Auction Ended:

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 17:28

Lot Status:

Sold

1966 Porsche 912

The production of the Porsche 912 commenced in 1965 to fulfil the need for an entry level variant of the new 911. Porsche’s aim for the 912 was to place the pushrod four-cylinder engine of the 356 in the body of the 911. After months of testing, the 912 was officially released to the public.

The 912 was released with a 1.6 litre flat four engine but with a minor detune to 90 BHP from the original 95 BHP plus the option of either a four or five speed manual gearbox. The appeal of the modern suspension set up and the improved streamlined body meant that despite the detuned engine, it would outperform its predecessor on performance as well as fuel economy.

The combination of improved build quality, styling, reliability, and pricing meant that the 912 outsold the 911 in it’s first years of production, making it a successful and affordable Porsche at the time.

This Example:

This Porsche 912 is a 1966 right hand drive model with the optional tinted glass. It went through a thorough and professional nut and bolt restoration process by well-known restorer, Peter Bailey of Bailey Cars and their trusted partners over 4 years. More than 2000 hours were spent on this 912, excluding the parts outsourced to the partners for the engine rebuild, gearbox refurbishment and interior.

The following work was done during the restoration process:

Exterior and chassis:

  • Examined for structural damage with no issues found.
  • Certain panels sourced by an international automotive heritage specialist.
  • Media blasted by a specialist and treated with chromate for rust prevention.
  • Repainted in the original black colour.
  • All chrome trim re chromed.
  • New rubber and seal set fitted.
  • New front and rear light clusters sourced and fitted.
  • Period correct steel rims sourced and refurbished with new tyres fitted.
  • All glass polished to remove any imperfections.

Mechanical:

  • Brakes and suspension stripped and refurbished.
  • New brakes and brake lines fitted.
  • Gearbox overhauled and reconditioned.
  • Engine was rebuilt by Hi-Tech engines (non matching but correct type engine)
  • New exhaust system fitted.
  • New petrol pump sourced and fitted.

Interior:

  • Interior was finished in the correct leather and colour and was sourced from Lakewell in Belgium.
  • Correct radio sourced from Konings in Germany.
  • Instrumentation refurbished.
  • New dashboard sourced and fitted.
  • Inside rubberized to improve dampening.

The owner has spared no expense on the restoration and the car has not travelled more than 1000km since the completion of the restoration. This 912 also comes with its Certificate of Authenticity (rebuilt according to original spec - engine is correct type but not numbers matching).

This Porsche 912 is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town


Bidding

Bidding Information - 1966 Porsche 912

Estimated Price Range:

No reserve price

Lot Status

Total Bids:

29

Time Left:

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Start Date:

Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 12:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 17:28

Followers: 16

Time Left

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Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000049
Seller: Private
Year: 1966
Manufacturer: Porsche
Model: 912
Derivative: -
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 310 Km
Engine Size: 1,600cc
Engine Type: Flat four cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Rear engine - Rear wheel drive
Power Output: 90 BHP
Exterior: Black
Interior: Red

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