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juankimalo

1971 911 Targa 2.2 S Trim full restoration in Alicante (Spain)

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Hi guys!!

I’m very proud to share this fantastic restoration thread.

A Soloporsche.com friend, is making an amazing full restoration. The car is a “Matching Numbers” 1971 911 2.2 Targa S.Trim, and the owner and restorer is Mr. Josep Vicent from Alicante (Spain), though he’s worldwide famous as a musician, film composer and orchestra conduct. You can check http://josepvicent.com/index.php and www.film-music-composer.com

his nickname in Soloporsche is ‘collector’.

(As you know, Soloporsche.com is the best spanish spoken forum in the internet).

Here’s the link:

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Nevertheless I prefer to show you the pics and translate (to my best knowledge) the thread.

Josep purchased a black 911T Targa, that was almost heading to the scrapyard, from an owner in northern Spain.

The origins of this car are in USA, as It was a US specs car, imported to Europe, through Holland. The car needed lots of hours to be reborn to its perfect condition, but the shell seemed to be quite free of rust. So, It was the best argument for Josep to get the car and begin this awesome project.

Their story began around the first days of June 2011.

Believe me if I tell you that he is a man with a very special touch when doing a restoration like this. Experienced enough to know that something like this could turn into a nightmare, as you know.

In his own words; “you need lots of passion and affection everyday” “this is a blank check task, and everybody knows that adversities will come undoubtedly”

Josep Vicent is deeply in love with his 911, and shares with us every step in the way, and progress made by the specialists around him.

He thought that the car would need a name, and called her ‘Black’ (honouring the shading, matt exterior color she had when they met). Latter we will find out that the car went out the factory in original silver paint.

I am impressed seing how he is controlling every little detail, managing the whole project, with a perfect team work between the different specialists who are taking part in this restoration (bodyshell, paintshop, Porsche specialist mechanic, interior leather upholsterer, and so on...). Former restorations made by him were MB Pagoda, Le Baron, Toyota FJ40, and several classic boats!

Josep has a Porsche classic engagement and is completing a Spanish Porsche Classic Pre73 Registry too.

Here you can see some pics of ‘Black’:

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Here you have the Toyota FJ40 full restored by Josep some years ago: (nice car… and one of the most reliable vehicles you can see)

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Some pics of ‘Black’ going to be reborn:

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The car had been parked in a garaje for years. She was too dirty, including rat nest were found in the engine!!

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One of the most important decision is to contract the proper professionals to do the best job.

Josep chose Salvador (from Talleres Astur) as a mechanic to overhaul the engine and dismantle the car. Josep was very happy to see that ‘Black’ kept up a very good condition without rust evidences, so he could say that this purchase was the correct decision. ‘Black’ was a 911T comfort pack equipped, which 14” Fuchs rims included. Josep prefer to restore these 14”Fuchs, and not going for 15”.

Pics with some progress:

Josep happy to see how it began.

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This is Salvador, the Porsche specialist.

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Josep was going to choose a Silver exterior paint color. In the begginings he had lot of doubts about what silver tonality, or color code to paint the car. He wanted Slate Gray, similar as Steve McQueen’s 911, … or perhaps the early 356 similar to steel…

Difficult to choose a silver one, as every night he was lurking about an ultimate silver… Some examples:

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Soloporsche users gave him some advices about colors:

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Here is a pic with new cylinders and pistons. The engine interior was in bad conditions.

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More images with exterior paint advices from other soloporsche users:

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Green:

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A 356 in Slate grey

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Different Slate tonalities:

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Pics showing the shell in very good condition:

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A Fuch rim after a sweet polished to check how they could look:

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Incredible to see this!!!!!!!!

‘Black’ had the factory original oil filter installed yet!

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In Soloporsche, this thread has lot of followers, and Josep tried to share their decisions with everybody. Here’s a picture asking for advice about exterior paint:

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Josep purchased a butterfly center horn for the original steering wheel:

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Look at the early horn center button, and the new black leather with the Porsche crest embossed to replace the old one:

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Some pictures to see the Slate Grey, the Silver, and examples of former boats restorations, including 28 sleves finishing coat

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Josep found this on ebay:

The rear muffler cover trim (similar to Steve McQueen’s 911)

He was thinking about to install it… not sure… perhaps He would place it at the end of restoration to check the result…

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In Steve’s car looks like this:

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He was a bit confused to see how the Slate appears in a Targa:

A bit boring?

