As much as I’m dismayed by the proliferation of automatic and PDK gearboxes in the Porsche range, I have to admit that it may not be a bad thing. A car like this 997 Targa 4S is not exactly the 911 of yore. That is, a lightweight sports car with two missions in mind: going fast and keeping you on your toes while going about that task. As the 911 has aged, it has gotten larger and heavier, but it is still quite a capable machine. This 2008 911 Targa 4S for sale from our friends at Automobili Limited is practically new, with just over 7,000 miles on the clock. It has the 5-speed Tiptronic gearbox, however, that tends to fit with the Targa’s persona versus other 911s, as one may want to cruise along a bit more slowly and enjoy the fresh air.
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Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed tiptronic automatic
Mileage: 7,214 mi
19″ TURBO ALUMINUM WHEELS -inc: P235/35ZR19 front/P305/30ZR19 rear tires, 2-TONE FULL LEATHER INTERIOR, 5-SPEED TIPTRONIC S AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION -inc: steering wheel mounted gear selectors, ADAPTIVE SPORT SEATS, BOSE HIGH END SOUND PKG -inc: 7-channel amp 13-speakers 325-watts auto tone/volume compensation, CARBON ILLUMINATED STAINLESS STEEL DOOR ENTRY GUARDS -inc: model logo illuminated in white, ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK, EXTENDED NAVIGATION MODULE, EXTERIOR COLOR DOOR OPENER, EXTERIOR COLOR HEADLIGHT CLEANER COVER, EXTERIOR COLOR REAR CENTER CONSOLE, LEATHER-TRIMMED SUN VISORS, PORSCHE CREST IN HEADREST, REAR FOOTWELL LIGHTING, REMOTE 6-DISC CD CHANGER, SPORT SEAT BACKS IN EXTERIOR COLOR, STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST PIPES, TELEPHONE PCM MODULE
As with any vehicle generation previous to the current model, there will be a dip in value initially. We all know how strong 911 prices can be of all vintages, so I’d suspect while this 911 might have a little bit more left in depreciation, it wouldn’t be a losing proposition. I’m personally familiar with this dealer outside of Philadelphia and can attest to the quality of their inventory. They also have a good amount of experience in dealing with pre-owned Porsches. For some buyers, this Targa could be the best of both worlds. A good cruiser for the weekend with a little bit of that Porsche flair thrown in the mix.