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1968 Porsche 911S Targa

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No matter how much I read about Porsche 911s, there’s always some little historical tidbits that I come across of which I wasn’t aware. Case in point this 1968 Targa with an optional 100 liter fuel tank. It seems the option lists from the folks in Stuttgart know no bounds, as this one has a few other interesting features, such as the Webasto heater and Recaro sport seats.

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Year: 1968
Model: 911S Targa
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 44,525 mi
Price: $139,900 Buy It Now

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This 1968 Porsche 911S Targa is a European only model that is further rarified with some outstanding and rarely seen options, all verified by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. It begins with the optional 100-liter fuel tank, which was a rare factory option designed for rallying across the European countryside. From there it’s on to the Webasto heater, a separate gasoline powered heater residing in the boot. We would be remiss if we left out the rarely seen Elephant Hide trim covering the doors and dash, exhibiting an extremely well preserved look and is very likely original to the car.

As many people know, the 911S was never slated for import to the U.S. because it would not meet the more stringent emissions standards. However, this one did find its way to our shores, making it an incredibly rare sight here with only 442 total examples produced worldwide in 1968. A rare, more desirable Porsche 911S would be difficult to find. This car has it all: incredibly options, highly desirable colors, a beautiful restoration, making it perhaps the rarest most distinguished early 911S to be found anywhere. Do not miss this opportunity. Early Porsche 911’s continue to grow exponentially in value, making this one of the most attractive investment opportunities available today. In fact, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, classic cars were the top-performing collectible asset with prices surging 23-percent in the 12-months ending in the third quarter of 2012, and posting gains of 395-percent over 10-years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information on this gorgeous automobile.

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Prices for early 911s are reaching the point to where only serious collectors and the well-heeled can access them. If you’re going to go for one, though, this 911S has a lot going for it. I’ve always been a fan of Signal Green, though it can be understandably offputting to some. But couple this with the low production figure for Targas, Fuchs wheels, handful of rare options and the stunning restoration job, and you’ve got a real blue chip investment. That being said, however, can somehow miss the point, as it would be a shame to park this in a museum for display purposes only. This is a sports car that deserves to be both admired by passers-by and exercised regularly.

-Paul