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1976 Porsche 912E

With the air-cooled 911 market backing off a bit, especially for classic 911s of the late-70s and ’80s, the hope, or at least my hope, is that this will help return the 912 to its typical place as an inexpensive alternative. After all, if the 912 is commanding high dollars then it’s tough to rationalize one as a driver when a little effort almost surely could turn up a decent 911. One caveat is that the original long-hood 912 produced from 1965-1969 may remain a more expensive option. We haven’t seen the long-hood 911s come down in value much (though they aren’t really going up in value either) and I suspect the 912 will follow suit. That leaves us with the one-year-only 1976 Porsche 912E that we see here. Like the 911 of its era the 912E is most distinguished from its predecessor by its impact bumpers, but it also featured a larger 2.0 liter flat-4 replacing the 1.6 liter of the original 912. Unfortunately, that increased displacement did not bring with it additional power as the 912E actually offered fewer horses on tap than when equipped with the 1.6. It’s also heavier. This wasn’t an atypical problem for Porsches of the time as the mid-year 911 suffered a similar fate and these points help explain why they remain some of the lower priced options on the air-cooled market.

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Year: 1976
Model: 912
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,917 mi
Price: $27,000 Buy It Now

This 912e is in very good condition. Exterior and interior. Mechanically sound and could definitely be a daily driver

Reducing the number of cars in our collection. 1976 Porsche 912e. Nice example. Guards red over black leather. Paint and interior look great. So much fun to drive and turns heads every time we take it out for a drive. Odometer 13,917 but am sure it rolled over. most likely 113,917. Runs great, looks fantastic! Few of these 912e s out there. Can be driven everyday or put in your collection. Has sunroof. We welcome a third party inspection. Purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs. Being sold as is with NO implied warranty. Please email or call (770) 533-1193 for additional pictures or questions.

As a 912 goes this one presents pretty well. The Guards Red paint shows good pop and the interior, while certainly showing some rough edges here and there, looks in very good condition. As we’d expect from Porsche’s entry-level machinery this 912 hasn’t been a garage queen yet it still looks in good shape after 113K miles and 40 years on the road. While the asking price isn’t high per se, i.e. relative to earlier 912s or to its 911 brethren, it is probably a bit high for a 912E, especially given that this one falls pretty squarely into the driver category. But a driver is what we look for in these cars so it’s really just a matter of finding the right price. I’ve definitely seen some priced higher, but if the seller knocks a few grand off of this one then I imagine it’ll make its new owner quite happy.