Today is your lucky day: how often does an early 911 Soft Window Targa come for sale? With fewer than 500 non-S Soft Window Targas produced in 1967, and most of them destined for the American market, an early European spec 911 Targa is a rare sight on the classic car market. Delivered new by D'Ieteren in May 1967, the car's first owner is a doctor from Lasne, near Brussels. Nine years and 62.000 km later, the car is taken off the road. After several years of dry storage, a Belgian classic car enthousiast decides to restore the car all the while preserving as many original elements as possible. While many of these early cars have been made to look more like the 911S, with Fuchs wheels, this car has always retained its authentic look. According to the Porsche certificate of authenticity, this 911 Soft Window #500470 still has its original type 901/06 engine #911750. In our opinion, these early 2.0L Porsches provide the perfect mix between the more docile 356 and the more recent 911s that can often come over as too brutal. The Soft Window Targa also has an advantage over the "hard window" Targas of later generations: by unzipping the rear window, you avoid annoying turbulence at higher speeds, giving you the same impressions as if you would drive a full convertible. The car's black leatherette interior nicely confirms the 73.000 km on the odometer, and the matching Polo Red (6602) livery looks very nice and shiny. As professionals, we think it could benefit from a respray, but this is nothing urgent nor imperative: the car still presents very well. And even then, isn't it easier to repaint a car than to find another healthy matching numbers European 911 Soft Window Targa with low mileage and just three owners from new?
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