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The Porsche 912 was manufactured by Porsche of Germany between 1965 and 1969 as their entry-level model. The 912 is a nimble-handling compact performance four-seat vehicle, delivering 90 SAE horsepower at 5,800 rpm. It is capable of up to 30 miles per US gallon fuel economy. This combination is possible because of a high-efficiency engine, low weight, and low drag. A variant of the Type 911, one of the most famous and successful sports cars of all time, the Type 912 initially outsold the 911, boosting the manufacturer’s total production until success of the six-cylinder 911 was assured. As production of the 356 model concluded on April 5, 1965 Porsche officially began production of the 912 coupe. Overall, Porsche produced nearly 30,000 912 coupes.
Sold to the public for street use, the Porsche 912 has also proven successful as a race car, from production years to current vintage events. In 1967 the 912 contributed to Porsche factory rally history when independent Polish driver Sobieslaw Zasada drove a factory-loaned 912, bearing Polish plate 6177 KR, to capture the European Rally Championship for Group 1 series touring cars. In the 1967 Rally of Poland, the second oldest rally and one of the oldest motorsport events in the world, Zasada drove his 912 race No. 47 to finish first overall out of a starting field of 50 entries.
Originally delivered to Porsche Cars Northeast, Bedford, Massachusetts on December 18, 1967 in Irish Green with black interior, this 912 is now bright red with a tan interior. Both the engine and transmission have been changed with the transmission slightly newer but still correct for the year. The engine is from a 1966 MY vehicle but appears to have been rebuilt as it runs extremely well. This vehicle has had many cosmetic repairs and upgrades over the years. Structurally and mechanically the vehicle is very sound, although some of the bodywork is not to show standards. This is a car you can take out and drive, whether used as an everyday commuter or for weekend club runs. This beauty will not disappoint.
Nardi steering wheel, engraved signature
Wood dash trim insert, birds’ eye Maple
Engine 1,586 cc flat-4
Transmission 5-speed manual