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1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa

I’ve chosen to feature this car almost purely out of curiosity. The Soft-window Targa is one of those cars where the design, from an aesthetic perspective, leaves me cold, but from a functional perspective I always find very intriguing. These cars are sort of an engineering peculiarity; only existent for a few years as Porsche’s answer to the need for an open-top vehicle that would also meet safety requirements the Soft-window Targa is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a Targa where the window section behind the roll hoop could be lowered to create an airiness more akin to a cabriolet. These provided a variety of open-top motoring options between fully open and fully closed and with the integrated roll hoop they were sure to meet the increasingly stringent safety standards that Porsche worried would render the cabriolet obsolete. I just hate the look. With the rear window down these have always looked like something jerry-rigged in someone’s garage and no matter how interesting I think the design is I just can’t get past that. C’est la vie. Available for both the 911 and the 912, here we have a Burgundy 1968 Porsche 912 Soft-window Targa, located in California, with a stated 12,703 miles on it.

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Year: 1968
Model: 912 Targa
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 12,703 mi
Price: Reserve auction

Older restoration of matching numbers solid rust free 1968 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa. VIN is 12870475 and engine is 1282153. Has 5 speed, 5 chrome wheels all dated 11/67, jack, owner’s manual, boot for
back window and rear seat delete. No tool kit.

One repaint in original Burgundy Red color about 15 years ago. Car shows good from 10 feet but up close has usual minor blemishes for an older paint job. Paint code is 97-6808-L.

Car last registered here in California in 2006 and recently pulled out of dry storage with intent of making a good driver again.

New battery was installed, fuel tank drained and flushed, Solex carbs rebuilt, shift linkage rebuilt. Brakes completely gone through, new hoses, new master cylinder,new pads and calipers rebuilt. Starter motor also recently replaced.

All gauges, lights,wipers and radio work. Clock does not. Runs and drives well with excellent compression and good power. Trans shifts good through all gears. Car was just serviced including oil and filter change
and valve adjustment. Refilled with SWEPCO 20/50 oil.

This is a turn key driver quality 912 Soft Window Targa ready for new owner to enjoy! It has a clean California title. I’m located in the SF bay area.

International Shipping is not a problem, Port of Oakland is an hour and half away.

* Blue Calif. license plates do NOT go with the car, it has a clear Ca. title and White plates

Have lots more pix I can send to anyone seriously interested.

Happy Bidding!


My own aesthetic issues with these aside, the Soft-window Targa remains rather rare for either the 911 or 912. This one looks in fairly good condition, but as the seller states it seems apparent that this is an older restoration that is in need of some freshening up. But if everything is straight and it runs well then much of the major concerns are alleviated. Bidding has been about right for one of these, currently sitting at $38,100 with the reserve unmet. A pristine example can command quite a bit more value, but I think given some of the work still needed here we’re in the appropriate range. That said, given their rarity even the 912 Soft-window Targa has a good chance at continuing to appreciate at a nice clip so at the current price there should be nice value to be found here down the road.