The 1966 Porsche 912 was a garage find for us. During our initial weeks of ownership, we discovered that this 912 is a very early production 1966 car. Although it was sold as a 1966 model, it was actually built in 1965 to the earlier model year’s specifications. It has a 3-gauge dashboard, Porsche 356 seats, and other traits found on the first production year 900 models which makes this 912 a very desireable car to Porsche collectors and afficianados!
After we got the car running, we’ve found that the 912 drives very nicely. It really likes to be tossed about in twisty canyon roads, and comfortably cruises on the highway. It is worth noting that the Porsche 912 is a better balanced car than the Porsche 911, so it is known to be a better handling car, even though it doesn’t pack the punch of it’s more powerful 6-cylinder sibling.
We are really enjoyed driving and restoring this car. We drove this classic Porsche around for about a year, using the euphamism “patina” a lot with those who struck up conversations about the car. We also found ourselves getting a LOT of offers to purchase it. Eventually, we got an offer we simply couldn’t refuse, and we let this beautiful classic 912 go to a new home. We lost a classic Porsche…but there was a silver lining to this situation. It led us to another situation in which we were able to purchase another classic Porsche to take the 912’s place in our garage…a 1996 Porsche 911 (993)! We purchased the 993 less than 48 hours later with the proceeds from the 912 sale. After all was said and done, we think it was a nice trade up.