PORSCHE 911 (997) Targa 4S Tiptronic S Coupe, 2009, 25,000 miles, Carrara White, Black Leather, Sports Seats, Chrono, BOSE sound, Full Service History, Immaculate Condition throughout.
*3.8 targa 4S
*Tipronic S Transmission
*Carrara White Paintwork
*Panoramic Opening Glass Roof
*19’’ Turbo Alloy Wheels
*Hard-back Sports Seats
*Full Black Leather with Silver Stitching
*Bose Sound System
*PCM with Navigation System
*Digital Climate Control
*Rear Park Assist
*OEM fitted Indoor car cover
*Extensive Service History
*3 Months Warranty
We present for sale this Immaculate 997 3.8 targa 4S Coupe in stunning Carrara White with complimenting Black Leather interior. This particular example has covered just 25,000 miles from new and is in simply outstanding condition throughout.
The Porsche 997 was introduced in 2004 and was an evolution of the preceding 996 model which had been in production since 1996. The most significant changes were an external facelift which saw the return to the classic round 911 headlights, an internal re-styling and upgrading of materials and trim, and increased engine power.
The ‘S’ variant featured an engine size increase from 3.6 to 3.8 litres upping power to 355bhp along with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) suspension. Wheel size was upped to 19inches which accommodated upgraded brakes from the 911 turbo. Bi-Xenon headlights were also fitted to the model as standard. The all-wheel drive Carrera 4 and 4S was available from late 2005 offering improved traction and grip.
Porsche’s 911 Targa concept dates back to 1967 and gets its name from the ‘Targa Florio’ road race in Sicily, Italy in which Porsche had several victories. The original concept was created to allow topless motoring which met strict US rollover safety regulations, and featured a removable roof panel and a rollover hoop behind the front seats.
This design stayed with the 911 until the end of 964 production in 1993. For the next variant of 911, the 993, the Targa concept was updated to feature a full panoramic glass roof section which opened at the press of a button, a feature which was then carried over to the first water cooled 911 the 996 Targa.
The 997 Targa was available in late 2006 as a 2007 model and was only available in all-wheel drive ‘Targa 4’ form. The glass roof system is operated by a switch on the centre console and drops the glass roof down 25 mm and slides it back underneath the rear window for instant open roof motoring. A retractable sunblind is also incorporated in the system to shade the interior as required.
When the glass roof is retracted, a small front deflector is raised above the windshield to aid aerodynamic stability and to reduce wind noise and buffeting inside the cabin and the Targa model features modified suspension to carry the additional weight of the roofing system without compromising the cars handling characteristics.
One other unique feature of the targa is the rear window which opens as a loading hatch via the extra release switch on the driver’s door sill or remote key. With the rear seats folded flat, this gives the targa even more practicality should the need to carry additional luggage arise.
The Carrara White bodywork on this example is literally blemish free and presents beautifully. The immaculate 19 inch diamond cut turbo allow wheels set the car off perfectly and are shod with Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
Inside, the cabin of this low mileage 997 is again immaculate and fully trimmed in Black Leather with contrasting silver stitching and dashboard instrumentation. All trim, leather, carpets and switchgear are in superb condition with very little sign of use or wear.
The specification of the car includes heated seats, cruise control, satellite navigation, BOSE Sound, Xenon Headlights and Parking Sensors, not forgetting of course the retractable panoramic targa roof.
Colour: LB9A – Carrara White
Interior: AT - Black Leather
C16 – UK spec
XSC – Porsche crest embossed in headrests
026 – Silver Faced Chrono Stopwatch
249 – Tiptronic S 5 Speed Transmission
267 – Automatic Dimmable Mirrors
268 – Automatic Rain Sensor
342 – Heated Seats
377 – 16 way adaptive sport seat, left
378 – 16 way adaptive sports seat, right
404 – 19’’ Turbo 3.6 Alloy Wheels
425 – Rear window wiper
431 – Multi-function steering wheel, smooth leather
432 – Tiptronic buttons on Steering Wheel
454 – Cruise Control
538 – Seat Memory, right
EXTERNAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
Unblemished Carrara White Paintwork
19’’ Turbo Alloy Wheels
Active Aero rear Spoiler
Glass ‘Targa’ Roof
INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE:
Black leather Trim
BOSE Sound System
Power Assisted Steering
Auto Climate Control
Traction Control - PSM
Front and Side Airbags
Electric windows and mirrors
Fitted over carpet mats
Engine: 3.8 flat six
Transmission: 5 Tiptronic S
Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
Acceleration: 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 177mph (where legal)!
Economy: up to 24mpg
This 997 Targa 4S was first registered on 10th June 2009 and the service history shows the vehicle has had regular servicing and maintenance carried out by Porsche and then independent Porsche specialists.
The Service records show servicing and maintenance as below:-
Date Mileage Garage
10/07/09 1st Reg. Porsche Centre Solihull
18/07/11* 7,175 Porsche Centre Cardiff
23/10/14 20,495 Professional Auto Centre london
17/08/15* 22,994 Strasse Porsche Leeds
07/11/17* 24,323 Strasse Porsche Leeds
07/05/19* 24,628 Strasse Porsche Leeds
13/03/21* 24,999 Ninemeister Porsche Warrington
(* Brake fluid change also)
The car is HPi Clear and will come with an MOT valid until July 2021.
The following Items come with the car:
Spare Remote Key
Original Owners Book Pack
OEM fitted indoor car cover