1967 Porsche 911S Soft-window Targa

Last week we featured a 912 Soft-window Targa that sat on the value-end of the scale for these peculiar models, even if that particular example was priced a bit high. Now we are going to move almost entirely to the other end of the spectrum. The Soft-window Targa was not only made for the 912, but also was available on the 911, including the top-of-the-range and highly sought after 911S. In this case we’re just stacking rarity on rarity with a rare color of a rare variant of a rare model. It should come as no surprise then that this car is priced at nearly $200K, 5 times the high price for last week’s 912. But this post isn’t about finding an interesting value, but rather about coming across one of the most interesting 911s made in the late ’60s. Here we have a Gulf Blue 1967 Porsche 911S Soft-window Targa that comes in at just under 125K miles and also sports an interesting classic rally pedigree.

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Motorsports Monday: 1967 BMW 2000CS

While BMW was a well-known name throughout Germany in the 1960s thanks to their prolific motorcycle history and pre-War exploits in the Mille Miglia and other sports car races with the 328, outside of Germany they remained fairly unknown in the 1960s. Indeed, in the late 1950s or early 1960s, if you asked someone to identify where the kidney grills belonged in Britain, they’d probably point you towards the BMW-derived Bristols of the day – straight copies of some of the first post-war BMWs, right down to the grill. So in the 1960s and 1970s, BMW went racing to try to spread the reputation of their engineering out of motorcycles or perhaps some veiled World War airplane references with their “New Class” sedans. It was independent tuners like Schnitzer and Alpina that first really started to get the small sedans noticed in Touring classes. While the large coupe based upon the New Class design wasn’t raced much in its day – efforts instead focusing on the smaller, lighter and similarly powered sedans – it’s none-the-less exciting to see a 2000CS that has been modified in the style of the period racers:

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1967 Porsche 912

We’re always on the look out for interesting and/or rare cars here at GCFSB and this excellent looking Bahama Yellow 1967 Porsche 912 with Caramel interior certainly ticks the first box. The seller hasn’t listed the mileage, but it appears to be just under 80K (assuming the odometer hasn’t rolled over) and in its past has had a rebuilt big bore engine. Other additions include a set of Fuchs and wood steering wheel from the 911S parts bin along with rally lighting and grille-mounted fog lights. The vast majority of 912s we come across, even those in great condition, reflect their entry-level roots and remain simple cars. This one here though has been turned up a notch and really appears to be an excellent example of what, for a short time, was an alternative to the 911.

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1967 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa

The soft-window Targa is one of those cars that we rarely come across, but when we do they are always something to marvel at. Introduced in 1967, the soft-window Targa is basically a convertible with a fixed roll hoop, built primarily because Porsche felt uncertain about the sustained viability of convertibles on the market due to increasingly stringent crash regulations. The Targa we are all most familiar with, featuring a standard rear glass window was also made available beginning in 1968, leaving the soft-window targas as a bit of a short-lived anomaly. The example featured here is a great looking Irish Green 1967 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa, located in North Carolina. It was restored more than two decades ago and recently has received a full refresh to bring back its beauty.

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet

This is the time of year you’ll invariably be asked “where do you summer?” I’m more interested in “what do you summer in?” This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet appears to be a perfect vehicle in which to holiday. This car was given a respray a few years ago along with an interior retrim, including the extensive amount of wood trim present in these models.

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 200D Universal

It wasn’t until the late 1970s with the introduction of the W123 T-model that Mercedes-Benz had a proper modern estate in their lineup. However, there were a few limited production examples that saw the light of day in the preceding decades, such as this 1967 200D Universal converted by the Dutch firm I.M.A. Malines. Available in four different models, 200, 200 D, 230 and 230S, these five-door W110s were manufactured between 1965 and 1967. This example for sale in Oregon isn’t perfect, but it runs and would make a good base for a restoration project.

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Heap of the Week: 1967 Porsche 912

I mentioned a few weeks back how the Porsche 912 could serve as a worthwhile substitute for those entertaining the idea of finding a pre-1974 Porsche 911T and were perhaps less concerned with collector values. The two models share many similarities, but the 912 typically comes at a fraction of the cost. The car featured doesn’t make for the best comparison with a well-kept 911T, but it could make for an interesting alternative for any buyer who doesn’t mind taking on a bit of a project. Here we have an unrestored 1967 Porsche 912 looking for an owner who doesn’t mind putting in some work. The exterior appears to be Champagne Yellow, a very nice and period correct color.

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1967 Porsche 911S Coupe

In its earliest years Porsche offered a variety of trim levels to suit a wider array of buyers. The 911T, E, and S each fit within their own performance window and provided buyers more opportunities to get into the 911 that most appropriately fit their performance needs and budget. For the 1967 model year Porsche introduced the 911S. With 160 hp, along with revised chassis and braking, the 911S offered captivating performance for its time and began to establish the 911 as an iconic sports car. The example featured here has recently undergone a full restoration: a Sand Beige 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in California.

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Motorsport Monday: 1967 NSU TT 1200

It’s not often that you get to see an NSU these days, especially in the United States. It’s even more rare to find an NSU race car in the U.S.; but especially rare would be the cars that have substantial race history. In the case of this car, that history includes being raced since new – something very few cars can claim. Want some history? This car was extensively upgraded to a 1200CC motor some 47 years ago. Take that, Porsche crowd! The TT was renowned as a good racer, with plenty of balance, braking and light weight to make good use of its relatively modest power output. Looking ready to hit the track still nearly 50 years later, this TT is for sale today on Ebay:

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL 5-speed

It’s been a little while since we looked at a W113, and they’re continuing their ascension out of affordability for most enthusiasts. Especially rare are the manual cars; add in the rumble seat and the 5th gear that was a seldom-selected and expensive option and you’ve got the rarest of the W113s outside of the Pininfarina coupes. This particular example is stunning in dark blue with red leather, and while the asking price is quite high it’s still relatively low for rare, classic Mercedes-Benz convertibles:

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