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1985 911 Carrera Targa Purchase Advice


Hi, I’m in the process of potentially buying a 1985 Carrera Targa. It’s a euro spec and I’m told it’s completely stock. Seller is claiming 231 HP. Seller is also saying that it is current for emissions.

1. When I look up the specs for the car in the US the HP is listed at 200hp not 231, is this because the euro spec cars had more HP or am I getting a modified 911 (a bad thing).

2. do you have any advice on the items i need to be concerned about or can you refer me to a website or book.

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