1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa -
3.6 Liter Flat 6 w/5Speed Manual - All Metal Widebody - Turbo Seats - RSR Door Panels -
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Here's a 911 Targa that's just a little different than the typical Targa. This Porsche is a nice mix of a number of different 911 generation parts that range across a number of high performance models. A 911 that is a mix of a bunch of other Carrera components isn't the kind of thing that we would find appealing, but the way that this car has been put together puts it in another league. Eagle-eyed Porsche fans will surely notice a number of things that are not normal for a '78 911SC Targa at first glance. The first thing that is easily noticeable is the fact that the car is a widebody. No this isn't a fiberglass widebody that has been bonded - or “Bondo-ed” to the car, it is a full steel widebody using factory 930 Turbo components. Before we go too far into what the car is now, how about a little history. This '78 Targa left the factory finished in Brown, if you want to be technical, the actual color name is “Bitter Chocolate”, code 408. This car also left the factory with a 3.0 Liter flat six rather than the 3.6 Liter flat six that currently takes up space in the boot of this bright 911. At the front of the car a lower spoiler, updated headlights, and a later model lower front valance including fog lights, were added.
Like the exterior, the interior of the car has undergone a number of changes in the form of a leather wrapped upper dashboard, wood steering wheel, Pioneer stereo, yellow trim around the gauges, factory Turbo seats, and RSR door panels. The familiar Targa top allows open air cruising, and a chance to hear the awesome engine note even clearer.
In the rear of the car is an all aluminum 3.6 Liter flat 6, which was first available in the US market in the '94 911/964 Turbo. The original 915 transmission is now connected to the 3.6, and has a Sachs clutch kit with lightweight flywheel. A Carrera oil cooler with a fan has been added to keep the oil temps down as much as possible. Being a larger displacement, air cooled flat-6 the extra oil cooler is a great add on. Aftermarket headers and exhaust system free up some horsepower, and allows you to hear the sound of this car a little nicer. This car sounds GREAT! Elephant Racing suspension components have been installed and include; strut bar, control arm bushings, upper strut inserts. Tarett Racing sway bars have also been added along with upgraded torsion bars, and 993 Turbo brakes. 18” 3 Piece wheels with custom body colored lips give the exterior a little flair.
Not your typical Targa, but an awesome car nonetheless! Don't miss out on this one - it's ready for track days, or just a cruise around town. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.