David Zappala's recently completed 1985 911 Carrera Targa was reimagined as a lovely backdate vision. The car was stripped to a bare tub and every surface was redone.
The “donor” car was solid, with virtually no rust and a strong engine.
The design inspiration came from the reimaged Singer 911, with subtle changes necessary to make the car “one of a kind”.
Project was completed by Metalkraft Coachwerks, Cincinnati, Ohio in August, 2018
The car was stripped of the front fenders, hood, deck lid, front, and rear bumpers, lower front, rear and side valances, and the entire interior, including the dash.
Factory steel “long hood” fenders and hood were fitted to the car together with steel RS front and rear bumper, H4 headlights and European turn signal and taillight lenses all from Stoddard.
A Metalkraft Coachwerks exclusive fuel filler was added to the hood.
A new interior was crafted in leather by GTS Classics, with custom RS seats and door panels and a factory original 1973 911 dash.
The rear seats were removed and an exclusive parcel shelf was created to take there place. The interior was fitted with period correct square weave carpets by Autos International
A Momo Prototipo Wheel and a new front windscreen were added.
The Targa top was completely re-built, recovered and reinstalled with all new rubber trim.
The original Fuchs wheels were restored by Al Reed Polishing and fitted with new Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Custom Porsche graphic were created by Magnagraphics in Cincinnati, Ohio
A new Talbot Berlin NOS mirror was added.
The car was being striped and repainted in Nardo Grey
The 3.2 liter engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and drive train were removed and rebuilt by Westerfeld Enterprises in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The fuel injection system was removed and new PMO carburetors were installed together with a custom ignition by Perma Tune.
The clutch was replaced and the brake calipers were rebuilt/restored by PMB Performance.
The painted and detailed engine and transmission were re-installed with stainless steel SSI performance heat exchangers and a custom built stainless steel, center exit muffler.
All records and receipts for the re-build are available together with hundreds of photos documenting the project.
David can be reached at (440) 336-1000. His email is HERE.