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2008 Porsche 911 Targa 4S (997.2)

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£39,432

  • Mileage~76,933
  • TransmissionPDK
  • Engine3.8L
  • LocationWirral

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2008 Porsche 911 Targa 4S (997.2)

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

Considered one of the best 997's, timeless triple black and a usable daily proposition with a twist.

Porsche rolled out a new take on the Targa of their legendary 911 in 2006, which combined the rigidity of the coupe with the freedom of the convertible. By the use of a huge UV repelling sliding glass, it retained the torsional rigidity and security expected in a Porsche with no significant compromise. The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S version offered a useful 40BHP extra over the standard 4, which was enhanced by the upgraded braking system mounted on a set of 19" alloys.

The 997 models received a significant mid-cycle refresh in 2008 and subject to a whole host of improvements including new engines, revised suspension but most importantly the timely and much welcomed replacement of the troublesome Tiptronic S gearbox, with the Dual-clutch transmission system known as the PDK. Said to be the last of the true nimble 911's before the 991 took over, the Gen 2 comes with a host of features that increase its desirability.

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

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Meet the owner

I'm a family man, but the Porsche has still fulfilled my needs.

Gibby is on his fourth Porsche and has owned this example for a year. Motivated by the 4S's water-tight paperwork and evidence of care, he uses the car mainly as a weekend toy. He particularly likes the practicality, power and driving enjoyment of the 997 and is looking to replace it with a full cabriolet version.

He's just had the car put through a service at his local OPC and MOT being actioned, ready for the new owner to drive away on collection. Gibby will be more than happy to answer any queries you have on the car.

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Exterior

A second-generation 997, facelift front end and that iconic rear reflective strip.

Wheels and Tyres

The car has a set of recently fitted Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres, all of which are in good shape. The car is fitted with the optional 19" SportDesign alloys, which are in good condition, with no evidence of curbing, although the rear off-side wheel has minor damage and both rears show signs of light corrosion forming in the inside of the wheel well.

Bodywork

A widebody version of the 997, the reflective rear strip harks back to the impact bumper era of 911.

We didn't observe any signs of corrosion on the visit, all the panel gaps and shut lines look tight and correct as you'd expect. Take a look at the photos and video review.

Paint

Finished in Basalt Black Metallic paintwork (LC9Z), black is always a popular colour on the 911.

The paint has a deep lustre and has no physical impediments to the quality of application. With the mileage the car has covered, there is an expected amount of stone chips, most evident on the nose and rear lower arches of the car. Looking through the photos and videos, you might notice the odd spot that has had touch up paint applied.

Glass and Trim

Arguably the star part of this car, the glass and trip. The roof glass drops and slide down to the rear windscreen at any speed on this model, allowing the car to give you the best of both a coupes structural strength when closed, and the pleasure of an open air experience when down.

No issues to be reported with the glass condition, they are free from significant chips, cracks or laminate damage. The trim and rubber components are in decent condition. The specific items to this Targa 4S, such as the Targa 'Sunroof' is in good condition and fully functional, having been subject to a maintenance clean up and re-grease by Porsche in 2017.

Interior

Extended black leather (AT), the quality materials have ensured that the 997 still maintains its durability.

Seats and Carpets

Heated electric seats finished in black leather, a full triple black specification on this example.

The overall condition of the interior is good, with the expected signs of ageing evident. The driver's seat has a little wear on it as you'd expect on the bolster. The rear side card behind the driver's seat has light scuffing. The carpets and mats have worn well, with damage to note.

Dashboard

The dashboard has stood the test of time nicely, with the quality materials keeping it looking smart and fresh. There is some evidence of minor scuffing seen on the centre console but overall in line with a well-looked after Porsche of this mileage and year.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The paddle-shift steering wheel was replaced and fitted by Porsche Guildford and is in very good condition. The gear stick has signs of minor age-related use, but is still very presentable.

Mechanics

Fitted with the uprated 3.8L flat six, it's in fine fettle with both paperwork and reliability to prove it.

Engine and Gearbox

No issues with the engine start-up, firing up and maintaining a purposeful idle. There are no reported issues with the engine, as you would expect for a car that has been serviced at the Porsche main dealer since new.

The PDK gearbox is said to be in full working order and has not presented any trouble for the current owner.

Suspension and Brakes

With this car being the Targa variant, the car has uprated suspension to cater for the weight of the sliding glass roof. In line with the service records, brakes have been attended to as needed, and Gibby reports the car drives as expected.

The Drive

The four-wheel-drive system is another bow to the 997's talents, adding an element of safety to an already secure car. As a 4S model, it packs a hefty punch if needed, but also better to drive and more efficient than ever. The ergonomics, quality and image go hand in hand, and there's no doubt that once you've experienced the 997, it becomes a benchmark for all cars.

Electrics and Other

The car, as mentioned throughout this listing, has seen regular attention at the Porsche dealer, so any issues that may have come up have been flagged and rectified during the regular health checks.

History and Paperwork

Triple black colourway, widebody, 3.8L 4S drivetrain, recent and full OPC service history.

