Lot 180 - 1969 Porsche 912 Targa
|Odometer reading||45,580 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
Manufactured between 1965 and 1969, the Porsche 912 was very much the entry level Porsche sports car. Although, for some time, considered the poorer relation to the 911, the 912 is a serious sports car in its own right. With aerodynamic lines, low weight and an efficient engine, the 912 demonstrated good performance, nimble handling and economy, resulting in initial production cars outselling the 911. The 912 won Car and Driver's 1967 'Readers Choice' Poll for its class, a popular choice for motorsport teams and a rally prepared 912 won its class in the 1967 European Rally Championship.
This Porsche 912 is in extremely good order throughout and is offered in the period colour combination of olive over black trim befitting the era of production. It was originally a European market car produced in Stuttgart, Germany, as certified by the Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche Cars, North America. Believed to have been exported to the United States in the 1970's, this car has clearly benefitted from years of meticulous care and maintenance judging by the folder full of history and receipts. In 1998, BGC 426G was imported to the UK and the history file continues to track the maintenance record through to 2008 when the car was restored to its current state. Since then, the car has been kept predominantly in storage as part of a collection. The trim and Targa roof are in very good condition complementing the excellent bodywork and it was waxoiled in 2013. It benefits from a service less than 2,000 miles ago with recent significant expenditure with Revival Cars and has an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018 with no advisories. With rising values for Porsche 912's, this gem of a car is certainly a contender for one to have and to hold on to.
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