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Thread: Historians Needed: Help on finding info on my 911S

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    Historians Needed: Help on finding info on my 911S

    Here's what I know guys.
    My car was initially delivered to German race car driver Manfred Abels. Manfred drove many different cars like a 904 at Nurburgring in the mid 60's. He took delivery of the car in May/June of 1968. Then in December of 68 it was sent back to the factory and was tweaked out for max HP. Chassis number is 11850378.
    Although it is a targa, there are a ton of rally inspired options.
    My question is did this car ever see the racetrack ? My guess is if it did it would have been in 1969
    I have exhausted my google searches , so now I will put it out to the universe.
    Any leads appreciated.
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    Not to burst your bubble but the targa was probably the race car driver's street every day car that he wanted maxed out so he could win races on the street as well.
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    I'm certain it saw the race track.

    From the parking lot.


    Targa race car... you didn't really imply that did you Mitch?

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    Maybe pix from the Baja 1000 or a run at Pike's Peak. Only kidding
    I know it's a shot in the dark, how about some road rallies back in the day.
    1962 356 S Cab gone
    1967 911S Coupe
    2008 RS60 Boxster gone
    1973.5 911T targa soft window Gone
    Runge 008 Gone
    2002 996 TT x-50 Gone
    2016 Boxster GTS pts gulf orange
    1969 912 SWT pts green

    Can I be FRANK with you ?

    Live everyday like it's your last .
    Eventually you'll be right.

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    Does anyone in Germany know Manfred Abels ? Is he still alive ?
    1962 356 S Cab gone
    1967 911S Coupe
    2008 RS60 Boxster gone
    1973.5 911T targa soft window Gone
    Runge 008 Gone
    2002 996 TT x-50 Gone
    2016 Boxster GTS pts gulf orange
    1969 912 SWT pts green

    Can I be FRANK with you ?

    Live everyday like it's your last .
    Eventually you'll be right.

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    Mitch, I would start by googling Manfred Abel and not Manfred Abels, it may help.

    Krefeld is about 15 miles from where i grew up, but i don't know him. Maybe it's because when he was racing around in his targa i wasn't born yet

    ~J~
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    You millenials
    1962 356 S Cab gone
    1967 911S Coupe
    2008 RS60 Boxster gone
    1973.5 911T targa soft window Gone
    Runge 008 Gone
    2002 996 TT x-50 Gone
    2016 Boxster GTS pts gulf orange
    1969 912 SWT pts green

    Can I be FRANK with you ?

    Live everyday like it's your last .
    Eventually you'll be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    I'm certain it saw the race track.

    From the parking lot.


    Targa race car... you didn't really imply that did you Mitch?
    coming from the guy racing a 914 (targa)

    ~J~
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    Plenty of Targa action in European rallies.



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