1968 Porsche 912 Vintage Rally Car

1968 Porsche 912 Vintage Rally Car

Here’s something pretty cool: a fully restored former Swedish rally 1968 Porsche 912 wearing its original color scheme and (what looks to be) a replication of its original decals and equipment. We see these sorts of Porsches pop up now and then, but in most cases they aren’t actual former rally cars, but rather builds that owners have put together that were inspired by the Porsche rally cars of the past. To have a chance at the real thing is a pretty nice treat! And the asking price really doesn’t seem too bad either.

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Year: 1968
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 250 mi
Price: $89,900 Buy It Now

Available today is a very unique and rare 1968 Porsche 912 rally car. This is a genuine period competition car that raced as a new Porsche from 1968 in rally events held in Sweden. This is NOT a replica or made up car. VIN # is 12801307. Mileage is approx. 250 since being restored about 5 years ago. Great looking car in it’s original color combination of polo red exterior with black leatherette interior.

Car has a replacement blank case. Engine was likely installed when the restoration was done but exact date is not known. Please note that this is a US street legal car and is currently registered in Georgia. There is no US title included. Car is sold on bill of sale and Georgia registration.

It was imported to the U.S. from Sweden then completely restored to as rallied configuration by the experts at Klub Sport Racing in Florida. This rally car has lots of period rally images and rock solid documentation as well as period magazines with the car featured.

1968 Porsche 912 Coupe

1968 Porsche 912 Coupe

I do miss the days when I could come across a Porsche 912 and feel confident its selling price would be reasonable. We seem to have long passed those days as price tags above $50K are very common with some even approaching $100K. Those examples are few and far between, but, of course, it never stops other sellers from attaching similar figures to their cars hoping to capitalize on a few big sales.

In theory, this 912 should be pretty reasonable. It isn’t original or numbers matching. Bidding even is quite reasonable and we could hope that with some time that bidding would be taken into account and the asking price will come down. For that we must wait. Either way, here we have a very pretty 1968 Porsche 912 with a Polo Red exterior over a Tan interior and a reported 58,628 miles on it.

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Year: 1968
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,628 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1968 Porsche 912

Karmann bodied 912 with appreciating value
One of only 7,458 912 models sold in the United States in 1968
Polo Red exterior with tan interior
1586cc flat four-cylinder engine from a ’66 Porsche
Dual DeLorto carburators
Five-speed manual transmission period correct for 1968
Koni Shocks, with Weltmiester Adjustable Spring Plates
Nardi steering wheel with engraved signature and Bird’s Eye Maple dash trim insert
VDO gauges, Hella lights and dual Durant sideview mirrors
Optional 15-inch chrome wheels
Documentation includes original owner’s manual and some service records
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to offer this 1968 Porsche 912 for your examination. This is a Porsche you can take out and drive, either as an everyday commuter or on weekend club runs. This 912 is a California car and currently on a California title from San Diego.

1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa

1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa

I shall now return to my favorite quirky Porsche model with this 1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa, located in California, with a reported 60,082 miles on it. I suppose to be totally accurate the 911 Soft-window would be my favorite, but the 912 is close enough. While it might be a strange looking design there’s a ton of versatility to these Targas as the removable rear window allows for a variety of open-cockpit driving conditions. If you want a fully open experience you can remove the roof and unzip the rear window. Or perhaps it’s a hot sunny day and you just want some extra airflow? Then leave the roof in place, but keep the rear window down. And, of course, the standard Targa configuration with which we’re very familiar: remove the roof and keep the rear window in place.

The Soft-window Targa was intended to allow Porsche to continue to provide their customers with as open a cockpit as possible, while meeting what they expected would be increasingly stringent safety requirements that would necessitate the fixed roll hoop. Those requirements never materialized, yet it did take Porsche another 15 years before a 911 Cabriolet would come into existence. That leaves us with the Targa and these interesting pieces of engineering as Porsche first developed a model for the 911 and 912.

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Year: 1968
Model: 912 Soft-window Targa
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,082 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1968 Original Soft Window Targa
new black paint with charcoal German carpet and black leather seats and interior by Auto International of Escondido
5 Speed
rebuilt engine / Big Bore / # 752983
rebuilt carbs
new rubber, seals, and bushings,heater hoses
no rust
original floor pans
original rubber floor mats
Fuch alloy wheels
jack and lug wrench
removable hard top excellent original
New soft window and tonneau boot and bag by Autos International of Escondido

appointment available
Del Mar, CA

The SWT we see here we wouldn’t really consider a special version of the breed, but rather a pretty standard example in a standard black on black color combination.…

1968 Porsche 911 Soft-window Targa Sportomatic

1968 Porsche 911 Soft-window Targa Sportomatic

This might be the quirkiest 911 I could feature. And I don’t mean that in a derogatory way, but rather in the way it utilizes a number of early and short-lived technologies and combines them all in one package. Here we have a Tangerine 1968 Porsche 911 Soft-window Targa, located in California, with 59,589 miles on it. Rather than the standard 5-speed manual transmission it is equipped with Porsche’s 4-speed Sportomatic transmission, the first year the marque would offer their attempt at producing something like the clutchless manually-shiftable automatic transmissions so prevalent today. In that regard, while the Sportomatic eventually disappeared, and rarely was favored while it existed, it did serve as a prelude to what was to come. The Soft-window Targa is a different story: around for only a few years and quickly replaced with the hard window version with which we are all familiar. The ability to open the rear window while keeping the top in place provided extra versatility, but it became clear pretty quickly that most owners weren’t much interested in that versatility.

