Motorsports Monday: 1969 Porsche 912

The Porsche 912 was originally conceived as a budget model because the 911, quite simply, had become too expensive compared to the outgoing 356 model. On the surface, you got the updated looks of the 901 – but underneath was a more simple and frugal flat-4 similar to the unit from the outgoing 356. This helped to keep costs down but performance was less exciting, and for a long time the 912 was the “also ran” compared to 911. But stratospheric rises in prices – especially of early 911s – meant that it was no surprise to see the 912 get drawn up as well. The simplicity is almost more appealing than the 911 in some ways; as the adage goes, it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, and a 912 is just the type of car that you can drive flat out without worrying about lighting your hair on fire and jumping backwards off a cliff. As with all Porsches, some of these 912 have been modified to race, such as this 1969 example:

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Year: 1969
Model: 912
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: “42” mi
Price: Reserve Auction

“High Performance racing engine built by Bob Dumont 4 speed Transmission with short throw shifter “Streetable Racecar” Full flow oil cooled custom racing heads High Compression pistons at 11.5:1 compression Internally and externally balanced engine Bolt in roll cage Tuned for 110 race fuel Extensive lightweight conversion including fiberglass hoods and lexan windows GPS Speedometer and full Autometer gauge set including volt meter hour gauge 10 gallon racing fuel cell Full receipt history dating back to 1973 Dealer service stamps from 1969 through 1973 Majority of all the original parts come with car to return to stock”

High Performance racing engine built by Bob Dumont
4 speed Transmission with short throw shifter
“Streetable Racecar”
Full flow oil cooled custom racing heads
High Compression pistons at 11.5:1 compression
Internally and externally balanced engine
Bolt in roll cage
Tuned for 110 race fuel
Extensive lightweight conversion including fiberglass hoods and lexan windows
GPS Speedometer and full Autometer gauge set including volt meter hour gauge
10 gallon racing fuel cell
Full receipt history dating back to 1973
Dealer service stamps from 1969 through 1973
Majority of all the original parts come with car to return to stock

MotoeXotica is pleased to offer this 1969 Porsche 912 racecar. This car has a fully documented history. Bought used in December of 1969 by the previous owner with 7,500 miles this Porsche has an extensive service history. Dealer stamps show the story from its original purchase in 1969 through 1973 where the paper trail for receipts follow it beyond the start of its transformation around 2001 into the weekend racer you see today. The car was maintained by Bob Dumont Porsche Service Only for majority of it’s life including basic service in it’s early years all the way to the racecar conversion in the early 2000’s.

The high compression race engine build by Bob features pistons running 11.5:1 compression with full flow oil cooled custom heads. It has been internally and externally balanced for optimized performance, and tuned to run on 110 Race Fuel. A GPS speedometer tracks your speed accurately while AutoMeter gauges keep track of your vital engine information including an hour meter and the horn is inoperable. The exhaust along with the fluted carbs make beautiful music while rowing through the gears.

This incredibly solid Porsche 912 comes with the majority of it’s original parts, including original windows, dash, seats, trim, gauges, and more. Please review the detailed pictures and your mouth will drool. The car is complete to race and drive on the street in present form or restore back original. Porsche prices are in an upward spiral no end in sight. See our other porsche auctions for a pristine 89 Speedster.

The Vin is 129022271, the mileage shows 42, and the hour meter reads 6. This car is being sold on a clear Oklahoma title. Currently the horn is inoperable due to the wheel hub pad. Be sure to check out the video on the MotoeXotica Youtube Channel. What are you waiting for? GET OUT AND DRIVE!

What a look! The presentation of this car is classic 911 in every aspect except the tailpipe which gives away the smaller engine. The fat Fuchs, generous but perfectly proportioned flares, iconic Penske-themed color and duck-tail spoiler all scream 911. But while an early 911 would put you into second (and third, or perhaps even fourth) mortgage on your home, the 912 remains a much more affordable option in the classic world. That doesn’t mean they’re cheap, with some early original 912s pushing prices that would have made 911s blush not long ago. But a race-prepared car like this should hold less value since they are much more specialized. Talking about specialized, rolling down the road by filling up this car with 110 octane will get old pretty quickly, so better ensure your trips are short. But if you want the look of a classic 911 race car without needing several trust funds and a hotline to the human organ market, this neat 912 could offer the solution much as it was originally conceived.

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. That car is far from a street car. You would not be happy driving it on the street. Aside from the obvious missing street legal parts… It would be a lot of work to drive especially with the 4 speed. They dont mention the suspension set up but its not going to be suited for the street either. Cool looking 912 needs to stay at the track.

  2. Howard, reasonable point; my caged Audi is probably as stiff and can be driven legally on the road, it’s just not much fun honestly. 400 lb coilovers, big sway bars and Konis set to “punish” along with race seats and chassis stiffening definitely dull the experience.

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