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Impeccably maintained by specialists Hartech
High specification car with desirable Targa top
Recent major service and pre-sale fettling work
Long MOT to September 2024 with no advisories
Just two owners from new
The 996 achieved something that Porsche enthusiasts thought impossible: it successfully replaced the original with a car that set new standards for drivability and performance in its sector.
The first major improvement to the 996 came in 2002 with the enlarged 3.6litre engine and return of the classic ‘Targa’ top. Unlike the previous version, this Targa cleverly retained the coupe aesthetics with a full length glasshouse and opening sunroof.
This early Targa is fitted with the Tiptronic box and has been impeccably maintained. Its long term London owner goes to the trouble of arranging for the car to be transported by flatbed truck to specialist Hartech in Bolton because he considers this outfit the best Porsche specialist in the country.
Recent work includes a major service plus other pre-sale fettling work, all by Hartech. There is also a long, advisory-free MOT to September 2024. The seller is only selling this much-loved car because he is emigrating – making this a fantastic opportunity for the buyer.
The History and Paperwork
First UK registered on 10th December 2008 when the seller acquired the car
Previously registered overseas with DVLA recording 31st December 2002 as first registration
Full service history with vendor telling us it has been maintained regardless of cost
Maintained throughout his tenure by Hartech of Bolton
Porsche classic PCM fitted in 2022
Fitted with latest edition bumper grilles to protect air conditioning radiators
Supplied with Hartech lifetime scheme
Fitted with latest Tracker
The vendor is only selling because he is emigrating
This is an early ‘Gen 2’ model with facelifted aesthetics and 3.6litre engine
The Targa was introduced in 2002 with the facelift to provide a ‘greenhouse roof system’
MOT to 17th September 2024 with no advisories and less than 300 miles covered since
Excellent MOT history with few and only minor advisories back to 2009
Notable recent work:
Hartech engine rebuild at 110,271 miles on 9th September 2016 costing £9,842.27
Roof replaced by Precision, a Porsche specialist, in October 2019 at cost of £5,937.04
Hartech invoice dated 29th September 2023 covering major service
Power steering pipes, brake pipe, steering rack, brake calipers, coolant tank, exhaust manifolds, wiper motor and battery replaced at this time
Smart dark blue paintwork with factory 5 spoke alloys and grey leather interior
Desirable Targa model with sunroof and full length glass fastback
Targa roof refurbished in 2019 at cost of nearly £6,000
Paintwork described as ‘excellent’ by vendor
There is an area of parking damage on the nearside to note
18in factory alloy wheels present well and show only light kerbing to some rims
Alloys fitted with quality Michelin Pilot tyres showing good tread
Well kept interior showing only light wear typical of age and mileage
Grey leather seats with white stitching with minimal wear to bases and bolsters
Folding rear seats appear virtually unused
Good carpets including newly fitted Porsche fitted front mats
Electric front seats with memory
Light wear to steering wheel
Trim fittings present well with good door cards and only light wear to centre console
Leather-trimmed instrument shroud well kept with same across dashboard
Good switchgear with clear decals and no visible nail scuffs
High specification model with climate control and sat nav
CD multichanger with factory fitted CD storage unit in centre console
3,596cc flat six Porsche engine developing 310bhp
Revised 3.6litre engine fitted from 2002 with extra 15bhp
5-spd Tiptronic gearbox with full automatic and sequential manual modes
Engine rebuilt by specialists Hartech a little over 30,000 miles ago
Major service in September 2023 by Hartech
Additional work to brakes, steering, exhaust system and wiper motor at same time
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