PORSCHE 911 (993) TARGA
LOW MILEAGE // EXTENSIVE SERVICE HISTORY
C16 RHD, Zenith Blue Metallic, 6-Speed Manual Gearbox, 17” Split Rims, Sliding Glass Targa Roof, Blaupunkt radio with USB and AUX Connectivity, Electronic Sunblind, Marble Grey Leather Sports Seats with Electric Adjustment, Air Conditioning with Climate Control, Black Porsche Floor Mats, Electric Windows, Electric Adjustable Mirrors, Top Tint Windscreen, Rear Winscreen Wiper, Headlight Washers
This Targa is finished in the charming shade of Zenith Blue Metallic; a colour that particularly highlights the iconic proportions of the last air cooled 911. The paintwork retains a deep, consistent shine and presents free from any significant blemishes. The body of this Targa is exceptionally clean with only the lightest signs of use – a testament to careful ownership.
Perhaps a highlight of this low mileage Targa is the Marble Grey over Midnight Blue interior. The leather remains soft and supple with no rips, tears, or scuffs to report. The hardbacked sports seats are supportive and electrically adjustable, with the susceptible bolsters presenting in excellent condition. The carpets have been protected with genuine Porsche over mats, whilst the door cards and dashboard also present in fantastic order.
Striking the perfect balance between the openness of a cabriolet, without being so exposed to the elements at speed, driving the Targa provides ample airiness and a totally unique experience. The roof mechanism works as intended, as does all other switch gear.
WHEELS AND TYRES
The 17” Split Rim wheels all present free from any marks or blemishes. Tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport’s with plenty of tread remaining.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Originally supplied by Stratstone Wilmslow on 1st August 1997. The car comes with a lever arch file, filled with vast amounts of previous invoices, receipts and MOT certificates. This Targa has been incredibly well looked after, with Porsche Main Dealer and Porsche Specialist servicing. Most recently, the car benefitted from a major service at Porsche Centre Brooklands. The intervals are as follows:
30/03/1999 – 9,551 miles – Porsche Centre Wilmslow
28/04/2000 – 17,848 miles – Porsche Centre Wilmslow
19/04/2001 – 19,570 miles – Porsche Centre Wilmslow
09/04/2002 – 21,674 miles – Porsche Centre Wilmslow
29/06/2003 – 23,011 miles – Porsche Centre Wilmslow
24/03/2004 – 23,624 miles – Porsche Centre Silverstone
01/04/2005 – 25,238 miles – Porsche Centre Tonbridge
02/06/2006 – 27,384 miles – Charles Ivy Specialist Cars
21/06/2007 – 29,540 miles – Mastercar Ltd
09/12/2010 – 33,453 miles – Charles Ivy Specialist Cars
29/12/2013 – 34,838 miles – Charles Ivy Specialist Cars
09/06/2015 – 36,052 miles – David Phillips Porsche Specialists
31/05/2017 – 39,277 miles – David Phillips Porsche Specialists
13/09/2018 – 39,840 miles – Porsche Torque Ltd
10/09/2019 – 39,937 miles – Porsche Centre Brooklands
22/07/2020 – 42,340 miles – JZM Porsche
05/07/2021 – 44,815 miles – Porsche Centre Brooklands
It is evident from a glance at the comprehensive history file that this Targa has been owned and looked after fastidiously. This low mileage example, having just received its major service from Porsche Centre Brooklands, is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner. The car comes with three keys, lever arch history file and original leather owners wallet.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The 285bhp naturally aspirated engine starts on the button and settles to a steady idle. Upon test, gear changes are responsive and tight, with the car performing impeccably throughout the rev range.
With a 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds the 993 Targa is certainly no slouch, even by modern standards. Having a total of 17 service stamps in the book, most recently with Porsche Centre Brooklands less than 2,500 miles ago, this 993 Targa is a joy to drive.