1991 Porsche 911 Targa
Customized cars can be polarizing – and selling them can be fraught with challenge. The decisions made by the customizer – or the first owner – are never completely to the liking of the rest of the market, meaning it can be tough to get the entire investment back upon selling.
Big-name tuners can potentially limit the losses, as the car might now be considered a limited-edition work of art, and retain value accordingly.
Akira Nakai is the Japanese customizer behind RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF, the shop known for building wild custom Porsches such as the one seen here. While RWB has many fans, plenty of Porsche enthusiasts dislike the work done to the dwindling supply of air-cooled 911s, as much cutting of irreplaceable bodywork takes place to fit the massively flared fenders, and to lower the chassis as much as possible. One such enthusiast is our colleague (and 911 owner) Jack Baruth, who penned a thoughtful rebuke of Nakai-san’s work at The Truth About Cars.
To each his own, we feel. While this 911 Targa may not be to our taste, the owner was certainly free to build it as he saw fit. It’s not like it’s a 959 or some other irreplaceable, limited-production car – it’s a basic 964-chassis Targa. The supply of these stock cars is limited, certainly, but they are out there for the buyers who want to pay for one.
This RWB 911 is on eBay near Seattle for $110k or offer.