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Lot 12: Porsche 912 T Coupe

Classic Cars and Bikes, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (21 March 2007)

The year after production of the legendary 911 had commenced in 1964, Porsche introduced the identical looking 912 as an entry level model to the marque. Although it shared its monocoque steel chassis with that of the 911, together with independent front torsion bar and trailing arm rear suspension with all-round disc brakes, the engine was taken from the outgoing 356. This was a 1,582cc flat four unit that produced 90bhp and was good for a top speed of 115mph. The proven reliability of the 356's powerplant combined with the 911 bodywork and low price made the 912 a very attractive buy, and it substantially outsold the much more expensive 911 during the first few years of production. It proved especially popular with the American market and around 30,000 were sold before production finally ceased in 1969.According to the Porsche build sheet in the history file, this Crystal Blue car was supplied new to VW Pacific, Culver City, California, in October 1967. Extras included tinted glass, radio aerial and loudspeaker, colour coded hubcaps, chromed wheels and rubber over-riders on the front and rear bumpers.t was imported to the UK in 1990 and has been one family owned since then. The car did very few miles for the first ten years of its life over here, but has been used as daily transport for the last six years, mostly on a short commuting run. During this time it is said to have performed extremely reliably and there are invoices to show regular servicing by a Porsche specialist. In the last three years the car has benefitted from a new clutch, new piston rings, rebuilt carburettors, new K&N air filters, new sills and a new straight-through stainless steel sports exhaust.With an MOT until May and taxed until June (free, of course), the car is said to need no immediate work and is ready to jump into and enjoy. Classic 911 looks at a bargain price!

Lot Details
Auction Classic Cars and Bikes
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
Lot Number12
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4900
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberCAD 461E
Chassis number12820129
Engine number1280973
Engine capacity (cc)1582
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2