Porsche Centre Victoria in partnership with our sister company, Coachwerks Restoration, is taking on the 2019 Porsche Classic Restoration Competition!
We took on the challenge to participate in Porsche Canada’s Classic Restoration Competition and we chose to fully restore a rare 1967 911 Targa S VIN number 500420S. Our team will perform a full ground up restoration to concours standards.
True to our philosophy at Coachwerks Restoration, we will try to preserve, repair and refinish every part that can be reused and should it not be, we will only source Porsche Original replacement parts from Canada, US and directly from Germany. Only parts that are no longer available thru the Porsche Classic parts program will be sourced from selected Porsche specialists to ensure period correct appearance.
History of the 1964-1968 Porsche 911
Under the internal type number 901, Porsche developed a completely new GT car that was a perfect evolution of the 356. It offered better visibility, more shoulder room and an overhead cam 2.0 liter flat six-cylinder motor with about 40 more horsepower. In 1966 Porsche introduced the coupe, the more powerful 911 S. With 160hp and a good power to weight ratio, the new model soon became the benchmark sportscars to be measured against.
1967 was the first year of the 911 Targa and rather than featuring the solid glass rear window, the S model came equipped with a detachable soft window, allowing the driver to feel a convertible-like driving experience while enjoying the stability and safety of the fixed roll bar.
The production completion of our 500420S Targa S was on May 12, 1967. It was one of only 483 cars built with those specifications that featured the “Super” 160 HP engine, upgraded suspension including KONI shock absorbers and ventilated brake discs at a reduced weight of only 2,272 pounds. Another unique feature of the 1967 Targa S is the foldaway back window and removable roof sections. Our research shows that less than 483 units were manufactured to these specifications, which makes the 1967 Targa S one of the rarest and most desirable Porsche 911 S’s. The 500420S ownership records starting in Germany, owned by Hahn, a dealership in Stuttgart. Its second owner was in Belgium in 1968. Eventually, it was purchased locally by Porsche Centre Victoria in Whistler, BC in need of a full restoration.
Date Posted: June 14, 2019