I have somewhat dueling interests in this Ossi Blue 1969 Porsche 912 Targa. I’m hoping we can return to some sanity in the 912 market; to find those examples that remain reflective of the nice values for which the 912 previously had been known. In their day these were great cars to drive capable of even rivaling their more prestigious bigger brother, the 911. Early reports actually suggested they were better handling given their more balanced weight distribution. Among modern machinery a 912 isn’t likely to knock your socks off, but their no-frills light weight still should be capable of providing hands-on joy. My other interest is in how the 912 market is about to shake out and whether we are suddenly going to see more interesting examples come up for auction. The reason? Last weekend this Bahama Yellow 912 sold for over $114K. It was a somewhat stunning sale.
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Model: 912 Targa
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
Hello and thank you for viewing my auction I’m selling my 1969 Porsche 912 Targa rust free restored in its original color ossi blue with upgraded tan ricardo racing seats it is powered by its original motor engine code 4095164 1600cc 86k miles that was rebuilt 2years ago dual carburetors K&n filters runs and handles great with no problems at all upgraded 4wheel power disk brakes it is a 4speed manual transmission that shifts smooth also fresh tune up 500miles ago very nice exterior and interior very straight body all the way around could use headlight rings re chromed also have original car jack and tools and owners manual and original maintenance record book form 1969 it is a very nice driver gets thumbs up and looks wherever you go so bid with confidence for your chance to own a true piece of european history please do not bid if your are not planning to buy serious inquires only thanks hate to sell but making room in collection ….. Buyer is responsible for shipping vehicle after purchase $500 nonrefundable deposit after auction ends Vehicle is being sold as is
Perhaps each of my dueling interests could work out here? This 912 seems far from pristine and should come in at a fairly reasonable value. If its documentation can verify that it is indeed matching numbers and wearing its original color, even if not original paint, then perhaps it could make a fine candidate for restoration and a return to its full glory. The engine recently has been rebuilt and there are enough miles on it that additional miles will not be a worry. Meaning: this 912 strikes me as a very pretty example that could be enjoyed and slowly refreshed over time. There’s a good bit of work needed, but we’ve certainly come across others in rougher shape.
Much of this will depend on the final selling price of this auction, but with bidding only sitting at $20,100 (granted with reserve unmet) the price may not be bad and there could be plenty of room for growth in its value. Obviously, I do not expect every nice 912 to start selling in the six figures, but if the market is going to move up then it might be a nice time to pounce.