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    1968 Hard Window Targa Experts Needed

    Ok So I am 6 Years Into my restoration on my 1968 911,and of Course still learning more about the idiosyncrasies of these early cars.

    Its well known that '68's had a few unique one year only items like Rear view mirror and Engine Grills Etc.

    Then there seems to be some more changes like an early vs late Engine grill for a 1968.

    My questions to experts is:

    Did all the Hard Window Targa's in 1968 supposedly have vertical defrost lines too? I have searched all of google images and all the pictures from the High End Auction houses
    for 1968 911S Targas and they ALL have the Hard window with the Horizontal Defrost Lines. Is the vertical lines on a Targa Window a
    Urban Myth?

    My 1968 911T Targa has a production of May 27th of 1968 and per the Kardex had a Tinted Heated Hard Targa Window.
    Was it supposed to have verticle defrost lines? I have only actually see one picture of a Coupe which had the vertical defrost lines.
    I have yet to even find a picture of a Targa with Vertical Defrost lines?

    Lastly its it possible they could have gone to the later more common Hard window with the vertical lines late in '68 Production year?

    Please chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Anderson View Post
    Ok So I am 6 Years Into my restoration on my 1968 911,and of Course still learning more about the idiosyncrasies of these early cars.

    Its well known that '68's had a few unique one year only items like Rear view mirror and Engine Grills Etc.

    Then there seems to be some more changes like an early vs late Engine grill for a 1968.

    My questions to experts is:

    Did all the Hard Window Targa's in 1968 supposedly have vertical defrost lines too? I have searched all of google images and all the pictures from the High End Auction houses
    for 1968 911S Targas and they ALL have the Hard window with the Horizontal Defrost Lines. Is the vertical lines on a Targa Window a
    Urban Myth?

    My 1968 911T Targa has a production of May 27th of 1968 and per the Kardex had a Tinted Heated Hard Targa Window.
    Was it supposed to have verticle defrost lines? I have only actually see one picture of a Coupe which had the vertical defrost lines.
    I have yet to even find a picture of a Targa with Vertical Defrost lines?

    Lastly its it possible they could have gone to the later more common Hard window with the vertical lines late in '68 Production year?

    Please chime in.
    68 Targas had vertical lines (buried in the glass). I have also personally seen a 68 912 Targa with a clear back glass with no lines. If a 68 Targa has horizontal lines it is from a later car. I have probably sold as many as 50 hard back glasses to owners of soft back window 67 and 68 Targas. I even had a deal with a glass shop in Berkeley to install them. You drop off your soft back window Targa and I would deliver the back glass (removed from a later Targa), the rear window seal and all the conversion trim to the glass shop and they would do the installation in a day. I swear that a large percentage of all the doctors at Alta Bates and Herrick Hospital in Berkeley drove Irish Green soft window Targas, most of which became hard back window Targas. Your car would have had vertical lines. Your last question needs to be restated. I think you meant to say "horizontal". If so, the answer is NO.

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    Jim

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    Thanks for chiming in Jim. Can someone post a pic of. 68 hard window with vertical defrost lines?

    I can’t even find a picture of one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Anderson View Post
    Thanks for chiming in Jim. Can someone post a pic of. 68 hard window with vertical defrost lines?

    I can’t even find a picture of one.
    The lines are very thin and hard to photograph

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