2008 Porsche 997 Targa 4S Tiptronic

Please note the private plate "PFK 496" is not included in the sale


  • Good service history
  • Excellent all-round condition
  • 4-wheel drive

The Appeal

The 997 Targa 4S just has everything going for it, with coupe or open top motoring available at the push of a button and all the performance and extra grip and security provided by the permanent 4-wheel drive system, 3.8 litre engine and the wide-body Turbo stance.

The 997 Targa has a few other tricks up its sleeve too, the Targa 997 had softer spring rates geared more for comfort and features an extended leather interior and a clever rear window set-up that opens up like a hatchback. 

It’s also an incarnation of the Porsche 911, one of the world’s greatest ever sportscars.


The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2008
  • Good service history 
  • Regularly serviced 
  • MOT expires 31/07/23
  • V5c present 
  • Invoice file
  • 1 key
  • Original owner’s manuals and service book
  • Apple CarPlay Audio installed
  • Private plate not included in the sale
There are plenty of invoices for maintenance and keeping this 911 in fine fighting shape. Over the last few years considerable sums of money have been spent on the brakes, suspension and new motors for the Targa roof mechanism.
Presented in Basalt Black Metallic with full Black leather interior the car looks in great overall shape and the owner advises that it drives even better than it looks.

The Interior

  • Full Black leather interior
  • Targa glass roof
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Pioneer Audio with Apple CarPlay (original head unit also included)
  • Electric heated and memory sports seats
  • Porsche mats
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 6-cd changer
  • Remote control steering wheel
  • Carpeted and clean luggage compartment
  • Very clean and tidy engine bay
  • Excellent condition throughout
Comfortable and supportive electric sport’s seats set the tone for the comprehensively equipped Porsche cabin, with the white dials and instruments all neatly and ergonomically laid out before the driver.

The interior is very clean and in great overall condition with only some slight wear evident within the cabin to give a clue to the car’s age.

The rear seats have some dimpling in the leather, which can normally easily be erased with the use of some steam and gentle pressure being applied.

The Exterior

  • Excellent condition Basalt Black Metallic paintwork with only a few stone chips around the front and some small scratches on the rear boot-lid
  • Recently refurbished Alloy wheels are in fine shape with good tyres all-round and Porsche coloured centre wheel caps
  • Quad exhaust pipes
  • Targa roof mechanism works smoothly
  • Excellent condition throughout
The 997 Targa 4S has a wider body than the standard 997 and, combined with the car’s Basalt Black Metallic paintwork looks all the meaner and better for it, sitting on gleaming alloy wheels it really does look the business.

There are a couple of stone chips at the front which could do with some attention, some light scratches at the rear bumper that might polish out and a crack in the rear window trim, but otherwise there’s nothing else to report.

The Mechanics

  • 3,800cc
  • Tiptronic gearbox
  • Good service history
  • Regularly serviced and used
  • Recent gearbox service 
  • Recent full service
  • New brake discs and pads all round
  • New rear lower suspension arms
  • New motors for Targa roof mechanism
  • Coolant lines and pipes replaced
  • New rear exhaust muffler and quad tailpipes
  • Vendor advises that the car drives superbly with no issues to report

The Summary

A very clean, well maintained and beautifully presented 997 Targa 4S with a good service history and much recent money spent to keep the car in the very best of health.

An excellent driver’s car in a great colour with either Coupe or open-topped motoring available at the push of a button, and the sure-footed handling from the permanent 4-wheel drive system.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2008
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 997 Targa 4S
  • Colour Basalt Black
  • Odometer 96,642 Miles
  • Engine size 3824
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom

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