For Sale: 1978 Porsche 911 Targa - The Epitome of Classic Elegance and Performance!

Clydesdale Classic Cars Ltd is proud to offer for sale this stunning Porsche 911 Targa on behalf of its current owner.

Porsche 911 Targa For Sale

Are you ready to experience the thrill of a classic sports car that has been meticulously enhanced and lovingly cared for? This 1978 Porsche 911 Targa is a true masterpiece, combining timeless design with modern upgrades for an unparalleled driving experience.

Vehicle Highlights:

Suspension: In September 2023, this iconic beauty received brand new “Bilstein” front shock absorbers, delivering smooth and controlled ride. The rear “Bilstein” shock absorbers were also replaced, ensuring that every twist and turn of the road is met with exceptional handling and comfort.

Mechanical: Not stopping at the shocks, the rear brake calipers were recently fitted, offering confidence-inspiring stopping power for your every adventure.

Interior: The interior of this Porsche 911 Targa has been tastefully re-trimmed to perfection. Slip into the driver’s seat and you’ll be surrounded by premium materials and craftsmanship that make every drive an occasion.

Exhaust: This classic Porsche boasts a stainless-steel exhaust system, which not only enhances performance but also produces that iconic Porsche flat-six engine growl. It’s music to your ears as you accelerate through the gears.

Security: With an “Auto Watch” immobiliser, your investment is protected. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your classic Porsche is safe from potential threats.

Protection: Included with this remarkable Porsche 911 Targa is a “Mystere Concours” indoor/outdoor car cover, ensuring your prized possession remains in pristine condition no matter where you store it.

This classic beauty is road-ready with a current MOT, which doesn’t expire until September 2024. Drive without any worries and enjoy every moment behind the wheel.

Whether you’re a seasoned Porsche enthusiast or someone who simply appreciates the allure of a classic sports car, this 1978 Porsche 911 Targa is sure to steal your heart. Its timeless design and recent upgrades make it a standout in any collection.

Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of automotive history that has been revitalised to perform at its best. Contact us now to arrange a test drive and make this impeccable Porsche 911 Targa a cherished addition to your life.

Call today to seize this opportunity. It’s not just a car; it’s a legacy of performance and style.

Act fast – this classic treasure won’t be available for long!

Porsche 911 Targa For Sale
Porsche 911 Targa For Sale

The Porsche 911 Targa Story

The 1978 Porsche 911 Targa is a classic sports car that represents a significant milestone in the history of Porsche and the 911 series. This iconic vehicle underwent a series of changes and improvements throughout its history, making it a sought-after model for enthusiasts and collectors.

1978 Porsche 911 Targa: A Model History

1960s and Early 1970s – The Genesis: The roots of the 1978 Porsche 911 Targa can be traced back to the early 1960s when Porsche introduced the original 911 model. The Targa version made its debut in 1967 as a direct response to growing safety concerns and regulations in the United States. Named after the famous Targa Florio road race in Italy, the Targa featured a distinctive roll-over bar and a removable roof panel.

1973-1977 – Mid-Generation Evolution: During this period, Porsche continued to refine the 911 Targa. The introduction of impact bumpers in 1974, designed to meet U.S. safety standards, gave the Targa a more integrated, modern look. By 1977, the 911 Targa featured a 2.7-liter flat-six engine, which improved performance and fuel efficiency. It was a car that not only met regulatory requirements but also offered exhilarating driving experiences.

1978 – The Iconic 911 Targa: The 1978 Porsche 911 Targa was a model year that enthusiasts remember fondly. It represented the peak of refinement and performance in the Targa series. The 911 Targa retained its signature removable roof panel, offering drivers the unique experience of open-top motoring while maintaining the safety and structure of a coupe.

The 911 Targa was powered by a 3.0-litre flat-six engine, producing 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, providing a thrilling driving experience. With its rear-engine layout and independent rear suspension, the Targa had superb handling characteristics, making it a joy to drive on winding roads and racetracks.

