Targa, mon Amour

Strange how an automotive feature that was introduced for primarily practical reasons can be seen as a thing of beauty, many decades later. The brand-new Porsche 911 Targa wears the wide, metallic bar – once needed to address U.S. safety regulations – first seen on the 1965 car of that name...

Revealed today in Detroit (unfortunate to launch a drop-top in the tail-wind of a polar vortex, but hey…), we think the retro Targa styling looks stunning atop a modern 911. 

Also this week, we’re looking forward to the Scottsdale sales that kick-start the classic auction year. We’ve pored over the auction catalogues and taken a closer look at the investment potential of the already ultra-desirable Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. One expert talks of an annual growth in value of 20 per cent – but read our report for yourself…