For anyone who desires a ’60s Porsche with classic 911 style, but would prefer to save quite a bit of money, the 912 offers an alternative. While they’ll never be as popular as the 911, they remain a car of relative simplicity and in comparison with most any modern car the performance differences between the two are not significant. There are even some who would claim the 912 was a better handler than the 911 due to its better balance gained from having less weight over the rear wheels. Either way these cars provide another option for classic motoring and since few but the most pristine examples are prized by collectors, they can generally be driven without worry over any possible depreciation. The car featured here is a 1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe, located in California, that has seen a bit shy of 90K miles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe on eBay
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 88,888 mi
Price: Auction (Buy It Now $24,500)
1967 Porsche 912
This is a solid running 912 driver that is ready to be enjoyed
5-Speed manual transmission that shifts smoothly through all the gears (up and down)
The clutch feels good with no chattering or the like
1600cc motor that runs nicely and pulls strong
The body is solid with no cancerous rust (see photos)
It wears red paint that is presentable, original color is sand beige.
The floor pans are solid, but looks to have been patched in the past.
Rocker panels are solid and look original
All the fender wells are solid and look original (see photos)
The interior is very nice and correct
Nardi wood steering wheel
Original Green gauges
Hounds-tooth front seats
Tires are near new on correct 4 1/2” chrome steel rims
Brakes are tight and responsive
Clear California title in hand
Pre-purchase inspection are welcome and encouraged
Worldwide shipping is available
Overseas bidders, bid with confidence.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.
Sold AS-IS WHERE-IS
Karmann operated as a contract manufacturer for Porsche for a number of years and during the ’60s built quite a few 912s along with a variety of 911s. For the most part, it isn’t necessarily a meaningful distinction and Karmann coupes do not tend to hold any higher value than a standard 912. But it perhaps adds an interesting talking point for any owner. The car here looks to be in pretty good shape all things considered, though not spectacular. It appears, as the seller describes, as an excellent driver-caliber vehicle, and frankly were I looking for a 912 that’s the sort of car I’d try to find.