1996 PORSCHE 993 'VARIORAM' TARGA Registration Number: N505...



£48,000 - £53,000



Registration Number: N505 HLW
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZTS380889
Recorded Mileage: 82,000 miles

- Full Porsche/specialist service history (21 stamps)
- Desirable six-speed manual gearbox

Sifting through the various incarnations of the legendary 911, of which there are many, the thinking person’s choice often boils down to the model best combining classic looks with good performance and better-than-average reliability. That would be the 993, which also happens to be the last of the air-cooled cars, and all that goes with the mystique of this particular breed of engine.

The 993 also happens to be light and compact, well handling, impressively quick in the sprint, and topping out at over 160 mph. The 993’s Targa variant, designed by Tony Hatter, was introduced for the 1996 model year. Boasting a smart open-top glass design, unlike its predecessors’ fiddly folding roof panels the new model’s roof retracted cleanly beneath the rear window. The Targa was also fitted with the Varioram induction system, boosting power to 285bhp and top speed to a heady 170mph. Power steering was improved, and this together with a wider track and revised rear suspension much improved the driving experience.

Finished in a stylish colour scheme of Polar Silver with a black leather interior, this beautiful Targa was first delivered by UK main agent AFN of Chiswick in April of 1996, specified with the desirable six-speed manual gearbox. 

In the intervening years the Porsche has covered just 82,000 miles, with a full and comprehensive service history. Accompanying the car is a printed service schedule from Porsche, a number of invoices for maintenance works, and a service book containing a total of 21 stamps from Porsche main dealers and marque specialists.

An exceptional and very genuine example, this well cared-for Targa is said to drive as well as it looks.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)