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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera Targa PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
Estimate: $85,000 - $95,000 USD
  • 1996
  • Porsche
  • 993 Carrera Targa
  • WP0DA2990TSS385368
  • Black
  • Black
  • Matching Numbers
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Lowered Suspension
  • Upgraded Exhaust
  • 70,947 Miles

Last Of The Air-Cooled

The last of the air-cooled 911s, the 993 is considered by some to be the end of an era. This well-preserved Targa model, offered the open-air experience of a convertible with the rigidity of a coupe.

This Car’s Past

This car is the Targa variation of the 993. Previously Targa models had a removable vinyl roof that went from the top edge of the windshield to the B pillar. Designed in 1967 by Brutzi Porsche, the Targa roof folded into the front bonnet. In contrast, this Targa has a glass roof that retracts under the rear window. It is one of only 462 Targas imported to North America in 1996. Targas also sported Z-piece 17" Alloys. The car rides on 205/50 ZR L7 Continental tires in the front and 255 /40 ZR 17 s in the rear. The suspension of this automobile has been lowered to decrease the center of gravity thus improving its handling. The standard exhaust has been upgraded to a Fab Speed tuned stainless exhaust as well.

History of the Model

The 1996 Porsche Carrera (factory model designation 993) was the last Porsche series with an air-cooled engine and the last of the hand-built 911s. Many Porschephiles see the 993 as the "Holy Grail" of the 911 series due its body style and performance. This car is equipped with a flat six-3.BL engine producing 385 hp. The power plant is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. It flies from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. This is a great opportunity to purchase one of the last air-cooled Porsches.

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