Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob

Available for auction is an Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob. In 1970, Skibob manufacturer Arova created the 212 for Porsche and specially designed it to be able to fold down small enough to fit into the 911’s trunk. Skibobs were developed in the late 1960s as a new method of skiing, particularly for those who may be disabled or lack the leg and knee strength required for normal skiing. The name is a contraction of “ski” and “bobsled”. With the design done by Porsche, the 212 featured front and rear shock strut suspension, and seating for two adults. An unusual feature for Skibobs.



Porsche designed the 212 with a hollow body that can hold a thermos and a sandwich for a day on the slopes. When folded, the feet, suspension, handlebars, and steering shaft fit neatly into the body, allowing the 212 to fit into the front trunk of a 911. With a total weight of approximately 30lbs, the 212 is heavier than most Skibobs due to the body being made from molded polyfoam and aluminum struts with fiberglass feet.
 

These hard-to-find Skibobs rarely find their way to the slopes and now are most often found in the hands of Porsche collectors. With just a few hundred made, it’s not known how many have survived to this day. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a rare and complete Skibob which includes the two foot skis. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $6,898
  • Auction End: 2022-01-25 21:10:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 14
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Comments (23)

  • nhskibm 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $6,898

  • nosubC2de (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @JMS935 I be very cool to get a paint to sample by bringing this in to your local Porsche dealer and tell them to please sample!!

  • JMS935 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Who’s gonna buy this and use its cool blue color as a paint to skibob sample for their next Porsche?

  • nhskibm 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,898

  • nosubC2de (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Jrooney I never found the color name, seems color code was never included but it looks very close to a 67 Crystal Blue 911 that I have. Thank you for your interest.

  • Jrooney (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    What is the color called?

  • NSchweigart 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,888

  • Gulf 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,200

  • Smokinjoe 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • El_Chingon 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $990

  • WYElise 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $770

  • Smokinjoe (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Where is the Skibob located?

  • Smokinjoe 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $760

  • Gulf 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $750

  • nosubC2de (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Skindoc They are both there, one of them is still wrapped up while we removed 1 for pictures. It is fully functional, would be fun to watch someone ride it down the diamonds with it. Thank you for your interest.

  • El_Chingon 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $600

  • MiataIsAlwysTheAnswr (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Skindoc it looks like both are wrapped up in picture 15

  • Gulf 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $500

  • Skindoc (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Very cool. Quick question, I believe these have a “foot ski” for each rider. I only see one pictured, is the skin on complete with all attachments/parts/pieces? GLWA

  • worldmotorsports 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $300

  • Gulf 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • El_Chingon 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $110

  • Clubsport88 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100

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Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob
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