It was launched in 1978 as ‘Targa by Sheaffer’ and named after a famous Italian (Sicily) Road race (as was the Porsche Targa) and never known as the Sheaffer Targa.
Apparently it was originally named the Genesis but changed to Targa because of concerns that sales in the Middle East may suffer because of it’s biblical connotations.
Most of you who read this will be familiar with the pen as it is possibly one of Sheaffers more famous models so apart from confirming that it’s a beautiful writer I’m just showing a few photos of mine which is the Emerald Green Swirl. I’ve owned it for maybe 15 years but it’s had little use and so it’s in pristine condition. The range was discontinued in 1998
Length Capped 134mm
Length Posted 160mm
Weight empty 28gms
14k Gold Inlaid Nib, Medium Point