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For Sale: 1989 Porsche 911 Targa police car from Holland

February 24, 2015

An interesting 1989 Porsche 911 Targa is up for sale in Holland. What’s so interesting about it? It is an ex police car. Yep, the police used to drive around a 911 Targa back in the 1980s.

1989 Porsche 911 Targa Holland police car

How cool would it be to just cruise around with the roof off, doing the odd ’emergency’ drive to a location. Specifically, the 911 is a 1989 3.2 featuring the famed 3.2-litre flat-six engine which developed 231hp (around 172kW). (In Australia the 911 Carrera 3.2 was restricted to 160kW.)

In a vehicle weighing around 1100kg, 172kW provides an excellent power-to-weight. In its day the car was capable of 0-100km/h in around 6.2 seconds. The car up for sale has since had a new 3.2 engine installed, which means it’s fresh for another 300,000km or more.

As you can see, all of the original signage and sirens remain on the car, including the bright reflective orange decals and blue flashing light mounted on the B-pillar, as well as original Porsche features like the old-school five-hole alloy wheels and classic bumper bars.

According to the E&R Classics classified, where the car is advertised, the car is registered for both police and historical classed road worthiness. Head over to the H&R Classics website for more info.

UPDATE: The car has since been sold.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.