Lot 210 - 2002 Porsche 911 / 996 Targa
|Odometer reading||87,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
- Rare colour combination of Orient Red with black leather interior
- Comprehensive history file including 13 service stamps
The 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model 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. The Targa models now featured a full glass and electronically operated roof. The 996 was another step forward for Porsche, making cars that not only excited their fan base but appealed to those who wanted a comfortable and practical everyday sports car that could sprint to 60 mph in a shade over five seconds.
This 2002 Porsche Carrera 996 Targa is offered in a rare colour combination of Orient Red with full black leather interior. The car was originally registered on 14th May 2002 and has been with the current owner for the past six years. This UK supplied Porsche 911 996 is offered with the original service book, manuals and tools. The service booklet demonstrates a strong history with six main dealer stamps and a further six specialist service stamps, the last in May 2017 at 86,634 miles. This example has been lavished with a number of extras including, headrests embroidered with the Porsche crest, a thicker sports steering wheel, stainless steel door entry guards, carbon vents, door panel parts and gear surround. A new exhaust was fitted in April and this 996 has an MoT test certificate valid until March 2019. This example would be a great investment for the summer, especially with the added incentive of the Targa roof.
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