Lot 254 - 1966 Porsche 912 Coupé
|Odometer reading||17,051 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
Porsche design has always been superb and the transition from the much-loved 356 to the 911 was a natural evolvement and much welcomed. It was more powerful however and, as a result, significantly more expensive. It was, therefore, decided to introduce a transition model, the 912. This had the same monocoque chassis as the 911 including independent front torsion bar and trailing arm rear suspension and all-round disc brakes but came with the flat four engine from the 356. Well balanced and nimble, the 912 won Car and Driver's 1967 'Reader’s Choice' poll for its class. Its good reliability also made it a popular choice for motorsport teams and a rally prepared 912 won its class in the 1967 European Rally Championship.
This good-looking four cylinder 912 was purchased from an older gentleman in upstate New York in 2018 then shipped to the UK. Remedial works were then carried out such as new carpets and a thorough service and rebuild of the carburettors, the engine was also checked over at the same time and tuned. The brake calipers were serviced with new brake fluid then bled through as you expect. The bodywork and paint is acceptable but would benefit from some attention in the not too distant future. This example represents a bit of a rarity as it is a three-dial dashboard example, using, as it does, the Lumina dials from the preceding classic 356. A great profile from the famous Stuttgart manufacturer.
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