Porsche UK lovingly restores 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa image

The British division asked its dealers back in 2013 to find a decrepit vehicle that would be worthy of a restoration process performed by the company’s team of experts.

The hunt ensued across the country and Porsche Brooklands came out as victor after finding a battered down 1988 911 Targa 3.2-liter. Months of work later, with the restoration process practically including the rework of every single part, the Carrera Sport Targa sprung back to life like the Phoenix bird. The 911 was completely dismantled, with every single part cleaned, repaired and polished. The parts that were beyond repair were swapped for period-specific components to keep it as close as possible to the original.


The odo now reads zero miles and the only noticeable changes are in the cockpit where there’s a retro-style Porsche digital radio and a satellite navigation system. The car was then sold last year by Porsche Brooklands to a private owner and is now coming out as an item for an upcoming auction. Historics claims this is the “finest 911 Targa in the world” and will auction it on November 26, with price estimates ranging between £74,000 and £85,000 (about $94,250 – $108,250).