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.
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!
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 & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.
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All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle’s brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or a previous owner’s diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.
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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