For Porsche, 1968 ment the final year of the short wheel based 911 and due to new emissions laws in the USA they had to adapt. The 911S could no longer be sold in the US and for 1968 only Porsche launched two models, the 911 (Normal) and the 911L.
These cars received a different chassis number indicating this special production and this lovely Polo Red Soft Window Targa is one of those so-called "US Targa's". The 4th digit '8' in the chassis number indicates this is one of only 268 US Targa's built. Out of those limited run, only some received a soft window, others had the fixed glass window. On top, this example has the factory option 902-gearbox with 4 gears, making this really a one-of-kind car!
This car was overhauled and received a restoration where needed. The body was in a good condition regarding its age and was painted to have this beautiful factory fresh red paint! In the meantime mechanics were revised and parts replaced including: new rubbers, new grills, lights, fuel tank, soft window, windscreen, brake lines, brakes,...
Engine and Weber IDA-3C carburetors received some well deserved attention and new parts as well including: new heat exchangers, exhaust, flywheel, clutch, powerful starter motor, bearings, seals,... And of course interior received a light renovation as well included carpets, door panels, speaker, steering wheel,.. and safety belts were installed per the owner's request. The wooden steering wheel and '68 only door panels are used of course.
It is a beautiful SWB 911 with a rare Soft Window from the unique year that is 1968. The car is fully matching (colors, engine, gearbox, wheels,..) and completely overhauled, including an wash list in parts. Today, this car has a Belgian registration and is offered with the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, Kardex, this numbers-matching Targa is ready for open-air enjoyment on challenging roads and active participation in local and club shows.
The car was imported by us back in 2016 and sold to the current owner. Before this, it belonged to the same owner from 1998 (or even earlier) till 2016.