Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

Open top Porsches

Open top Porsches

The UK has been basking in one of the best summers for years and it’s ideal weather for open-top Porsches.

With Porsches, you have a choice of wind-in-the-hair cars:

911 Cabriolet

For the full open-top experience, it has to be a Cabriolet with a folding roof, such as this 997 Carrera S. With a fully electric roof, that opens and closes in seconds, this is pure luxury.

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911 Targa, early

The 911 Targa is a clever concept. Up until 1993, the Targa had a lift-out roof panel which folded up and stored in the boot. With a distinctive roofline and rear window, these early Targas are becoming very popular, as they give all the benefits of open-top motoring without the wind buffeting. This 964 Targa is a great example.

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911 Targa, late

In the mid 1990s Porsche completely reinvented the Targa concept for the 993, like this one. In place of the lift-out panel came a large glass roof that, at the touch of a button, slid back under the rear window. When closed, the glass roof made the cockpit feel light and airy, while a sunblind could be drawn into place to give the feel of a coupe. It was a brilliant system that was carried over with the 996 and 997, which also gained a lifting rear window.

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Boxster

The mid-engined Boxster was designed from the outset as an open-top car, and performs that role perfectly. A combination of superb handling, brisk performance and a well-designed, electrically operated roof makes the Porsche Boxster the benchmark roadster. Here’s one we have in stock.

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The great news is that all these open-top Porsches have well-fitting roofs so that they can be used all year round. However, if you prefer a coupe, check out our full stock list.

Please get in touch for more information about any Porsches we have in stock.

 

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