The external design of the Porsche 993, penned by Englishman Toni Hatter, retained the basic bodyshell architecture of the 964 and other earlier 911 models, but with revised external panels. Significantly flared wheelarches, a smoother front and rear bumper design, an enlarged retractable rear wing and teardrop mirrors were incorporated, but the existing roof panel and doors were retained.
The Targa version of the 993 was introduced in 1996 and saw the debut of a retractable glass roof, a design continued on the 996 and 997 Targa. The glass roof would retract underneath the rear window revealing a large opening. A shade was there to help prevent the greenhouse effect of the closed roof. This system was a complete redesign, as previous Targa models had a removable roof section and a wide B-pillar functioning as a roll bar. The new glass roof design allowed the 993 Targa to retain the same side-on profile as the other 911 Carrera variants and finished with the inconvenience of storing the removed top of the old system. The Targa has the body of the convertible with the Targa glass roof replacing the fabric roof.
This example of the 993 Targa is presented in a silver with a complementary blue interior. Described as being in excellent condition both aesthetically and mechanically the car is in incredibly good shape for its 139,000 mile odometer reading. Complete with a full service history along with all necessary bills and receipts the car remains in original condition. Previously owned by a well-known Porsche collector this 993 Targa is a fun car to drive and a ‘joy to own’.
|Auction||Autosport January 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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