PORSCHE 911 (996) TARGA TIPTRONIC S 2002

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

£14,000

2002
82K
Miles
Petrol
Auto
315
BHP
3.6L

PORSCHE 911 (996) TARGA TIPTRONIC S 2002

This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on 26 April. Price is a lower estimate.
All bidding takes place on The Market (see photos for web address), plus you will find further text, over 90 photos/video fully illustrating the car and its service history, and the ability to ask questions directly to the seller. The text below is just a brief summary of our full description.
First registered on the 3rd of October 2002, this wonderful metallic black Porsche 911 Targa gives the discerning enthusiast the option of semi-open driving when the sun is out alongside coupé-like security when it isn’t.
The vendor is, in his own words, ‘meticulous’, which means that he’s spent a fortune on it in the two years he’s owned it ensuring that it runs and drives as it should – and this expenditure is in addition to the scrupulous maintenance and care it received over the years before he bought it.
Now in need of only very gentle cosmetic fettling, this delightful example would make an ideal starter Porsche 911 for the canny enthusiast who can see the potential this mechanically strong 966 Targa offers.
The Targa body has really come into its own in the past few years and this one shows why; with a huge glass roof that operates as it should and still seals tightly against the elements, it really does offer the very best of all worlds.
It’s in good shape, too; few colours are as unforgiving as black and yet this 911 looks as sleek and well-aligned as the day it left the factory. This means ripple-free flanks, tight and even shutlines, and the sort of tank-like build quality the accountants were inevitably going to get rid of in future iterations. Good paintwork too, but that’s not a surprise, is it?
Of course, the rear spoiler rises and falls as it should, and the light lenses, badges, and glazing are all good too.
Similarly, the 17-inch alloy wheels are in great shape and completely free of scrapes, scuffs and other damage. Finished in dark grey anthracite, they’re also shod with recent, matching Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
As we will never tire of explaining, our experience shows that matching high-quality tyres are an infallible sign of a caring and mechanically sympathetic owner who is prepared to spend the appropriate amount in maintaining their car properly. Their presence does not, of course, preclude the need for a thorough inspection - something the vendor would welcome, by the way – but it does perhaps give you a shortcut into their attitude towards maintenance.
If we’re being critical – and we do try to be – then the wheelnuts could do with replacing as they’re a little rusty.
The 911 would also benefit from a professional machine polish to remove some of the surface swirls it’s picked up over the years from enthusiastic polishing. Slide number 219 gives an idea of the sort of (minor) challenge you’re going to be facing.
Please note that the text above is just a brief summary of our listing. Please click on the link below, or visit The Market website for the complete description plus at least 100 photos and videos fully illustrating the car and its service history. All bidding occurs through our website, and our website listing is the best place to ask questions directly to the seller.
The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.
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Engine

  • LayoutRear Engined
  • Size3.6L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated

Performance

  • Power 315 bhp
  • Torque 273 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 174 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.7 s

Transmission

  • TypeAuto
  • Gears5
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive

Fuel

  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 25 mpg

Interior

  • Seats2

Exterior

  • Doors2
  • ColourBlack
  • Body typeCoupe

Technical

  • Emissions 274 (g/km)

Dimension

  • Vehicle height 1,305 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,770 mm

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