CALIFORNIACLASSIX 1968 Porsche 912 SWB Sunroof Coupe {56 Photos}

Price: US $32,100.00 Item location: Ventura, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 912
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 88,814
  • VIN: 12804621
  • Engine size: 1.6-Liter Boxer
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Porsche 912

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Short Wheelbase - Long Hood: 1968 Porsche 912 Coupe!

Porsche's 912 is our favorite 1960s sports car. It's extremely well-built and reliable, nd it looks just like its sibling, he super-expensive 911S. Sipping fuel at a rate of 28mpg makes it extra thrifty, nd it has proven to be a very good investment, oo, ith values for superb, ust free examples appreciating at a brisk pace.


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Still very affordable compared to the 911, bout 30,000 Porsche 912s were built from April 1965 until 1969. Forty-six years after production ended, nly a small percentage of 912s have survived. Today, ny well-preserved 912, specially a dry specimen originating from California, s a highly sought after collector's item.


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The 1968 Porsche 912 Coupe presented here, IN *12804621*, as sold new in San Jose, alif. and lived in the city of Mountain View with its first, ady owner for 32 years, roudly displaying its 1968 California black-and-yellow license plate # XAM265. Later, he car found its way to Ft. Wayne, ndiana until being repatriated to the Golden State recently.


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This fine 912 is accompanied by its original, erlot-colored leatherette pouch containing driver's handbook, missions booklet and a seldom-seen accessories catalogue. Who knew you could order a rear-window wiper for your Porsche, ack in 1968?
Exactly 67 invoices for maintenance and parts purchases are present. They document the car's mileage, hich today stands at 88,814, s well as its service history throughout the past three decades. Filed chronologically in two neat 3-ring binders, hese receipts total $24,224.49.
Apart from routine maintenance and consumables, e learn that the 912 received -- among other, esser items -- a valve job, ew piston rings, fresh set of carburetors, thorough brake system rebuild, new clutch, ressure plate, tarter, enerator and regulator.


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Let's now inspect this Porsche in more detail, tarting with the trunk.
Trunk area appears very clean and free of corrosion. Black velour carpeting is immaculate.
Surprisingly, he factory tool roll is still present!

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More good news: trunk light works, actory spare wheel has vintage Michelin tire, attery still carries the factory cover. Tire jack is included as well.

Undercarriage is spotless. Rust free and unmolested, ith original longitudinals and floor pans. This is how you want to see 'em! Almost half a Century after these 912s were manufactured with little to no regard to rustproofing, inding an exceptionally-preserved, ompletely dry specimen is an uncommon occurrence, ndeed.

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Above photos show the undercarriage in more detail.


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The Coupe's accident free coachwork impresses with perfect body gaps and shut lines. Indicating paint code #6803 on the metal tag in the door jamb ("Ossi Blue," a very rare and desirable color), he car was carefully resprayed once, bout 30 years ago, n its present, olo Red hue. The finish, hough vintage and not entirely without blems, s still highly glossy, mooth, nd displays a fine patina only time can create.
We love it!


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By far the most desirable option for any Porsche 912 are original Fuchs light alloy wheels, hich now sell for about $4K, f you could find a set. These are in splendid condition and shod with German Continental radial tires all around.


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It's impossible to improve upon perfection, hus our 912's cockpit has been kept bone stock, own to the beautifully preserved, riginal steering wheel and German Blaupunkt AM/FM radio.


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All five gauges work as they should, ncluding the VDO clock.


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A rarely seen option in an early 912 are sport seats. These RECAROs feature black-and-white houndstooth (German: "Pepita") fabric inserts and look phenomenal.


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Rear compartment has remained in immaculate condition. We doubt that those seats have been used much, f ever. Notice the rear "automatic" safety belts.


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All of the German velour carpeting is new. Prior to its installation, he car's original, ust free floors were carefully sanded, rofessionally repainted, nd Dynamat insulation was used to diminish heat and road noise.


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Ready for a test drive?
So are we, ut let's take a good look at the engine compartment first.


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Porsche 912's Motorraum is toothbrush clean. The 1.6-liter four produces 95 honest horsepower, ore than sufficient for spirited backcountry drives. Simplicity in its most essential and satisfying state!


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We've had Jason, wner of local Ventura Porsche specialty shop RS Enterprises, o a PPI and take care of any and all issues found. He replaced the clutch, nstalled an new mainshaft seal, djusted the carburetors and installed a new generator and voltage regulator.
Note the excellent compression readings.

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Original details abound, ure-fire indicators of a low-mileage 912 that has never been messed with.


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Monday, ovember 2, as a sunny and warm autumn day here in Ventura, o we hopped in oour 912 and went for a drive-and-photo-session.


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Piloting the 912 brings back memories of the 356SC. Sound and performance are very similar. Of course, he 912 offers vastly improved driver ergonomics and, ia its lower center of gravity, ransmits a feeling of utter safety. Weighing about 250 lbs. less than the early, 30hp 911 and possessing a fresh, trong, erformance-tuned engine, his 912 compares very favorably.


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Equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and the (optional) 5-speed manual transmission, he 912 is fully able to handle modern-day traffic, ne of the main reasons it gets our vote as "favorite vintage sports car."


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Returning home, e once again realize what an exceptional Porsche this is. It's so easy to get dragged into buying a car with minor needs that all too often turn out to be big headaches. Here, hat was a nice car to begin with received some serious love and attention to turn it into a great one. We are proud to present this exciting 912, ully sorted and ready to be driven anywhere.


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Last year of the short wheelbase 912.
"The four F's" desired by aficionados: Fuchs wheels, og lights, ive speed, nd Five gauges. Here's one that has it all.
Early 912s are among Porsche's fastest-appreciating models. This stunning example is retina-pleasing inside, ut, nd underneath. Get it before it's gone!

You are most welcome and encouraged to view this fine automobile in Ventura, y appointment, uring the auction, r have someone inspect it for you. Please, erform your due diligence before you bid.
Please, ote that this car is currently advertised on our Web site and on display in our Showroom. We reserve the right to accept a satisfactory offer and close this auction at any time. Feel free to contact us via e-mail at bill@californiaclassix.com or call us at (805) 653-5551.

TERMS OF THIS SALE By bidding in this auction, ou declare that you have read and accept the Terms of this Sale as outlined below. If you have any questions, lease ask them before you bid. After the auction has ended, he sale is final. Please, nly bid on this car if you are serious about owning it and have the necessary funds readily available!
We require a $1,000 deposit to be paid via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction and the balance to be paid via bank wire transfer (or in cash) within 5 business days, nless other arrangements have been agreed upon during the auction. The car comes with a clear Indiana Certificate of Title. It is smog exempt and sold "as is, here is" with no warranty stated or implied. Mileage stated above is the current odometer reading. License plates shown for photographic purposes only. You fully understand that you are not bidding on an "option to buy" this vehicle. You bid to own! There are no contingencies. We ship worldwide.
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