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 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 Porsche 911L Coupe

As Porsche began to expand the range of its 911 offerings it released, for one year only, the 911L. That year was 1968. The L, naturally, stood for Luxury and marked these models as similar to the S in its trim and other fittings, but with the standard 130 hp engine found in the previous 911. It would be further differentiated by the introduction of the 911T, Porsche’s entry-level 911, which utilized a 110 hp engine and featured fewer of the creature comforts found in the L and S models. But one year later the L was gone, replaced by the mid-level 911E. That makes the L a bit of a rarity, though their values have never really took off any more so than other 911s of this vintage, and certainly not to the degree of the S. Still, like the E, these offer upgrades over the entry-level T without having to pay the sky-high prices for a S. Buyers looking for driver-quality examples could certainly find worse alternatives. The example featured here, a 1968 Porsche 911L Coupe with 105,572 miles, originally came in a special order Dark Green Metallic, but now sits in what appears to be Grand Prix White.

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