“The road ahead glistening in fresh rainfall, your hand reaches down, muscle memory placing the gear lever ever so gently into its next berth. 2800 rpm. The aircooled thrum that has pushed you along throughout your drive is again audible now that the downpour has ceased. Inching your way towards the Oregon coast, the clouds start to open with every passing mile. A ballet of water beads across each fender as the sun starts to lick and ignite the deep Ruby Red paintwork. The tarmac before you now spotted with pockets of dampness, you lower the window to sample what mother nature has on offer.
Cool sea air hits your face, greeting you to what is the end of a continent. Pulling to the shoulder, a mechanical click of the door opening greets you to a world green and blue with life. Stepping onto the warm sand, a glance back to the machine that has brought you to this moment is instinct to only those who truly love their automobile: that love, is of a 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa in its natural habitat. Looking out to the eternity that is the mighty Pacific, all the nuances, troubles and stress of daily living start to melt away. The freewill that the coast grants, can only be felt in one car. That is, one with no roof…
Two clips later, the Targa top is off and stowed neatly in the front trunk. Sliding into the Saddle Brown leather seat, now warm to your back, the rest of the interior glows in the sunlight. Reaching to the left, right hand placing the gear selector in first, foot on the clutch, you can’t help but feel the Le Mans DNA flow through your veins. The romance of racing for 24 hours straight, no better felt than here and now, in this car. The starter motor clears its throat as the quintessential sound of a 182 HP, 3.0 liter Flat Six firing to life travels up your spine. With 0-100 km/h coming up in 6.6 seconds, and the angry wail of a 6,250 Rpm redline, any straight will feel as though you are the hero of Mulsanne.
Though that is not where this car shows you who you are. It is only when the going gets squirrely that the boys who let off the throttle, are separated from the men who power out. Put in work with the 915 transmission and your reward will be a sensation that you truly are…driving. No traction control, ABS or stability nannies here. With steering communicating every dip, pebble and ant that lays between tire and tarmac, each switch back and sweeper becomes a more ethereal experience. It is only when you reach the edge of physics that the rear starts into an easily controlled slide, with the feeling of Automotive Zen filling your entire body upon correction and exit.
“Welcome to California.” Three Yellow Poppies greet you to the Sunshine State as Oregon is left as a fond memory. With every passing turn painting a new picture before your eyes, the 911 is no longer merely background in your travels. Right there by your side it lives, an entity connected to your soul. The realization of why so many ventured Westward becomes as clear as the view of each wave endlessly crashing onto the shore: it is the same reason why Porsche created this car, and why you find yourself here in this moment. We are human and we are free. That is always what the automobile has been about, though somewhere, it was lost in translation. But not here. Not today. The coast is speaking. Its words? Targa. “
Options that were ordered on 911 are 16” ( 16×6-16×7) Fuch Black Forged Alloy Wheels, Central Locking System, Leather Steering Wheel, Metallic Paint in Ruby Red, Two Speakers on Rear Shelf, Power Windows, and Headlamp Washers.
After Market Options: Alpine AM/FM/CASS/CD Controller Shuttle 6 Charger, and 4×6 Two Way Speakers.
As usual, we welcome your inquiries and look forward to greeting you at our boutique showroom in Vancouver and giving you a personal and up-close look at this fantastic classic Porsche 911 Targa. This one has been in our family for over 28 years . exclusively serviced here with up to date records . Prior to offering it for sale its benefited from an engine out reseal along with a small list of tidy ups. Our experienced team of technicians have carefully gone over every detail of this Targa, ensuring it is in perfect condition for its next owner. Fully scrubbed up and detailed by our expert in-house team.
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