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Being the youngest of five children, The Good Car Guy was well acquainted with hand-me-downs. Fortunately, not all hand-me-downs were blue jeans or snug hockey skates. Moving down the chain from the second-oldest brother to the second-youngest child and eventually to The Good Car Guy was a gigantic picture of an 930-era Porsche 911 Targa. Framed in glass, the black Porsche 911 Targa picture had a couple issues with scratches and, to be honest, reflections that didn’t match. Nevertheless, that picture even managed to find a way into our first apartment without The Good Car Girl knowing.

That being said, the Targa has long been recognized as the softest, least driver-oriented car in the 911 range. Structural rigidity suffers, price accelerates, poseur value increases. It’s harsh criticism in an era when all 911s are ridiculously expensive, the 911 compares favourably with rigor mortis, and everybody knows the Cayman is the more capable outright sports car. Check out the video below for the latest Porsche 911 Targa 4 in motion.