REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by Gavin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:53 pm

flathead wrote:Isn't the Minichamps 911 Targa the only 1/18 model of the first gen car? Do you know if the backlight on the model is removable as it was on the actual car?
Minichamps represents the Targa version of the '80's Carrera...which never offered a removable rear window.
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GT Spirit makes the 1967 911S Targa with the roof & window removed.
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Schuco just released the 1973 911S 2.4 Targa.
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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by damnyouebay » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:33 pm

I never liked the targa, looks weird.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by Gavin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:00 pm

I never did either & it still wouldn't be my choice if I were buying a 1:1.

Somehow as a model collector, though, I like the changes over the regular 911's.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by flathead » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:29 pm

Gavin wrote:
flathead wrote:Isn't the Minichamps 911 Targa the only 1/18 model of the first gen car? Do you know if the backlight on the model is removable as it was on the actual car?
GT Spirit makes the 1967 911S Targa with the roof & window removed.
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I want that one! In that color! :drool:


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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by Autobahn » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:00 pm

I have the Carmine Red coupe, and as much as I want to love it, I also noticed the oversized wheels and was a bit disappointed. More unfortunate, however, was the QC on my example. There's a glue spot underneath the mirror on the passenger side on mine that's really obvious. It sticks out like a sore thumb on that paint. Too bad, because it's otherwise a brilliant model. I probably should have shipped it back and asked for another model, but I was really busy at the time and didn't follow up on it in time.

I think I actually like this Targa better for what it's worth. I especially love the blue paint. I wonder if there is any chance that Schuco would rerelease the model with properly scaled wheels? Doubtful, but it would sure be nice.

In the meantime, all of these pictures of the early Targas really make me want one of those. Wow! :drool:

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by flathead » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 am

Couple of questions about this Schuco model:
Is the engine visible on this model as it is on the Schuco '73 Targa? If not, maybe that's why the price is lower. What model year does this car represent?

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:11 am

flathead wrote:Couple of questions about this Schuco model:
Is the engine visible on this model as it is on the Schuco '73 Targa? If not, maybe that's why the price is lower. What model year does this car represent?
Open features mirror both models.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by flathead » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:50 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
flathead wrote:Couple of questions about this Schuco model:
Is the engine visible on this model as it is on the Schuco '73 Targa? If not, maybe that's why the price is lower. What model year does this car represent?

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Does this hatch open to view the engine inside? Can you show pictures of the engine and the open hatch in this review of the GTS Targa 4 as you showed us in your review of the 1973 Targa? Does this model represent the 2015 model year Targa?

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:51 am

No, only functional spoiler. If you see both models in the flesh the quality, detail, and execution between the classic and modern Targa go well beyond this.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by Gavin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:05 pm

flathead wrote:
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
flathead wrote:Does this model represent the 2015 model year Targa?
the Targa was released for 2014, but the GTS version was released for 2015 (though it should be the same for 2016...2017 is the facelifted 991.2).

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by badcobra18 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:01 am

The new blue Targa looks really good. I love black rims. But I mean the ground clearance is too big.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by Kintaro » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:47 pm

WOW! outstanding color. I really like it.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by HAROMASTER » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:58 pm

Nice review, i want to buy the newer schuco porsches but i have had suck bad luck with QC on some of there past models i just cant throw that company my money, and 0 response from my emails..... but again great review.

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Re: REVIEW: Schuco Porsche 911 (991) GTS Targa 4

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:57 pm

If you have issues contact me a have a friend at Schuco. One issue I had they sent replacement wheels

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