Lot 326 - 2002 Porsche 911/996 Targa
|Odometer reading||70,000 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
The 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model; it was manufactured and sold between 1998 and 2005. On its debut, the 996 featured the most significant changes to the Carrera model since its 1963 introduction, namely the water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled unit. Progressively stringent noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance, four-valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other changes included a sleeker body with a more steeply raked windshield and a redesigned interior. The performance characteristics remained superb with reliability at its core.
This three-owner Porsche 996 Targa fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox was supplied new with factory fitted GT3 side skirts, Porsche embossed crested heated seats, Porsche black over mats and 18-inch split rim alloy wheels. The car is supplied with a full-service history with 14 stamps in the service book with the last service just been carried out. Finished in Basalt Black with Boxster Red leather interior and colour coded dashboard and centre console, this 996 Targa comes with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2019 and the service books. This is a very good example of what is becoming highly sought after and is regarded by Porsche enthusiasts as offering excellent value as well as a superlative driving experience.
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