Offered exclusively in the United States for one year only and with less than 2,100 examples produced in total, the Porsche 912E was offered as Porsche’s entry-level sports car featuring a 2.0-liter flat-four engine with Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection. This example was a lifelong California car when it was acquired by the current owner in February of 1992 and made four roundtrip cross-country journeys before moving with its owner to North Carolina in April 2000. In 2014, the engine was shipped to air-cooled specialist Jake Raby in Georgia for a complete rebuild to 2,056cc specs and has been driven less than 19,000 miles since. Driven approximately 155k miles by its owner of 31 years, this 912E is now being offered for auction out of North Carolina with just over 278k miles showing on the odometer.
This 912E is finished in Black with chrome window moldings and headlight rings, dual polished mirrors, a polished exhaust tip, and black 14” Fuchs wheels with brushed silver lips. The car rides on a set of 195/70 Vredestein Sprint Classic tires (4920) which have seen less than 1k miles of use. The exterior recently underwent paint correction and an application of graphene coating in preparation for the sale. Over the course of the seller’s 31-year ownership, cosmetic was sustained to the rear bumper, engine lid, left front fender, hood, right door, and left front bumper. The seller states all damages were professionally repaired to factory standard and supporting invoices are included with the sale.
The black vinyl interior has been fitted with a pair of leather Recaro bucket seats and features an aftermarket under-dash vent system, a black leather steering wheel cover, a front fog light switch, and a modern Blaupunkt Bluetooth stereo paired with an SSL Evolution Amplifier and upgraded speakers. Digital auxiliary gauges have also been added including an Innovative air/fuel meter and gauges for the oil and cylinder head temperature. Other equipment includes a factory electric sunroof, manual window cranks, three-point seatbelts, a heater, and analog VDO gauges. The seller reports all gauges and accessories are fully functional apart from the air conditioning and the factory oil temperature gauge which was disconnected in favor of the aftermarket digital gauge.
Power comes from a fuel-injected flat-four engine which was rebuilt to 2,056cc specs by Jake Raby in 2014 with less than 19,000 miles driven since. The engine features an upgraded Mallory Unilite electronic ignition and a Bursch tuned exhaust system. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine was removed and reinstalled by Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport in Torrance, California, and all supporting invoices are included in two binders full of maintenance records. The seller notes all stock California emissions equipment has been removed and the ignition and door locks are keyed separately as the ignition switch was replaced several years ago.
This sale will include an extensive collection of records and documentation along with the original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, an air pump, a car cover, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “I've spared no expense in maintaining this 912E over the past 31 1/2 years of ownership. The best investment I made was having Jake Raby of Raby's Aircooled Technologies rebuild the engine to his 2056cc specs in 2014. Bench testing showed an impressive gain in both horsepower and torque. At that time the build cost $14,000. +. Today due to inflation and the scarcity of core engines and fuel injection parts it costs $24,000 +, per his website.”
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