Porsche Targa - Halfway House Or Genius Design?

23. August 2011

Porsche 911 Targa from 1968 - image from theaircooledguys.comQuite simply, for this week at least, I've found my new favourite car. The beautiful motor vehicle that you see here is from a rather nice site called theaircooledguys.com, and this is a 1968 Porsche 911 Targa with Sportomatic transmission. It was in 1967 that Porsche first introduced the Targa into the 911 range. Combining beauty with protection, the Targa had a roll bar with a stainless steel exterior coating. The car combined the best of a hard top and a soft top, but only seemingly came about because Porsche suspected that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) might be on the verge of banning fully open convertibles in the United States. Porsche certainly didn't want to fall foul of the lucrative US market.More...