Here is an interesting and rare car. A Bahama Yellow 1968 911 Targa "Soft Window". Always loved and cared for by the same one owner since new. Originally purchased in Texas and has only been in Texas and Arkansas.
Very original car that was partially restored in the late 1990s and early 2000's. The owner, an engineer, rebuilt the motor in the 1990's and then refreshed the paint in the early 2000's. Original interior, with very little need of restoring.
We had the privilege to take over the ownership as well as care of this special car. The car has been in storage for several years, so we have some work to do to get the car back on the road.
Our plan and goal is to finish some of the items the owner was doing and returning the car back to it's original Soft Window design and of course drive it on the nearest open road.
If everything goes as plan, we may show the car at the 2018 PCA Parade.
In 1974 Porsche started playing with Turbo charging as part of the factory racing development program. It was also a time when the FIA Group 4 homologation rules required 400 road cars to be built, this spurred on the development of'Project 930'. Production of the street Turbo boosted 911 in April 1975. A 3.0-liter flat-6 with a KKK turbocharger in a chassis similar to the Carrera RSR road trim, which the combination delivered 260bhp a top speed of 155mph. The Porsche 911 Turbo quickly become the definitive sports car of its age. A car that amazing, excited and scared owners as well as the public.
As one of the most raw cars on the market in its day, the 911 Turbo (code name 930) has earned its place as a legend. The 930 also earned a reputation of being dangerous at its limits, which nicknamed the car as the "widow maker". Although it gained some negative or dangerous characteristics, it also what Porsche's most threatening track weapon. Winning and dominating many races under the control of some of the most talented drivers.
From the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this car appears today as it did when it was assembled new at theZuffenhausen Porsche plant; equipped with an electric sunroof, powere windows, rear wiper and Blaupunkt radio. The exterior color is Grand Prix white, and the interior full black leather.
This European specification 930 Turbo Coupe has been cared for and owned by the same owner for decades. The cars extensive history file attests to much maintenance and service work performed, dating back to the early 1980s. The 930 is complete with owner's manuals in pouch, space-saver spare, jack, tool kit and history file.
We have been improving the car. Some improvements up to date are the following; installed new headlight switch, passenger side window switch, new oil lines/hoses, full fluid service, and several other items.
Design: Franco Scaglione of Bertone
Exterior finished in Bianco Gardenia (original color)
When a design is a work of art.
We love this little Alfa and it's special design. We have been driving and improving this Sprint Special, so for now we are just enjoying it.
More photos to come. Right now we are too busy driving around.
Between 1958 and 1962 a total of 27,466 “101” series Alfa Spiders and Sprints were produced. Among these, just 1,366 were the dynamic and highly stylized Sprint Speciale, a spin-off of the radical ‘BAT series’ cars. This fine Sprint Speciale is a long-time California car having enjoyed one long-term owner in California for nearly twenty years. While an Italian delivery car originally, the previous long-term owner had purchased the car from another central California resident in the early 1990s, confirming the was imported fairly early it is life.
As a late, European specification example, this Sprint Speciale is fitted with the smaller and more attractive side marker lights, and gauges in Italian script. It is also fitted with the desirable 5-Speed transmission, which lends itself nicely to higher speed tour and rally driving, as well as freeway cruising among modern traffic.
Included with the car is the Italian license plate, a July 1961 issue of Road and Track containing the Alfa Sprint Speciale road test, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta instruction book, a Glenn’s Alfa Romeo Repair & Tune-up guide, a Giulietta shop manual, and a Giulietta 1300 spare parts catalogue, and some records of ownership detailed the extent of the restoration work performed.
Collection Car - Not For Sale
Factory Turbo Look M491
1984 911 Carrera in Guards Red with Cinnamon tan leather interior. About 125,000 miles on the odometer. Matching numbers. This car was optioned with the factory M491: turbo wide body with turbo brakes, and suspension.
The code M491 (930 Performance Body/Chassis) was an option that had been on Porsche's option list going back to the 70's. Although one could make a call to Porsche, the option was basically an exclusive option for factory race cars or customer cars that had a racing future. In the late 70's early 80's a customer could choose the M491 option as a part of Porsche's Special Wishes program, which was intended for street or race. In 1984 Porsche officially made the M491 Turbo Look option as part of the street car option list for the North American customers. The 930 (911 Turbo) was not offered to the North American market, so the M491 was in a way a solution for the fact one could not get a US legal 930. The option was roughly a $10,000 option in 1984-89. The car came with the same body, suspension, brakes and interior (less a few turbo related items) as the 930. One basically purchased a 930 less the turbo motor, transmission and boost gauge.
This 911 has been enjoyed and driven regularly. Condition is nice with authentic aging from a 911 of this age and mileage. Stock with no noteworthy modifications. Transmission was rebuilt about 3,000 miles and 6 years ago. The engine has been well maintained.
Collection Car - Not For Sale
Drive Train: RWD
Over the next few months we will be returning this Carrera to its original state. The car has been in storage since 1986 and the condition is very nice, with original paint interior. Of course, all of the mechanical components will have to be inspected, repaired, and in some cases replaced. We will also be doing some detailed research on the car's history as well as the rarity and uniqueness of the Carrera model.
JUST SO YOU KNOW. The engine is out of the car for maintenance and care. The car sat for many years in a dry garage without being driven or ran.
This is our trouble maker 911. We are in the process of transforming this standard 3.2 911 into something a little more interesting. Our creative outlet.
This unique little Fulvia Sarfai will be arriving soon. Fun little car. Looking forward to some Safari rally driving. These image are just placeholder images until the vehicle arrives.