1968 Porsche 912

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The question of how to tempt new customers into Porsche ownership has always been problematic. On the one hand, you're trying to uphold the reputation of the company as a purveyor of high-quality, high-performance sports cars while on the other, you're anxious not to alienate those potential customers whose budget won't stretch to a new 911.In 1964, Porsche had just such a problem with the sales of their new 911 proving a touch disappointing and continuing demand for the 356, which was scheduled to be phased out, necessitating that the production lines kept rolling. The solution seemed to be financial, and the decision was made to replace the 356 with a four-cylinder, more appropriately priced 911 and, as a result, the 912 (initially 902) was conceived. First available to European customers by June 1965 (initially with 1582 cc and 90bhp), the 912 soon became a market leader, particularly in the USA. In the UK, it was some 30% cheaper at £2,466 compared to the £3,488 price tag of the 911 and went on to outsell its six-cylinder sibling by no less than 188% in 1966. This well presented Gloss Black, 1968 Porsche 912 is believed to have been delivered new from Germany to Sacramento in August of '68, and was imported into the UK from the States earlier this year. The exterior of this Porsche presents well as does the interior, and the seats, fitted with the optional headrests, appear in good shape apart from a small split in a seam on the driver's side. The period AM/FM Blaupunkt radio is present. The engine bay presents impressively and looks like it has benefitted from some recent attention. Sitting on its steel wheels, this car looks unmolested and absolutely straightforward and, although we have no history, the whole car feels like it has been well cared for in the past.This charming Porsche starts up easily with no smoke and idles and revs nicely. Reading 89.757 miles this car is presented to auction with a MOT valid until October 2017, no history file and on a NOVA.A well set up 912 is a delight to drive and this, most attractively guided example, must be of consideration.

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This item is part of The Porsche Car Sale 2016
 Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 | 2:00 PM  EUR (BST)
 
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1968 Porsche 912
1968 Porsche 912
Lot number: 344
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Event: The Porsche Car Sale 2016
Ends: Saturday, October 15 | 2:00 PM  EUR (BST)

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