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Porsche 911 996 Targa manual, registered 04/04/2003, 67,250 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 9 previous owners, HPI clear. 

Intro / Exterior
The 996 Targa is a rare model within the 911 line up, and finding one in the condition that this particular example is in is an even more difficult task. Finished in Basalt Black (colour code LC9Z), the condition of the coachwork is brilliant, with straight body panels and paintwork that is scratch-free. The only imperfections to be found are some minor stone chips and hazing to the paint on the front bumper, but this is being highly critical and doesn't detract from the fantastic appearance of the Porsche. While in with us, the car has benefitted from our usual day's worth of detailing, which will protect the paint for the foreseeable. The genuine Porsche Sports Design BBS split wheels are in good condition with only one minor curb mark to the O/S/R, and with matching N rated Pirelli P Zero tyres fitted. The fronts have 7mm of tread, and the rears have 4mm.

Interior / Specification
The black leather interior is of a condition that represents the Porsche's low mileage well. The seats have worn their years very well indeed with no noteworthy wear, the carpets are immaculate, the dash and door cards are very good, and even usual wear-points such as the steering wheel and gear stick etc are in nice condition. The 911 boasts interesting and desirable optional equipment, including; sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, Porsche crest embossed head rests, carbon fibre upper centre console surround, carbon fibre instrument cluster surround, carbon fibre dash trim strip, "Aluminium Look" binnacle dials, Bose sound system with built in sub woofer, PCM satellite navigation. There are two remote key fobs. The optional extra codes on this car are as follows: XNR, XNX, XPY, XRL, XSC, XJ4, X71, 226, 375, 376, 425, 567, 662, 680, 09991.

Mechanics / Drive
The Porsche is a brilliant drive, and much like the rest of the car, does not feel it's age as it gets along the road. The all important IMS bearing upgrade has been completed during our preparation process, extinguishing this cause for concern. The 3.6 litre has a beautifully smooth idle, is crisp revving and produces a lovely bark from the sports stainless exhaust back boxes that have recently been fitted. The 6 speed manual gearbox changes up and down seamlessly and the clutch is just as it should be, having been renewed by us, along with the rear main oil seal, while the IMS bearing work was being carried out. The handling ability of the 911 is wonderful, benefitting from new front suspension shock absorbers, top mounts, top bearing, bump stops and drop links during our preparation process, and the brakes provide powerful stopping ability, with the discs and pads showing little wear.

Service History / Prep Work
The 996 has an impressive servicing record, with 13 interval stamps in the maintenance booklet; all bar one carried out by Porsche main dealer or independent specialist. A large history file is also with the car, which evidences the attentive care that's been afforded to the 911 by its custodians. Also present is the original leather owners wallet, containing all of the original manuals for the car. The servicing intervals completed are as follows:

04/05/2004 - 6,539 miles, 25/04/2005 - 17,453 miles, 11/07/2006 - 28,643 miles, 15/08/2007 - 36,775 miles, 14/08/2008 - 41,534 miles, 10/08/2009 - 45,485 miles, 17/08/2010 - 46,982 miles, 22/08/2011 - 48,913 miles, 09/06/2015 - 53,087 miles, 20/07/2017 - 58,376 miles, 16/10/2018 - 59,904 miles, 20/08/2020 - 63,979 miles, 20/08/2021 - 66,412 miles. 

As noted above, we have just completed a service on the Porsche, as well as a brake fluid change and an MOT. During our preparation process we have also; upgraded the IMS bearing to our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, renewed the three-piece clutch kit, renewed the rear main oil seal, renewed 2x front suspension shock absorbers, renewed 2x front suspension top mounts, renewed 2x front suspension top bearings, renewed 2x front suspension bump stops, renewed 2x front anti-roll bar drop links, renewed fuel cap, renewed engine bay light, renewed 2x engine lid damping struts, renewed auxiliary drive belt, service and adjusted the hand brake.

Within the last five years and 12,000 miles, the Porsche has also benefitted from works including; renewal of 6x coil packs, renewal of 6x spark plugs, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields, renewal of 2x bonnet damping struts, renewal of O/S side repeater, renewal of coolant expansion tank, renewal of ignition switch, renewal of driver's door lock mechanism, renewal of 2x exhaust back boxes. Complete targa roof rebuild with complete strip-down, renewal of seals, cable guides, and motor. Renewal of front brake discs and pads. 

Porsche 911 996 Targa Manual - SOLD

  • 67,250