ESTIMATE £30,000- £35,000

Auction The Spirit of Motoring, London October 2017

Lot Details

Lot Number 307
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 454818
Year 1966
Make Porsche
Model 912 Coupe

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Description

Put into production in July 1964, the 911 presaged the end of 356-production. It was July 1965 before the 911 made it to the US, and customers immediately noticed the differences from its predecessor. In addition to being more modern and more powerful, it was also more expensive: nearly $2,000 more than the comparable 356 model.

In Europe, too, this was a problem. Thus, by April 1965 a “transitional model” entered production. Essentially a 911 with a 356-type flat four, the new car, designated “912,” was not only less expensive, selling at near-356 prices, but enjoyed more even weight distribution and better economy. The combination of the four-cylinder engine and the slipperier 911 design was capable of achieving 30 mpg. More than 30,000 were eventually built.

Finished in its original colour scheme of Slate grey with red interior, this left hand drive Karmann built example is the 348th 912 built for the 1966 model year.

Located as a barn find in the back yard of a private residence in South Pheonix, USA, this very interesting 912’s paint was faded and its interior had been refitted with very 80’s-esque grey velour interior. It was from here that the restorer collected the car by trailer and began its restoration which has been fully documented.

Now returned to its original colour combination, this early 912 with its 5-speed transmission and 3-gauge dash cluster will not disappoint. Karmann built this Porsche 912, and it is the 348th 912 built for the 1966 model year. It is a very early 912, with the perfect combination of options, Slate grey, red interior, 5-speed transmission, and 3-gauge dash cluster. 

Overall the car is said to be in great shape, with only some minor imperfections. The vendor informs us that this Porsche 912 gets lots of attention, and has great curb appeal.


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