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1968 PORSCHE 911S SOFT WINDOW TARGA
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  • RARE “EURO-SPEC” 911S SOFT WINDOW TARGA
  • MATCHING #S ENGINE AND GEARBOX
  • 1 OF ONLY 442 BUILT
  • ONE OF VERY FEW IN THE US
  • RECENT ROTISSERIE RESTORATION COMPLETED BY MARQUE SPECIALISTS
  • ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES: PHOTO BOOK DETAILING THE RESTORATION PROCESS, LARGE THREE RING BINDER OF RESTORATION RECEIPTS (NEARLY $100K SPENT), ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL, PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY, AND MORE
  • TRULY ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS HIGHLY DESIRABLE MODEL TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
  • When Porsche rolled out its 1968 model line, it faced a daunting problem: new U.S. safety and emission standards. The “S” engine from 1967 was a high-performance motor in all respects. With high-compression forged alloy pistons, forged and nitrided connecting rods, large valves, and big Weber triple-throat carburetors, it produced a healthy 160 horsepower. Porsche soon realized that this motor would probably not comply with the new U.S. emissions standards without additional development. Careful tuning would eventually resolve that problem, but Porsche did not have time to establish those procedures in time to allow delivery of the new 911 S to its most important market and could not risk shipping new cars that it could not legally sell. Management decided to restrict the 1968 “S,” identical to the 1967 version, to Europe and instead offer American customers the one-year-only 911 L, with an air pump-equipped engine producing a lesser 130 brake horsepower. Over time, a small number of European-spec 1968 S coupes and Targas have been imported to the U.S., where they enjoy special recognition.

    This European-delivery Soft Window Targa was completed on May 15, 1968, and finished in attractive Blutorang (Tangerine) with a black removable fabric top panel and black leatherette interior, set off with a brushed stainless steel roll-over hoop and gold-plated trim. It eventually had an exacting bare-metal restoration, which would involve a veritable “who’s who” of Porsche experts and generate some $90,000 in receipts. The car was entrusted to Scott Klepinger Classic Cars in Elkhart, Indiana, where it was stripped to a bare shell. Every detachable component was rebuilt, repainted, re-plated, or replaced with OEM or correct replacement parts under the supervision of marque specialist James Schrager. The car was repainted in its original color, and the interior was replaced with new seats, door cards, dashboard trim, and carpeting. There is a new windshield, new engine grille, and new Targa roof and zip-out rear window. The two-liter Type 901/7 engine and Type 901 five-speed transmission were completely rebuilt by Marty Hostetler of Bristol, Indiana. The carburetors and distributor were rebuilt by PartsKlassik. A new flywheel, clutch, and starter were installed, along with a new wiring harness and electronic ignition. The brakes were overhauled with a new master cylinder, rotors, and stainless lines. Additionally, the suspension was rebuilt with new Koni struts and shocks, and new Michelin tires were mounted on 5.5-inch Fuchs alloy wheels. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, correct tool kit, jack, spare, and owner’s manuals, this beautifully restored 911 S Targa has it all—timeless design and brilliant performance. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? According to Motortrend, the classic car market has recently shown more growth than hedge funds, with projected returns of 161% after five years and a whopping 467% after a decade. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Bid with confidence.

    Year:
    1968
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    911S
    Color:
    Tangerine
    VIN:
    11850368
    Mileage:
    28,704
    Stock Number:
    406516

    Engine:
    1,991 CC 160HP Flat-6
    Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Soft Window Targa
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $249,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $20,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $229,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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