1987 PORSCHE 911 3.2 TARGA
Registration Number: D306 GYE
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ91ZHS140584
Recorded Mileage: c.97,000 miles
- Two private owners from new
- 97,000 miles, full Porsche/specialist service history
- Rare Non-Sport specification from new
The name “Targa” came from the Targa Florio sports car road race in Sicily, Italy, in which Porsche had notable success, with seven victories since 1956, and four more to come until 1973. This last win in the subsequently discontinued event is especially notable as it was scored with a 911 Carrera RS against prototypes entered by Italian factories of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The road going Targa had a stainless steel-clad roll bar, as Porsche had, at one point, thought that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would outlaw fully open convertibles in the US, an important market for the 911.
What a find this beautiful 1987 911 Targa is! Fitted with the later, and much improved G50 gearbox, D306 GYE was originally supplied by Follett of Mayfair to the first owner in February of 1987, changing hands just once in 2015 to the current keeper.
Finished in Venetian Blue metallic with a part-leather Marine Blue interior, this rare non-Sport version is presented just as it left the factory, wearing its correct Teledial alloy wheels, fitted still with its factory-optioned Blaupunkt Toronto radio cassette player, and with its original tool roll, compressor and accessories pack.
This Targa has clearly enjoyed much care and attention, supported by a maintenance book containing a total of 12 services, the most recent in September 2021 at 97,344 miles. Looking through the fully stamped service book, we see initial maintenance was undertaken by main dealer Charles Follett, followed by AFN of Guildford and specialist Camtune, and in current ownership by JZM Porsche and Number 5 Garage of West London.
Other than regular maintenance, the Porsche has also benefited from the recovering of the Targa roof with the correct-type black vinyl. With only around 100 miles since its last major service, and supplied with a full book back, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, UK V5C, bills for maintenance in current ownership, and two sets of keys, this is a wonderful example of a very usable modern classic Porsche.