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Porsche 993 Targa

  • Rare Targa Version
  • very original
  • Well Maintained

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The Porsche 911 Targa from the 993 series, is a fine specimen indeed. The last hurrah of the air-cooled 911s, and a bit of a rarity with its Targa top, available from 1995. It’s like stumbling upon a rare butterfly in your garden; you can’t help but admire its uniqueness.


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Now, Porsche in their wisdom decided that the classic Targa, with its quaint hand-operated folding roof, was a bit too old hat for the modern era. They wanted something a bit more… now. Their grand idea? A large glass sliding roof, which niftily tucked itself away under the rear window when you fancied feeling the wind in your hair. Even with this newfangled roof, the car kept its coupé silhouette, whether the roof was stowed away or firmly shut. “That’s progress,” Porsche probably said.

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But here’s the rub: We suspect Porsche may have slightly miscalculated the affection Targa enthusiasts had for the traditional Targa look – that iconic bow. Historically, about 40% of 911s sold were Targas, a testament to its popularity. But the 993 Targa, despite wearing the same name, didn’t quite capture the same level of adoration. Was it too ahead of its time? Or did it stray too far from the Targa path? That’s a topic for a lengthy and probably quite civilized debate.

On to the nuts and bolts. The Porsche 993 doesn’t need a lecture on quality or technical prowess. This last air-cooled maestro came decked out with visual and technical updates, like the rather clever multi-link rear axle. These features still make it a tantalizing choice for enthusiasts today. Plus, many believe that Harm Lagaay’s design – with its flatter front wings, almost horizontal ellipsoid headlights, and a more rounded rear – is the peak of 911 beauty.

The heart of this machine is a 3.6-litre boxer engine, churning out 286 horsepower. With the glass roof open, the engine’s distinctive rumble fills the cabin, a symphony for the motoring enthusiast. A 993 Targa? Why not, indeed.

Here’s a quick rundown for the Porsche 993 Targa (1995 to 1997):

  • A New Body: The body’s torsional rigidity got a 20% boost. It feels like it’s been chiselled from a single block.
  • Targa Top Redesigned: Out goes the old Targa bar, in comes the glass sliding roof. The coupé look remains intact, roof open or closed.
  • A Fresh Multi-Link Rear Axle: This new setup scored top marks for driving stability and agility.

In a nutshell, the 993 Targa is a bit like a finely aged wine – complex, a bit surprising, and thoroughly delightful.

This Porsche 993 Targa, a rather fascinating piece of machinery. It’s a bit like discovering an unopened bottle of vintage wine in your cellar – you know it’s going to be good.

So, this particular 993 Targa was first registered in March 1997, in the delightful area of Aachen. It’s a bit like finding a rare stamp in your attic; it’s not just any old Porsche, it’s a piece of history. The odometer reads a modest 58,000km, which in the world of cherished Porsches, is barely run-in. It’s been passed through three pairs of hands, though it’s all in the family – a bit like a cherished family recipe, passed down through generations.

The car’s dressed in a rather dapper Arctic silver with a black leather interior – a classic combination that’s like a well-tailored suit: never goes out of style. And it’s manual, because, of course, it is. Driving a manual is like making your own coffee; it’s just more satisfying.

Picturecredit: Porsche

The last bit of TLC was given in 2021, and since then, it’s been tucked away at Drivershall in Berlin, like a precious gem in a vault. It hasn’t been driven since, but it’s been stored properly and given the occasional check-up to keep everything in tip-top shape.

The 993’s ownership history is as clear as a bell. It started life with its first custodian in 1997, then changed hands in 2006, and finally, it was passed down within the family in 2017. It’s got all its paperwork in order, including the old vehicle documents, some workshop bills, and TÜV receipts from 2006 to 2021. The last major service, which set the owner back a cool €1,921, was done at the Porsche Zentrum in Cologne.

Since April 2021, the car has been enjoying a sort of automotive hibernation in Berlin, kept dry and pampered, and occasionally stirred to ensure everything still works as it should. The paintwork is believed to be all original, and there’s no known damage. It’s like finding an old book in perfect condition; it’s rare, and it’s a bit special.

A recent evaluation from Classic Analytics gave the Car a condition 2-

In summary, this Porsche 993 Targa is not just a car. It’s a slice of automotive history, a well-preserved artefact that tells a story of careful ownership and mechanical integrity. Just the thought of it is enough to make any car enthusiast’s heart beat a little faster.

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