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.
This exceptional and original Porsche 912, finished in Irish Green (colour code 6806 / 213), was first delivered new to the Netherlands in 1968.
Since being brought into the UK in 2015 the 912 has been maintained and serviced by Porsche 912 specialist ‘Porsche 912 Revival Cars.’ According to our vendor the car drives beautifully, enhanced by the fitment of Weber 401DF carburetors in 2016 (the original Solex carburettors are available if required). To improve handling the 912 has been fitted with special order Koni shock absorbers all round, and braking is bettered by new discs on each corner. The car’s original Fuchs wheels have also been refurbished to original specification, and protected with a special coating. Showing 45,000, and although we are unable to confirm if this is genuine, the running of the engine would suggest this is a genuine low mileage example.
Offered with all receipts and invoices for works completed since 2015, and a fresh MOT to 2019, this is a great opportunity own a genuine European-delivered 912 in great shape and ready to enjoy.