The introduction of the 911 for Porsche meant a new flagship, and for their buyers, a costly sum compared to the trusty Type 356. Much like Porsche in today’s world, they pursued a new model out of their accounting department. Seeing the need for an entry level model, the Type 912 was to offer the best of both worlds. Classic 356 performance by way of the type 616 flat four, coupled with the new age styling of the all new 901 (or 911 as we know it). Debuting side by side at auto shows around the world, the 911 & 912 made clear to Porsches customers that the 356 experience would live on and that they also had the option of “bigger and better” should they want to pay for it. The 912 enjoyed a good 5 year run of success before the 3-tier 911 variants took over market share and the 914 was introduced. Porsche left us with just over 32,000 examples produced in varying layouts. It is however the early variants that define Porsches intention in its purest form.
This car, a 1967 Porsche 912 Chassis # 460803 is finished in its original color combination of AGA Blue with a Red Interior. AGA Blue is exceptionally rare with only 52 examples registered with the club and only 8.7% of all 912’s produced in this color. It is not only rare but a beautiful color that matches very well with the exceptionally original red interior. Life for this car apparently started in CA where it was sold new before making its way to FL with a few owners. It was with its most recent owner only a few years where it received a single repaint, tires, some servicing and was often driven and enjoyed.
Cosmetically this example is that of a driver overall. The paint is newer and shows very well; however we have noted some overspray and have concluded that the glass was unfortunately not removed during the restoration. As such some of the rubber does have light overspray. The paint is deep and consistent throughout with great panel fitment and door gaps. There are a few blemishes here and there as expected form a driver quality example. The chrome is of the same consistency, highly original, definitely presentable, but showing its age. The glass and rubber throughout is still in good condition overall.
The interior is in great condition for being what we have concluded as totally original. The dash has the common flaws near the speaker box, but the seats carpets, rear section, sill, and headliner are all incredibly original with nice patina and very enjoyable.
Upon starting this 912 we noticed it runs well with all systems in working order and can say it would be ideal for touring and weekend driving. The handling is superb as with any 912/911, the clutch operation very smooth, brakes in working order, newer tires, precise steering, and shifting through the optional 5-speed is flawless. Overall and excellent driver quality example.
The underside shows the original pans, but the floors from the inside show to have had some patches put in at one point or another. The car could easily be enjoyed in its current state or floors could be done at some point down the road, very typical for these cars even when they are cared for. The front trunk however shows to be totally solid with the original spare still present and properly date coded, with the heater box area just as solid.
Overall this is an excellent opportunity to purchase a SWB 912 in rare and interesting colors that offers turn-key weekend fun as a driver quality example. It is offered as a number matching example per its COA (included), in original colors and very complete. 912’s are making their move, are very fun and will prove themselves in the years to come.