1968 Porsche 912 – Sold
What can you say about short wheelbase 1960s Porsches? They are legendary cars and will only become more iconic and valuable as time goes on. This 912 has lived in Texas and the west coast of USA all of its life and has therefore survived the ravages of rust that affects European versions.
Although the 912 does not have a 6 cylinder engine it still has the legendary engine well known from the previous 356 and is a better balanced driving car in many ways to an early 911. It also has the benefit of a five speed gearbox and was one of the last built before changing to the long wheelbase model.
Although it has never been stripped down for full restoration this car has received milder improvements as necessary. This means that the body panels are fitting as Stuttgart intended rather than the uneven panel fit that you can get from most early Porsche restorations. It is notoriously difficult to replicate factory standards and build quality.
The recent work carried out includes engine and gearbox strip and check over, some interior re trim work and general running service and maintenance. There are original handbooks and a stamped service book inc pdi and all recent work is also documented by one of the most respected USA Porsche restorers. The colour is original as are the matching numbers engine and gearbox and the total mileage is around 91000 miles so she has plenty of life left. This is not the average imported 912 but one of the best available anywhere and becoming very difficult to find at well under half the price of the equivalent 911 with the only difference being 2 cylinders more.
On the road you cannot help but enjoy the lively and alive nature of the early Porsches, the 912 is so well balanced. The 912 is definitely the bargain of the early Porsches and very likely to catch up the 911, whose investment record over the past few years speaks for itself.