This is an original owner car being sold by the second owner. Go figure. Doesn’t that make it a 2-owner Porsche? The seller found it parked out in a field with a tattered cover over it. Somehow he managed to make it look decent after all of those years out doors. It has 126,000 miles on it and the seller says Porsche only built 31 more 912s before they started to make the longer wheelbase versions in ’68. That’s kind of cool but not necessarily important to the valuation. Read More
The seller refers to this 912 as a stretch. We can only assume the seller means it is a longer wheelbase than the earlier cars. The 912 has become popular after years of neglect. Like the 6 cylinder 911s, prices are very strong and getting stronger. As we scour the internet looking for decent cars to share, you wouldn’t be surprised that every derelict Porsche has been washed and waxed to capitalize on the momentum. This one isn’t one of those. Read More
This one is hot off the presses! We just got word that a very early ’67 912 has made its way from California to Connecticut wearing only the black plates it was born with. This one we really like partly because we know the seller and partly because it has these really neat vintage wheels with some serious spinners for good measure. They make the 912 look a little more menacing then the ordinary and what is wrong with that? Read More
It seems a day doesn’t go by when we aren’t sent a really nice early 911 or 912. And we are like a pig at a truffle festival when it comes to early Porsches. This one is that wonderful, bright Grand Prix White and much of the paint is said to be original. This is a well put together 912 that has retained pretty much everything that it came with. Read More
The seller is willing to part with this beautiful Bahama Yellow 912 Coupe. Bahama Yellow is one of those great Porsche colors of the late ’60s and we don’t see many of them in this kind of condition. It has had a sympathetic respray by the original owner years ago. It is a numbers matching car with 56,900 miles. Read More
Early 911 prices are all over the map. The absolute best ones, particularly the S model can go to $200,000 in rare condition with the right options. The E is the next best and some experts feel it is perhaps the more enjoyable all-around car. But here again, condition, originality and provenance can push these up to $150,000, according to some experts. And then there is the lowly 912. Even these holdovers from the 356 era (they use the same engine) have found a place in the hearts of Porschephiles. Now here is the thing about valuations. If you go to the Sports Car Market Price Guide, you will think we weren’t wearing our glasses when we quoted these outrageous numbers. The Price Guide has figures less than half of what the real world is telling us. Hagerty has a better handle of what’s happening. So check their Valuation tools before jumping in. So we found 2, Porsche 912s (project number 902) and 1, 911 (project number 901). We decided to lump them together to avoid being repetitive.
’73 Porsche 911E: Well, it is equipped just the way we like them. It is silver metallic with black interior. the seller says factory recarro seats but they don’t looks so much different from the standard seats. It has a rare sunroof, chrome wheel arches, tool kit and a 5-speed. All in accordance with the Certificate of Authenticity. It has some good upgrades like stainless steel brake lines, stainless heat exchangers and chain tensioners. the seller states the engine was rebuilt using a 7R engine case. So that means the engine won’t match the C of A. He also states he has all of the original parts too. In any case, if it checks out, even with the new case, $75,000 sounds like a good place to start negotiating! Click here to contact the seller.
’67 Porsche 912 Soft window Targa: These soft-window Targas are rare birds and one in Polo Red is really nice to see. Particularly when it was born Polo Red and not color changed from brown. It has a desirable wood wheel, Hella fog lights and according to the seller, matching numbers engine that has been rebuilt. Seven years ago you could buy one of these in the teens. Now, plan on $53,000. Click here to contact the seller.
In 1968 you had a choice of a fixed rear window (Version II) or a soft rear window (Version I). Now they didn’t make a lot of Porsche 912 Targas – some say only 2500. So a Version I Targa is a fairly rare car. Read More
Really early 3-gauge Porsche 912s are pretty hard to come by. This one has been someone’s daily driver for some time and it is said to be pretty reliable because of that. Cars prefer being driven frequently and treat their owners accordingly. The car has a complete history from the original owner to the present. It does have a factory “unstamped” replacement case because of a cracked engine case but there is documentation to prove the unique circumstances. Read More
The Sicilian Targa Florio began its test of man and machines in 1906 and became known as one of the toughest endurance races of all time. Like many endurance races, it ran on public roads making it dangerous for drivers and spectators alike. Porsche had great success competing in the Targa. The Targa was so important to Porsche historically, they decided to call their interim convertible model the Targa. You see Porsche was very concerned that the US would outlaw convertibles all together. So they designed this unique top with an integrated roll bar clad in stainless steel. Read More
This is more like it. Make a 912 as much fun as possible and you will have a giant smile on your face whenever you get behind the wheel. The Polo Red car above would probably be driven by a chap with a tweed hat. The Viper Green in this offering would be Paul Newman’s choice. Read More
Those of us who know Porsches know the 912 was the baby, entry level Porsche introduced in 1965. Car & Driver asked Mark Donohue to test all 4, 901 models in ’69. He was impressed by how much power Porsche was able to extract from the air-cooled powerplants. But he was most impressed by the handling. “They have remarkable suspension systems,” he said. Not so much praise for the heaters however.