<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)

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Lot 74
1968 Porsche 912 Targa

Sold for US$ 61,600 inc. premium
1968 Porsche 912 Targa
Chassis no. 12870842
Engine no. 1280284 (see text)

1,582cc OHV Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Downdraft Carburetors
102bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to Dallas, Texas
*A well-optioned and nicely detailed machine
*Documented by its Certificate of Authenticity
*Ready for a continued life of motoring bliss


THE PORSCHE 912

Put into production in July 1964, the 911 presaged the end of 356-production. It was July 1965 before the 911 made it to the U.S., and customers immediately noticed the differences from its predecessor. In addition to being more modern and more powerful, it was also more expensive: nearly $2,000 more than the comparable 356 model. In Europe, too, this was a problem. Thus, by April 1965 a "transitional model" entered production. Essentially a 911 with a 356-type flat four, the new car, designated "912," was not only less expensive, selling at near-356 prices, but enjoyed more even weight distribution and better economy. The combination of the four-cylinder engine and the slipperier 911 design was capable of achieving 30 mpg. More than 30,000 were eventually built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Selling here is a 1968 912 Targa built at the Stuttgart factory on April 5, 1958 and finished in the color scheme it carries today of Polo Red over Black Leatherette. One of only 1,217 912 Targas produced for global consumption, this US market from new example was handsomely equipped with a Blaupunkt 'Frankfort' Radio with antenna and loudspeaker, 'Veluran' floormats, and the optional fixed heated and tinted rear window. The car was delivered new to David Rose of Dallas, Texas on August 4, 1968 according to the original warranty card that currently accompanies the car.

A longtime resident of Texas, the car has made its way up to the Northeast in recent years. Losing its original engine at some point, it has been fitted with a correct replacement. Also gone is the original glass rear window, which has been replaced with a desirable soft-window configuration for a more of an open-air motoring experience. Through the years, the car retained its original radio, owner's manual, radio manual, and warranty card. The interest and market value of early Porsche 912s has been climbing steadily over the past few years and offered here is an example that has been cared for and restored, simply ready for years of driving pleasure ahead.
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<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
<b>1968 Porsche 912 Targa</b><br />Chassis no. 12870842<br />Engine no. 1280284 (see text)
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