1969 Porsche 912
3 known owners since 2000, current owner since February 11, 2011. The current owner purchased the car from an owner in Virginia. That person purchased the car from an owner in Nebraska on February 29, 2000.
The current owner purchased the car with the intention of restoring it. As changes in their situation occurred the car was parked in the garage for the last 12 years. The car was running when they parked it but has not been started since then.
The overall condition of the car is good and the car is complete. It appears to be an excellent candidate for restoration as the car is complete, no major rust issues, the sheet metal is straight, and all interior components are there. The glass and bright work are in excellent condition. There is only minor rust in most of the car, except for the passenger side floor pans. Both the front and rear pans are rusted through. This is unusual in appearance since the rest of the car is so rust free.
The tires are like new but may be flat spotted from sitting for so many years. The Interior needs replacing. The headliner is stained and does not fit well in some areas. The seat covers are in good shape and could be reused with new foam padding. The carpet is serviceable but would look better if replaced. The door panels need work.
The engine bay needs to be degreased but is in good condition. The engine needs work. Certainly, the engine needs to be resealed and possibly rebuilt. The condition of the transmission is unknown but worked when parked.
About this Model
Like the 356, and its A, B, and C variations, the factory drew distinctions in the 911 / 912 series, but unlike the 356 series, this time the factory used such designations internally. Based on experience with the 911 / 912, including racing, the factory made enough changes to warrant an internal 911 / 912-B designation for the 1969 model year. This is also known as the long wheel base (LWB) revision. To improve handling without penalizing ride, the rear wheels of the LWB version were moved back by 2.5 inches, with no change in overall vehicle length. Another distinctive body change for 1969, was the addition of wider wheel flares added to the side of the body, which could accommodate wheels as wide as 6 inches.
On the interior, 1969 model year 912s received a revised dashboard with a new heating and ventilation system with three-setting fan, revised arm rests with integrated door pockets, and power windows were added as an available option. 1969 also saw the addition of a flashing warning light system, an illuminated glove compartment and a smaller steering wheel with upholstered horn button. The rear windows on coupes were electrically heated, thus eliminating air ducts, and vent windows were now fixed in place. Seats were now designed for optional adjustable headrest mounting directly into seat backs. Other changes for 1969 included revised turn lights with illuminated side markers and removable lenses. The battery location was moved under the headlight bucket. Safety benefited from larger brakes front and rear.
Vent slots appeared on the stainless steel Targa bars. Popular options for 1969 included Fuchs 6″ x 15″ alloy “windmill” wheels and Hella 169 fog lights. The Porsche factory advertisement “Fact Book” states a slight increase to 103 horsepower (SAE).
Now available at Horsepower Enterprises LLC, a full service, repair and restoration shop and special interest automobile showroom. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (717)392-0599 option 2.
Engine: 1600cc 102 hp
Transmission: 4-speed Manual