The value of early Porsche 911s has been skyrocketing in the past few months, making them untouchable unless you have money to spare. This has driven up the value of other Porsche models, but thankfully they still aren’t as high as the 911. The 912 might not have the power and speed of the six cylinder 911, but it’s essentially the same car and is a fraction of the cost. This 1968 Porsche 912 has been in storage for the past 33 years and needs work. If you’re interested, it can be found here on eBay.
The owner’s Father purchased the car in ’79 with the intent of restoring it, but as the story goes never got around to it. It appears to be complete, but needs a lot of work. The interior is in usable condition, but needs some attention. Rust is a major issue for most Porsches of this era and this one is no different. It has rust in all the usual places, but repairing it shouldn’t be too challenging.
When Porsche introduced the 911, as the 356′s replacement, the company was concerned that the high cost of the flat six would hurt sales. To offset manufacturing cost, they decided to stick the cheaper 356′s four cylinder into the 911 chassis, and so the 912 was born. The 1.6 L boxer four was rated at 90 hp, and while it’s considerably less power than the 911′s boxer six, it’s also lighter. The 912 also came with fewer features than the 911, which helped with keeping weight down, making the 912 better balanced and more nimble. The engine is going to need work as well, as it currently isn’t running, but does turn over.
We would love to see what else is parked in this barn, but currently the 912 is the only car they have for sale. Given all the work that it’s going to need, we can’t help but wonder if the starting bid is a little high. What do you guys think? Is it priced right or too high?