1968 Porsche 911S Targa “Big Tank”

This 1968 911S is a correct, matching-numbers car that has been given a complete restoration. This car was imported to the United States by Beverly Hills Porsche for a client in 1980.

In 2002, the same client commissioned Beverly Hills Porsche to restore the car, and it has been driven sparingly since.

The odometer currently reads just 23,700 miles, indicating the careful miles covered since importation. It is immaculately clean and painted in the period-correct red over black with the slim bumpers. There are 15-inch-by-5-inch Fuchs alloy wheels on the front and 15-inch-by-7-inch wheels on the rear. This is a fixed-rear-glass model.

Another unique feature on this 911 is its 100-liter fuel tank, commonly referred to in rally circles as the “Big Tank.” A recent drive by a Worldwide specialist confirmed that this 911 is mechanically sorted, has excellent road manners and performed admirably at speed. It is a car that commands respect on the track or show field.

Prescott Kelly

Prescott Kelly - SCM Contributor

Prescott bought his first Porsche, a 1964 356SC coupe, in early July 1967, just before starting his first job. The next weekend he bought a refrigerator — thereby establishing priorities for life. He has owned many Porsches and is a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama, where he concentrates on arcane corners of Porsche history, writes the regular “356 Collectibles” and “MarketWatch” columns for the 356 Registry Magazine, and contributes to Excellence and the Journal of the Society of Automotive Historians.

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