1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552

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1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA

Sold for US$ 165,000 inc. premium
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA

Chassis no. 11880094
Engine no. 3280552

1,991cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Weber Carburetors
130bhp at 6,100rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Desirable early, soft-window 911 Targa
*Beautifully restored to factory specifications
*Matching numbers example
*Excellent open-top Porsche for rallies or local car shows
*Offered with the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity



THE PORSCHE 911

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 a 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 a 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.

The first of countless upgrades to Porsche's perennial 911 came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S, which featured a better-equipped interior and a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp. By this time around half of all 911s produced were being exported to the USA, where increasingly stringent regulation demanded that changes be made to the original design, the most significant being the adoption of dual-circuit brakes. However, it took time for Porsche's engineers to get the newly introduced 'S' engine to meet emissions targets, so as an interim measure the 911L was introduced featuring the 911S's superior equipment level but retaining the original 130bhp engine, pending the arrival of the de-toxed US-specification 911S for 1969. The 911L was dropped at the same time, its place as Porsche's middle-of-the-range offering being taken by the 911E.

Around the same time, 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 as an option). 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.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The fine 911 Targa offered here was completed on May 1th, 1968 at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory. The new sports car was attractively finished in Sand Beige over a Beige Leatherette interior, and was fitted with the optional wood steering wheel, bumper horns, a mirror on the left hand sunvisor, oil gauge instrumentation, and a desirable Becker Europa radio with loudspeaker and antenna installed.

This beautiful example of Porsche's iconic 911 Soft-Window Targa recently underwent a restoration by marque experts and is presented in beautiful condition throughout. Featuring fresh paintwork over a new interior in its original combination, the cosmetic restoration is further enhanced by a new soft rear window, Targa-top, and freshly refurbished brightwork and Fuchs alloy wheels. Offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and original owners manual, this numbers-matching Targa is ready for open-air enjoyment on challenging roads and active participation in local and club shows.
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1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
1968 PORSCHE 911 2.0 SOFT-WINDOW TARGA  Chassis no. 11880094 Engine no. 3280552
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