Up for auction is this 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera Targa finished in Arena Red Metallic over a Grey partial leather interior. Marking one of only 462 U.S. examples built for 1996, this Carrera Targa is distinguished as being one of the most rarely seen 993 variants ever produced. Said to have been under the care of its original owner from new, this 993 is now being offered for auction out of Mississippi with approximately 145k miles showing on the odometer.
The Arena Red Metallic exterior on this 993 is said to have been completely refinished in 1998 following some cosmetic damage. Reported to have always been garage kept, the seller indicates the paint to be in great condition with only minor rock chips and 2 small dings on top of the right fender (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). This 993 generation Targa debuted for the first time a sliding glass roof instead of the traditional pop-out Targa panel, which eliminated the hassle of storing the top. The Targa top motors were replaced within the last few years and the factory original 2-piece Targa wheels are equipped which come dressed in Bridgestone Potenza tires.
This 993 features a well-presented Grey partial leather interior which has been updated with a Porsche Classic Bluetooth/navigation Radio. Factory options include an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and automatic speed control. All gauges, electrical components and accessories are stated to be fully functional, the air conditioning system was refreshed a few years ago and the seller will also be including the original 6-disc CD changer with the sale.
Power comes from a 3.6 L flat-six engine rated at 282 HP. A 6-speed manual transmission drives the rear wheels making for a 0-60 time of under 6 seconds. All routine maintenance is said to be up to date with a recent fluid and filter service as well as a new battery. The seller does note that secondary air injection/cylinders 1-3 need reworking. Partial service records dating back to the original purchase will also be included.
This sale will be accompanied by original books and tools, one master key, the original 6-disc CD changer and a clear title. Do not miss out on your opportunity to own one of the rarest 993's on the market.