1997 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera TargaSOLD

1997 Porsche 911 Targa For Sale

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RARE 1997 PORSCHE 911 993 TARGA COUPE WITH 6 SPD MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!

Reference Number 127426

as of 5/23/2011

Overview
Car 1997 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera Targa
VIN WP0DA2993VS385092 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Light Grey 
Condition Very Good 
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Known History

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original southern California 1997 911 993 rare Targa coupe with six speed manual transmission and the 3.6L engine in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of original factory 'Arena Red' exterior paint with striking matching two-tone gray leather seats with Arena Red inserts and with the desirable Targa 2 piece 17" alloy 'Speedline' wheels.

 

 

 

This is a very rare 993 Targa coupe with the power retractable headliner and glass Targa roof, debuted by Porsche in 1996 and with the glass roof retracting underneath the rear window revealing a very large opening, the latest incarnation of the earlier manually removable Targa roof and with this modern version lowered at the touch of a button. The 993 Targa roof was a revolutionary design which allowed the 993 Targa to retain the same profile of the other 993 models and without the inconvenience of having to store the top as in the previous Targa bodystyles. Either drive with the retractable headliner shielding you from the sun with the roof closed, retracted the headliner for the natural light of the glass roof overhead or lower the few square feet of glass completely at any speed by activating the rocker switch for the rush of air over your head and the feel of the open road! An extraordinary experience! Only 1,276 US models were imported in 1997 out of a total production run (1996-98) of only 4,619 cars.

 

 

 

Serviced by most recent southern California owner at 'Westside Mercedes-Benz', of Santa Monica, California with recent service history including; replace clutch slave cylinder, clutch system serviced, engine serviced and new rear tires . The car will be sold with all its original owners manuals, factory tools and air compressor and spare wheel intact. Obviously always garaged and with a clean Carfax report and owned by only obviously very careful and meticulous mature drivers since new. Please note that the car has an after market passenger seat 'Road Comfort' massage unit installed for your passenger seat comfort!

 

 

 

The original factory 'Arena Red' color paint is in abeautiful condition with only very minor imperfections, only noticeable upon very close inspection; in particular there is a very small and light paint scrape on the passenger side front bumper (see photos below) but with virtually none of the typical and unavoidable freeway chips and pits associated with these low riding sports cars! The two-tone leather interior is also in beautiful condition with virtually no signs of any wear.

 

 

 

The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced 993 should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong with no noticeable oil leaks, the clutch has a very smooth transmission shift and the temperature always remains cool.

 

 

 

You will surely look long and hard to find a finer example of this exceptionally clean and increasingly collectible 993 Targa, one of the last of the highly desirable air cooled engine 911's, in the sporty 2 door Targa roof body-style for the ultimate exhilarating open top driving experience with 6 speed manual transmission in this most striking and desirable of color combination's anywhere else!