Now available is this 1996 Porsche 993 Targa finished in Guards Red over Black leather. One of the rarely seen Porsche models, this 993 is reported to be 1 of only 462 Targa versions built for the U.S. during the 1996 model year. Purchased by its current owner in 2006 with just under 37k miles shown on the odometer, this 993 features high-end Techart upgrades including a front spoiler, side skirts, an exhaust system, and 18” 3-piece wheels. Now showing just over 125k miles, this 2-owner 1996 example is being offered by its seller in Florida accompanied by original books, tools, and a clean title.
The Guards Red finish is said to be in very good condition and the seller confirms this car to have been garage-kept under their ownership. Ceramic coating was applied over the full exterior within the last year and clear paint protection film is applied over the bumpers, lower front hood, and mirror covers. Premium ceramic window tint has also been installed and the front windshield was recently replaced. The 993 generation debuted a completely redesigned Targa top system which uses an electrically operated sliding glass roof. This new system eliminated the inconvenience of having to store the top when not in use. Modifications include a Techart front spoiler, Techart side skirts, front brake cooling ducts, and 18” 3-piece Techart wheels which feature new rear tires installed within the last 500 miles.
Inside, this Targa features a Black leather interior with custom Alcantara upholstery on the steering wheel and shift lever. The cabin is said to be in great shape with only minor wear indicated on the driver’s seat bolster. An aftermarket sound system has been installed including a custom subwoofer in the front passenger footwell, an external trunk-mounted amplifier, and an iPod connection located in the glovebox. The Targa top was fully serviced under the current ownership at a cost of approximately $7k and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly.
Representing the final generation of the air-cooled 911, this 993 is equipped with a 3.6 L flat-six Varioram engine rated at 282 HP from the factory. The rear wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission which provides for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds. Performance upgrades include a Techart exhaust, a Techart front sway bar, and a shock tower brace. Catalytic converters are equipped and this 993 is said to be in fantastic driving order with service records dating back to the original purchase.
This sale will include a set of 2 keys, a stamped Porsche maintenance book, owner’s manuals, a toolkit, air compressor, and spare tire.