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The Porsche 912 started out life by offering a great mx of quality design, performance handling, and a value price of its similar larger 911 sibling. Now that this silhouette is iconic, a rare and restored 1969 912 Targa like this only amplifies its best qualities.
If it were not for the 912 badging on the rear, no one would be able to know the difference between this car and a 911. We are not suggesting you represent this car as something else, because the 912 is its own unique and proud chapter in Porsche's history. But the point is that when people see the care and investment in the recent application of Polo Red, they will instantly believe you paid well over six figures for this Targa. Especially since this one is wearing the hallmark Fuchs wheels. Of course, it also helps that all of you intricate brightwork pieces are in place and straight, such as the headlight surrounds, bumper trim, and those little grilles in front that let everyone know you have the earliest version of a motoring icon. And of course, the aluminum b-pillar unique to the Targa model is an icon all on its own. And the open top also makes this 912 quite a bit rarer than its coupe cousins, too.
Just like the exterior, the largest noticeable difference between a 912 and a 911 is the badge on the glovebox. They all share that iconic style that defined the air-cooled era. The driver-oriented layout is engineered to make sure everything is within easy reach. Porsche's race-ready sensibilities means the tachometer is directly in front of the driver. The rest of the instruments surround this in their own clearly marked pods to give you a comprehensive view of what's going on with the engine (remember later 912s like this had the full gauge package as standard.) You view all of this through the grippy stock steering wheel. In fact, the only piece you know isn't stock is the upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo. The targa top fits snugly, and easily stores in the carpeted trunk when you want the wind-in-your-hair driving experience. And because this 911 will be open to the world, the seats, carpeting, door panels, and whole interior is looking dark and crisp to make sure everyone sees this icon at its best.
The real difference for the 912 is in the engine bay, and for many, it's actually a welcomed sight. In the rear is a flat-four motor that makes the 912 the bridge between the 356 and the 911. In true Porsche fashion, the motor is an overachiever. It's a 1.6-liter like the 356, but it was advertised at of over 100 horsepower. With the light and nimble Porsche body, and the full control of a five-speed manual transmission, this made for a fine road-carving machine. And we don't have much trouble believing this Targa will live up to those standards today thanks to a motor and transmission rebuild in the second half of its life. When this is combined with the rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and fully independent sports suspension, this lightweight Porsche 912 has excellent handling and impressive road feeling capabilities.
Complete with a ton of receipts and the owner's manual, this 912 is continuing its original mission even in its vintage years. After all, it's delivering the prestige of a six-figure car in a fun and value-packed Porsche. That's why you know you're not the only one who wants this 912. Call today!!!
- Build Receipts
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Removable Hard Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Polo Red
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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