Beautiful RARE 1968 Porsche 912 SOFT WINDOW TARGA.
This beautiful example of a rare 912 Soft Window Targa hails from the northwest. The car shows no indication of rust history or repair. The car comes with the COA, showing its completion date as November 8,1967, engine number 1281439, finished in Polo Red, color code 6802, over black leatherette, which it wears today. A bare-metal repaint of the original color was performed in 2010 with PPG base and clear coats used. The paint is exceptional as is the bright work.
The run and drive is as smooth and sweet as the car is beautiful cosmetically. The engine, a type 616/69 flat-four, was rebuilt at the end of 2012. It included the installation of new big-bore 86mm pistons and rings, as well as new rod and main bearings. The crankshaft and camshaft were reground, and dual Weber carburetors have been fitted in place of the original Solex units. A dynamometer test was conducted following the rebuild, resulting in 107 horsepower and 112lb-ft of torque. Work totaled over $5,000 and the engine starts right up with that sewing machine smoothness and sound that only a well-tuned 912 Boxter engine can produce.
A 5-speed manual transaxle has been added. The transmission is tight with a good clutch and smooth synchros. 15” Fuchs wheels are mounted with Falken Ziex ZE512 tires that look brand new. The gauges are in good condition. The targa top and soft window are in good condition. The carpets are of correct weave and still look new. Note the good factory gaps photographed as well as the nice stance on the car.