Total 911’s top six Porsche 911 Targas of all time
The Porsche 911 Targa, named in honour of Zuffenhausen’s victories in the Targa Florio road race, is nearly as old at the hardtop 911 itself. With Total 911 recently road tripping in the latest open-top 911 – and Stuttgart already testing its replacement – we’ve decided to select the most sensational sextet of 911 Targas ever:
The latest iteration of the Targa has seen Porsche return to the classic roll hoop design. It’s arguably the most beautiful open-top 911 ever created but, the alfresco experience isn’t as awesome as the aesthetics.
From the rear, with its flared hips and panoramic roof, its not hard to see why the 993 Targa appeals. It marked the end of the original roll-bar design, creating something potentially more practical: a sliding glass roof.
Its mix of classic and modern always makes the 964 attractive to buyers and, although its roll bar design may not be the prettiest, its place as the last air-cooled 911 with a full hoop above your head will certainly make it desirable in the future.
Like the 993 and 996 before it, the 997 Targa featured a sliding glass roof. The rear panel hinged up to provide access to a luggage shelf making it hugely practical but, while it visually appeals, it’s less of a Targa and more of a large sunroof.
If you like your Targa experience to be coupled with blistering speed then the ultra-rare Porsche 911 Turbo Targa is the car for you. Just 298 were built, ensuring incredible open-top exclusivity.
Sometimes the original ideas are the best. The polished roll hoop of this original 1968 Porsche 911 Targa is as iconic as it is beautiful while, in today’s market, pre-impact bumper Targas provide a more accessible route to 911S ownership.