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1996 Porsche 993 Targa Varioram /// Manual /// Just 54k Miles For Sale

£62,995 As stated

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Price £62,995As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Porsche
Model 911
Year 1996
Mileage 54,600 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Hampshire
Status Trade
  23-Nov-2022
Ref C1525922
FOR SALE: Manual, AC, and only 54k miles from new, an immaculate Varioram Targa with excellent history.

VIEWINGS WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY /// ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

EQUIPMENT
Arctic Silver Metallic paintwork, Marble Grey leather upholstery, 6-Speed manual transmission, Electrically-operated Targa glass roof, Air conditioning, Electric windows, Electric mirrors, Analogue clock, Electrically adjustable front seats, Retractable rear wing, Rear window wiper, Remote central locking, Space saver spare wheel, Tool kit, Spare keys.

EXTERIOR
The lustrous Arctic Silver paintwork appears in fantastic condition under our studio lighting, displaying a sharp metallic flake and deep shine to every panel. Having driven only 54k miles from new the car is really well presented throughout, additionally boasting Amourfend paint protection film (PPF) to the front bumper, bonnet, and wings. It's lovely and straight along both sides, and the lights are perfectly clear all round with no signs of any moisture ingress or damage. In late 2017 the car was treated to a sympathetic cosmetic refresh costing in excess of £13k. The result is what you see here, a very sharp example of the air-cooled 911's final iteration, looking every bit the low mileage.

INTERIOR
The sumptuous cabin is trimmed in supple Marble Grey leather with complementing deep pile carpets. The seats remain in excellent condition and are still perfectly supportive, with all the electronic adjustments operating just as they should. Looking closer, commonly worn areas such as the driver's bolster and gear knob show signs of only light use, and the steering wheel is free from any unsightly marks. The switchgear is pristine and still reassuringly solid to operate, with great features such as the electric glass roof and air conditioning in perfect working order. A wonderfully clean and highly original interior overall, the only upgrade over standard being an Alpine CD player.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
As to be expected the engine bay is in immaculate condition with no damage to any of the components and no unsightly corrosion to be found. The 3. 6-litre flat-six looks as good as new and fires up first turn of key. Being a later 993 this one is equipped with Porsche’s Varioram induction system giving vastly improved low to mid-range torque over pre-1996 examples.

In 2010 at 39k miles a new engine was fitted by Porsche Centre Reading, the invoice for this work alone totalling an eye-watering £18, 620. The car has always been well maintained and the service booklet is stamped only by Porsche and Porsche specialist workshops. For the new keeper’s peace of mind a fresh service has just been carried out at the current mileage of 54, 521 miles.

WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The car sits on stunning 17-inch split-rim alloys, all in perfect unmarked condition having previously been refurbished to the highest standard with new nuts and bolts all round. They are shod in a matching set of premium Michelin Pilot Sport tyres with plenty of tread remaining at each corner. The brakes have also been checked and remain in fine operational condition; new pads and discs were fitted all round at circa 48k miles. 4-wheel alignment was carried out shortly after, and the brake fluid was last changed in February 2021.

HISTORY FILE
This fantastic UK RHD (C16) 993 Targa was first registered in October 1996. It was supplied new by Lancaster Bow Porsche in London and has now driven just 54k miles in the hands of 8 registered keepers. The accompanying History File is complete with the original maintenance booklet featuring 12 stamps, a raft of Porsche/ specialist invoices, and every MOT certificate since 1999 further verifying the car's very low mileage.

A brand new engine was fitted by Porsche in 2010 at a cost of £18, 620 (as per the included invoice). The work was done by Porsche Centre Reading at 39k miles, meaning the current engine has now covered only 15k miles. The car has continued to be well maintained ever since, with 6 subsequent services having been carried out, the last at 54k miles in January 2023. Other notable works include a cosmetic refresh by Neinmeister Porsche Specialists in September 2017, costing £13, 380.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

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We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic cars with good service history from the early 1970s to the 2000s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your car privately then please don't hesitate to get in contact.
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