DT: 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe Polo Red

We are pleased to offer this 1966 Porsche 912 presented in Polo Red over a black leatherette interior.  Introduced as Porsche’s entry-level sports car in 1965, this 912 model carries the 1600cc flat-four engine used in the 356 SC.  Having undergone a complete bare metal restoration only three years ago with approximately 1,500 miles driven since, this 5-speed 1966 example is said to be in excellent overall condition with a number’s matching drivetrain and a collection of documentation.  Showing 107k miles on the odometer, this classic Porsche 912 is now being made available for auction by its seller in Massachusetts.

About 3 years ago, Ellis Edwoods Motorsports was commissioned to perform a full bare metal restoration of this 912 in its factory specified color of Polo Red.  The finish is stated to be in excellent condition as could be seen in the detailed images provided in the photo gallery.  This 912 highlights chrome exterior brightwork as well as factory wheels with chrome hubcaps which come dressed in Vredestein tires.

The black leatherette appointed interior is said to be in beautifully restored condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.  Noteworthy details include a 3-gauge instrument display with a painted dashboard surround, original seat belts, a factory antenna and loudspeaker.

This 912 carries an air cooled 1.6 L flat-four engine sourced from the 356 SC model.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a factory optional and numbers matching 5-speed manual transmission.  During the time of the restoration 3 years ago, Freed Performance carried out a full engine rebuild with supporting documentation included.  Said to be in fantastic running order with barely 1,500 miles driven since the completion of the restoration, this 912 is ready to begin its journey with a new owner.

The sale of this 912 will include books and tools, a jack and spare tire, a set of two keys and a collection of service records.  This 912 offers an incredible opportunity for any vintage Porsche enthusiast, do not miss out.

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  • cpr4500 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,250

  • Intoair377 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • grengerT 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • cpr4500 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • johannes356 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Calvisio according to the Cert and the picture of the engine serial number. it matches what came with the car

  • grengerT 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • cpr4500 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • CBSUE 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $37,440

  • aloma (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    I wonder if we reached the reserve on this beautiful machine.....

  • alopez51 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $33,000

  • CBSUE 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,400

  • Calvisio 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Is the engine that is currently in the car the original engine from the factory?

  • baico360 (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @wthode the car has no rust or bubbling , the car was strip down to bar metal.
    All repairs that may have been need was talking car of at that time. Mike

  • wthode (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Can you comment on any rust in those areas susceptible to rust? Thanks.

  • baico360 (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @CEM3 the gauges are the orig. to the car , they where just serviced and clean during the repatriation. a had a few Porsche's over the years, this car is by far the most correct and nicest
    one i ever owned.It's a pleasure to drive .Mike

  • CEM3 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @roblee interesting. My car was the only one that I ever saw with single gauges for the extra two. The one I saw were always the larger gauges with more than one function like the later cars.

  • baico360 (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @redcoatjames It was always a painted dash , I had asked the previous owner

  • roblee 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @CEM3 65-early 66's with three gauges where painted dashes, five gauge cars were black dash cars.

  • CEM3 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @redcoatjames I’m guessing that you are right. I had a ‘66 just like this and the dash was black. Although I have heard of some with a painted dash. Mine however had 5 gauges but they were singles. An oil pressure on the right side and amp on the left. Both were small single gauges. I’ve never seen this since. Plus mine did have all chrome wheels with the colored Porsche crest disc in the middle rather than plain.

  • redcoatjames 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    As this is a 1966 model, I'm guessing the painted dash was a restorer wish and NOT original - can you confirm? Do you have any images pre-restoration?

  • roblee 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @baico360 I'm glad that the car runs smooth, but what are the carburetors that's important so one can find the correct air cleaners for them and just because it has 1,500 miles answers nothing about its compression?

  • baico360 (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @roblee i am not sure of the carbs. ,But the car runs very smooth .
    As far as the motor ther is only 1500 miles since the motor total rebuilt

  • roblee 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @baico360 What are the carburetors, manufacturer and size?

  • roblee 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @baico360 what are the date stamps on the rims and who is the manufacturer?
    Also it was unclear, has the engine had a leak down/ compression test and if so what were the results of each cylinder?

  • Honza 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • Nbkzl7b 4 weeksago

    @CEM3 yes stock steelies with chrome hubcaps. These are not leistriz chrome wheels.

  • CEM3 4 weeksago

    @Nbkzl7b no that’s per the description with the listing, not a factory listing. Perhaps you should read the listing and look at the pics. The pics are clear.

  • Nbkzl7b 4 weeksago

    @CEM3 that is per factory. Please educate before commenting. Lovely car.

  • CEM3 4 weeksago

    You say it has factory chrome wheels but the pics show chrome hub caps only. The wheels are painted

  • baico360 (seller) 4 weeksago

    @PK Hi Unfortunately the car is in Nh. with my collection, i live in Ma. I won't
    be in Nh until Friday,
    and the auction will be over . The engine ,trans, and suspension are in excl. working order.
    Motor has no spurting,stalling, over heating or smoking, trans and clutch shifts smooth. the suspension has not rattles,drives straight. far as compression test . the drive train was completely rebuilt 3 years ago , with approximately 1500 miles since. everything seems to work properly like it should with out any issues. Thanks, Mike

  • friedricejim 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • PK (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Beautiful car. Love the painted dash of the early 912. Is it possible to post any cold start type of video? Has the engine undergone any recent compression tests? Thanks.

  • Muddywaters858 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • LAPHIL (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    @baico360 Thanks for your response! I also sent you a message via "contact seller".

  • baico360 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    I bought the car this year for my 82 year old father, from a man that had the for 13 plus years, he had the car restored
    3 years ago , the car has approximately.1500 miles since. my father has been having issues,
    at this time i don't think he would get use of the car that it should, since i have a 81 ,Porsche 911 wide body ,i don't have time for both. p.s. the 912 rides much better and a real tight car. a please to drive, thanks Mike

  • LAPHIL (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @baico360 , for how long have you owned this lovely car? Can you also share what you know of the history of the vehicle? Thanks!

  • baico360 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @SSTwin sorry i was only able to get under enough to get some limit amount of pictures
    of the motor. the under side is very clean.The car went though an extensive restoration 3
    years ago, with only approximately 1500 miles since.

  • baico360 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @rhmoritz Sorry i do not have any photos during the restoration .
    I has told from previous owner the car had very minimal rust repair.
    the paper work i have also shows minimal repair.

  • rhmoritz (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Can you provide photos of the car taken prior to the metal restoration to document the extent and scope of the rusted panels?

  • baico360 (seller) 1 monthago

    Sorry i was only able to get under enough to take some limited amount pictures of the motor.
    The under side is Very clean. The car went though an extensive restoration 3 years ago,with approximately 1500 since.

  • skibumm 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • SSTwin (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Lovely. Any under car pics available?

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DT: 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe Polo Red
Current offer: $52,250