The car has been a regular visitor to Porsches main dealer service facility since day one, with all five previous owners ensuring that it has Porsche stamps in the service book.

It has received a very recent major service and the car will come with 12 months MOT. Please note the personalised registration plate will not come with the sale, and it will be re-registered under its original plate.

Full options list; C16 - UK RHD, 250 - PDK, 342 - Heated seats, 407 - "19 SportDesign wheels, 425 - Rear window wiper, 437/438 - 12 way adjustable seat, 446 - Coloured Porsche crest wheel caps, 454 - Automatic speed control, 538 - Seat memory, 567 - Top-tinted windscreen, 610 - Navigation system, 621 - 12V socket passenger footwell, 635 - Parking sensors, 666 - Telephone module

We have carried out checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi (outstanding finance).

Service History
Date Type Mileage
02-03-2021 Service 76,895
11-03-2020 MOT 74,944
09-02-2019 MOT 71,724
21-11-2018 Service 70,834
25-01-2018 MOT 68,246
10-02-2017 MOT 64,761
03-08-2016 Service 63,294
18-02-2016 MOT 61,336
23-01-2015 MOT 57,166
01-07-2014 Service 53,344
03-02-2014 MOT 49,701
21-02-2013 MOT 41,552
20-08-2012 Service 34,643
18-10-2011 MOT 20,993
01-11-2010 Service 13,012
Key Details
  • Model911 Targa 4S
  • TransmissionPDK
  • Reg. Date2008
  • CC3,800
  • Mileage~76,933
  • HistoryFull OPC
  • ColourBasalt Black Metallic
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ99Z9S730283
  • Engine #906249
  • Last Service02-03-2021
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTTBA
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre BrandMichelin Pilot Sport 2
  • Tyre Age2019
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned1 year
  • Key FeatureGen 2 PDK







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Gibby Khanijay
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Gibby Khanijay

No issues

Gibby
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Gibby

It’s the photos , just checked

Andy
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Andy

Has there been any issues with water ingress via the Targa Roof area etc ?

I’m not sure if its just the photos but it looks like the Fabric lining around the door pillars is creased & worn, and is there discolouring around the rear drivers side seat ?

Gibby
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Gibby

Yes… all services listed in book by main dealer

mamelia
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mamelia

can you confirm all services are OPC and when was the last major service completed and by whom

Jed
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Jed

What’s the buy now price

Kulraj Salh
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Hi Jed, the car is live on auction and will be sold to the highest bidder. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Andy
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Andy

Hi do you have both both Keys for the car ?

Gibby
Guest
Gibby

Yes

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Quick update, one of the previous owners has been in touch, and they’ve confirmed they had the PSE (Porsche Sports Exhaust) fitted by Guilford OPC in their ownership. We will update the listing accordingly. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

jed
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jed

Can the vehicle be viewed prior to bidding??

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Yes, please give us a ring during business hours to organise. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

jed
Guest
jed

HAs the roof mechanism been serviced at all??

Gibby Khanijay
Guest
Gibby Khanijay

Yes, at 65000 miles

Jed
Guest
Jed

All Targas have rattling roofs on uneven ground, how rattly is the roof please

Gibby Khanijay
Guest
Gibby Khanijay

Has not bothered me really

Stooney
Member
Stooney

It looks a lovely car Gibby, I see you have only owned it for around a year, could I ask the reason why you are looking to sell after such a short time ?

Gibby
Guest
Gibby

Hi.. We’ve recently bought some land to build some barns so looking to consolidate for a few months. Sorry to see it go, it’s a very pretty machine and has put a smile on my face during lockdown

Gibby
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Gibby

Trade classics will confirm process

Andrew
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Andrew

Hi is there outstanding finance on the car & if so will this be settled prior to the end of the auction ?

Gibby
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Gibby

Buyer / third party will pay finance before collecting car .

£33,400 bid by azaheer 21.03.2021 @ 13:51:59
Jed
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Jed

Has cylinder 4&6 been checked for bore scoring?

Gibby Khanijay
Guest
Gibby Khanijay

Since I’ve owned it for just over 12 months major service carried out, not sure about bore scoring

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi Jed, this car is a 992.2/Gen 2, Porsche has sorted out these issues with the engines, bore scoring etc is not an issue with these. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Drwoody
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Drwoody

Sorry if I’ve missed this but is the numberplate coming with car?

Glyn Parry (Photographer)
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Glyn Parry (Photographer)

Hello,
I can confirm that the car will be returned to it’s original number plate before the sale.
Regards

£33,000 bid by Drwoody 19.03.2021 @ 10:02:58
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Paul
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Paul

Hi, has the mileage for the service in 2012 on this website been typed in the box incorrectly or is this the mileage shown on the service records?
Thanks Paul

Kulraj Salh
Admin

This was our error, the job number was written in as mileage, now corrected. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Stonehouse
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Stonehouse

Hi, I’m interested in your car it looks great. Has it got full service history? Have you had any work done or problems with the car? Are their any faults or rattles.
Thanks
Simon

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