For Sale: 1968 Porsche 912 in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1968 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe

• VIN 12805588
• Engine No. 1285717 - Matching
• Transmission No. 1082309 - Matching
• Completed on July 19, 1968

California car for three (3) decades, finished in its factory color combination of Ossi Blue (6803) with Black leatherette interior. Originally distributed by PoAC in Teaneck, New Jersey to the first owner in New York City. Optional equipment from the factory included U.S. Bumpers, Chrome Rims, and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio.

According to the Kardex, this 912 was first delivered to William Cherry in New York City on August 30, 1968. The earliest known history of the 912 begins in 1993 when the engine was removed from the vehicle and disassembled to be rebuilt. The machine work was performed by Luke's and Shorman, Inc, a well-known Porsche shop in Concord, California. By 1995, the vehicle traded hands to Mr. Thiessen who purchased the 912 as a project and continued the engine rebuild. During the rebuild, the case was machined, balanced, and blueprinted. The crankcase was line bored and inspected. New main bearings, connecting rods, NOS camshaft, and Cobinschmitt 1750cc pistons and cylinders were installed. The Solex P40II carburetors were rebuilt to factory specifications and a heavy-duty clutch and pressure plate were installed. On June 17, 2009, the vehicle was sold through Hubbard's German Auto Inc. to the previous owner who had the 912 until 2021. European Collectibles purchased this 912 in 2022 and has done a complete engine out service, tune-up, and detail. The braking system has been rebuilt and a full safety inspection has been performed.

The paintwork is in beautiful condition with excellent gaps and panel fit. The exterior features aluminum trim, new rubber seals, factory glass, and polished brightwork. The upholstery is partially original and features one-year-only door pockets. A leather-wrapped steering sits ahead of a restored set of VDO instrumentation, a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, and a brushed aluminum dash trim. Date-coded chrome wheels are fitted to 185 65 R15 tires. The undercarriage is fully detailed with no rust.

Mechanically powered by the matching 1600cc flat-four engine (producing 100hp), paired to a 4-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes. The engine compartment is fully detailed and finished to a high standard with re-plated hardware and powder-coated engine tin. Complete with owner's manual, Kardex, spare tire, and three decades of service records. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a short-wheelbase 912 Coupe in its factory color combination with a matching driveline.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Porsche 912
  • Listing ID: CC-1677123
  • Price: $87,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:912
  • Exterior Color:Ossi Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:13599
  • Stock Number:Po4221
  • VIN:12805588
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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