The 911 ‘S’ was Porsche’s top of the range sporting model throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period when the purest and most desirable versions of the great 911 were produced. Initially available in 2 litre guise from July 1966, it boasted a higher fifth gear, anti-roll bars front and rear, Koni shock absorbers and ventilated disc brakes, later also receiving alloy front brake callipers.
In 1969 all 911 models had their engine capacity increased to 2.2 litres; naturally, the 911 ‘S’ found its way into competition and was successful in its class in all the major events, including Le Mans, the Targa Florio and the Tour de France.
This desirable early 1969 911 S Targa is finished in Silver metallic with black leatherette upholstery. It was delivered new to Max Moritz of Autohaus in Germany, and was equipped with several important extras, such as tinted windows, heated rear window, and special paintwork (Silver metallic). The car’s original specification is shown in its certificate of authenticity from Porsche, included in the car’s paperwork file.
Upon completion in Germany in 1969, the car then moved to Georgia, USA in 1971 with its original owner and remained in the USA. The history file confirms it passed in 1980 to its second owner in Tennessee, USA. The car was then repatriated to Europe, and has from then on been in the hands of only its third custodian since 1969.