I have never come across a 911 that combined these two interesting pieces of Porsche engineering and I don’t suspect we will find many of them that do.

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Year: 1968
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 59,589 mi
Price: $129,000 Buy It Now

Up for sale, 1968 Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa sportomatic with matching numbers in its most desirable color tangerine.
The car has been restored and the restoration is documented.
New paint job, engine rebuilt, interior has been partially restored trying to keep the most original and unrestored parts like the 2 front seats.
Staright body, perfect new floor pans, The original 5-1/2” x 15” Fuchs have been polished and painted.

1968 Porsche 911L Coupe

1968 Porsche 911L Coupe

A long-hood 911 up for a no-reserve auction almost always manages to attract my curiosity. I know there will be problems – either basic cosmetic and mechanical problems or problems with originality (or all of the above!) – but why let that deter me? In the case of the 911 here my interest is increased by it being the one-year-only L, not necessarily because the L was a particularly special model, but simply because we don’t see them often and that makes them more interesting. Prices for the L typically hover between those of the T and E and I’ll be curious where bidding takes this one. Let’s start with what we have and then get to the issues below: A Coffee Brown 1968 Porsche 911L Coupe with what looks like a cream-colored interior and a reported 133K miles on it. I suppose we could say that these two colors were destined to go together.

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1968 Porsche 912 Soft-Window Targa

1968 Porsche 912 Soft-Window Targa

Here we have one of Porsche’s more interesting design ideas: the Soft-Window Targa. Most are quite familiar with its hard windowed cousin, which has been available on the 911 for most of its life. But far fewer may be familiar with the precursor to the 911 Targa. With the Soft-Window Targa Porsche sought an engineering solution that would allow for maximum openness in the cockpit while retaining a measure of structural integrity they thought would be necessary to meet impending safety regulations. Those safety regulations never became manifest, but their design did. It’s somewhat simple: use a fixed roll-hoop and make the top and window removable. The look is somewhat strange and the window section was quickly converted to a fixed window, but the soft window provided a great deal of versatility and choice for drivers depending on just how much of the external environment they wanted to experience. The Soft-Window Targa is quite rare on both the 911 and 912 and as such will command higher values, with the 911S being far and away the most expensive. The one we see here is from the earlier short-wheelbase model years as well: an Irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 Soft-Window Targa, located in California, with 113,000 miles on it. It should be noted, this 912 does not possess its original engine, but the rest of the car is said to be original.

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Double Take: Tangerine 911S – Coupe or Targa?

Double Take: Tangerine 911S – Coupe or Targa?

Time for some citrus. I’ve mentioned previously how the market for the long-hood 911 has plateaued, and perhaps even reached its peaked, but even if that is the case the 911S remains a special car that we must keep an eye on. These were some of Porsche’s first opportunities to show its ability to produce a top-level machine that could provide performance but also remain civilized. The 911S epitomized that focus and here we have two different variants, both of which come in the wonderful shade of Tangerine over Black. With values remaining mostly stable over the past year it’s not a bad time for those who really enjoy these early 911s to look for the right opportunity. Here we have both a Coupe and a Targa and both look in very good condition. Which would you choose? We will begin with the Targa, from the 1968 MY:

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1968 Volkswagen Beetle

1968 Volkswagen Beetle

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While I would give the current Volkswagen Beetle a second glance, a vintage one always catches my eye, especially these days when you don’t see that many in traffic. Growing up in the 1980s, you’d still see a good number of the people’s car being used as daily drivers, but not so much anymore. There’s plenty of ways you can customize a vintage Beetle to your liking and for not much money, either. One of my favorite looks is the “Cal look” as we see here with this 1968 Beetle. Powered by a 1600 cc dual carb engine and sitting on Empi wheels, this one is a real looker.

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1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa

1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa

Porsche’s soft-window Targa is one of those engineering feats that is a mix of the sublime and the ridiculous. It is a brilliant solution to a problem that never really arose, but with its removable rear window and fixed roll hoop it looks…strange. I think Porsche’s engineers realized this as the design only existed for three model years, and during production of the Soft-window Targa a fixed hard window was an available option. Even so, with safety standards failing to render the convertible obsolete it would still take 15 years before Porsche actually produced a Cabriolet version of the 911 so in that regard the Soft-window Targa seems well ahead of its time. There is definitely a lot going on with these. Design aesthetics aside, its short production run for either the 911 or 912 makes the Soft-window Targa a rare and interesting commodity among vintage Porsches and one that surely attracts plenty of questions and gazes within any collection. They are a part of Porsche history and as such always warrant considerable attention. The example we have here is a Light Ivory 1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa located in Ohio.

