The Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 to great acclaim, and has become one of the worlds most enduring sports car designs. Disappointing initial sales of the two- litre car forced Porsche to have a bit of a rethink, and the decision was taken to fit the well-loved 1600 cc engine from the outgoing 356 into a 911 with one or two economies in manufacture and a slightly lower spec, to produce a modern sports car that was considerably more affordable. The result was a car that had all the looks of the 911 but with inspiring handling and better balance, and launched in 1965 it found an eager market, outselling the 911 particularly in the USA.
Offered here is a genuine, right-hand drive Porsche 912 finished in Silver Metallic with a Burgundy interior. The genesis of the 911 is well represented in its purest form in the 912, with its uncluttered lines, simple interior, five-dial dash and original steering wheel. This pretty Porsche was originally destined for the dry South African climate, which explains its fine original condition. It was imported into the UK in 2004, and has had just one owner since according to the UK V5. At some stage in the past, it's had the interior trimmed in a very attractive burgundy leather. With a full MoT, this little Porsche stands 'all square', is in a tidy, usable condition and with a bit of detailing could be turned it into a desirable example of the marque. With all its original production features and unadulterated purity of line this car represents a great opportunity to own an early 912, and get to understand the enthusiasm drivers felt for these cars in the late sixties.