PORSCHE 993 MANUAL TARGA

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL ORDER EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR – extensive service history

 

EQUIPMENT

Tinted sliding glass Targa roof with tilting front section, interior roof blind, factory code 033 lowered chassis, (10mm at the front and 20mm at the rear) plus sports shock absorbers, 490, sound system, since up-dated, and code 740, which is a “Show Car” designation, allocated for the very few vehicles Porsche wish to be used for exhibition and display / promotion purposes. Electric windows, electric adjustable door mirrors, electric front seats, heated door mirrors, headlight washers, front and rear fog lights, auto / manual rear spoiler, air conditioning,  full leather special order interior, leather steering wheel, black Porsche over mats, hazard pack, jack and tool roll, Original Vredestein space saver tyre, (appears un-used), original date stamped bonnet liner, cigarette lighter.

 

 

EXTERIOR

This beautifully elegant 993 Targa can’t help but attract admiring attention where ever it is seen.

The special order Turquoise Metallic, factory code – L25D, chosen by Porsche themselves, for this exhibition and display example, totally enhances the 993 design, highlighting every detail perfectly, from all angles.

Often described as the best looking of all 911’s, the 993 has always been much admired, from original inception by Englishman Tony Hatter to present day. Noted from the rear view, by the distinctive full width reflector with subtle Porsche lettering incorporated. The paintwork gleams with a deep and consistent shine across all body panels. There is no evidence of any corrosion or annoying car park dents to be found, even around the more vulnerable and common areas.

All lenses are free from discolouration or crazing. Presents over-all to an extremely high standard, and a credit to the previous owner’s careful stewardship.

 

INTERIOR

The quality and high standards continue when entering the 993. Special order Marble Grey leather covers the front seats, and with matching floor carpets, the cabin feels light and fresh, creating a pleasing contrast against the dramatic exterior. The leather remains taut and pleasingly free of scratches or creases, but retains a suitable patina. Both front seats are still supportive and firm, while the rears have obviously seen very little use at all. Switchgear, in both appearance and operation, is in excellent order throughout. The black leather steering wheel sits proudly in front of the classic, driver focused 911, 5 dial dash-board, with central rev counter. Headlining, and door cards, with their practical storage panniers, are all un-marked.  Other features include, cigarette lighter, sun-visors with vanity mirrors, and as new Porsche over-mats which have protected the light grey floor mats and carpets.

 

 

WHEELS & TYRES

All 993 Targa’s were up-graded to Aluminium Silica Magnesium 17”inch Split Rims, code M393/M495. This particular set, are in superb, as new order, having just been totally restored professionally at great expense, including all bolts and nuts, (which have been painted the correct black to match original designs).

Tyres are all matching Bridgestone Potenza S-OZA , and of course, N-Rated. Having only been fitted at 80,378 miles, as expected, all four displaying minimal wear and an even tread pattern. 205/50 ZR 17 (89Y) Front, 255/40 ZR 17 (94Y) Rear.
The gloss black Porsche brake calipers are in good condition, with cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs and pads having considerable wear left.

 

 

SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE 

Supplied new on the 1st of November 1995 to Porsche Cars G.B. Bath Road, Calcot, Reading, as an Exhibition / Display car. The 993 Targa was then regularly maintained to a very high standard, by both Porsche Main Dealers, and well regarded Porsche specialists, having 29 stamps in the original book, 16 for servicing alone:

09/08/1996 – 11,345 miles – Porsche Reading

11/08/1997 – 24,470 miles – Porsche Northampton

29/10/1998 – 31,998 miles – Porsche Northampton + Brake Fluid

01/02/2001 – 41,405 miles – Northway Porsche

20/02/2002 – 45,963 miles – Riverdale Porsche / Sytner Group + Brake Fluid (48k mile Service)

14/03/2003 – 48,346 miles – Porsche Mid-Sussex

16/04/2004 – 59,338 miles – Porsche Mid-Sussex

24/03/2005 – 66,239 miles – Porsche Mid-Sussex + Brake Fluid

18/01/2007 – 68,649 miles – Porsche Mid-Sussex + Brake Fluid (12k mile Service) 

28/10/2009 – 71,251 miles – Porsche Mid-Sussex

08/10/2013 – 74,638 miles – Addspeed Performance, Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid

16/01/2015 – 77,340 miles – Addspeed Performance, Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid

21/07/2017 – 84,344 miles – Addspeed Performance, Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid

06/11/2018 – 86,433 miles – Addspeed Performance, Porsche Specialists

22/11/2019 – 86,574 miles – Addspeed Performance, Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid 

00/11/2020 – 86,762 miles – H.D. Porsche, Porsche Specialists (Supplied with)

Other additional works include: 

30/08/2003 – 46,306 miles – Replacement steering rack.

12/08/2003 – 50,837 miles – Clutch replaced, RMS, oil cooler, blower motor resistor. 

Northway Porsche.

08/10/2013 – 74,638 miles – New front / rear brake discs + pads, dampers, wear sensors, front / rear stainless flexible brake hoses, front suspension bump-stops, front lower arm bushes, re-set front geometry.

28/10/2015 – 80,378 miles – New lower cam covers and gaskets, plus retaining bolts.

07/04/2016 – 81,606 miles – Additional visit to Addspeed Performance for check / inspection.

00/11/2020 – 86,762 miles – Rear spoiler curtain replaced. H.D. Porsche.

Brake discs / pads / fluids / filters / tyres and all other consumables have been replaced as required during regular maintenance regime.

With only five owners from new, the Targa has been enthusiastically cared for, and driven, by the same lady owner, for approaching 20 years, during which, as can be seen above, this fortunate 911 has wanted for nothing.

The comprehensive history file which accompanies the Porsche,  also includes a Sales Invoice from February 2001 and a complete owner’s pack with fully stamped original service book, manuals and literature, plus, two keys with original Porsche immobilisers, and fully HPi clear with certificate available.

With only five owners from new, the Targa has been enthusiastically cared for, and driven, by the same lady owner, for approaching 20 years, during which, as can be seen above, this fortunate 911 has wanted for nothing.

 

THE DRIVE & ENGINE

The 282 bhp flat six, naturally aspirated sohc 3.6cc engine, is accessed, in this instance, via the six speed manual transmission, considered by most to be the best option. 

A light alloy sub-fame, coil + wishbone, with an all new multi-link suspension improved the driving experience over the out-going 964 model. Other improvements included dual flow exhaust with twin catalytic converters, larger brakes with drilled discs and a revised power steering.

Being a more desirable Varioram example with 20% more torque at 5000 rpm mid range power and acceleration is a marked and noticeable improvement on previous models.

Quoted performance figures are, as you might expect, impressive, with 0-60 mph achieved in approx 5.4 sec, 0-100 mph in 12,4 sec, and a top speed of 168 mph, so certainly no slouch, even by today’s standards. However, you may struggle slightly to achieve such numbers in reality of course.

Steering, suspension and braking all seemed to perform effectively during our Test Drive, as did the engine, which starts readily and delivers plenty of urgent performance. Having enjoyed such diligent and regular maintenance over the years, this delightful Targa continues to provide the touch and tactility that typifies the 993 chassis and set up.

A glorious way to experience best of both worlds, roof down, open driving, and to fully appreciate the un-mistakable sound-track of the Air-Cooled, manual 993.

 

 

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