This left-hand drive 2.4-litre 911 Targa was delivered new in the USA via Porsche Centre, Los Angeles and remained in California until 2014. The car was first owned by Dr John Nelson (1973-1985) followed by Gary Macker (1985-1989), Danny Bernstein (1989-1990) and David Scott Kroesen (1990-2014). The current (fifth) owner purchased the Porsche in June 2014 and shipped it to the UK after a car-restorer friend had spotted it in Los Angeles. There are US title documents on file for each of the prior owners together with detailed records/bills for all work done from 1973 to 1991. These include documents relating to an engine rebuild undertaken approximately 30,000 miles ago (at 109,361 miles). The fourth owner, who kept the car from 1990 until 2014, did not keep any records and it appears that it stood at his property, unused, for a few years prior to sale.
Having spent some time out of use, the car needed re-commissioning and some interior refurbishment. Respected independent Porsche specialists Strasse of Leeds overhauled the fuel injection system, refurbishing the metering head and fitting new injectors, sparkplugs, HT leads, etc. Other areas that received attention were the starter motor, valve clearances, engine tuning and wheels; while the braking system was overhauled (including new master cylinder); all old and perished rubbers replaced; the fuel tank refurbished; and the windscreen washer refreshed with new nozzles.
In addition, the interior was refurbished; new European-specification lighting installed; brightwork re-plated; a period-effect radio with optional iPod link fitted; the Targa top lining and rubbers refurbished; a period steering wheel sourced and re-trimmed; and new tyres fitted. In total over £13,000 has been spent on restoring the interior and re-commissioning the vehicle as evidenced by the accompanying bills. The car also comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity verifying that it retains matching numbers and its original colour scheme of black with matching leatherette interior. This certificate also lists Koni dampers, 'S' brakes and front/rear spoilers as items of optional equipment fitted. Described as in generally very good condition, this freshly renovated Porsche 911 Targa is offered with MoT to December 2015, V5C document and its original owner's manual, warranty voucher and maintenance record book.