1967 Porsche 912 *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||40,601 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £34,000|
Manufactured from July 1964, the Porsche 911 marked the end of the much loved 356. It was July 1965 before the 911 made it to the U.S. and customers immediately noticed the differences from its predecessor. In addition to being more modern and more powerful, it was also more expensive; nearly $2,000 more than the comparable 356 model. In Europe too, this was a problem and by April 1965 a 'transitional model' entered production. Essentially a 911 with a 356-type flat four, the new car, designated '912', was not only less expensive, selling at near-356 prices, but enjoyed more even weight distribution and better economy. The 912 won Car and Driver's 1967 'Readers Choice' Poll for its class. Its nimble handling combined with good reliability made it a popular choice for motorsport teams and a rally prepared 912 won its class in the 1967 European Rally Championship. From the start of production in 1965, the 912 was available with an electric sunroof, a rare option which is now making these particular cars sought after.
This short wheelbase Porsche 912 has been owned by the current vendor for the last three years and the car has been improved under his stewardship. The red coachwork is complemented by contrasting black trim. Mechanically this is a very well sorted example with the two litre 911 Type 901/01 flat-six engine starting on the turn and used regularly by the current vendor around the streets of Wimbledon. This 912 is in very good condition and certainly a usable example with a desirable and more powerful engine which has been valued by specialists at £25,000 alone. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate, it is hard to believe this stylish lefthand drive Porsche 912 is now 50 years old. The Porsche market continues to strengthen and currently shows no signs of slowing with the 912 certainly becoming a firm favourite with investors and enthusiasts alike.
*DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.