Making up only a small portion of the total Porsche 996 production run, the Targa model featured a unique sliding glass roof system and was the first 911 to incorporate an opening rear hatch window. This 2003 example comes finished in Seal Grey Metallic over a Graphite Grey leather interior and is optioned with exclusive Porsche-crested headrests, 18” Sport Classic wheels, the Power Seat Package, Bose High-End Sound Package, and a 6-speed manual transmission. It remained under the care of its original owner in California while maintained regularly at a local Porsche dealership. Having recently been acquired by the seller and treated to a major service including an IMS bearing replacement, this 996 Targa is now being offered for auction out of Ohio with less than 8k miles on the odometer.
This Targa is finished in Seal Grey Metallic and rides on a set of factory optional 18” Sport Classic wheels dressed in new Michelin Pilot Sport N3 tires. The roof is comprised of triple-layer laminated safety glass including a narrow front deflector strip, a sliding canopy, and a rear hatch that opens to provide access to the storage area. The seller describes this 996 to have been preserved in excellent overall condition, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is appointed with optional heated and power-operated leather seats in Graphite Grey with exclusive Porsche-crested headrests. The optional Bose-High End Sound Package is also equipped as well as automatic climate control, an electrically operated sunshade, a CD-storage compartment, and an original Porsche CDR-23 radio.
Producing up to 320 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque, the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine sends power to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. Routine maintenance had been carried out by Stevens Creek Porsche of Santa Clara, California, while under the original owner’s care and the seller recently commissioned a major service including an IMS bearing replacement, new rear main seal, coolant and brake fluid flush, oil and filter change, a new battery, gearbox oil, air filters, serpentine belt, and spark plugs.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, a set of three keys, and a clean title.
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