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PORSCHE 911 (996) TARGA: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £18,470  •  Highest Price: £51,388  •  Lowest Price: £9,840  •  Sell-Through Rate: 89%

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Porsche 911 (996) Targa

Source: Historics

How much is a 911 (996) Targa worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of 911 (996) Targa's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £18,470 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 60% of collector cars across our database.

As Porsche's go, a 911 (996) Targa is on the lower end relative to other Porsche models. In fact this model is £27,712 below the median Porsche price of £46,181.

What is the maximum to pay for a 911 (996) Targa?

Across the 49 911 (996) Targa's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £51,388. It was sold by Bring A Trailer in the US on 02 Jun 2023.

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What is the lowest to pay for a 911 (996) Targa?

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £9,840, Bonhams Cars Online sold this car in the UK on 03 May 2024.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Porsche produced this model between 2002 and 2004.

Ferdinand Porsche founded Porsche with Adolf Rosenberger and Anton Piëch in 1931. Based out of Stuttgart, the company initially offered motor vehicle development work and consulting, but did not build any cars under its own name.

One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people; that resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time.

The company is best known for its powerful, precise-handling sports cars, most famously the iconic 911.

How common is a 911 (996) Targa?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 369 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 129 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 55 to be precise. It's among the 15% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 55 times the model has gone to auction 49 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 89% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

 

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the 911 (996) Targa, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 55 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of 911 (996) Targa since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the 911 (996) Targa please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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