This 1968 911 is truly a rare car. 1968 was the first year of production for the Sportomatic transmission and the last year of production for the short-wheelbase 911, thus making this car a low production example.
This Porsche has covered only 55,000 documented miles since new. It carries several rare and desirable options, including a special order heated glass rear window, not publicly available until late 1968.
This rear windscreen was special ordered by a doctor in Munich and delivered in November, 1967, making it the earliest glass window Targa known. Furthermore, the hood-mounted large Cibie fog lamps are also original to the car, unheard of in late 1967, and the hood still has the proper rubber-grommet holes into its support channel.
About 20 years ago, Don Emory repainted the car in 1967 Sea Green. (The car was originally Bahama Yellow.) The paint remains nearly flawless upon very close inspection. The car runs and performs exceptionally, having been maintained by Chris Powell’s well-known shop in Bellevue, WA. This 911 starts quickly when cold, idles evenly, and runs smoothly all the way up through the gears, to redline. The Sportomatic performs very well. After driving this car I have finally figured out what the buzz was about and why many of the factory drivers had “Sportos.” The transmission shifts seamlessly. Simply drive it exactly as you would drive a Type 901 stick box and it will reward you with smooth shifts and flawless performance.
Over the years this Targa has been upgraded with some desirable Porsche optional accessories including through-the-grill fog lights, deep six-inch Fuchs, sport seats, and air conditioning. Manuals, tools, and original brochures are included. This car is the best 1968 911 Targa we have seen and it is a truly a special car.
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