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.
Delivered new to Italy on the 31st March 1967 this exceptional 912 comes to auction from a prominent Italian Porsche collector, most noted for his exceptional collection of early 356’s. Finished in Light Ivory Code: 6604 (Hell Elfenbein), both body and chassis are in very good original condition, as is the delightful interior. The chrome work on the car is very good order, including the opening front ¼ light windows.
In 2012 at 40,000 km the car received a mechanical and electrical rebuild, at this time the gearbox was also fitted with a new synchromesh. Brakes, cylinder heads with new valves and new valve seats were fitted.
The car has been registered at historic cars ( Asi ) and was awarded with “gold plate” for its excellent and original condition having covered just 53000 km by the time of the auction.
Offered complete with Italian title papers, A.S.I historic certificate, A.S.I gold plate and an Italian MOT it also comes with a Porsche certificate of authenticity confirming both engine and gearbox are matching numbers.