Location, Location, Location: $2k 1968 Porsche 912

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So, tell me the truth — even though you may not be a Porsche fan, if you were offered this solid-appearing 1968 Porsche 912 for $2,000, you wouldn’t pause for a moment, would you? I know I wouldn’t, except for one thing–it’s in Bubulan, Kp. