• Baujahr 
    1968
  • Kilometerstand 
    470 km / 293 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Referenznummer 
    ALBI452
  • Lenkung 
    Lenkung links
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Polo Red
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    4
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Rot
  • Getriebe 
    Manuell
  • Leistung 
    90 PS / 67 kW / 89 BHP
  • Antrieb 
    2wd
  • Kraftstoff 
    Petrol

Beschreibung

It is often forgotten, but the Butzi Porsche-styled 901 (aka, 911) also had a 4-cilinder version for the first five years of production : the Porsche 912. Introduced in 1965 as a replacement for the venerable old 356, the new 4-cilinder Porsche brought the 911’s new design across the entire product line. The 912 is essentially a 911 body paired with a 4-cilinder engine, which was actually a slightly detuned variant of the 356SC engine. While the 912 did weigh 65 kg more than the old 356C, the new body was more aerodynamic and the optional five-speed gearbox aided performance. The 912 outsold the 911 by a margin of two to one, so from a commercial point of view it was a great decision to build this 4-cilinder version of the 911. Apart from the engine, only badging and interior fitments distinguished the 912 from a 911. A 4-speed all-synchromesh transmission was standard with a 5-speed gearbox available as optional equipment.

The example we are offering for sale was delivered new in USA, which was by far the most important market for Porsche. It was ordered in Polo Red - just as it is today - and with some interesting options : the all-syncromesh 5-speed gearbox and the 5-dial dashboard similar to the Porsche 911. It came to Europe in 2012 as a very sound project and was then completely and professionally restored, with preserving the original interior as this was still in great condition. The engine and gearbox have been completely overhauled by flat-4 and flat-6 specialist Leo De Rijck, while the suspension is fully renewed with Koni Classic shock absorbers. The 912 drives like a new one, and is surprisingly agile and fast - probably due to the fact that it is quite a bit lighter than a 911 and the engine may have some extra horses since the overhaul...

This 912 combines the good looks of the early 911 SWB with good roadholding and lightness, and as a result the perfect car for road and rally events. A great entry in the world of classic Porsche and ready to be enjoyed - even on a daily base.