Collector Grade 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: $4,500
  • Auction End: 2022-09-28 21:16:52+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (24)

  • Offer from Massillon, OH (44646) 1 weekago

    Sold for $4,500

  • $4,500 offer from Massillon, OH (44646) 1 weekago

    $4,500 offer from Massillon, OH (44646)

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,400

  • 3OrangeWhips 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,200

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,100

  • 3OrangeWhips 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,010

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • 3OrangeWhips 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,800

  • Ferg 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,850

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,800

  • Ferg 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,790

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,660

  • Ferg 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,650

  • bhmohio 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,600

  • Ferg 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,590

  • 3OrangeWhips 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,510

  • MC82 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • PorscheGT3 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,250

  • nhskibm (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @porscheklaus oh, i thought about it last year. But by the time I got it to my house in NH the snow was gone - specifically the snow on the magic carpet.

  • porscheklaus (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Ha, I've actually riden one

  • Mjrodrick2002 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Johnny-long-skis 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $550

  • tavigh 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $500

  • nhskibm (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    Hi Everyone, owner of the skibob here. It's a wonderful piece that is complete and does not appear to have ever been used - though I was tempted last year! Hate to see it go but need to move some things around the house/garage and unfortunately this didn't make the cut. Any questions please ask and happy to provide any additional photos. Thanks and happy bidding!

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Collector Grade Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob
Final offer: $4,500
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