Porsche, the renowned German automaker, would expand the lineup for the widely popular Porsche 911 during the 1968 model-year. First launched in 1963, this model-year would also introduce a new variation the A-Series. Some of the visual changes to the new A-Series included add-on side marker lights thanks to new emission and safety regulations passed by the United States at the time. The lineup also included the 1968 Porsche 911L, which would replace the standard issue just after the start of the year in America. The L stood for Luxury, and was essentially a 911S with a normal-tune engine. Europe also received a 911L model from August 1967. Perhaps one of the most surprising changes made during this era was the launch of Sportomatic, Porsche’s first automatic transmission. Designed by Fitchtel & Sachs for the United States, Car and Driver said the new option was a throwback to Detroit’s bizarre efforts at clutchless shifting that died a merciful death in the middle Fifties. While driving with Sportomatic took practice, it was said to appease American drivers who preferred easier drivability than the previous Porsche models had offered.
In total, it is estimated that approximately 11,610 models of the 1968 Porsche 911L were manufactured for the 1968 model-year, the only year it was offered. If you’re thinking about buying a 1968 Porsche 911L classic, it is hard to estimate the number of examples that remain available. However, when you find a model that interests you, don’t let your excitement cloud your vision. These early Porsche 911 models were prone to rust and it is imperative that you perform a thorough inspection to understand the overall condition of the classic Porsche 911 you are considering. A third party inspection by a qualified Porsche mechanic can be a great asset to you. Whether you’re looking to a model to restore from top to bottom, want a reliable daily driver, or want to find the 911L you’re missing for your classic Porsche collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be delighted to assist you in finding the model you desire. They encourage you to tour their online inventory to view the 911L models currently located in their California classic car dealership and welcome you to contact them to learn more.
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