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    Targa 4S visual upgrades

    I've had my 991.2 targa 4S since January and bought it from my dealer's physical stock as it was one of the last new targas they were expecting through their hands. I'd always wanted a targa ever since the first 991.1 model was launched but had never gone ahead and pressed the button on an order.

    I really liked the car on offer to me - GT silver with black leather, sport design design package, LED front headlights etc but was not keen on the wheels it had been delivered on and was fairly ambivalent about the interior. My dealer offered to sell me whatever wheels I wanted at cost price so I had them order up a set of Sort Classic wheels in gloss black to give the car a retro nod to the impact bumper models of the 80's. That just left me with the interior which I ideally wanted to have the modern Houndstooth seat centres. I tried various routes to get originals from the factory but this proved extremely difficult and stupidly expensive so I decided to give up on the quest.

    A few weeks ago the parts manager from my local dealer called to say that they had found a trimmer who was only 25 minutes away from me who had a roll of the OEM modern houndstooth and had just retrimmed a pair of bucket seats for them with superb results. I immediately contacted the trim shop and booked my car in with them. I dropped it over to them on Monday morning and they completed the job yesterday. I am delighted with the results and think this car will now be a keeper for me. I still can't understand why Porsche don't offer a Classic package option from the factory that bundles together wheels, cloth trim, bright finish window surrounds etc as I'm sure it would be a popular option especially in markets like the US.

    Here are some before and after shots.

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    Very nice ISUK, mine is getting the exact same treatment over winter!


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    just beautiful .. reminds me of the Targa Florio cars that OPC Mayfair commissioned


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    Beautiful and very tastefully specified.kiss


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    m4ever:

    Beautiful and very tastefully specified.kiss

    Totally agree kiss


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


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    Beautiful Targa. Reminds me of my old 84 Targa. Love how the car looks with the doors open. 


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    love it ! kiss


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    Perfect fit Smiley...congrats. Smiley


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    That looks so much better ! Super cool kiss

    How does the trimmer manage to get OEM cloth ?

    @Porker : are you getting the Manthey inserts ?


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 

     


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    That is soooooo nice!!!!!!!


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    I'm really liking that - what were the original wheels? Do you find the squeaks & rattles acceptable on the Targa?

    I do think these will become quite sort after in a few years - the roof mechanism is pure theater!


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    991 Carrera Black Edition, XC90 Black\Black - 2 kids, 1 dog


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    There is only one slight squeak on my car and that is only in colder weather and comes from the passenger side window I think and is barely noticeable. Because the top roof panel is a solid section, just covered in fabric for effect, it makes the the whole roof assembly fairly rigid when closed so you don't get the dashboard shimmy I've noticed in the cabrio models.

    The trimmer told me that his cloth supplier is in Holland and he only managed to get 15m of the fabric from them and they've told him there will not be any more available so I'm glad I got in when I did. I've now picked the car up and am absolutely delighted with the quality of work. The fabric is the exact same as used by Porsche Exclusive. What a difference it makes to the interior of the car, really lifting it on a dull and grey day day like we have here today. It just makes the car look so much more special when you see it parked up and adds a nice modern retro twist. It looks like the fabric was made to go with GT Silver as the two compliment each other extremely well without being brash or OTT.

     


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    Indeed what a big difference the inserts make on the interior, well done wink


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


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    These are the wheels the car arrived at the dealer on, 20" Carrera S model in satin black finish. They looked ok but just didn't finish the car off for me. I wanted to create a modern retro inspired look. The rear decklid badges came in the painted option in gloss black. The targa badges on the roll hoop were the standard bright finish so I had those swapped out for the black ones from the GTS. It had the model designation logos on the doors which I didn't care for either as there was simply too much writing there so I had them taken off.

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    A tasteful update indeed - certainly looks like a keeper! 


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    991 Carrera Black Edition, XC90 Black\Black - 2 kids, 1 dog


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    A very stylish alteration indeed!

    All of ISUK's cars shown on the Forum are tastefully specified.


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    Very nice!


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    2016 Cayman GT4 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S


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    I have at home the perfect match for  when you go grosserie shopping, you should get one  smiley

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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


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    Gnil:

    I have at home the perfect match for  when you go grosserie shopping, you should get one  smiley

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    My 85 years old mother has the same... Smiley Smiley

    Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


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    No doubt the interior looks much better. Good move and worth the extra cost.kiss


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    As always Iain you've made sure your car has a perfect spec selection. Fantastic looking upgrades that really set the car apart. 


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    I can only vouch for Houndstooth😉87DA46B1-5C3C-4042-BF96-BC504926D4B6.jpeg


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    If our friends at Porsche are listening to their customers, Houndstooth should be available as an interior option on ALL models! Smiley

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    Gnil:

    That looks so much better ! Super cool kiss

    How does the trimmer manage to get OEM cloth ?

    @Porker : are you getting the Manthey inserts ?


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 

     

    No, think they're overpriced (despite being cheaper than OEM CCX offering)

    A friend of mine will do it, they carry out gorgeous 911 restorations (https://www.rscautomobile.com/nl)


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    the-missile:

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    Gorgeous!


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    If our friends at Porsche are listening to their customers, Houndstooth should be available as an interior option on ALL models! Smiley

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    I find it to be a better fit for the Targa or a Carrera but still, it looks great. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


     
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