San Francisco, CA, CA, United States
77282 mi (124373 km)
Introducing a Beautiful 1997 Porsche 911 Targa in Arena Red Metallic with Black Leather interior, local Bay area car with clean Carfax.
The 911 was again revised for model year 1994 under the internal name Type 993. This car was significant as it was the final incarnation of the air-cooled 911 first introduced in 1964. Most enthusiasts and collectors consider the 993 to be the best of the air-cooled 911 series. As Car & Driver noted, "Porsche's version of the Goldilocks tale is the 993-generation 911, the one many Porschephiles agree that the company got just right," with an "ideal blend of technology and classic 911 air-cooled heritage. Porsche itself refers to the 993 as "a significant advance, not just from a technical, but also a visual perspective. "993s especially [are] widely regarded as the best the 911 ever got.
The exterior featured all-new front and rear ends. The revised bodywork was smoother, having a noticeably more aerodynamic front end somewhat reminiscent of the 959. Styling was by Englishman Tony Hatter under the supervision of design chief Harm Lagaay and completed in 1991.
Along with the revised bodywork, mechanically the 993 also featured an all-new multilink rear suspension that improved the car's ride and handling. This rear suspension was largely derived from the stillborn Porsche 989's rear multilink design, and served to rectify the problems with earlier models' tendency to oversteer if the throttle or brakes were applied mid-corner. These modifications also reduced previous 911's lift-off oversteer problems to a much more moderate degree.
The Targa open-topped model also made a return, this time with a large glass roof that slid under the rear window. The expensive air-cooled 993 Targa had a limited production run between 1996 and 1998. [Production numbers: 1996: US/Can: 462 ROW: 1980, 1997: US/Can: 567 ROW: 1276, 1998: US/Can: 122 (100 Tiptronic / 22 Manual).
The Arena Metallic paint shows well and is free of blemishes, the leather interior is in similar condition and is supple to the touch.
The Falken 205/50 ZR 17 measure 6/32 in the front and the 255/50 ZR 17 measure 8/32 in the back.
The Brakes are 90% remaining in the front and 80% in the rear.
The car will be delivered with one key and a remote.