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1998 Porsche 911 Targa (993)

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  • Mileage~88,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.6L
  • LocationCheddar


1998 Porsche 911 Targa (993)

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Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

One of the last air-cooled 911, bridging the gap from the old school Porsches to a new era of technological advances.

Arguably the prettiest generation of the 911, the 993 offers a distinctive silhouette with great curves, detailing, and attractive silver alloys which will turn heads wherever you go. This is the "Targa" variant of the 993 body shape with a "greenhouse" system retractable glass roof. The 993 is very potent on the road, it was one of the finest sports cars back in the 90s and still holds it's own today, with the unbeatable tune of the air-cooled block positioned just behind you.

This 911 Targa is coming to market from 6 years of ownership. Finished in "Schwarz Metallic" (L744/Z8) over "Cashmere" (LC) supple leather seats, the MOT runs to 4th May 2023 and was serviced ~900 miles ago. It comes with a comprehensively documented service history, charting the mileage and work between main dealer and specialist service stamps. A full book pack and all the keys, this naturally aspirated flat 6 is ready for a new owner to continue custodianship.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting John the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I knew exactly which 993 spec I was looking for, and this example has been a brilliant car for hot weekends.

Around 6 years ago John was in the market for a specific 993, he was after a Targa in black, contrast leather with excellent service history and paperwork. This example ticked all his boxes, and since he's enjoyed the car thoroughly on weekends or on local tours with his friends.

Over his ownership the cars required very little over and above regular servicing. This Targa is sold with a very comprehensive and well presented history file, which verifies the mileage and shows 8 main dealer stamps, with an additional 11 Porsche specialist services. Over its lifetime ~£25,000 has been spent on upkeep with a new clutch fitted at 77,262 and the leather seats revitalised at ~80,000 miles. John will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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No fried eggs or LED lights to be found here - it's every purist's dream and a Targa with the iconic 911 silhouette uninterrupted.

Wheels and Tyres

The car was optioned from the factory with the 17" split rim Targa wheels (393), found here and presenting in overall good condition. Look closely, we did notice some very signs of lacquer peel around the edges. John has tried to catch this early, it's should be an easy job for a professional to renovate.

John reports fitted two new rear tyres very recently, these are Dunlop SP Sport Maxx dated 2019, and the front tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport's dated 2014. View the image gallery and video review to see the detail.


The bodywork of this 993 presents in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well, just as you would expect from a sports car of this calibre.

During our visit we didn't spot any obvious dings down the flanks of the car, everything looking crisp and sharp while standing very straight and true. We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in a desirable "Schwarz Metallic", the paint appeared in good condition on our visit, finished to a high standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

With the age and mileage of the car, there are a few age related small marks, some small stone chips to the front of the car and some small marks to the leading edges of the doors. Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any major chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

The black trim around the window passenger window had some slight corrosion starting to show. View the image gallery to see the detail.


A fine place to be with it's traditional five-dial instrument cluster and quality materials adorning the cabin.

Seats and Carpets

Equipped with "Cashmere" leather tombstone seats (LC), they look in great condition with the slightest signs of creasing showing. The leather was retreated and refreshed by a professional upholstery company at ~80,000 miles.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, and the car has deep pile carpets with over mats. You can tell this car has been meticulously cared for over its lifetime by a line of enthusiasts. Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.


Familiar to anybody who's driven a Porsche before, the classic 5 dial instrument set up greets you as you sit within this car.

The dashboard in this car has no signs of any major damage or scuffs. With no warning lights displayed, the odometer showed a reading of ~88,454 miles on our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original four-spoke Porsche steering wheel is fitted and equipped with an airbag.

The original steering wheel presents in line with the mileage of this car with some slight wear to the outer wheel, the 6 speed manual gearstick looks great too, wrapped in matching leather to the seat upholstery, wear in line with the age and mileage of this 911.


The legendary 3.6L Varioram engine marks the last of the air-cooled power-plants to be seen in a 911, pushing out ~285BHP.

