1968 Porsche 912 Coupe Blue Metallic

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.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $57,000
  • Auction End: April 26, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 19
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Comments (38)

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Sold for $57,000

  • jimmy_is_here (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    WHOA, this went way over my budget lol. But I guess...inflation?

  • jimmy_is_here (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Let's get these bid out there and not wait for the clock to wind down for each $1K :)

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • b4drissel 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • skip1825 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,200

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,912

  • skip1825 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,500

  • graybol044 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,250

  • b4drissel 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,912

  • graybol044 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $49,912

  • skip1825 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • emmcee 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $45,912

  • DriverM (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @JakeH send me a pm or hit the contact seller button. I’d be glad to help.

  • JakeH (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Hello,

    A beautiful car indeed!!
    Hoping you can help...I have a ‘69 which I want to get the KARDEX card. Can you provide us with a telephone number or website to get this done please?

    Thanks,
    Jake

  • skip1825 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $43,500

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the photo gallery.

  • b4drissel 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,912

  • jimmy_is_here 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,912

  • DriverM (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Just a heads up to all interested in this 912, I will be on a flight and out of contact tomorrow from 11:00AM until 2:00PM. I will check in to answer any questions once I get back on line.
    Please bid with confidence as this is a special car.

  • AdamoPitaliano 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $37,777

  • skip1825 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Kessferis 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,912

  • DriverM (seller) 3 weeksago

    I just received the Kardex. It is not a matching numbers car. It was sold in California originally and spent it's life there until I brought it back East. I will post the Kardex.

  • DriverM (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Maui928 @mbaum I just ordered a Kardex. I completely agree. I will know in a day or two if it is in fact a numbers matching car or not. Will post it as soon as I receive it. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • mbaum (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    I think the write-up here could use a decent editor and a bit more facts on the car. Otherwise, it contains pretty little useful information.

    I do not know how new (Or old) the CoA is. But in the last iteration of the document, Porsche asked you to submit engine and transmission numbers of the units in the car. If they match, the CoA will show those numbers. And if they did not, the CoA will simply say "Not Confirmed" as on this one without providing the ones Prosche has recorded for the car.

    The engine number (1284426) is indeed from a 1968 US-delivery 912. So it is of correct type. Given the high-for-the-MY VIN number (12820286), the original engine was likely swapped for a slightly earlier until at some point. That does not take away from the driving experience, only from the value. The color for sure is quite sensational. GLWS.

  • Maui928 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Thanks! You can get a Kardex to confirm if it is numbers matching. I don’t have the contact info for a Kardex but I’m sure it can be easily found online and only takes a couple business days from my understanding. The engine number is in the correct range. The transmission number looks to be from an earlier model.

  • lbpa18 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    This will be the last time this beauty is within my reach. Good luck seller. Id love to have her.

  • lbpa18 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    The listing description has been updated to show a 5-speed transmission.

  • DriverM (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Darren04 It was sold to me as a matching numbers car. Since the C of A does not show or confirm that, I want to sell it with that disclosure.
    Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll correct it in my site.

  • DriverM (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Maui928 I will have that corrected. It is a 5 speed car. Sorry.

  • Maui928 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    The description here says it has a 4 speed transmission. However, the numbers on the bottom of the transmission appear to show that it’s a 902/1 type which is a 5 speed. The shift knob also shows it to be a 5 speed. What is correct?

  • Darren04 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Hi. You state on your dealer website the following: "One of only 6 912’s imported in this special order factory color, this West Coast example has been totally restored and comes equipped with a matching numbers engine and five Speed transmission..." In your answer above, you state that you guess it's not. So is it matching numbers or not? Would be a value driver for many. Thanks

  • DriverM (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @jimmy_is_here You are correct. I did not order the C of A. It came with the car. Unless the numbers were not provided when it was ordered, I’d guess it’s not numbers matching. I did however provide photos of the engine and transmission numbers in the photo gallery.

  • jimmy_is_here (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Hi there, does the COA not have eng/trans numbers because they were not provided at the time of requesting the COA? Or did the provided numbers not match? I’ve read that they stopped giving out the engine and trans numbers a couple years ago without the requesting party confirming the numbers first to prevent fraud/liability issues.

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1968 Porsche 912 Coupe Blue Metallic
Final bid: $57,000 This auction has ended.