He drives very fluently and well-behaved, ties his track very cleanly without any abnormalities and remains completely tame. Its engine runs like the much-cited pair of woolen socks, mechanically quiet and smooth in all situations, pulls through cleanly and is very good in the lining. Its pressure loss values are all below 8% per cylinder, no smoke development indicates worn shaft seals or oil scraper rings and the like. It just runs nice. The 901 transmission goes through all shift gates as usual with a little practice and target water, no grinding, no bearing noises, nothing.
The only thing we want to treat it to are a few new shock absorbers, because the "old" ones feel a bit too comfortable for a Porsche…often a sign to think about replacing them in the near future. Following the nature of this Targa, however, we will not install any sports dampers, just good, new series dampers from Bilstein. You don't need more and we expressly do not recommend it.
However, it is strongly recommended to seal the current condition as conscientiously as possible in order to preserve this wonderfully original condition for as long as possible! In addition, we "only" recommend regular maintenance of the body, interior and technology. That being said, we believe this Targa in particular has many more years of making its owner proud and happy, as it can rightly claim to have one of the very few remaining 'survivors' spanning half a century survived without any in-depth work. With every kilometer covered with relish, this Targa wants to hang on for a few more decades, provided it is treated well and farsightedly.
Feel free to take our word for it when we tell you about one of the last remaining contemporary witnesses of this popular Swabian sports car, which definitely deserves to be treated and moved with care. It is and remains important not to deprive him of his great soul and thus his character through exaggerated perfectionism by – supposedly – improving it.
Of course, such a vehicle can always be renewed and restored, depending on the budget. Any desired state is achievable for money. In this case in particular, we are of the opinion that there is no money in the world to ever restore this original condition again. That would be lost forever. Every prospect should think about this before considering such steps. Our German clientele in particular tends towards this pronounced perfectionism – at least with an ever weakening tendency – while the trend observed worldwide tends more and more towards the preservation of irretrievable, automotive cultural assets.
You are welcome to have the car demonstrated to you when you visit our premises and talk to us in detail if you agree with us and want to appreciate and preserve the more than 50-year history as much as we do.
We look forward to your appointment proposal and your visit
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