Lot 120 - 2002 Porsche 911 / 996 Targa
|Odometer reading||85,235 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
- Rare yet delightful colour
- Sports exhaust
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.
Originally registered on 29th June 2002 this 996 Targa is owned by a fastidious and knowledgeable collector, the car has always been well cared for. The striking paintwork on this handsome Porsche has to be seen to be appreciated. Officially known as Ocean Blue the paintwork almost changes colour in the sunlight and has a deep metallic finish to it. The interior of the car is contrasting grey leather. With great ergonomics this six-speed manual gearbox Porsche is a treat to drive, the exhaust note emitting from the Dansk sports exhaust is fantastic. Offered for sale at a realistic estimate given the condition and taking into account it has a Targa roof for those rare but thoroughly enjoyable sunny days. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 20th February 2022.
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