The interest in a car can come from the model itself, whether they tell the McLaren F1, or because it has a very limited circulation or because it is a rarity. But it can also be a good claim to have been owned by a famous person. It is the case of this Porsche 911 Carrera Targa that he treasured Tom Cruise in your garage.
It was in April 1986 when the American actor acquired the services of this second generation 911 Carrera Targa, which premiered and enjoyed new, although not much. And it is that his power lasted less than a year, because in February 1987 he chose to sell it.
Be that as it may this unit with rack WP0EB091XGS160610 It was Cruise’s personal car and surely with this claim it has changed hands until now, which just sold again. The amount has not been excessively high, although not low: its new owner has paid for it $ 86,000 (about 73,300 euros at the current exchange rate).
Interestingly, in September, another Porsche associated with Cruise will go up for auction. Although in his case it is more iconic since it is the Porsche 928 protagonist in ‘Risky Business’: it was one of the units used in the filming and that the artist drove in the shoes of Joel Goodsen.
In fact, this already classic 911 Carrera Targa was for sale on the North American portal for the sale and auction of cars Bring a Trailer until very recently: it was yesterday, Monday, August 16, when a buyer paid the amount that its owner asked for it.
And the protagonist in the business card of this model G Targa of the 911 was precisely that it had belonged to Tom Cruise, although the truth is that it has also been subjected to a deep restoration both aesthetically and mechanically, so it boasts an excellent condition.
To this is added that it has been equipped with modern elements, such as electric adjustment for the leather sports seats, Bluetooth connection for its Blaupunkt Monterey stereo cassette or cruise control system.
The one who was its last owner until yesterday, who acquired it in 2012, is the one who has subjected it to this complete restoration, which has included repaint the entire body, while maintaining its original glossy black color, or the attractive 16-inch Fuchs wheels on which are based some Continental Extreme Contact tires dating from 2019.
But in addition, it has also been replacing or rebuilding elements that have accused the passage of time: from the brake calipers, to the rear window gasket through the door panels or the dashboard, among others.
its 3.2-liter six-cylinder boxer engine air-cooled has also enjoyed an update as it has been completely restored as well as transmission. In fact, these works date from 2020 and since then it has only undertaken about 805 km.
And it is that since it was in the power of the one who until now was its last owner there had been travel about 13,570 km (His odometer shows 8,431 miles.) However, its file details that its total mileage is unknown, as it was reset when the previous owner changed the instrument panel.
However, it has not been an impediment for him to quickly find a buyer, who can boast that his classic 911 Targa was driven by good old Tom Cruise through Hollywood.
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This Porsche 911 Carrera Targa was released by Tom Cruise and now has a new owner for just over 70,000 euros