The saga of the Porsche 911 viewed through the medium of model cars - Vintage of 1967
|AUGUST 1966 :
The 912 is optionally available with 5 dials.
Most of the options available on the 911 are also available on the 912.
The 912 Coupé with its 4-cylinder engine derived from the Porsche 356 SC accounted for 57% of all Porsche sales between April 1965 and August 1969.
|Porsche 912 - Spark S4923
|OCTOBER 1966 :
Launch of the 911 S for “Super or Sport” at the Paris Motor Show with 160 hp, specific camshaft, Weber 40IDS carburettors, standard Koni shock absorbers, front and rear anti-roll bars with larger diameter.
While the 911s were equipped with solid disc brakes from the start, the 911 S will innovate and be equipped with internally ventilated double-walled disc brakes for the first time.
Standard 5-speed manual transmission and introduction of the first generation Fuchs rims. This 911 S will not be homologated in the USA.
|Porsche 911 S 2.0L - Spark S1371
|Also for the first time, the 911 S is equipped as standard with so-called Fuchs rims of the first generation. These rims are manufactured by Otto Fuchs Metallwerke in cooperation with Porsche. They are made of high-quality forged aluminum and were designed by Heinrich Klie, designer at Porsche and creator of the design of the 911's dashboard.
Due to the rolling manufacturing process, the rim can be widened as desired, so that different sizes and finishes (polished, anodized or painted) are offered over the years. First generation Fuchs wheels are only available for 911 S from model year 1967. They have several peculiarities: the 5 spokes and the rim ring are metallic, the rosette protrudes from the rim, while between each spoke a small triangle with the hole for the fixing screw is painted black.
|DECEMBER 1966 :
Start of series production of the Targa model, which will be delivered from spring 1967.
With the introduction of the Targa versions, Porsche met American safety requirements for open vehicles. Thanks to the fixed roll bar, the occupants are protected in the event of a rollover.
|Porsche 911 Targa Soft Window - Minichamps 400061164
|The roof is foldable and removable, the transparent plastic rear window with zip can be folded down.
The 911 Targa thus offers four different options for open or closed driving.
The removable roof concept was patented in August 1965 (see vintage 1966).
The name Targa refers to Porsche's excellent results during the Targa Florio races in Sicily.
|Product range overview for the 1967 vintage (08/1966->07/1967)
|Exterior details :
- Domed headlight glass, without top edge with two adjustment screws.
- Chrome-plated wipers aligned to the right when stationary.
- Round and chrome-plated exterior mirrors, still slightly tapering, brand Durant.
- Horn grille in chromed zamak (zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper alloy) fixed with 2 screws.
- Thin sill chrome trim strips except 911 S.
- Unchanged rear hood grille with 6 vertical braces with visible body reinforcement member. The grid elements are no longer screwed, but firmly welded.
- The "PORSCHE" lettering on the rear hood is in gold (silver on 912) but larger, with square, separate and spaced letters.
- The model designation "911" or "912" is also in separate and spaced square letters and is centered under the hood grille.
- In the course of the year of manufacture, the protective rubber strips on the bumpers are widened.
- Painted front and rear bumpers adorned with an aluminum strip decorated with a subtle black rubber stripe. The rear bumper horns are all chrome except 911S (see below). Front bumper horns are mandatory in the United States but can be removed for the rest of the world. If available, the front bumper horns are also fully chromed, except for 911S.
- Chrome door handles, thin, slightly curved outwards with exposed push button.
- Steel rims 4.5Jx15" - Tires 165/15 (except 911 S).
|Interior details :
- Abandonment of wood veneer dashboards in favor of openwork black synthetic leather (braided basket structure).
- The lettering "911" or "911 S" on the storage compartment cover is chrome instead of gold.
- Steering wheel either in wood, darker than before, or in ebonite, or covered with leather as with most 911 S.
- Diagram of the gear grid on the shift knob.
- The broken part of the window regulator cranks is covered with black plastic.
- The rear window can optionally be equipped with an electric heater.
- Appearance of the optional air conditioning.
- The floor mats are made of velor.
- Brushed stainless steel roll bar.
- Retractable folding roof.
- Foldable plastic rear window (soft window).
- Golden "targa" lettering on the roll bar (up to 1971).
|912||Coupé & Targa||1.6 L||90 HP||13,5 s||185 Km/h|
|911||Coupé & Targa||2.0 L||130 HP||9,1 s||210 Km/h|
|911 S||Coupé & Targa||2.0 L||160 HP||7,6 s||225 Km/h|
- The rear bumper horns are equipped with a rubber strip only on the S models, if the front bumper is equipped with horns, these also have a rubber strip.
- The rubber strip of the bumpers is wider than on the other versions.
- The chromed portion of the side skirt protector is wider but does not cover the torsion bar access hole.
- The red area of the rev counter is between 7200 and 7400 rpm (6800-7000 on the 911).
- Forged Fuchs aluminum rims in metal color (4.5Jx15") with specific 5 spoke design - Tires 165/15.
|1967 model year exterior paint chart|
1967 model year interior color chart