1968 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa
Delivered in a beautiful color combination that is in very good condition. Excellent mechanical condition with original 1600cc engine and smooth shifting manual 5-speed gearbox. Solid undercarriage and a very straight body with NO rust issues. A very good investment that is very hard to find and is a pleasure to drive.
As production of the 356 model concluded in 1965, on April 5, 1965 Porsche officially began production of the 912 coup�. Styling, performance, quality construction, reliability, and price made the 912 a very attractive buy to both new and old customers, and it substantially outsold the 911 during the first few years of production. Porsche produced nearly 30,000 912 coup� units and about 2500 912 Targa body style units (Porsche's patented variation of a cabriolet) during a five-year manufacturing run. Production of the Targa, complete with removable roof and heavy transparent plastic rear windows openable with a zipper (later called 'Version I' by Porsche and the 'Soft-Window Targa' by enthusiasts), commenced in December 1966 as a 1967 model. In January 1968, Porsche also made available a Targa 'Version II' option ('hard window Targa') with fixed glass rear window, transforming the Targa into a coup� with removable roof.
The Type 912 was also made in a special version for the German autobahn police (polizei); the 100,000th Porsche car was a 912 Targa for the police of Baden-W�rttemberg, the home state of Porsche. In the April 1967 edition, the Porsche factory's Christophorus Magazine noted: "On 21 December 1966, Porsche celebrated a particularly proud anniversary. The 100,000th Porsche, a 912 Targa outfitted for the police, was delivered."