1966 PORSCHE 912 COUPE
--Irish Green with Black leatherette interior, Grey German square weave carpeting, showing 76,000 original Kilometers, Complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration, 5-speed gearbox, Original owner's manual, warranty booklet, tool roll, spare tire and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
Factory Options include: Ventilated Chrome Wheels, Headrest in Leatherette, Bumper Horns F/R, Tinted Windshield and Rear Window, Antenna, Wheel Caps w/ Crest, Driver and passenger Safety Belts – Lap, Wood Steering Wheel, Signal Key, Outside Thermometer, Time Clock, Kleber Colombes Tires.
Porsche launched the 911 in 1965 and although it had yet to become a class-leading icon, the 911 was rather expensive. Porsche expanded their market by offering the same body style, but with a 4-cylinder engine which Porsche could sell as their entry level model, known as the 912. The 912 had less power than the 911, however it carried less weight and remained a well-balanced car with excellent road manners. Porsche offered the 912 with standard 4 or optional 5 speed manual transmission, this particular 912 received the optional 5 speed.
This 912 Coupe has been immaculately restored. It was brought back to showroom finish, with its stock appearance being maintained, even displaying its rare optioned factory Ambient Temperature gauge, part of this rare 5-gauge cluster 912. It sits in its original livery of Irish Green over Black. It is complete with its original owner's Manual, warranty booklet, tool roll and spare tire. Also included is the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, as well as an enormous history file which records for service, restoration and ownership history. The restoration alone has over 800 photos of its rotisserie restoration.
This 912 is downright gorgeous and offers zero disappointments. It is ready for immediate enjoyment and any eligible for numerous vintage rallies or concours events. A clear film also covers the entire front of the car up to the cowl near the windshield for added protection.
The Pick of the Day is the four-cylinder version of the ‘long-hood’ 911, with the same classic styling and interior
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In 1976, Porsche had a problem: they did not have an entry-level sports car in their lineup. Their solution was one of the more-interesting stop-gap measures ever created.
The Porsche 912 came back to life after a six-year gap for the 1976 model year only
Porsche prices have been on a dramatic rise in recent years, especially for those cars with special performance features, racing history or celebrity provenance.
In 1976, Porsche brought back its four-cylinder 912 model for one year as a less-pricey alternative to the fairly expensive six-cylinder 911.
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