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Example of Slate code 6001 in an early 911:

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Josep purchased on ebay the original 1971 911 Autoradio Blaupunkt original:

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More wishes: combine the exterior and the interior. Josep wanted a clear interior, as possible made with natural brown leather, or perhaps red…

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As a curiosity, he found this picture (a 911 finished in Slate Grey with red stripes)

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Nevertheless he likes all black leather interior, but this other combinations too:

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Josep wanted to share with us an old newspaper article where his mechanic Salvador received a Porsche Spain’s Prize called ‘Aplauso Thophy’

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More images in the important process of obtaining the final color:

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Lots of test: solid, metallic, different Slates…. Silvers…

He did a complete combination task including interior natural leather tones combined to exterior slates and silver

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At the end of June, Josep ‘decided’ to go for Slate combined to natural tan leather:

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Another pic found of an early 911 in a beauty grey:

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Josep ready to start up!!

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The car was almost totally dismantled, ready to go to the body repair shop to be sand blasted:

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During the process of dissambling, they noticed 4 different paint color sleves! Yvory, black, red, blue,… silver…

The original paint was silver

So….. when Josep could see the original Silver after dissambling the interior carpet, he had a smile and thought, that ‘Black’ really deserved to become a Silver 911 again!!!! With the original Silver Glasurit code to match those metallic early tones…

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The classic Targa bar comparing the original Silver interior:

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The dash was sent to the upholstery shop to be restored

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Here you can see the final combination chose by Josep. A Silver exterior paint, and the black/tan leather interior:

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There is another problem: the engine cylinder heads needs to be replaced!!!

Bad luck…

The definitive color could be:

SILVER METALLIC GLASURIT 90-E ‘two compounds’.

Some pics from a ’71 911 in this color:

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The same car in the cabin:

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But finally Josep decided to change…… and here is the chosen: An old Silver used in the first Gmund 356 owned by Dr. Ing. Ferdinand Porsche:

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(He renamed the car as ‘Silver Black? Ha ha)

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Some more pics:

The cylinder head ready

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Remember that this car is ‘Matching Numbers’!

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And here, trying to place the Blaupunkt to check It was perfect to match into its space.

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The car going to receive a sandblasted process:

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Come on Black!!!

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3 pics of sandblasting:

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Josep shared these pics of nude ‘Black’:

After dissambling, dismantling, cleaning, sandblasting, etc, the car was ready to go back to the repair bodyshop.

There is only a small rust focus, that will be repaired with a new panel welded.

Look at the driver’s door how it looks after an old bad repairing job.

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More pics (gearbox and engine):

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Josep is enjoying every detail and is living the whole process as a part of his life!

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I suggested Josep to install the rear chromed bumpers without rubber, as I don’t like it at all, and he was thinking about it referred to the chromed/contrast with exterior silver paint.

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Here’s ‘Black’ in the repair shop: (It was ready to receive the first prime)

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These picture were an inspiration source for Josep:

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40 years ago in 1971 began this story. A pic from the Porsche Factory (this car could be ‘Black’)

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The engine looks very very pretty!!

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Original decals and cloth!

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Josep told us that the bodyrepair shop decided to join a new member:

A 55 year-experienced bodyrepair worker!! He came to solve some minor problems reservated to very skill experts.

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In the mechanic specialist, the 2.2 flat 6 is going on!!!

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Josep asked us what we think about this rear defense:

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Nobody liked it!

3 photoshoped pics about the rear badges. Josep was thinking about deleting the 911T emblem. As He is man who like to consult everything to other people, soloporschers told him to maintain all the badges.

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Some of us told him to place golden rear emblems instead of silver plated ones, as they were period correct.

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More pics about the engine assembly:

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The shell and the rest of body panels were totally repaired:

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The rear engine lid in perfect condition:

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Look at Black’s soul:

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Look at the body throttles restoration. Awesome pictures!!!!!:

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Josep found an original engine lid interior decals set (he found an OEM tool kit too):

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More pictures and more progress!! Black’s bodyshell has been restored and repaired. She received primer and now she’s ready for paint! In the paintshop, they’re using high quality materials (primer, paint, coat) and now they have to do a very fine work to complete this body restoration. After that, began a new proccess of assembling the rest of the car. The restoration is going on very quick ‘cause Josep is managing perfectly every project’s step and controlling the timing, periods, and the rhythm took by the different workers involved in.

