This 1967 Porsche 911 S ‘Soft-Window’ Targa going up for auction with luxury auction house, RM Sotheby’s, embodies the undeniably captivating allure of Porsche vehicles from the 1960s. A highly sought-after “soft-window” 911 S Targa, this remarkable steed is set to generate significant excitement at RM Sotheby’s Paris auction in January.
With a guide price of £155-190k, this 1967 Porsche 911 S ‘Soft-Window’ Targa from RM Sotheby’s is far from inexpensive. However, its rarity and potential to be a highly coveted acquisition in the classic car community are expected to attract bidders willing to pay the price. Originally delivered to California, USA, this mesmerizing machine was later expertly restored after returning to Europe via Italy in 1998, resulting in its remarkable present-day condition that is sure to be a standout piece in any Porsche enthusiast’s collection.
This 1967 911, a stunning embodiment of one of Porsche’s most iconic eras, features a factory-correct color pairing of Polorot over a Black leatherette interior, emanating elegance and suitability for scenic road trips along the coast. Early editions of Porsche’s celebrated 911, especially the highly desirable “soft-window” Targa, are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The 1967 911 S offered by RM Sotheby’s was dispatched by the Zuffenhausen factory in September 1967 and was originally destined for Porsche Cars Pacific of Burlingame, California, with its first owner residing in nearby Cupertino.
It is believed to have remained in California before being exported to Italy in 1998, having been previously registered in the Gardena district of Los Angeles. Subsequently, the Porsche was sold to a dealer in Naples and underwent a comprehensive restoration, as indicated by export documents. By March 1999, the car was purchased by its consigning owner and has since been meticulously restored to its current standard, inclusive of its matching-numbers engine and factory-correct colors. The restoration was managed by Vavoli Carrozzeria, with engine specialist Biasetti overseeing the rebuilding of the air-cooled flat-six engine.
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