This 912 has been owned and restored by a close friend, and it is now time for him to move on. He has a small collection of vehicles, but with limited space and changes in his life, he has decided it is time to move the ’66 Porsche.
Below are his own words regarding the vehicle:
“It’s time to put my 1966 Porsche 912 up for sale. I bought this car several years ago and I’ve been slowly restoring it ever since. As with any long-term restoration project, there are things that I could have done better, things that I would have done differently, and there are always things that could still be done. Since I bought this car, I’ve had a lot of life changes and keeping this beautiful Porsche does not fit into my plans for the future.
When I found this Porsche, it was sitting neglected in the back yard of a house in South Phoenix. A friend and I took a trailer over and picked it up and that started my journey in attempting to bring this beautiful car back to life. I have a detailed history and timeline of my process in restoring this 912, which can be found here…
I knew very little about classic Porsches when I purchased this 912. I had owned several vintage Volkswagens in the past, but this was my first experience with an air-cooled Porsche. I’ve had an amazing time working with, playing with, and learning about this beautiful piece of automotive history. It is time to move on and let someone else love it and make it their own.
I have the certificate of authenticity from Porsche verifying the original color combination to be Slate Gray with Red interior. When I got the car, the paint was very old and faded. The interior was recovered with very 80’s-esque gray velour that looked like it came straight out of the GM catalogue. I’ve since returned the interior to its proper red, and I had a complete repaint in Slate Gray. According to the certificate of authenticity, my car was also equipped with the original 5-speed transmission and the original engine that it left the factory with. Making this a 100% numbers matching car. Unfortunately, the original engine suffered a devastating loss a few months ago and was recently replaced with a different, completely stock 912 air-cooled motor. I do still have the original damaged engine case and that will be included with the sale of the car if the buyer wishes to have it. Karmann built this Porsche, and it is the 348th 912 built for the 1966 model year. It is a very early 912, with the perfect combination of options, Slate Gray, red interior, 5-speed transmission, and 3-gauge dash cluster.
The complete restoration history dating to the day I picked it up, including many, many pictures can be found in the link above. Most questions can probably be answered by reading through the posts in that thread. If you happen to have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.”