Out of six Porsches ranging from a pair of 930s to a GT3 RS, this 1974 911 Targa is Romi Mirza’s favorite. A Porsche is not by its nature modest, but in that company this Targa is certainly humble. Romi had this example fully restored, from the sounds of it by Porsche Classic, and he drives it. He drives it a lot, as he says “like a Porsche is meant to be driven.” Unlike so many G-series 911s, this car hasn’t been upgraded. It still has “sugar scoop” headlight surrounds for its sealed beam lights. It’s narrow. It’s probably pretty damn slow. Most importantly though, it’s Doody Brown.
This story isn’t solely about 70’s color choices, it’s about Romi’s relationship with the brand. One of the six Porsches is Romi’s father’s 930, which features heavily in the video. As a young man, before he even had a license, Romi would take his father’s 930 to the store to pick up beer and cigarettes for his older brothers. He learned to drive a manual transmission in a 930. Later in life he paid it forward by restoring his father’s much-abused(Romi admits to some clutch drops and burnouts in the car in his use) and neglected 930 to its former glory. From the sounds of it, that car gets driven too.
Kudos to you, Romi. In an era of billowing prices for classic Porsches, this is the definition of keeping the faith.