|A better view of the roof. Porsche called this model a "Targa." That was news to me: I thought only the earlier models|
with a basket-handle hoop behind the front seats and a removable roof panel were called Targas.
The thing that appealed most to me about the teal Wheeler Dealer car was its glass roof. I like a sunroof, and I like one that's the entire roof even better. Yeah, it weighs more than other materials, thus raising the car's center of gravity. Don't care.
In the Wheeler Dealer episode on this 911, Mike Brewer stressed that it was the most unloved Porsche he'd seen. The two-piece road wheels were so corroded that they wouldn't have passed an "MOT," the British roadworthiness inspection. (I was surprised that, brakes aside, the power train and running gear were in fairly good shape.)
I've seen only one 911 in worse condition, back in my Porsche dealership days. Those were also the days before rust-protection was done at the factory. It was an early series 911, not more than six years old. By 1970, it was a rust bucket with a Swiss cheese chassis. The only thing holding it together, it seemed, were the P O R S C H E side-stripes. It had been taken in trade and was for sale "As Is--No Warranty." No takers. Apparently it was winter-driven and unwashed, with results even worse than the Wheeler Dealer car. Who treats a car like that, not to mention an expensive sports car?