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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: 997 Modified with a Classic Style Targa Roof Reply with quote

All the way from Italy, not much in the way of details, but very well done.













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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a lot adds some style.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well executed.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks well engineered but I'm not sure I like it.

Must have cost a fortune to do as bespoke I assume, and why wouldn't you just have the targa or a cab Question
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DPJenkinson wrote:
I like it a lot adds some style.


As above really.....I think that looks really good!.......As Scott has pointed out though, it probably cost an arm and three legs to do!!... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 months later, another old school Targa roof hit's the main stream motoring markets

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If you've been in the market for a vintage, or just affordable, Porsche 911 in the last ten years, you've undoubtedly noticed the number of Targa-topped 911s for sale. The reason for the glut of Targas is two fold: Porsche sold a slew of them in the 70s and 80s and they remain less desirable than their fixed-roof counterparts. However, the allure of the Targa hasn't been lost.

Porsche's introduction of the 911 Targa was largely a response to stringent safety regulations in the 1960s, but the appeal of both an open-air experience (without the aesthetic and noise issues of a traditional cloth convertible) and some manner of additional safety made the Targa a popular choice. Porsche reintroduced its modern interpretation of the Targa last year, but instead of the removable roof and fixed rollbar/B-pillar, it opted for a duo of sliding glass panels.

Paso Robles, California-based performance shop, VeloTech, has decided to move beyond its bread and butter business – turbocharging European vehicles – and has developed its own traditional targa setup for current 911s. The roof, which is comprised mainly of carbon fiber, is still a pricey solution for a very select group of enthusiasts, but VeloTech maintains that if the price for the conversion can be reduced from its current cost ($10,000) to something more palatable ($6,000), the market could expand.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's potentially £3k on top of the cost of a Cab. For unique looks and a well executed conversion, I think it's worth the option.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks way better than the basic cab IMO
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still not a fan nooo
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's really cool!

Adds an extra level of versatility/uniqueness to the ubiquitous 997...
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isn't it just a "different" sort of hardtop option? I mean how much is a hardtop for a 997? this at least would let you get the roof open easliy during the winter months if the weather was nice.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great alternative to a hardtop..more flexible, probabbly not a lot more in cost, and very cool. You would certainly turn heads from those in the know.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised I am lost for words So

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turn heads or turn stomachs Very Happy

sorry, never been a chop the roof off fan of any car, if it's designed that way in the first place ok but rag tops......hmmmm.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonder if it fits the Gen 2 997 ?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please don't try.

It looks awful with that heavy black frame. It might fit well, but it looks sick (in the original sense).

A shame really, as I loved the pre-993 Targas.






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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its on a par with the cayman hardtop roof for a boxster ie.....tat!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Please don't try.

It looks awful with that heavy black frame. It might fit well, but it looks sick (in the original sense).

A shame really, as I loved the pre-993 Targas.






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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too big and heavy for me And the thick black frame is awful (might not be so bad on a black car.)
Just cos its different doesn't make it good.
How long before it leaks and rattles just like a pre 993 Targa!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw this at the Geneva motor show last year. looked really good.

http://www.insideline.com/ruf/greenster/2011/2011-ruf-greenster-first-drive.html


 
  
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