1968 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa SOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $30,000 - $40,000
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$27,500 Sold

102bhp 1,582cc horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with twin Solex 40mm carburetors, four-speed
transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 87"

After years of building their commercial and racing success around the 356 models, Porsche introduced the larger, more powerful Porsche 911 two-liter model in 1965. Maintaining the company ĺ s success with rear engine positioning, the all-new design provided an aerodynamic body over a revised chassis that housed a sophisticated suspension system, a more powerful flat-six engine and a five-speed transmission. The combination was extremely powerful, making the new 911 faster and more stable at high speeds than the 356 Porsche.

Feeling excluded, many Porsche fans yearned for a more affordable alternative to the 911. Buyers did not
to wait long, as in 1966 Porsche introduced the affordable 912 model with virtually the same horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that was used in the 356 Super 90. Despite a weight penalty of 220 pounds
the lighter 356 Super 90, the 912 achieved the identical top speed of 115 miles per hour.

Production ran from 1965 through 1969 and accordingly, 912 Porsches of quality are becoming increasingly collectible. Today, excellent examples are few and far between, as not surprisingly they proved popular with many people who never anticipated their future value. Throughout production, only about eight percent or approximately 2,562 cars were equipped with a Targa top and are nearly extinct, with only about 60 known surviving examples.

The Porsche 912 offered here is in show quality condition and was fully restored by a marque specialist only
short time ago. In the process of the restoration, the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, repainted, color
and buffed. Professional upholsterers updated the interior with new seats, new panels, new carpeting and restored the targa top. A full mechanical service and vehicle detail was also performed. Notably, this example
also been upgraded to dual Weber carburetors for better performance and drivability. An original California
this 912 Targa is an exemplary model of a rare breed, made even more rare by its exceptional condition.

Reference Number 5742

as of 1/9/2007

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Car 1968 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa
VIN 12870969 
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