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1966 Porsche 912 LHD

Lot No.: 139

Registration: ADY 27D
Chassis Number: 454047
Engine Number: 751957
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1600
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
Sold for (£): 34,500

The Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 to great acclaim and has become one of the worlds most enduring sportscar designs. The original 2.0 litre format made it expensive but Porsche used the outgoing 1600cc unit from the 356 to address the issue and offered the 912 to an eager market. The result was a car that had all the looks of the 911 but with inspiring handling and better balance, competitively priced. Launched in 1965 it outsold the 911 especially in the USA.

Offered here is an early LHD Porsche 912 American market car restored to an amazing standard in the best colour combination. The genesis of the 911 is well represented in this purest form 912 with its totally uncluttered lines. The interior, with its rare three dial dashboard and original patina seating completes the effect. Originally supplied to California in 1966 in Moss green it was exported to the UK in 2000. A full restoration was carried in 2010 to a very exacting standard. It has the optional 5-speed box and the very willing 90 BHP engine. The original California black plate SSV 519 is in the history file.

Classic Porsche values show no signs of relenting and this beautiful 912 represents a fantastic opportunity to invest. It drives exceptionally well with clean crisp performance and makes a perfect turn-key 912 to enjoy.