This 1968 911 Targa is a truly rare car. Model year 1968 was the first year of production for the Sportomatic transmission and it was the final year for the short-wheelbase 911. It is 1 of 472 examples.
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, an option not publicly available until late 1968.
This solid rear window Targa was special-ordered by a doctor in Munich and delivered in November, 1967, making it the earliest glass window Targa known. Furthermore, the front hood-mounted large Cibie fog lamps also are original to the car, another option almost unheard of in late 1967. The hood still has the proper rubber-grommet holes into its support channel.
A little more than 20 years ago, Don Emory repainted the car Sea Green, a correct color from 1967. (The car originally was Bahama Yellow.) The paint remains nearly flawless even on very close inspection. The engine and running gear run and perform exceptionally well, having just been fully seviced by us in our North Carolina location . 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.
This car is the best 1968 911 Targa we have seen, and it really is a special car
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