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1968 Porsche 912

1968 Porsche 912

Red Porsches have become fairly ubiquitous on the second-hand market due primarily to their popularity in the ’80s and, to a lesser extent, the ’90s, but that popularity has not always been the case. And judging by their lack of prevalence among newer models, we may see their presence gradually wane over time. Among the earliest models they remain somewhat rare, yet they can be incredibly striking. Such is the case with the car here, a Polo Red 1968 Porsche 912, located in Indiana, with a reported 88,800 miles on it. I remain a huge fan of the 912 in general. These were the simpler, 4-cylinder, entry-level counterparts to the 911 that eventually were phased out when Porsche introduced the 911T as its lowest-cost offering. For a long time now the 912 has made for an excellent alternative to the 911 for those seeking a vintage driver for lower cost, but who still desired that 911 shape. That said, as prices for good models increase they do become a more difficult proposition. We’re still at a point where the best examples of the 912 only begin to reach the prices of a decent 911T, so we are not yet dealing with equal levels of condition, but given more time we may see an increased convergence of the market for these two entry-level Porsches.

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1968 Porsche 912

1968 Porsche 912

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a Porsche 912 that falls into that middle stage of the market: not a pristine collector car, but not a car in need of significant work either. That’s somewhat troubling since much of the appeal of the 912 precisely is the opportunity for getting your hands on a good vintage Porsche driver, but without breaking the bank. Entry-level Porsche at entry-level pricing. But as the market for the 912 has heated up there is more incentive to restore properly those that have been neglected, which also brings out the sellers who are less interested in putting in the time for a quality restoration. Of course, this also tends to mean that owners of the middle-of-the-road cars price them too high – a rising tide raising all boats and whatnot – but ultimately a patient buyer should eventually be able to find one for a reasonable price. The example we see here, a Tangerine 1968 Porsche 912, located in Maryland, I think falls into that latter category. It looks in good running condition and worthy of being a fun weekend cruiser, but the asking price will likely need to come down. That said, excellent examples of the 912 have slipped into $50k-$60K territory so even this asking price is well under where top examples will sell.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Tuner Tuesday: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

For all the Alpinas, AMGs and Andials we might feature, there is one German cars that has remained a favorite of automotive customizers for years: the original Volkswagen Beetle. There’s an infinite amount of ways you can go with Beetle modifications, from dune buggy to dragsters. One popular modification is the Cal Look, consisting of a lowered suspension, aftermarket wheels and sometimes removal of the bumpers. This freshly restored 1968 Beetle for sale in Arizona has shades of that style, but retains the original bumpers. Wearing a bold shade, it looks great sitting on Empi style wheels.

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1968 Porsche 911T Coupe

1968 Porsche 911T Coupe

Here we have a Bahama Yellow 1968 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in New York, with 92,401 miles on it. I always find a 911T in an excellent color to make for an interesting auction to watch, especially when the car in question appears in good shape but isn’t a concours-quality restoration. These auctions provide us a nice sense of the current market. Added to that, we do enjoy seeing these rare colors with some patina to them, showing the effects of many years of use though also reflective of the care required to keep a car of this vintage looking sharp. As the last year of the short-wheelbase models this one also gives us a glimpse at the most advanced version of the original layout and specifications.

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1968 Porsche 911L Soft-window Targa Police Car

1968 Porsche 911L Soft-window Targa Police Car

Here at GCFSB we pride ourselves on featuring many of the most interesting German vehicles available on the second-hand market. The particular car we see here, a 1968 Porsche 911L Soft-window Targa Police Car, surely is the most interesting car I will have featured to date. It won’t be the fastest, or even the prettiest, though it’s certainly the rarest (since we cannot get more rare than 1 of 1) and it’s definitely the most peculiar. This Targa Police car was given the full treatment: double rear-view mirrors, a red police light affixed to the Targa’s roll hoop, illuminated STOP signal in place of the rear license plate, along with the electronics to control those lights and the siren. The look was completed with Dutch-inspired Tangerine over White paint and German “Polizei” script along the doors, hood and rear deck lid. It is, quite frankly, one of the most curious 911s we’re likely to come across and that hardly even includes the fact that it is a ’68 911L Soft-window Targa, an already very rare and interesting 911 in itself. It’s fantastic!

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1968 Glas 1304CL

1968 Glas 1304CL

I’ve slotted this car into the following categories of “never seen one” and “didn’t know existed.” While Glas is a rather obscure marque to some, I was well aware of the microcars and GT series of sports coupes they produced before being taken over by BMW in the 1960s. But this 1304CL for sale near Hanover, Germany left me scratching my head. After doing some research, I found out that the car we see here, the 1304CL, was a derivative of an earlier variant, the 1004 range, with the CL denoting “Combi Limousine.” Liftgates were still rather uncommon in the 1960s, but it wasn’t enough to interest customers. However, this car did survive for a bit after Glas was absorbed by BMW. It was also an inspiration for a later and much more loved variant of the 2002, the Touring.

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