1965 Porsche 912

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    454 179
  • Engine number 
    755511
  • Lot number 
    558
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    New / houndstooth seats
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £35000 - £40000. <ul><li>Delightful, early 5-dial dashboard, short wheelbase, 5-speed four-cylinder 912</li><li>Imported to the UK from USA in 2009 & subject to extensive works by Tower Bridge Porsche totalling £28,000</li><li>Further invoices take total spend to over £42,000</li><li>Works included a full, engine and glass out respray in Porsche Schwarz 041</li><li>New floor pans, inner and outer sills, new fuel tank and fuel lines, new interior, new headlining and refurbishment of alloys</li><li>Fitted with a rebuilt original 912 engine dated 1967, however, the 'matching-numbers' engine block is included in the sale</li></ul><p>The question of how to tempt new customers into Porsche ownership has always been problematic. On the one hand, you're trying to uphold the reputation of the company as a purveyor of high-quality, high-performance sports cars whilst on the other, you're anxious not to alienate those potential customers whose budget won't stretch to a new 911. In 1964, Porsche had just such a problem with the sales of their new 911 proving a touch disappointing and continuing demand for the 356, which was scheduled to be phased out, necessitating that the production lines kept rolling. The solution seemed to be financial, and the decision was made to replace the 356 with a four-cylinder, more appropriately priced 911 and, as a result, the 912 (initially 902) was conceived.</p><p>Like so many Porsche 912s, this particular example was delivered new to its first owner in the USA in December 1965. Originally finished in Aga Blue with a Beige leatherette interior, the car was ordered with tinted glass and chrome wheel hubs.</p><p>This Porsche was imported to the UK from the USA in 2009 (a copy of a Certificate of Title for Virginia State resides in the history file) and, upon arrival, was subject to extensive works by marque specialists, Tower Bridge Porsche. Works included; stripping of interior and removal of glass, removal of engine and gearbox, replacement floor pans, inner and outer sills, new fuel tank, new fuel lines, replacement headlining, refurbishment of the Fuchs alloys, a full respray in Porsche Schwarz 041 and a new interior featuring Renn Sport houndstooth sports seats and Cocomats. The invoice for this work totalled £28,000 and there are a host of parts invoices from Strasse, Roger Bray and Renn Sport also included in the history file with total spend exceeded £42,000. The car is currently fitted with a rebuilt original 912 engine dated 1967 which was fitted by Strasse in 2013. The 'matching-numbers' engine block is included in the sale, but will require a rebuild before it can be married to the car once again.</p><p>Supplied with a UK V5c and MoT tested until 5th March 2019, this is a good opportunity to acquire an early and attractive 5-dial dashboard, 5 speed, short wheelbase Porsche 912.</p><p> </p>