VINTAGE EXCELLENCE




Vintage Excellence is a specialty shop for all Porsche cars. Specializing in the sales and correct restoration of these very fine classic automobiles. We deal in primarily Porsche vehicles from 1964-1973; Including 356, 912, 911, and 914-6. Our skill set allows us to handle any unique vehicle in the world. Our experience and passion far exceed the norm. Our mission is the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. High end unique & collectible vehicles is what we do and we love what we do.

1969 Porsche 912 targa

1969 Porsche 912 targa

SOLD



VIN# 129010138

Engine# 4093684

Color code# 6805 Bahama Yellow

Matching numbers throughout

100% rust free California car with original blue plates

5 speed transmission

15x5.5 Chrome steel wheels with enameled crest hub caps

500 miles on fully rebuilt engine

 

One of the most unique of all the 912 models is the 1969 Porsche 912 targa. This is the very last version of a long hood 912 that you can buy. By 1969 the popularity of the 911 had grown and buyers had been acclimated to the higher price of the 6 cylinder car so the 4 cylinder cars were being phased out. Since the 912 program was coming to an end there were less 912s made in 1969; targas and sunroof 912s in 1969 have even lower production numbers. Porsche constructed a total of 2562 912 Targas, less than 8 percent of all 912s. Porsche assembled all Targas in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

So if you have your heart set on a Porsche 912 targa, what qualities should you look for in an example? Matching numbers is important for higher values. No rust is preferred by everyone, a car that has had significant rust repair will never be a top car, cars that have never been rusted at all are extremely difficult to find. Originality is the reason you look at classic cars, a correct classic car is like a time machine that takes you back to a period 40 years ago. Who wants a 40 year old car that was customized or modified to look like something it is not. 1960s cars were developed at the height of automotive design, style and performance; a time without the burdens of excessive emissions restrictions or crash requirements. Color is a trait that many people overlook. Plain Jane white or red cars are boring; a majority of 912s were painted in these boring colors. Bright unusual colors had much lower production numbers and they give off an emotional response that is hard to quantify. These bright, loud colors absolutely bring higher values and are sought out by collectors. Modern colors that do not stand out are for your late model BMW or Mercedes daily driver, 912s are weekend cars that should stand out everywhere they are driven.

This particular car has a believed to be original 129,000 original miles. It was found in the Bay Area of California where it had been in dry storage for some time. The car was pulled from storage and repainted in the original Bahama Yellow color #6805, the paint is an 8 out of 10. The reason for a lower paint grade is that the door jambs, hood jambs still wear their original factory applied paint and were not repainted. Along with the paint all the major targa seals and body seals were replaced. The gaps on the body panels are perfect. The doors shut perfectly giving off that Porsche ping sound that everyone looks for. The hoods fit as well as they did when the car left the factory. At the time the engine was serviced enough to run and drive, the car was driven for a few months but it was then determined that the engine should be rebuilt. A comprehensive engine rebuild at a cost of approximately $9000 was done by Vintage Excellence only 500 miles ago. During the engine rebuild process the body of the car was fully sorted cosmetically and mechanically at a cost of around $7000. All of this work has been done within the last 500 miles. Figure you are buying a $14,000 targa and it has just had the required $16,000 worth of additional work (done by a 912 specialist), to make it an enjoyable driving car. Do not fool yourself into thinking the other examples of 912s trading in the $14k range will not need significant restoration/repair work to make them drive properly as well. Finding a shop capable of doing quality correct restorations work without charging an arm and a leg is very difficult. This car is fully sorted and ready to be driven today. Receipts for all the work are available.

A major detail of this car is a no rust ever chassis. Upon a very close examination it is clear that this car has never had any type of rust repair in the past and it does not need any rust repair or have rust issues now – WOW very rare for a targa to have no rust anywhere. Furthermore this car has never been in any accident or fender bender; this is proved by the original front, rear, and side latch panels which still carry their original paint. Original paint and no crunched latch panels prove no accidents! How often can you find a car that has never been rusted and never been in an accident? Almost never. This car has always lived in California; proved by the registered California Blue license plate which were issued beginning in 1969. The engine is believed to be matching numbers as is the transmission which are both 69 units that fall within the correct serial number rages. Have no fears about this cars authenticity. We welcome the validation of these statements by your expert.

In summary this is a matching numbers, great color, great condition classic Porsche 912 targa that is ready for a new owner. All the bugs associated with a 40 year old car have been worked out prior to the sale. Values of these cars are climbing right now and Porsche values in general rarely drop so there is an investment upside to owning this car. Cars that need significant work will cost more in the long run to own than buying the best car you can find the first time.


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