1967 Porsche 911 Targa Soft Window
Chassis no. 500701
Engine no. 912049
1,991cc flat-six cylinder
First Targa model, one of only 718 made
Original color combination
Southern California car from new
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, the 911 proved to be the most historically significant Porsche model of all, becoming the mainstay of Zuffenhausen production for more than 50 years, albeit constantly modified and uprated. With broadly similar layout to the 356, the 911 had a steel platform chassis with springing by torsion bars, MacPherson front struts and rear trailing arms, and flat-6 air-cooled engine and five-speed transmission first seen on the 904. Like the final 356C, the new 911 utilized disc brakes all round. Larger, more comfortable and quicker in every respect, the 911 proved a more than adequate replacement for the 356 and steadily evolved into the legendary supercar we know and love today.
Porsche added an open-topped variant to the 911 model range for 1967 featuring a stainless steel-clad roll bar, removable roof panel and a detachable plastic rear window (a fixed glass window wasn't made available until the following year). Commemorating Porsche's successive wins at the famous Sicilian road race, the new model was termed "Targa", a term coined by other manufacturers since to describe this body configuration. The new 911 Targa was as close as Porsche came to 'wind in the hair' 911 motoring until the introduction of a full Cabriolet in the early 1980s and just 718 were built in the first year of production. All 1967 year 911s received Weber 40 IDA carburetors to cure a flat spot inherent in the original Solex items and the standard 911 was joined by the more powerful "S".
This very collectible 1967 soft window Targa is believed to have been in Southern California since new and also to have limited ownership. An older restoration, the Porsche has been garaged and clearly well maintained. Marque specialists Classic Showcase recently performed a cosmetic restoration that included a new custom fitted, hand sewn, and installed black interior in the correct materials and patterns, with the seats, carpets and door panels completely restored and retrimmed using all factory materials. The Targa also comes with a new soft window and matching boot. The body was wet sanded and buffed to a magnificent finish. All yellow and silver CAD items were re-plated in their proper finish and the instruments were removed, cleaned and serviced to ensure they work correctly. A period Blaupunkt AM/FM push button radio with Hirschmann antennae adds an authentic touch to the immaculate cockpit. Other notable features include fog lights and an original door mirror. The engine has been nicely detailed, with its hardware restored to correct factory finish. The carburetors were rebuilt and properly set-up and the valves adjusted during a recent major tune-up. All systems were gone through on this soft window Targa. The car sits on Fuchs alloy wheels with Yokohama tires. During the restoration process, much attention to detail was taken which presents itself very well for its future owner.
Ready to be driven, shown and enjoyed this striking and ever so collectible 1967 Soft Window Targa is accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, which confirms the matching numbers status.