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Porsche Santa Clarita Wins People’s Choice Award for its 1974 Porsche CarreraTarga “Safari” At Werks Reunion In Monterey
Porsche Santa Clarita and Galpin Auto Sports combined forces to create a highly-customized,one-off 1974 Porsche Carrera Targa – Santa Clarita, Calif. (Aug.24, 2022) Porsche Santa Clarita, member of the Galpin Motors family,won thePeople’s Choice Award at Werks Reunion on Friday, August 19, 2022. The vehicle was unveiled at theevent, as part of the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. The build started with chassis 161 of only246 road-going Targa models in the US and is powered by a modified 2.7L naturally-aspirated flat-sixengine The modified flat-six features larger 92mm cylinders (compared to the factory 90mm cylinders),producing 180 horsepower. The brakes are upgraded OEM 986 Porsche Boxster units, a rear-seat deletesaves weight and the steering was restored with new seals and gaskets.This is Galpin’s second year in arow winning the award.
The car retains its Targa top, but features a ducktail spoiler from the 1973 Carrera. The exterior colorwas changed to Lime Green, an iconic color of Porsche cars from the 1970s. The custom-built roll cageadds safety and stability to the vehicle (also painted in Lime Green) along‘70s-inspired stripes wereadded to the car and rollbar.
“It’s an honor to participate again in the Porsche Classic Restoration challenge and there was noshortage of inspiration this year,” said Beau Boeckmann, President and Chief Operating Officer forGalpin Motors. “Our goal with this Targa was to build something that was modified like it might be inperiod with just the right amount of modern touches and performance. We can’t wait to spend sometime in the dirt with it.”
Suspension upgrades include aStage 4 Elephant Racing Safari System combined with hollow RSR swaybars, coilovers by MCS and upgraded BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 tires. Lighting has been upgradedwith a TRE lightbar fixed to the custom front bumper and skidplate . The interior has been outfitted withorange leather, a completely re-done climate control system using OEM components and a customaudio system with Porsche’s original classic radio upgraded with navigation.
Based in North Hills, California, GalpinMotors has established itself as one of the foremostautomotive dealers in the United States. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Galpin’s list ofautomotive brands includes Ford, with which it consecutively held the No. 1 dealer title for 29years, Honda, Volkswagen, Mazda, as well as premiere brands such as Volvo, Land Rover, Polestar,Lotus, Aston Martin, Lincoln, Jaguar and Porsche. Quality service centers, dedicated staff, andworld-class amenities, such as Galpin Auto Sports (G.A.S.), in-dealershipStarbucks and an award-winning restaurant, set Galpin above the rest, offering the best buying and ownership experienceof any dealer in the world. To learn more about Galpin Motors, visit www.galpin.com.