stabilizer bars, front and rear spoilers, integrated fog lights, air conditioning, and three-point rear seatbelts. Boasting a six-cylinder 3.3L engine capable of delivering 282hp, it is easy to understand why Road and Track magazine reported the car to be Brawny enough to make it quicker than any other production automobile in our tests during its release.

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Porsche 930 Targa Buyers Guide

As with most classic cars, when buying a Porsche 930 Targa, youll want to fully inspect the engine and transmission to ensure pending problems dont become your headache. The Porsche flat six engines are typically reliable and even turbo versions need less frequent maintenance and repair than other exotics, however, that is no excuse for poorly maintained examples. Always ask potential sellers for any service, maintenance or restoration records they may have. This can give you great insight as to how the car has been treated over the years. When inspecting the car, watch for sustained smoke from the exhaust, as well as oil leaks from the cylinder heads or oil lines. Any noises from the engine or turbocharger should also spawn investigation. Hiring a third party inspection service to authenticate and verify your potential purchase can save you thousands of dollars in the long run not to mention your time.

These are just a few of the many, many Buyers Tips for the Porsche 930 Targa that The Beverly Hills Car Club team has learned over the years. Always eager to help enthusiasts and collectors find the classics of their dreams, let the team help you find the Porsche 930 Targa you desire. They are standing by to take your call and encourage you to browse their online inventory to view the classic Porsche 911 Turbo models currently available in their showroom. Questions? Contact the team today to get started!

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