1996 993 Targa
3.6 Vario Ram
6 Speed Manual
Glass Panoramic Targa Top
Recent Service includes, timing and valve cover gaskets, oil change, new tires and fresh battery.
The car also boasts automatic speed control, power windows & side mirrors, heated mirrors, power steering, filtered A/C and heating with climate control, remote central locking alarm system, extendable rear spolier, solid glass power sunroof, 2+2 seating, and front airbags.
This is a very rare 993 Targa Panoramic Roof coupe with the power retractable headliner and solid glass Targa roof, debuted by Porsche in 1996 and with the solid glass roof retracting underneath the rear window revealing a very large opening, the later incarnation of the earlier manually removable Targa roof and with this modern version lowered at the touch of a button. The 993 Targa roof was a revolutionary design which allowed the 993 Targa to retain the same profile of the other 993 models and without the inconvenience of having to store the top as in the previous Targa bodystyles. Either drive with the retractable headliner shielding you from the sun with the roof closed, retracted the headliner for the natural light of the glass roof overhead or lower the few square feet of glass completely at any speed by activating the rocker switch for the rush of air over your head and the feel of the open road! An extraordinary experience!
Only 1,276 US models were imported in 1997 out of a total production run (1996-98) of only 4,619 cars.
The original and rarely ordered factory Turquoise Metallic color paint is in absolutely beautiful condition as the previous and long term owner had the car completely painted. The comfort seats and full supple leather show well with light signs of wear.
The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced 993 with only 95K original miles should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed.
The engine is extremely strong with no noticeable oil leaks featuring recent timing and valve cover gaskets, the clutch functions as it should without slipping and engine temperatures always remains cool.
You will surely look long and hard to find a more unique example of this exceptionally clean and increasingly collectible 993 Targa, one of the last of the highly desirable air cooled engine 911’s, and one of only 1,276 US models in the sporty 2 door Targa roof body-style for the ultimate exhilarating open top driving experience with 6 speed manual transmission in this most striking, rare and desirable of color combination’s anywhere else!