Coming with a four-cylinder engine instead of the 911’s now famous and more popular flat-six. This made it cheaper to buy, more balanced, and more familiar to those who loved the 356. Initially, the 912 outsold the 911 by a large margin which was a big boost to Porsches bottom line.
Porsche offered the short lived 912 through 1969, at which point it was then replaced with the 914 model, before returning for one more year in 1976 as the 912E.
This 912 in particular was purchased from its original Tennessee owner and is in very restorable condition. The current owner reports that the gauges, radio and even wipers still work. The engine runs, but looks to need a complete tune up and probably a good general going over.
The interior is in good shape with no rips in the seats and a head liner that is still in place. By the way the car is a complete numbers matching car which any Porsche buyer will appreciate. About the only thing not original is someone decided to give the car a quick low quality spray of red paint, so unfortunately the original red paint is gone. Other than that this will be a great car for someone to get running well and restore.
Sure it may not be the popular 911 that we all know and love, but rest assured these 912’s will have their day in the collector world, so now is the time to snatch up these beauties while they are relatively affordable, then enjoy the eventual upswing in prices that will come.