Lot 188 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera Targa

Lot 188 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera Targa

Lot 188 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera Targa

Lot Number 188
Registration LJ03 HSL
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ99Z3S630822
Engine Number 66312909
Odometer reading 107,622 miles
Result Sold - £18,480
  • Privately owned by Porsche Torque’s owner
  • Serviced August 2022
  • Meticulously maintained

The 996 is the internal designation for the 911 model manufactured from 1997 until 2006. It was replaced by the 997 in 2004. The 996 had little in common with its predecessor, with the first all new chassis platform since the original 911 and a new water-cooled engine. Technically, it was a major change, a complete breakthrough from the original car other than the overall layout.  At its debut, the 996 featured the most significant change from the classic 911 series: a water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled engine. Progressively stringent emissions and noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and the need for a high-performance four valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other major changes include a completely new platform having a sleeker body with a more raked windshield, and a re-designed interior along with new ‘fried egg’ shaped headlamps instead of previous ‘bug eye’ headlamps. 

This example of the 996 Carrera Targa is both owned and the daily driver of the proprietor of Porsche Specialists Porsche Torque. As such this car has been maintained regardless of cost and fastidiously since he purchased from one of his customers in early 2019. Originally registered March 2003, this car boasts just four former keepers. From new, the 996 was optioned with Bose sound system, Carrera wheels, PSM, Telephone Module and Parking Assistance - this equates to £3,258 of extras to the original list price of £61,550. In our vendor’s stewardship the car has been serviced annually, most recently in August this year. It has had new rads and condensers, new shock absorbers and suspension mounts all round including uprated suspension and a sports exhaust. Treated to a new MoT certificate, what better 911 to buy than the personal car of a specialist who knows of all and any possible requirements for the iconic sports car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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