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    Inherited 1967 911s targa, not sure where to start

    details about the car. My dad bought it in the eighties and was the 3rd or 4th owner. He had always wanted a Porsche and finally found one he could afford. It was always his project car and somewhat of a retirement project. I remember riding in it as a little kid and him working on it in the garage. He passed away in 2009 and this was left to me. Currently the car is not running and hasnít been since 2009. What I know is that it needs new tires and fuel lines. The tank was drained and the lines were cinched when it started to leak gas in the garage. It definitely needs body work and paint. I donít know how extensive the rust is. I donít know the carís value but there have been several notes left on it with people interested in buying it and one had an offer of $45,000. Iíve kept it all these years because it reminds me of my dad and Iíd like to get it up and running. What Iím looking for is advice on where to start.

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    The 67 S is a highly collectible car. The soft window targa '67 S is exceedingly rare. If yours is numbers matching then its even more valuable. If I were in your shoes I would learn as much about the car as possible before making a decision on its value. If you decide to sell then auction the car to get the highest price. Bring a Trailer has been a good place to get top dollar of late. Good luck.
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    It does not look terrible.

    What is your experience mechanically speaking? Any friendly local Porsche people you know (or your father knew) who could take a look and give it an assessment? If it ran in 2009 that’s not too bad as far as sitting.

    I am a bit of a hack compared to those here, but I’d start by taking and posting a ton of pictures/or video, especially under for rust issues and general internet eyes to spot problems. I’d buy a couple fire extinguishers to have around. Then I would clean it (much nicer to work on a clean car). Then I would remove the spark plugs, spray some marvel or ATF in the cylinders and see if I could get it to turn over. If so, I would then go to the fuel lines and tank, change the oil, hook a battery to it, spin it over a bunch with the starter, and then give her some fuel and see if she wants to start. If it does, I’d buy some new tires, give the brake system a once over (bleed, check/replace rubber hoses, leaking/rusted lines check calipers MC etc.) deal with anything really needing doing to be safe/functional, and just drive it.

    Otherwise, it will either take forever, cost a ton, or continue to sit.

    Also, Mike M. on YouTube is doing a 67 restoration if you want to see some nice work or at least everything that is in your car.

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    I try to maintain a list of 1967 Targas here on the ESR (http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...ght=targa+list). I'd line to add yours to the list but I'd need a VIN number. Not interested in you name, location, engine or transmission numbers. Some people advise not giving out the VIN number. I respect that opinion but those people always seem to justify that advice by saying somebody might try to use it to "forge" a car. My answer to that is they won't or shouldn't try if be able to to do that if your car and its VIN exist on a accessible list of known Porsches. Without the engine and tranny number they can't duplicate it. Of course the naysayers will say that they can get a Kardex. Up to you.

    Looks like somebody updated the headlights to sugar scoops. But then again the fogs are incorrect. Make sure its not a 'Euro 68 . Also willing to bet not originally black. Don't reveal the color. Can't seem to PM you.

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    1) Clean junk out of garage.
    2) Inflate L/R tire.
    3) Roll car into garage.
    4) Stop, take several deep breaths and consider your options. Haste is not necessary, time is on your side.

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    Agree, a 67S softie is always valuable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popowitz View Post
    . . . The 67 S is a highly collectible car. The soft window targa '67 S is exceedingly rare. If yours is numbers matching then its even more valuable . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Eade Hopkinson View Post
    . . . Red Book has these numbers:
    1967S softie 483
    . . .

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    A few followups.
    I don’t have a garage to store the car in. The garage pictured is my step-mom’ and she is selling her house. What is the best non garage option. I have space outside at work whene I can keep it. Is there a tent/carport that I build relatively cheaply?
    I’m trying to gather as much information as possible. My step-mom missplaced the keys in all the moving craziness. I’ve contacted the dealer ship to see if we can get new keys if the old ones are lost for good. Once I have keys I can get pictures of the interior and engine.
    As far as first steps, I’m thinking new tires are a must. I want to be able to move it easier. Recommendations for tires?
    I’ll update this thread as I get more information. Thanks for all the help so far.

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    1) mini storage, you do not want that in a 'tent' Ca is a high crime area for auto thefts.

    2) 3 tires are holding air, see if flat one will hold air long enough to flat bed to storage area. You don't need four new tires to sit again.

    3) try a good lock smith, dealers don't even have employees who were born then, much less get the keys,,,and you don't have lock code anyway.

    4) get it running first, then worry about details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraitiki View Post
    . . . donít have a garage to store the car in . . . . What is the best non garage option . . .
    ?



    Hhh --- K, try this . . .
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