1997 Porsche 911 Targa

As someone who is not typically a fan of white cars in general I must admit that the color looks really great on this 993. This is a Glacier White 1997 Porsche 911 Targa, located in Alabama, with Midnight Blue interior and 37,937 miles on it. I’ve come across this color combination before and it is one that I like, but I don’t recall it looking this good! It is a fitting pairing that creates an icy appearance through its combination of a dark blue with bright white. This particular example looks in excellent condition and while the 993 Targa has never been my favorite design I can definitely see the appeal in this application. Though with a starting bid set at $62K, the asking price appears to be pretty high so we’ll have to see whether it can sell.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 37,937 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

This is a super fine example of a glass top Targa produced very near the end of the air cooled Porsche era.

Note the rare factory option “paint to body” white Cup wheels.

It is in pristine condition in almost every detail; ready for a showroom, a collection, a Concours or a fast drive in the country.

Low Milage: 37,937
Exterior Color: Glacier White
Interior Color: Midnight Blue
Transmission: 6 speed manual
2 wheel drive

Just completed the 30,000 service. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included.

This 993 came with a decent option list and everything looks to be in original condition. The highlight of the list is probably the Glacier White painted 17″ Cup wheels. I don’t know that having the wheels painted the body color would have been my preference, but they do look good here and a set of Cup wheels in general is always a nice thing to have. On the negative side, we aren’t told much about this 993’s history so some investigation will be necessary in that regard. Also, the front looks slightly off to me. Perhaps that’s just a trick of the camera angle, but it doesn’t look to line up as well as it should. That would be another potential area of inquiry, though as I said it could just be the angle and everything could be fine.

I’ve seen a few 993 Targas in a rare color and with low miles come up now and again and their asking price tends to be pretty high, but they struggle to sell. That’s not too terribly surprising all things considered and we’ll have to see if this one follows suit. It appears to be a really nice example and that exterior is extremely attractive. Will it be enough to reach this seller’s price?

-Rob

One thought on “1997 Porsche 911 Targa

  1. That 993 Targa has been on ebay a few times. The BIN has been $69,9.
    It looks clean, miles are low-ish.

    Another White 97 Targa came up for sale recently. A few more miles. 50K. Asking $69,5.
    http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1997-porsche-911-targa/

    I think that the factory painted Cup IIs look nice. And they’re probably a nice option to have on a car. BUT, in order to get them on a Targa, one must forego the BEAUTIFUL two-piece wheels exclusive to that model.

    As for the front end… I think any and all imperfections in the body panel gaskets are amplified by the high contrast white paint.

    With a good PPI I think that car is a buy in the low to mid $60s.

    $0.02

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