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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

With the 993, Porsche took a decidedly different path when it came to the Targa model. Gone was the famous roll hoop and targa panel over the front seats in favor of a large glass roof that slid open and concealed itself behind the rear window. The traditional Targa profile reappeared with the current generation 991, with a complex mechanism to handle the removable top. Ever one to favor simplicity, I could only imagine what such a mechanism would cost should it fail years down the road. The 993 Targa had what some would consider a large sunroof which retracted behind the rear window. Some complained of decreased rear visibility due to the glass panel’s tint, but others reveled in the open air enjoyment provided while keeping much of the Carrera’s signature roofline in tact. This 911 Carrera Targa for sale in New York is a one-owner example owned by a member of the Porsche Club of America, showing less than 40,000 miles on the odometer.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 33,991 mi
Price: $54,993 Buy It Now

1996 Porsche 911 Targa

Midnight Blue Metallic with Blue leather interior

This is a 1-owner PCA Member Porsche with just 33,991 documented miles.

It has always been garaged & well cared for. It is 1 of just 484 Targas built for 1996 & is in all original condition with no modifications. This is a collectors quality Porsche that will surely continue to appreciate in value.

Just serviced
New Pirelli P Zero tires just installed

Clean Carfax report – No accidents or problems. Click on the link below the pictures for the full CarFax report.

Code Option Description
220 Locking differential
224 Active Brake Differential
329 CDR-210 Radio
425 Rear wiper
437 Comfort seat left
438 Comfort seat right
445 Wheel Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
454 Automatic speed control
C02 Equipped with catalytic converter

Please contact Steven Sasson to discuss this car

(212) 804-8070 or


The Targa isn’t the pick of the litter when it comes to 993s. Sure, these car had their issues with leaks around the glass roof, many times which could be attributed to blocked drain holes. But with their unique side profile and two piece alloy wheels, it was a distinctive take on the classic 911 theme. Looking at this car, with it’s one-owner PCA member history and low mileage, the asking price is quite reasonable, considering other 993 variants have rocketed into the stratosphere in terms of value. Given that so few were built for 1996, this car’s value is sure to increase over the coming years. Every time I lay eyes on a 993, I’m reminded of a time when Porsche was solely focused on sports cars. With this final air-cooled 911, they were able to blend classic lines and modern technology into one beautiful package.



  1. Ken
    Ken November 22, 2015

    This actually looks like a pretty good deal – in a year or two I suspect it’ll look a smoking one. Low miles, single owner, good condition, nicely optioned, attractive color-scheme; if it passes the PPI this is well priced considering where the market is now (well maintained driver quality 3.2 Carreras with 4x the miles of this one are going for the mid-$30s now) and that it’s the final iteration of the air-cooled 911 line. If one has the means….

  2. AndrewJM
    AndrewJM November 23, 2015

    While I agree that it’s good value for a 993, I’m not so optimistic that prices will increase in the future. Scarcity doesn’t equate to higher prices in absence of increased demand.

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