We are pleased to present this 1968 Porsche 912 Coupe finished in Blue Metallic over a black interior with Houndstooth seat inserts. One of the very few 912's to have been imported in this special order color, this short-wheelbase 1968 example is among the last of the 912’s to have been factory fitted with early-style green-faced instrument gauges and a split rear decklid grille. It has spent most of its life on the West Coast and was the subject of a full nut-and-bolt restoration which was carried out from 2012-2016. A tremendous amount of time and effort was invested in making this 912 a reliable classic that can be shown, driven, and used for vintage car events. This stunning 912 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York accompanied by restoration invoices, the complete original toolkit, and the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
During the restoration, this 912 was stripped to bare metal and refinished in its rare factory special order color of Blue Metallic. Additional images are provided in the photo gallery. Notable features include pop-out rear quarter windows, an early-style split decklid grille, H4 headlamps, front and rear bumper guards, period-correct vintage fog lamps, and factory 1969 date-coded 15" steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. These wheels have been refinished and are currently dressed in period-style Vredestein tires.
The cabin is trimmed in black leatherette and features Houndstooth-upholstered seat inserts. Some other noteworthy details include original green-faced instrument gauges, front-seat headrests, Coco floormats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and vintage period-correct Blaupunkt radio. The cabin was entirely redone during the restoration including a rebuild of the gauges and clock. The 5-digit odometer currently shows just under 13k miles, which is said to be representative of the miles driven since the restoration.
This 912 is equipped with a 356SC-derived 1600cc flat-four engine that sends 90 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The drivetrain case stampings show the engine and gearbox to be the correct type for this car, and both the engine and gearbox were completely rebuilt as part of the restoration along with the suspension, fuel, and braking systems. There is said to have been no expense spared on proper maintenance following the completion of the restoration.
This sale will include the complete original toolkit, a collection of records, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean Florida title. A beautifully restored short-wheelbase 912 with rare factory features, this 1968 example is not to be overlooked.