Engine and Gearbox

John reports the car starts from cold with no issues and drives well with its smooth manual 6-speed gearbox powering the rear wheels. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the 993, and the smart air-cooled engine bay.

The car was last serviced by a local specialist ~900 miles ago in 2020 before the pandemic hit. There is a comprehensive history file that comes with the car detailing the servicing, which includes a new clutch fitted some ~10,000 miles ago.

Suspension and Brakes

John mentions that the suspension feels good, no unusual knocks or noises present, and we didn't observe anything on our short trip in the car along the twisty local roads.

Please view the mechanical photos and video to see underneath the car.

The Drive

You really need to drive a 993 to understand the raw, potent experience offered accompanied by accurate power-assisted steering, powerful Porsche brakes and a real feeling of security from the multi-link rear suspension.

Electrics and Other

John reports the original radio/cassette has been removed but will be included in the sale. A VDO (to match the instruments) radio with MP3 via USB connection has been installed and wired into the Bose speakers. The cassette tray has also been replaced with a useful coin tray, again the original item to be supplied with the sale.

The original complete toolkit, Porsche air compressor, and space saver spare wheel is also provided in the front trunk of the car, along with the carpets.

John reports two sets of keys with immobilisers are also included, along with the master.

History and Paperwork

The 993 is a special model for many 911 fans, this Targa comes loaded with a comprehensive history and great care by previous owners over the years.

This car is coming out of ~6 years of ownership with John. Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car, including the extensive service history files and MOT reports.

Factory options; 197 - Stronger battery, 211, 220 - Locking differential 40%, 224 - Automatic limited-slip differential, 233, 288 - Headlamp washer, 326 - Radio Porsche CR-21 ROW, 393 - 17" Targa wheel, 425 - rear window wiper, 480 - 6-speed manual transmission, 544 - 75L Fuel tank, 566 - White fog lights, 567 - Windscreen tinted, upper part darker coloured, 573 - Aircondition, 602 - Centre high-mounted stop lamp, 605 - Headlight range control, 651 - Electric window opener, 657 - Power steering, 685 - Rear seats split, 975 - Luggage compartment lining with velour carpet.

John will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
29.04.2022 MOT 88,418
05.05.2021 MOT 88,414
10.02.2020 Service 87,583
28.06.2019 MOT 87,171
27.06.2018 MOT 86,317
22.06.2017 MOT 85,185
14.06.2016 MOT 82,957
14.06.2016 Service 82,957
24.06.2015 Service 79,825
23.06.2015 MOT 79,822
27.06.2014 Service 78,554
27.06.2013 Service 77,272
21.06.2013 MOT 77,272
28.06.2012 MOT 75,619
22.05.2012 Service 75,425
22.06.2011 MOT 73,510
08.10.2010 Service 72,692
23.06.2010 MOT 71,740
17.06.2009 Service 67,389
06.06.2009 MOT 67,073
29.03.2008 MOT 63,619
27.09.2008 Service 65,296
16.04.2007 Service 60,124
10.04.2007 MOT 60,060
12.06.2006 Service (MD) 57,943
07.06.2005 Service 53,014
06.06.2005 MOT 53,014
10.06.2004 Service (MD) 47,122
09.06.2004 MOT 47,117
10.07.2003 Service (MD) 41,484
10.06.2003 MOT 41,479
09.09.2002 Service (MD) 38,148
06.06.2002 MOT 37,153
06.09.2001 Service (MD) 24,496
02.05.2001 MOT 28,336
25.05.2000 Service (MD) 19,552
27.03.2000 Service (MD) 18,718
01.12.1998 Service (MD) 12,237
Key Details
  • Model911 Targa (993)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date20.05.1998
  • CC3,600
  • Mileage~88,000
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourSchwarz Metallic (L744/Z8)
  • Interior ColourCashmere (LC)
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ99ZWS380130
  • Engine #63W01128
  • MOTYes. Exp - 04.05.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre BrandMichelin / Dunlop
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 years
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID437655