We usually see many long time restorations. Josep knew his target and prepared it meticulously.

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More pictures showing the engine almost finished. As you can see, he decided to go for hydraulic chain tensioners:

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Josep ordered a new Fuchs 6x15 rim set after redesigning the car’s front bumper (a 2.2S one)

Then he decided to sell the early 5,5x14 Fuchs rim set to anyone who could appreciate them in other Porsche… to be continued…

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One more picture of the external components of the core

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(The rear grill was too damaged to be restored, so Josep decided to go for a new one)

The next days the schedule will be:

  • underbody gravel protection, bonet interior, and floor
  • interior area paint
  • engine lid, and front hood adjustment
  • front and rear windshield installation

Look at the bodyshell: if you could touch it you’d see It was so soft…

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In this special image you can appreciate all the different color layers since bare metal to the last ‘Black’ one, … you could imagine how this shell suffered among its life…

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Josep is a very exigent guy. He likes to check and have the total control of every little detail and minimun aspect of what he is doing. It’s the only way to have success. He is trying to have direct contact to every specialist involved in the restoration. To organize them and don’t past the deadlines is a delicate task.

Here you can see some pictures about the meetings with the specialist.

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And below is the upholsterer:

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The core, closer to be finished

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Black begins to appear as a new car:

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This is Erik

He was doing an excellent restoration job, artistic, recovering early aspects, cleaning the parts up, detailing, etc

We left a throttle bodies part left to be restored. Look at the pictures before and after:

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Historic details were sandblasted

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As he told in former messages, a new Fuchs set was coming. He purchased them to a spanish Porsche rallye champion legend: Antonio Zanini

They had an interesting appointment and Josep was very pleased to receive several advices from this fantastic Porsche expert.

The rims were in black finish ready to be polished:

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More parts ordered:

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More advances in the bodyshell works

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BLACK!!!!

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From USA, OEM parts:

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Found in Australia: the original ashtray

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And a lifeguard kit to break the windshield in case of accident:

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Despite Josep was decided to paint “black” in Silver original paint, he asked to Zuffenhausen Porsche Musseum, what color code the first 356 own by F. Porsche had. They gave him a quick response:

"The silver color of the museum cars is Porschesilber 980, made from Sikkens. All Historic museum cars (550 Spyder, 356 Nr. 1 (K45-286), 356B Carrera GT) are painted in this color. Additionally that color is the same color for BASF/Glasurit and is named Por 936 and the number is 91109590380936."

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So he tried to find this paint to make several test to decide the ultimate choice about the color of the car, and finally purchased 1 lb to be tested in some panels.

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New headlights, tail lights…

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Placed to adjustment

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The dash

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The interior components dismantled

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Dash restoration: Josep wanted to get the same dashboard as Black had installed for more than 40 years. He found a specilist to make it posible:

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Upholsterer and restorer

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Several interior trim finished. The leather has a very nice and soft taste

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The different proccess are going on

Th floor was sealed with waterproof, and rusty prevention asphalt coating, as every welded seam joint was too

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Sealed

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New bonnet hinges

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The last steps in the engine assembling. All the screws, bolts stainless, cupper oiled, forever protection

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Original owners manual with its cover

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And several images showing the first primer coat:

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Testing upholstery

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The rear deck lid grill. Josep didn’t like it so he ordered to be sandblasted and repeat the work with an early vintage look

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The steering wheel hub. They restored every minimal detail, as cupper tabs:

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Targa bar placed

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To be continued...xyxwave.gifxyxwave.gif

ASAP I'll post new pics!

So I'm proud to share it with you guys.

In Spain we have great specialist and we're trying to grow up our automotive culture.

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Look at this: the engine finished and waiting to be placed on!!!

It's really a beauty!!! :wink:

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Here you can see several pictures showing the underbody gravel protection and some of the advanced assembling. These parts looks awesome!

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I'm posting Josep's comment:

'Hi guys! The new 15" Fuchs rims are back, after the polish and paintjob. It's not an easy task, due to some difficulties as polishing end corners with the machine.

You ought to achieve to bare aluminum and follow polishing...

Just finished they look glossy, but going by time they get matt finish... pure materials!

I love them!:D:D

Look at the wheels... we can admire them now

By the way, I couldn't resist the temptation to dress Black with one wheel'

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CLOSE UPS!!

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I am closing this topic because of all the pictures (loading from offsite) it takes a long long time to load.

Please start a new topic with updates on the project - thanks.

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