1967 Porsche 912 Coupe – SWB

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1967 Porsche 912 Coupe – SWB

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  • Year1967
  • MakePorsche
  • Model912
  • Series
  • Chassis Number354475
  • Engine Number
  • Registration Number
  • Registration Expiry Date
  • Options
  • Kms/Miles
  • Original/ConvertedOriginal
  • Restored/UnrestoredUnrestored
  • Exterior ColourRed
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Carpet ColourBlack
  • Service History
  • DocumentationSome
  • RustNil
  • Country of DeliveryNew Zealand
  • Points of NoteOriginal RHD, matching number, New Zealand delivery 1967 912 Porsche. A good, straight, rust free car that has aged pretty well. Originally Champagne Yellow, but now red, it is unknown when the car colour was changed. Paint is good, but not perfect, interior similar in that it is nice and aged without being ratty, but not new. Engine and gearbox are good, and currently about to have a minor service. Could do with a cosmetic freshen up to make look nicer when you lift the bonnet.

    Fitted with 5 /12 steel wheels with relatively new tyres, either use this car as-is, or do some minor cosmetic work to make even nicer.

    Currently on Historic registration in Victoria, the car cannot be transferred on this registration, therefore sold unregistered, however can provide a RWC if required by a Victorian purchaser.

    Some history on the 912 for those looking for more information.

    Put most simply, a 912 is essentially a 911-style body mated with a 356-derived 4-cylinder engine. The 356 was Porsche’s first mass-marketed sports car. The Porsche 911 is the most successful sports car of all time.

    Because a 911-style body cost more for Porsche to manufacture than a 356-style body, additional cost-cutting measures beyond the 4-cylinder motor pairing were required to bring the cost of the 912 in line with the cost of the bowing 356. Most visibly, early 911 dashboards were painted matte black, had wooden trim, and came equipped with 5 gauges standard, whereas early 912 dashboards were painted the same color as the exterior of the car, had no decorative trim, and came equipped with 3 gauges standard. And while the 911 came with a 5-speed transmission standard, the 912 came with a 4-speed transmission (although a 5-speed could be ordered. Ultimately, the 912 allowed Porsche to offer its new, 9-series body style across its entire product line.

    The new Porsche 912 was a success in many ways, some of which Porsche may not have intended. The first generation 911 motor offered only modest displacement and horsepower gains over the 912 motor, but weighed 200 pounds more, and making matters worse was that this additional weight came at the back of the car, past the rear axles. The result, is that the new 911 was an extremely tail-happy car, so much so, that Porsche actually took to fitting weights in the front to try and restore some measure of balance. Compared to the 911, the new 912 was extremely well-balanced, handled extremely well, and was actually a faster car than the 911 in many driving scenarios. While the new 911 motor had a lot of potential for further development, early examples were temperamental and notoriously difficult to keep tuned. In contrast, the 912 motor had already benefited from over decade of development in the 356, and was now at its most evolved and reliable iteration. Where the new 911 motor was complex, the 912 motor was comparatively simple. And in an era before hybrid cars, the 912 was capable of getting over 30mpg.

    During its original five year run, the Porsche 912 would enjoy several slight revisions, which were in keeping with the cosmetic development of the 911. Most notably for each year, in 1966 all dash boards were painted black, 1967 saw the introduction of the open-air Targa, in 1968 interior fittings were softened to comply with new DOT safety mandates. At the end of 1969, with the cost of a new 912 now almost on par the least expensive 911 variant, Porsche made the decision to discontinue the 912.
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