1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 TARGA  Chassis no. 119310587 Engine no. 6392043

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1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 TARGA

Sold for US$ 165,000 inc. premium
1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 TARGA

Chassis no. 119310587
Engine no. 6392043

1,991cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
170bhp at 6,800rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Desirable short wheel base, 911S Targa
*Believed to be a California-car since new, with just three owners
*Factory-delivered with Ski Rack and many other options
*Matching numbers example presented in as-delivered livery
*Offered with the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, records and tools



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 way of 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. It did however take 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 and removable roof panel. 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 the top-of-the line 911-model for 1969, featuring the 170bhp 'screamer' S engine, and a removable top. The stylish new sports car was completed near the end of the short wheelbase, 2.0-Liter 911 production-run, which was first introduced in 1964. Built at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory, the new S Targa was attractively finished in Polo Red, and was fitted with a long list of optional equipment; limited slip differential, headrests, shoulder seat belts, tinted glass, heated rear window, antenna and loudspeaker, and a cool rear-mounted Ski holder!

The new Targa is believed to have gone to Los-Angeles from new, where the Porsche remained with its first owner until 1971, when purchased by another Angelino. This second owner, a PCA member and Porsche enthusiast, would keep the car until 2006, when the current owner acquired the car. It has since resided in the mild, bay-area climate, and kept as a collectors' car; being used sparingly on drives and shown at local concours events. During the early 2000s, while owned by the second owner, the Targa was treated to a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Receipts and photos of the work performed can be found in the cars comprehensive history file, along with the Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity.

This beautiful example of Porsche's iconic 911S Targa, benefits from having spent its life in California, and having been owned by meticulous enthusiasts. The car displays a nice panel fit throughout, and retains its original, matching numbers engine as well. The history is well documented, and accompanied with the sale are the cars original books, tools and old keys. This top-of-the-line S Targa is ready for open-air enjoyment on challenging roads, and active participation in local and club shows.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this Porsche will not be offered with the blue and yellow California license plates as shown in the photographs.
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1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 TARGA  Chassis no. 119310587 Engine no. 6392043
1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 TARGA  Chassis no. 119310587 Engine no. 6392043
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