If I had to guess what happened to this poor 911T Targa, I’d say someone either decided to cut the rear fenders out to install flares like those on the Turbo cars or it had some serious rust issues. Either way, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen one of these with the work started, but not finished. It’s actually quite sad that someone cut it up, as it’s a 2.7 with the 167 horse fuel injected engine and was originally painted Irish Green! It’s going to need a massive amount of work now, but if you’ve been on the hunt for a matching numbers 2.7 project, this one can be found here on eBay in Baarle Nassau, Belgium.
The seller has already gotten the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and it shows that the engine is matching numbers, but someone has removed the CIS injection system and installed Zenith carbs. That could be a big problem, as the fuel injection system is what makes it desirable. I’m sure if your willing to go on the hunt, you can track down all the parts you’ll need to make it fuel injected again, but it won’t be cheap.
Complete replacement rear quarters are available for it, but you might be able to get away with just using repair panels to fix the rear wheel arches. I’d return it to original, but if you want the wide body look, the work of cutting the fenders out has already been done for you.
This could be a beautiful car one day, but it’s going to take a lot to get it there. With Porsche prices how they have been, I actually think you could fix it up and not be in the hole, that is of course if you can find a fuel injection system for a reasonable price. Whether you restore it to original or customize it with wide fenders and some engine upgrades, it sure would be a fun driver! So would you go with the Turbo look or return it to original?