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Old 08-01-2017, 11:51 PM
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+1 love that colour. I'm toying with repainting my black Targa either Stone or Slate grey so can't wait to see pictures of the polished paint.
I will make sure to post up some pics when I finish detailing her. I hope to have it done some time in mid September in time for the San Diego PCA Concours.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:35 AM
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Out of curiousity, what's the build date? Any interesting option codes? I always find little pieces of fascination on various 964s when I see the differences in details - like the valve adjustment decal.
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Originally Posted by Deserion View Post
Out of curiousity, what's the build date? Any interesting option codes? I always find little pieces of fascination on various 964s when I see the differences in details - like the valve adjustment decal.
Build date is February 1990 so it's an early car. Options include drivers 8 way seat, passenger 4 way seat, heated driver/passenger seats and the elusive CD-2 CD Player. Having owned a 928 with a CD-2 I already know I'll likely never find one that works so I won't even bother searching.

I'm going to show my ignorance here, what's the valve adjustment decal?
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Very nice great color, all the best with it.

I am confused though it is a 90 and has a 93 targa roll bar. the 90-91 cars still had the 3 vents on the bar.

Here is a pic of a 90 I recently helped sell and a 93.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:18 AM
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Very nice great color, all the best with it.

I am confused though it is a 90 and has a 93 targa roll bar. the 90-91 cars still had the 3 vents on the bar.

Here is a pic of a 90 I recently helped sell and a 93.
To make things more interesting, my September 1990-build '91 has the vent-less roll bar cover. The Targa built directly after mine (photo) has the same cover (both also have composite intake manifolds).

More Porsche irregularity.

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I'm going to show my ignorance here, what's the valve adjustment decal?
It's the decal just to the left of the engine lid latch.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:22 AM
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Interesting Anthony, this is the first time I've seen one with the slats. I did a quick search online and it appears the 90's could have either iteration (with our without) slats. I also noted the Targa logo is silver on some of the earlier cars and switched to black on the later cars. I wonder if/when the changes occurred.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:34 AM
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Crazy stuff. I don't see that many targas. Another friends 91 has the slats. They must have had two different suppliers at the time and whatever was in the shop was installed. I always assumed that it was just the later years that got the slat-less bars. I don't think there will ever be answers to all the questions regarding the 964. There were so many changes and variations.

Good to know though that the early cars came either with or without.

Enjoy that beauty in good health.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:04 PM
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The Targa pictures below are from the 964 sales brochure dated 8/90 (WVK 127 130) and appear on opposite pages. First pic with the vents, the second without.



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My August '90 Targa does not have the slats. I have the older flag outside mirrors and metal intake manifold. I think they may have just used whatever was left in the parts bins during switch-overs.
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+1 for a 90 (C16 UK car) with no slats. Weird.
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Looked at a different 91 targa yesterday and it had no slats. I also didn't realize that the bars with the slats have a smooth painted finish and the ones without have a textured finish. This one had black lettering as well.

The targas are really growing on me.
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Originally Posted by cobalt View Post

The targas are really growing on me.
I actually prefer the look of the Targa but I NEVER open my sun roof so a Targa would be a complete waste for me.
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Itĺs hard to believe that 6 months and 3000 miles have passed! I thought I would update my thread to include some of the work done over the past few months.

Initially I replaced many small rubber and trim pieces that were showing their age including things like the little rubber covers for the door switches and the headlight ring seal. I have also installed new OE Mats to freshen up the interior and a new center tail light.

The biggest changes revolve around detailing the exterior and having the suspension completely overhauled. Detailing included a two step polish to remove swirls and light scratches. I didnĺt remove all of the scratches as I wanted to keep the factory orange peel and considering the car is 30 years old some wear is expected.

The suspension changes included Bilstein B6, H&R Sport Springs, Urethane Control Arm Bushings, Urethane Steering Rack Bushings, new outer tie rods and a new steering rack. Needless to say the handling has completely transformed and I now completely understand why these cars are coveted.

Here are some pics taken recently......




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Looks great!!!!!!
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Damn. Really lovely! Great job

Looking forward to a ride in this beauty -- soon!
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