Up for auction is a rare and desirable 2002 Porsche 996 Targa. This example features exclusive factory options as well as a manual transmission making for an extremely enjoyable driving experience. Spending its entire life in CA until mid 2018, it is now being offered by a private seller in New York at NO RESERVE with just over 100k miles on the odometer.
The factory Arctic Silver Metallic paint is stated to be in good condition with well below-average wear. The included CARFAX report does show a damage reported to the rear bumper prior to the seller's ownership. The seller found no sign of any major collision and felt comfortable purchasing this extremely clean and well-sorted CA car. Detailed exterior photos are provided in the photo gallery along with recent paint meter readings.
A staple in Porsche history, the 996 Targa features a unique hatch design with a full-glass panoramic sun-roof. This not only provides the 996 with a more eye-catching silhouette but offers for easier daily usage and drivability. This example rides on a set of 18" OEM Sport Classic II wheels that wear new Continental Summer tires. The seller notes that the original alloy wheels will also be included in the sale.
Inside, you will find a highly optioned Graphite Grey leather interior that shows very well for its age and mileage. With an original MSRP of over $86k, some noteworthy factory features include an advanced technic package, heated/powered front seats, aluminum interior package, and an AM/FM radio with CD player. All electronics and accessories are said to be in working order.
This 996 is powered by its factory 3.6L M96 flat-six engine that is capable of producing a healthy 320 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered by way of a desirable 6-speed manual transmission that is enhanced by an upgraded 997 Shift linkage kit making for a sportier driving experience. The seller states that the IMS bearing has been replaced by the previous owner although there is no receipt available. This 996 is said to be in great running condition with a brand-new set of Pagid brake pads and rotors installed at 92k miles.
The sale will include two keys, all books, service records, tools, a spare tire, a Carfax report, and a set of original wheels. Don't miss your chance to own a well-sorted, rare Targa version of what is quickly becoming one of the most coveted modern 911 models.