To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 500714S
Estimate: $200,000 - $240,000 US
The Porsche 911 Targa had been introduced under the concept of being a “safety convertible.” It was so named because of its rigidly mounted stainless steel rollbar. The center section of the roof could be removed, folded and stowed in the luggage compartment. The flexible plastic rear window can be folded downwards; with this the Targa combine the safety of a coupe with the open air fun of motoring in an environment like a convertible. The configuration can be fixed four different ways; completely open, with open roof but closed rear window, with roof installed but open rear window and completely closed. The cockpit is featured with a grip-laden leather-covered steering wheel and woven-texture dashboard trim.
This fantastic 911 Targa soft window with body by Karmann is in its original color selection of Bahama Yellow; it runs with the strong 2.0-liter, 130-hp horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that is matched to a five-speed manual gearbox. Fuchs forged alloy wheels, Webasto heater and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio round out the solid equipment lineup for this car. Reliable Porsche sources indicate that in 1967 Porsche only built 236 911S Targa’s with the soft rear window such as seen here. A rare opportunity indeed. 1967 Porsche 911S 'Soft Window' Targa by Karmann