Affordably priced, interestingly upgraded, and exceptionally maintained... this 2003 Porsche 911 Targa is the modern classic you're been searching the whole internet to find.
This is a very special generation for the Targa. Porsche finally figured out how to create a version that offered the entire roof open to the world without altering the iconic 911 silhouette. In this 996 generation Porsche's design remains in-tune with one of the most celebrated automotive icons ever, but the sheetmetal is a super-slipper design that reflects the significant gain in performance over the decades. You can see it quite clearly thanks to the Arctic Silver Metallic paint that still remains quite nice today – a testament to both this car's level of care and premium German quality. In fact, this one appears stock on the outside right down to the 18-inch factory alloys. There is a surprise hidden up front, but we'll get to that in a moment.
German cars are some of the best at ergonomics, and the 996 proves it the moment you sit in the contoured black leather bucket seats. Thoroughly modern, comfortable enough to drive every day, and still aimed at enthusiastic drivers, it's everything you'd expect from one of the world's most storied marques. The three-spoke sports steering wheel gives a clear view to the full gauge package (the tach is the most prominent piece in these competition-inspired Porsches.) As expected from a premium Porsche, this one comes loaded. It includes features like power seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, cruise control, power steering, and ice-cold air conditioning. A modern classic also means modern safety features such as dual front air bags, side air bags, and ABS. This one has been upgraded to a Kenwood AM/FM/CD subwoofer stereo with aux inputs and Bluetooth, so you can plug in all the best modern equipment to this thumpin' system. Plus, you might have noticed the radar detector mounted discreetly in the front of the car, and the readouts are also subtly mounted in the interior for true stealthy cruising.
The original 3.6-liter is a great companion for the road. Tuned to make 315 horsepower, its distinctive boxer motor sound and performance exhaust will have you downshifting the Tiptronic five-speed automatic under every overpass. This engine fires up easily, which is another hallmark of German precision and another sign of all the right care (we have plenty of maintenance receipts to prove it, too.) The feeling on the road is an experience you'll love thanks to Porsche's fully independent sports suspension. Add in four-wheel vented disc brakes and Bridgestone Potenza tires, and this is a truly an unbeatable package.
Compete with owner's manual, you never thought a modern Porsche 911 Targa could be this affordable. Now that you see it's an exceptional example with great upgrades, well then, you know how quick you have to act to take it home. Call now!!!