Rust free, all original, never repaired or welded, 1 repaint, good driver,
Price: - Item location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 912
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 74165
- VIN: 12805393
- Color: Burgundy
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Porsche 912This is a unrestored, never wrecked, never welded on, longhood, SWB Porsche 912 with absolutely zero rust. While that is a rather bold statement, let me start off by saying that I've had dozens of longhood early Porsche's and am quite familiar with where rust can be hidden. Under the battery, around the corners of the front suspension pan, bubbling along the rockers indicating more underneath, rust in the main floor pan and longitudinals, under the driver pedals, in the rear deck area where water has leaked thru a bad window seal, the bottom of the doors where the drains get clogged, in the smugglers box, and of course the more obvious areas on a project car.
Well, this car has no rust in any of those areas or anywhere else. It came to Atlanta from Nevada where it spent most of its life. It was originally Bahama Yellow paint code 6805. It was repainted Signal Red 15 plus years ago. This was a full windows out paint job with new seals. It still looks very nice although you can find minor paint chips, etc here and there if you look really hard. At the time of the repaint the Porsche letters and 912 script were removed and a dot of body filler applied to each hole. It was not welded. I have the original letters and 912 script and it would be easy if one desired to drill out the holes and reattach the letters. The rocker panel decos were removed but the holes were not filled in. I also have those if you want to install. There is a minor bend on the lower valence panel underneath the license plate area. Very minor but worth mentioning. The wheels are 15x6 and they are 2 matching sets from 1976. Even the factory undercoating is in almost perfect condition. One small place under the pedals where it has peeled off. No rust, of course, on the metal in that location. This car has all original glass thruout except for the windshield which was replaced when the car was repainted.
The interior is original and a bit tatty. The drivers seat is torn as well as the top of the dash pad. This would be the easiest part of the car to restore depending on what level of restoration you desire. A fun driver car would need nothing or you could redo the seats, perhaps door panels, carpet, etc. The gauges work fine except the gas gauge which sometimes works and other times does not.
When I bought this car earlier this year, it had been sitting for a bit indoors. The carbs were rebuilt. The gas tank removed and cleaned. Numerous other details were taken care of.. This car runs and drives very well. Cranking it up cold, the Solex carbs require a bit of warming up until the car runs smooth. Those with knowledge of these split shaft Solex carbs know how difficult it is to fine tune these carbs. Once warm, this car runs smooth and strong. Plenty of power. The dogleg 5 speed transmission and clutch shift very well. The brakes are ok. I bled the brakes and added new fluid. They can be used just fine for driving around but they do pull slightly to one side. I have not replaced the soft lines and this is a small project to keep in mind. Both the engine and transmission numbers correspond to a 1968 Porsche. I don't have the COA so I can't say with certainty that they are original but it would certainly seem so.
In summary, this is a very solid rust free unrestored original Porsche 912. Did I mention that this car has no rust ever?? This is a great car to buy if you are looking for a fun driver 912 with no rust or you are looking for an excellent car to do a concourse restoration.
I've sold many cars overseas and welcome bidders from around the world. The closest port is Savannah. I'm an honest seller. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions and I will answer them truthfully and to the best of my ability.
I have numerous pictures and video of this car at the following link.https://beautifulsurf.smugmug.com/1968-Porsche-912-rust-free/I have pictures showing every rust free nook and cranny of this car and also have video of this car running and driving.