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Lot 610
1968 Porsche 912 SWB
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CHASSIS NO: 12802755

• Numbers matching example
• Single family ownership from 1968 to 2019
• Nut and bolt restoration was commissioned between 2019 and 2021
• Original and desirable factory 902 five-speed gearbox
• Desirable five-instrument gauge cluster


Documents

1969 Porsche 912SWB Specifications.pdf


1.6-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, 90 HP, dual Solex carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with torsion bars, independent rear suspension with torsion bars, front and rear disc brakes; wheelbase: 89”


Offered by Porsche as their entry-level alternative to the 911, the 912 was fitted with the 356’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, and in doing so, it reduced the weight and made the car even more of a thrill to drive. With just over 30,000 short wheelbase examples produced between 1965 and 1968, it becomes a much rarer car when compared to many 911s and is a must-have for any Porsche enthusiast.

This sporty example was a one family-owned car when found during an estate sale in Connecticut in the latter part of 2018. This 912 is a rust-free car that had been sitting in a garage for well over 30 years. The second owner, a Porsche aficionado, purchased the car for the mere purpose and pleasure of restoring and enjoying it. The car was disassembled, and given a nut and bolt restoration, which was documented with photos. The engine, transmission and clutch were also rebuilt as part of the process.

This Porsche possesses many one-year-only parts including the headlight bezels and hubcaps, which were both carefully restored. The interior is new with Wilton weave carpeting, a splendid dash, seats, and finishes that match factory quality. All the rubber was replaced back to original style reproduction. New components such as the brake lines, gas tank, pistons, rings, clutch, wheel bearings, ball joints and much more were installed during the nut and bolt restoration. The sheet metal was expertly prepped for the Polo Red paint to be applied, which is in show condition. Keeping true to its roots, the original factory AM/FM radio was rebuilt and functions as it should. This Porsche glides down the road in smooth fashion as the suspension was also restored and replaced. The next owner can rest assured, as all electrical components and relays were replaced, and a new OEM wiring harness was installed.

Since completion of the restoration, only sorting miles have been put on the car to prove it drives and handles wonderfully. Freshly restored and complete with a copy of its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and owner’s manual, it is ready for shows, tours and any twists and turns that come its way.

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