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1967 Porsche 912 - Exemplary Driver! Low Miles! Great M

For sale: 1967 Porsche 912

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Item location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Base 912
Engine size:
1.6 Litre 75 Hp
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Untitled Document Bavarian Motors 713-320-3059 1967 Porsche 912 - Exemplary Driver! Low Miles! Great Mechanicals! 1967 Porsche 912 - Exemplary Driver! Low Miles! Great Mechanicals! / 66. 00 Miles / VIN: 45876100000000000 Contact Mark Counts at Bavarian Motors at 713-320-3059 8561 Rayson Road. Ste. C Houston. TX 77380 View This Seller's Other Auctions 1967 Porsche 912 - Exemplary Driver! Low Miles! Great Mechanicals! Exterior / Interior VIN: 45876100000000000 2 Doors. . Coupe. 4 Cylinders. Manual Inventory ID: 000000 Vehicle Description For the past 50 years or so the Porsche 912 has been wrongfully percieved as the 911's "little brother. " This is somewhat of a misperception as the 912 is more accurately described as the 911's "older brother. " This arises from the fact that the 912 uses the same powerplant as the 911's predecessor - the venerable Porsche 356. The lineage of the engine makes the 912. in many ways. far superior to the early 911's. In illustration of this point. nbsp; Duane Spencer. author of The Complete Porsche 912 Guide. wrote the following: ". the 912 had very few problems - especially when compared to the early 911's. They have proven to be very robust cars. primarily because the engine was fully developed with the 356 series. and they benefited from the extra body strength built in to handle the weight and power of the 911. " Porsche began producing 356's in 1948 using technology that was first implemented in the late 30's and early 40's on the Volkswagon Type 1 a/k/a the Beetle and the WWII era Kuebelwagon. The basic parameters of both 356's and 912's are identical - small displacement. air cooled engines mated to transaxles which push a light weight. low drag chassis down the road at respectable speeds. This formula - rear engine. small displacement. light weight. low drag - was perfected in four iterations of the 356. i. e. . the pre-A. the A. the B and the C. and it remains one of Porsche's hallmarks to this day (excluding the Cayenne. Panamera and Macan. of course!). In 1964. Porsche revealed the 911 as the sucessor to the 356. It followed Porsche's basic formula but added an aerodynamic and structual integrity component that was missing from the 356. Somewhat obviously. the 911 was a huge sucess and it continues that success to this day. However. the 911 had a huge drawback: it cost an astronomical 22. 00 DM (about $5. 25 in 1965 US dollars or $40. 76 in 2014 dollars). In comparison. a 356 1600 SC Coupe only cost 16. 50 DM ($4. 12. 50 in 1965 US dollars or $29. 63. 25 in 2014 dollars). Thus. Porsche needed to produce a lower cost variant of the 911. In response to this need. Porsche took the 356's powertrain. placed it in a 1965 911 body and. viola!. the 912 was born. The 912 employed the same engine as the 356C and sold at about the same price 16. 50 DM (that's $4. 62. 50 in 1965 US dollars or $29. 06. 25 in 2014 US dollars). Given the fact that the 912 was visually identical to the 911 and cost about $11. 00 less. the 912 quickly began to outsell the 911. In fact. in 1966. Porsche sold almost two times as many 912's as 911's. The 912 remained in continuous production from 1965 through 1969 (with a breif revival in 1976). After production of the car ceased. 912's did not fare well in the marketplace. The cars suffered from the "little brother" stigma (a stigma which clouds the true value of the Boxter to this day). and further suffered at the hands of owners who - all too often - could not afford to properly maintain them. This led to a situation where the costs of restoration far outstripped the value of the vehicle and owing to their non-galvanized bodies. early 912's slowly sunk into rusty graves. Fortunately. begining about 10-15 years ago. collectors began to notice and appreciate the 912's for both its aesthetics and its mechanical reliability. Further. over the course of the past 5 years. 356 and early 911 prices have begun to skyrocket. This led to rapidly appreciating values and what was once seen as the "bargain Porsche" is now a highly collectible Porsche. The present 912 was acquired from its second ower. WS. who lived in Michigan. WS acquired the car from its first known owner. DJR. of Chesaning. Michigan. The car was originally painted Gulf Blue and faint traces of the original paint can still be seen under the car's rear decklid (see the pictures below). At some unknown point in time the car's first owner converted the car from from a Porsche color to Dark Blue Metallic. Paint Code No. 45779LH. which is a Ford/Lincoln color. In addition. a white Porsche script was added to the lower rocker panels on both sides in an attempt to make the car resemble a 1967 911RS. The Fuchs rims were added in furtherance of this attempt as the car should have been originally equipped with hubcaps and steel wheels. The car's interior was originally white and the car is believed to retain its original interior to this day. The interior is outfitted with 