1968 Porsche 911

For 1968 the Porsche 911 lineup dropped the high-performance 'S' model. It would be re-added to the lineup a year later. In its place, the 911L (luxury) was added. The 911L added a leather-covered steering wheel and forged aluminum wheels.

The base price for the coupe was $6,200 while the 911L Coupe was priced at $6,800. The Targa sold for $6,600 and the 911L was listed at $7,200. Power was from a horizontally opposed, overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displacing 121.5 cubic-inches and produced 148 (SAE) horsepower. A four-speed manual gearbox was standard and a five-speed manual was optional. A Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission was also optional.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019
Only produced for one year, the 911 L was introduced in 1968. The L is the name stood for 'Late mode'. Featuring the same 130 horsepower as the original 911, the 911L was the most expensive of the 911s since the 911S wasn't available in the US in 1968.

Only a total of 449 911L's were ever produced, and they all featured production dates after October 1967. Unfortunately, all of this led to both engineering and mechanical failures in the transmission and front suspension. Stuttgart, Germany engineers re-engineered the problem areas and constructed the remaining 449 vehicles and then released them for sale.

Considered to be a very rare find, the 1968 Porsche 911L came with a soft rear window targa. The 911L joined the updated 911 range in 1967 which later would enclude the T and S models. Now featured standard 5 speed transmission the original came with a 1991cc air-cooled engine. A semi-automatic version was introduced in 1968. The top speed of the Porsche 911L was 131 mph.

The Porsche 911L coupe 2.0 was considered to be a tuned-down US version of the Euro S model to achieve US emissions standards.

Eventually the Porsche 911E replaced the 911L in 1968. A total of 1610 units were produced.

By Jessica Donaldson
1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11805286
Engine Num: 3280978

The Porsche 911 L was the most luxurious and expensive version available to American customers in 1968. It was available for just one model year before it was replaced by the E. It is believed that fewer than 500 Ls were ever made. Most of the cars f....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11800073
Engine Num: 9604784

The 'S' version was introduced within two years of the original 911's launch. It was designed to satisfy the demands of even the most demanding drivers. It had a 2+2 interior and powered by a 2-liter flat six engine, and given subtle details that h....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Targa

Chassis Num: 11870314
Engine Num: 2081101

Judged 'Best Porsche' at the 2007 Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, this restored 911T Targa is a nice example of Porsche's base 911 short wheelbase model. Despite reduced output from a milder camshaft and lower compression ratio when compared to th....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Targa

Originally built by Porsche as part of a Dutch order of police cars (last in a batch) but intended to come to the United States as a show car. It was shown at Washington, DC, New York, New Haven and Chicago auto shows. Porsche of America also used th....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 352854

Tony Adamowicz and Milestone Racing won the 1968 SCCA Trans-Am Championship with 6 wins and 2 second places. With the extensive assistance of the original Milestone Racing Team members and photographer Pete Luongo, this car has been faithfully re-cre....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11800208
Engine Num: 4080192
Gearbox Num: 9282005 (901/52)

This Porsche is one of three 'legal 911 S' race cars imported into the United States. It came to Vasek Polak Porsche, of Hermosa Beach, California in late 1967 complete with Rally Kit, 100-liter fuel tank, rollbar, Sportkit II, LSD, lowered and 165/1....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11810429

Assembled in the Porsche Factory Race Department, this car was delivered to Herb Wetanson (Wetson) and entered in several 1968 Trans Am races. One of the most successful early 911 race cars it finished 4th overall and 1st in GT class at 24 Hours of D....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11810514

For 1968, Porsche responded to the influx of requests for a competition model with the introduction of aa lightweight, racing 911 L version fitted with the 9552 Rally Kit option. It is believed that just 28 examples with this feature fitted, with jus....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Chassis Num: 11880191

This Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa is finished in Irish green with a brown leatherette interior. It is a matching numbers example that was originally completed on April 30th of 1968 and destined for United States delivery. From the factory, it was gi....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Targa

Chassis Num: 11860117
Engine Num: 3080311

This Porsche is a 911L Soft Window Targa that is powered by a 1991cc SOHC flat 6-cylinder engine fitted with 2 Weber Carburetors and delivers 130 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual transaxle and 4-wheel disc brakes. It has been given a total re....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11810486

John Kelly received a Western Union telegram from Porsche of America in October of 1967. Kelly was an SCCA champion and was familiar with Porsche's product. The telegram stated that a limited number of modified 911 R Racing cars were to be built at a....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11820809

This 1968 911 T/R, in ivory with black interior, is a very rare factory racecar. An estimated 28 911 T/R's were built, starting with a 911 T, not 911 S, as the T was 118 pounds lighter.....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 11835019
Engine Num: 3380124

This Porsche 911 is an original example that is equipped with an intriguing Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission. It was completed on January 9th of 1968 and shipped 20 days later to VW Pacific in Culver City, California. Its first registered owne....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 118.0.0876

The late Bruce Jennings' race number was 77 and thus it appeared on several different Porsche 911s over his long racing career. This 1968 911S - a 2.0 liter raced in the Trans-Am, IMSA and SCCA series - was bought new by him and kept until he died in....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 911 vehicle information

Coupe

This 911T was originally delivered with many performance options and has been restored to full FIA (Federation International Automobile, the International sanctioning body of World Championship racing and rallying) specifications using 'sports purpos....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 11805286 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11800073 
Targa
Chassis #: 11870314 
Targa
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 352854 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11800208 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11810429 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11810514 
Chassis #: 11880191 
Targa
Chassis #: 11860117 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11810486 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11820809 
Coupe
Chassis #: 11835019 
Coupe
Chassis #: 118.0.0876 
Coupe
 

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