1979 911 Targa backdate project

This targa had already be modified from standard at some point int the past and had been updated to look like a 964 targa with a 3.2 carrera engine and gearbox.

Fashions change though and now the car is being backdated to take on the looks of the earlier pre '74 cars, this involves changing the front end panels, and bumpers, getting all trim chromed or anodised and giving the interior a more period feel.

The car as it arrived

Teardown begins

Parts sent away for chroming

Stripped to bare metal

All steel panels used to change the car to the earlier look.

Signal Orange is the period colour choosen


New Fuel tank and reconditioned oil tank with new sender unit.

Genuine 7" & 8" Fuchs properly stripped, polished and Anodised with new Continental Tyres

NOS headlamps with correct Bosch Lenses, with new indicator units and horn grills

Engine ready to go back in with new clutch and exhaust silencers

Full suspension refurb with new bushes allround, shock absorbers, calipers, discs, brake pipes and hoses etc


Almost finished

New period sports seats with heating!

Rear seats trimmed to match the new front seats

Waterproof membrane fitted before door cards.

New Paint code tag with the correct code for Signal Orange

Custom toolbag from leftover seat material