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MikeSAV911 10-15-2005 11:32 AM

Here it is.....first pics of my 77 911
I just finished the bodywork and paint Thursday. I am very pleased with the outcome. As I have stated before, I am not a Porsche purist or a Porshaphile, I go by what looks good to me and what I think makes for the most visually pleasing vehicle.

This is a 1977 911 Targa. I bought it on Ebay from a cat in Mass in late July, had it shipped and got it here in mid August. It was in need of lots of TLC (in the form of bodywork, paint and just lots of general detailing). It was a stocker when I got it and updated the look a little with some small details.

It runs great and turns heads.

pa911 10-15-2005 11:57 AM

Looks nice. You painted it yourself?

Mat 71 10-15-2005 12:00 PM


I feel the same way about making the car what you want it!

Colour is Blue....? Really sharp.

Was thinking about the same thing for my '71 911T Targa. Nice to see a picture of what I have been thinking of!

Jon Merck 10-15-2005 12:19 PM

Looks good...

DUK 10-15-2005 12:24 PM

Looks Awesome, Mike. And I feel the same way as you, when it comes to making it what you want.

MikeSAV911 10-15-2005 12:44 PM is actually your basic black.

I did paint it myself, I have a friend that owns a paint and bodyshop that I use for car projects and my bike projects.

trj911 10-15-2005 12:49 PM

It looks great. Enjoy!

RoyB 10-15-2005 12:50 PM

It's amazing to me how a 1977 automobile can look so dang modern. That car could be introduced as a 2006 model year and be totally acceptable.

Beautiful job!

What wheels are those?

Love those Targas!

Bob's Flat-Six 10-15-2005 12:51 PM

Looks nice.
Did you flare the fenders and put the euro bumper pads ?

efhughes3 10-15-2005 12:55 PM

God loves Targas, innocent children and dogs. This is why your Targa (and mine!) found good homes. Enjoy, and pick up the pace a little.:cool:

SLO-BOB 10-15-2005 01:16 PM

Re: Here it is.....first pics of my 77 911

Originally posted by MikeSAV911
It was a stocker when I got it and updated the look a little with some small details.

If adding fender flares is a small detail, what do you consider a big job?:)

It runs great and turns heads.

I'll bet it does. Looks great! Never would have guessed it was a 77.

K9Torro 10-15-2005 01:42 PM

Hey Mike I am in Camden County where you at ?

Todd SmileWavy

MikeSAV911 10-15-2005 02:30 PM

K9Torro......I'm over in Savannah.

The fenders were flared when I got it, it is a euro car, imported from Germany in the mid-80's by a private individual.

I just got done powdercoating a bunch of the small trim pieces this afternoon. I love this thing.


Bob's Flat-Six 10-15-2005 02:51 PM

Is it a euro Carrera ?
They came from the factory with flares where a regular 911 in 77 would have had a narrow body.

NY65912 10-15-2005 03:18 PM

Very nice looking ride, I'm partial to black! If I may suggest.......loose the add on fogs, a little out of place, IMHO (No offense)

MikeSAV911 10-15-2005 03:20 PM

Don't know. Judging from what I found when I stripped the paint and gobs of bondo from the rear quater panels, I hope Porsche would have done a better job, only kidding, no these were welded on by someone else.

MikeSAV911 10-15-2005 03:22 PM

I personally think the fog lamps make a huge difference for the better. I really had to get rid of those horrible rectangle fog lamps.... they were HUGE and very dated. They look out of place, but then so do 17" rims on a 1977 car. Kinda why I put them on there.

Zef 10-15-2005 04:08 PM

Simply is a gorgeous Targa...


911 Targa 1984

MikeSAV911 10-16-2005 05:08 AM

Got the rims off ebay.... I beleive they are Cup3 from a 996...but could be wrong. Spacers are from Ernie's alloys in Miami.

MikeSAV911 10-17-2005 05:00 AM


Originally posted by Bob's Flat-Six
Looks nice.
Did you flare the fenders and put the euro bumper pads ?

What are "euro bumperpads" and how do they differ from the other type?

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