Exterior changes for 1978 included refined body lines, aerodynamic enhancements, and unique Targa badging. The polished Fuchs alloy wheels were an iconic feature of this era’s Porsche models.

Interior and Features: Inside the 1978 911 Targa, you’ll find a driver-focused cockpit with comfortable sports seats, a 3-spoke steering wheel, and a clean, uncluttered dashboard. It featured a premium sound system, air conditioning, and a variety of options for personalisation, making it both a high-performance sports car and a comfortable daily driver.

Legacy: The 1978 Porsche 911 Targa is remembered not only for its outstanding performance but also for its timeless design. It’s a model that has aged gracefully and remains a sought-after collector’s item. The combination of classic Porsche styling, open-top motoring, and exhilarating driving dynamics has cemented its status as an icon in the automotive world.

Today, well-preserved 1978 Porsche 911 Targas are prized possessions for enthusiasts who appreciate the heritage and performance of this classic model. Whether it’s for a leisurely weekend drive or spirited track days, the 1978 Porsche 911 Targa continues to captivate and inspire generations of car enthusiasts.

Porsche 911 Targa For Sale
Porsche 911 Targa For Sale

Further Information

Included with this Porsche 911 Targa are a large number of invoices dating back 23 years from the past two owners, including several from well-known specialists such as the Porsche Shop and Design 911. Included are some more recent service and repair receipts from an independent garage in Hampshire.

Also supplied is a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche Cars GB, which confirms the Targa to be a UK-spec 911 SC Targa with a build completed date of 18th May 1978, and finished in Oak Green with Cork leather upholstery.

There are also some old V5s from its previous ownership and a number of old MOT certificates, plus a photocopy of a 1978 Porsche 911 brochure.

The car is both tax and MOT-exempt however, it does have a current MOT which is valid until September 2024.

Vehicle Specification

  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 124500 Miles
  • Manufacturer: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine Size: 2993cc
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Doors: 2
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Colour: Green
  • Drive Side: Right-hand drive
  • Date of First Registration: August 1978
  • V5 Registration Document: Present
  • Previous owners (excl. current): 14


Don’t miss your chance to own a meticulously maintained and upgraded 1978 Porsche 911 Targa – a true classic with a modern twist.

With fresh “Bilstein” shock absorbers, a re-trimmed interior, a stainless steel exhaust system, and the added security of an “Auto Watch” immobiliser, this timeless icon is ready to deliver an unforgettable driving experience.

Plus, with a current MOT until September 2024 and the bonus of a “Mystere Concours” car cover, this Porsche is the complete package.

Contact us now to make it yours and embark on your own classic adventure. Don’t hesitate – this opportunity is as rare as the car itself!

Frequently Asked Questions about the 1978 Porsche 911 Targa

The 1978 Porsche 911 Targa is a classic sports car known for its timeless design and exhilarating performance. It boasts recent upgrades, including new “Bilstein” shock absorbers, a re-trimmed interior, and a stainless steel exhaust system, enhancing both aesthetics and driving experience.

Yes, the car is road-ready and compliant. It has a current MOT that doesn’t expire until September 2024, ensuring it meets legal requirements for road use.

The “Auto Watch” immobiliser is a security system installed in the car. It offers protection against theft and unauthorized use, adding an extra layer of security to safeguard your investment.

The “Mystere Concours” car cover is an indoor/outdoor cover designed to protect your Porsche 911 Targa from the elements and potential damage. It helps maintain the car’s pristine condition and is included with your purchase.

While we can provide details about recent upgrades and improvements, the full maintenance history of this classic car may vary. We recommend discussing specific maintenance records with us for a comprehensive understanding of its care and upkeep over the years.

Selling Price: SOLD

We are only accepting serious offers on this 1978 Porsche 911 Targa, please contact us by phone or email, alternatively, you can submit a request via the contact form below.

Additionally, we can also assist with the delivery of the vehicle. Let us know if you require this service when submitting an offer.

Please note that we only accept cash on collection or via a bank transfer.

The car is located in East Kilbride, Scotland.

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