Bubble Boy: ’67 Porsche 912 Targa
The Sicilian Targa Florio began its test of man and machines in 1906 and became known as one of the toughest endurance races of all time. Like many endurance races, it ran on public roads making it dangerous for drivers and spectators alike. Porsche had great success competing in the Targa. The Targa was so important to Porsche historically, they decided to call their interim convertible model the Targa. You see Porsche was very concerned that the US would outlaw convertibles all together. So they designed this unique top with an integrated roll bar clad in stainless steel. The first models, like today’s featured car, had a zip-out rear window that gave you a real convertible experience. In later years, soft-year window was a no-cost option alongside the fixed glass window version of ’68 and early ’69 cars. Few people opted for the soft window preferring the fixed window in those later years so the soft windows were ’67 only and are quite rare. This Polo Red car comes with hundreds of pages of service records and a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche. Therefore it has all of the parts the car was born with. That helps justify the high price the seller is asking. It seems 912s are commanding asking prices in early 911 territory from just a few years ago. This Porsche has a 5-speed, optional wood wheel, original radio and an interior that appears original and in good condition. The mileage shows just 35,000 miles and the service records should confirm that. The seller says it is kept in a temperature controlled bubble when not in use. This one looks good and although the price is high at $44,000, we are confident time will erase the initial purchase pain as early Porsche prices continue to march forward. Click here to contact the seller.