No one here at Moto Roster HQ was even born when the one-year-only 912E was in Porsche dealers. With only 22,000 miles, we think this time capsule 912E is as close to walking into a 70's Porsche showroom as we'll ever come. To top off the 70's sports car vibe -- it's brown!
Only 2,100 US market 912E's were sold as a stopgap between the time 914 production ended and when the 924 was ready. The combination of the 2 liter, fuel injected, type 4 motor and 911 body proved to be popular and is oft cited as a recipe Porsche should try again as an "entry level Porsche."
Even considering that this 912E only has 22,000 miles on it, its condition goes beyond just low mileage - it's extraordinarily clean. Original paint shines, glass is untouched, lines look smooth, and the Fuchs wheels look to be in excellent condition. We've been looking at a lot of early 912's and after seeing more rust than we care to talk about, the galvanized body on this 912E is a huge selling point.
Inside things are even more impressive with the wear-prone tan interior looking better than Porsches that are 30 years newer. We assumed that these dashes came came from the factory pre-cracked so it's a shock to see an original in this condition.
No shots of the motor or undercarriage are shown but we have to trust that the pristine condition carries on to all aspects of this car.
The seller says "the car runs very well. It drives strong, steers smoothly, and stops perfectly. The 5 speed gearbox and transmission, both operate smoothly." Additionally, all gauges, locks, windows, and electrical components are said to be in working order.
The seller is a member of the 912 registry and has a COA for the car. This one is well beyond our 912 aspirations price-wise but it will be a great test of the market. There has been some slight “deflating” of the P-Car bubble lately but this best in class example should continue the upward trend.
Find this 912E on eBay in Jacksonville, FL.
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