1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera

Targa - Dunkelblau, rare manual 6 speed

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    4/1996
  • Mileage 
    134 650 km / 83 668 mi
  • Car type 
    Targa
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Sunroof
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dunkelblau
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    286 BHP / 290 PS / 214 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Model history

In 1994 the Porsche 964 was replaced by the new line of 993's. The 993 offered not only big technical improvement, but also visually. It had much more flared wheelarches and a smoother front and rear bumper design, an enlarged retractable rear wing and teardrop mirrors. Originally the 993 was available in a coupe and cabriolet version. In 1995 the Carrera S, 4, 4S and Turbo followed. The following year saw the introduction of the Targa model. The new designed retractable glass roof system continued on the 996 and 997 Targa. The glass roof would retract underneath the rear window revealing a large opening. This system was a complete redesign, as previous Targa models had a removable roof section and a wide roll bar.

The 993 marked the end of an era for Porsche, since it was the latest air cooled model they ever produced. The 993 generation of the 911 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because its performance is very good, even by modern standards, and the 993 was the last complete 'modern classic'. The 993 is elegance and muscle all in one package.

The 993 was replaced by the Porsche 996. This represented a dramatic change for Porsche. As many enthusiasts agree, the 993 is one of the sweetest spots in the 911's half-century of existence.

This example

This rare manual 6 speed 911 Targa was originally delivered through Glinicke Sportwagen in Bielefeld, Germany in April 1996. Finished in the beautiful colour combination of Dunkelblau with a black leather interior. Dunkelblau is a special order colour as it was not standard available on 993 models. Equipped with comfortable options such as airconditioning, Porsche radio/navigation system, steering-lock, rear window wiper, electrically adjustable seats and a Gemini alarm class 3. This is the powerful and improved Vario Ram model (286 bhp).

In 2001 the car was imported in the Netherlands and in 2011 the car was acquired by its current owner.
The car has documented low mileage of 134.650 km and comes with many invoices. Among others a big service was performed in 2017, costing 8.400,-. euro’s. It comes with a 2nd service-book issued in 2008 when the previous owner lost it.

The car shown here is your chance to own such a beautiful Porsche 993 Targa, in great condition and in an interesting colour. Just open the retractable glass roof and enjoy the roads this summer!

134.650km on clock. Dutch registered.

Price is euro 59.500,-.

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