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 Polo Red, this example can only be described as being in excellent general condition. Restored in the mid 90’s it has formed part of a museum display since 1995. With a recent carburettor rebuild and a fresh oil change this charming little 912 runs and drives as it should, with a smooth and good synchromesh the car retains the crisp handling and exciting driving experience that it had when new. With tinted glass and optional driving lamps this delightful example will not disappoint.