Additional information

Body Type


Ext Colour

Arena Red Metallic

Int Colour

Marble Grey Leather



Model Year


Service History




Philip Raby

Porsche 993 Targa


This 1997 Porsche 993 Targa is a gorgeous car, finished in sumptuous Arena Red Metallic with two-piece 17-inch alloy wheels, which have recently been refurbished.

The interior boasts Marble leather hard-backed Sports seats, which are supportive and comfortable and in lovely condition. The car has air-conditioning, which has just been renovated with a new compressor, so it blows icy cold. There’s a six-speed manual transmission, too.

With under 66,000 miles on the clock, the Porsche has a very well documented service history, with a fully stamped service book and a large folder of paperwork going back to 2002. The last service was in October 2021. As well as routine servicing, work of note includes a Targa roof refurbishment in 2018, a new clutch at 64,000 miles, plus a myriad of other jobs showing that the car has been cherished and work attended to as required. It has the original PA1000 alarm system with fobs and ‘red key’.

It’s hard to fault this superb example of a rare Porsche. The 993 Targa was only sold in 1996 and 1997, and it’s unusual to find one in Arena Red Metallic, which is a sought after colour. The 993 reinvented the Targa concept, with a large glass roof which, at the touch of a button, retracts under the rear window to give wind in the hair motoring. When closed, the glass panel gives the interior a light and airy feel, while another button operates a blind to keep out strong sun. It’s a clever system.

If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we can make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based in the historic village of Bosham, on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your Porsche, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

Philip Raby says: “I’ve always liked the glass-roofed 911 Targas, and Arena Red is a great colour for a 993. This example benefits from a relatively low mileage and a great history. What’s not to like?”


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