2 fairly rare (and highly desirable) options: 1) a wood rimmed steering wheel; and 2) headrests. As the interior is original. it is not in pristine condition but it remains servicable and can be used "as is" for many years to come. While in WS' possession. the engine and transmission were rebuilt by O'Donald's On the Spot Repair in Lansing. Michigan. According to WS. the engine is NOT original to the car and was taken from a 1968 912. The engine number is 1285247 which. accoding to several internet resources. appears to be from the 1968 production run. Thus. this car is NOT equipped with its original engine and is NOT numbers matching. The engine rebuild consisted of a complete. split case teardown and the replacement of the crankshaft. rods. bearings. pistons and cylinders. In the rebuild process. a big bore kit was installed. Thus. the engine's displacement has been increased from a stack 1600 to 1750 cc's. At the same time. new Weber carburators were installed. The original carbs are no longer available. Based on the increased displacement and better carbs. I estimate that the engine currently produces roughly 75 hp. The transmission is a 5 speed with a "dogleg 1st" (meaning first gear is below reverese gear on the extreme lower left). This was an optional upgrade in 1967 and the transmission is believed to be original to the car. Photos of the rebuild are pictured below and both the photos and the repair receipts documenting the rebuild will be included with the sale. At the same time the engine was rebuilt. the front and rear wheel bearings were replaced and a new clutch. pressure plate and throwout bearing were installed. According to the prior owner and as stated in the maintenance documenting this work. the vehicle's mileage at the time of the rebuild was roughly 54. 00. As the current mileage is approximately. 67. 00. the powertrain has less than 13. 00 miles! Please note. the prior owner informed me that this vehicle was sold with ACTUAL MILES. While I have not been able to independently verify the prior owner's representations regarding mileage. I can absolutely confirm that the powertrain is low mileage and performs impeccably. If you would like to verify this then: 1) ask to see the maintenance records; and 2) please go to my YouTube channel - thebavarianmotors - where I have posted two videos of me driving the car. After acquiring this car. I changed the oil and the oil filter and cleaned the air cleaners. I also relaced the rear shocks and then drove the car for roughly 350 miles on a 12 hour trip. On this trip. I averaged 60 - 70 mph and had no significant issues with the car. After completing the trip. I examined the car for oil leaks and found a small leak on one push rod tube on the number 3 cylinder (near the head). It is a miniscule leak that does not leave drops on the floor but it is present. Other than this small leak. I have not seen the engine leak oil. I also replaced the windshield wiper transmission / armature and bought (but have not installed) new turn signal lenses for both the front and rear of the car. After relacing the windshield wiper armature. I had the car inspected at a local inspection station and it was given a "fully operational" inspection sticker. This means that all safety features of the car. e. g. . windshield wipers. brake lights. turn signals. high and low beam headlights and etc. . are in fully operational condition. Please note. this car will be sold with a "bonded title. " This form of title is identical to a regular title but is backed by an insurance policy or "bond" which guarantees that I own the vehicle and that it is capable of being sold by me. This title is fully negotiable and is recognized in all 50 states. If you have any questions about the status of the title then please feel free to call. In summary. this particular car is the perfect fit for the astute collector looking for a car he can drive as often as he likes without destroying the inherent (and appreciating value) of the car. Its major strength is its mechanical condition which is exemplary. Its major drawbacks are: 1) the paint - which is driver quality and "wrong" for the car; and 2) miscellaneous interior cosmetics. If you are lookiing for a concours level 912. you should keep looking. However. if you are looking for a 912 to drive and improve over time (primarily by painting the car the "right" color) then you should give this car serious consideration as this car represents the best of what an early Porsche should be - pleasant to drive. highly competent and fairly simple to maintain. Given the astronomical prices of early 911's and 356's. this car also represents one of the best values on the Porsche market and is certain to appreciate over time. Please note. I have thououghly inspected the floor pan of this car and have not found any sign of: 1) prior pan repairs; 2) active rust infiltration; or 3) prior accident damage. Thus. from my perspective. there are no signs that the structural inegrity of this car has been compromised in any fashion. Please see the photos below to verify my opinions. If you would like to obtain further information regarding this car or to discuss its purchase then please contact Mark Counts at 713-320-3059. 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