Lot 125

1996 Porsche 911 Targa

Lot details

Registration No: N416 HPU
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99ZTS380447
MOT: August 2024

  • Desirable ‘C16’ UK-supplied, manual gearbox example
  • Just 74,500 miles from new and in the vendors ownership since 2011
  • Rare and striking colour combination of Turquoise Metallic Blue paintwork with Marble Grey leather interior
  • Accompanied by a large history file including the well-stamped service book

The 993-Series was the final generation of the air-cooled 911, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It's also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Introduced in autumn 1994, it was claimed to be 80% new with more curvaceous bodywork and several new panels creating a much smoother and more integrated look, however, importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models. The biggest change under the skin of the new 911 was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system. Utilising the same 3.6-litre engine as the 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with a six-speed manual or the Tiptronic automatic gearbox, the 993 from 1995 produced 272bhp enabling a top speed of over 150mph and acceleration to match.

A desirable ‘C16’, UK-supplied example, the 993 Targa offered was sold new by Lancaster Porsche Centre in Cambridge being delivered to the first owner on the 1st of March 1996. Finished from new in the rare and striking colour combination of Turquoise Metallic Blue paintwork with complementary Marble Grey leather interior with matching Grey carpets, and Blue over mats, steering wheel, dashboard and door tops, it was specified from the factory with Sport shock absorbers, electric drivers and passenger seat, Hi-Fi sound system, top tinted windscreen, air conditioning and is fitted with the Porsche split-rim alloy wheels. A desirable, six-speed manual transmission example, the 993 was acquired into the vendor's possession in 2011, with ‘N416 HPU’ now offered having had six former keepers and having covered just 74,500 miles from new. A well-maintained example, in the years shortly before the vendor's purchase, the Targa was provided with a new clutch (at 55,500 miles), fan belts, and a heater control unit.

Since in the hands of the vendor, the Porsche has received alloy wheel refurbishment and RSR exhaust mufflers in 2012; Targa roof improvements in 2013/4; new rear lifting posts in 2016; off-side driveshaft, stripped and re-packed joints, and replacement boots in 2018; re-gassed air conditioning 2019; as well as new Michelin tyres under 4,500 miles ago. Accompanied by a history file that includes the book pack with the stamped service book, the service book further illustrates the good maintenance history with twenty service entries (all from main dealers and specialists) with the most recent completed at 73,865 miles, and four further brake fluid changes, with the air-cooled Porsche specialist selected for maintaining the 993 noting that the 911 was very straight with original panels.

The history file also contains a large selection of MOTs and invoices back to 1999, previous tax discs and a current V5C document. Supplied with the original toolkit, space-saver tyre, and compressor, the 911 993 is offered with two sets of keys and an MOT certificate until August next year. Used by the vendor on club runs, classic car events, and longer classic car ‘rallies’ both within the UK and also in Belgium and France, including visits to Classic Car events such as Angouleme. This well-maintained example of the last of the air-cooled 911s, is in the all-important ‘C16’ manual specification you would want and with the rare colour is an exciting prospect.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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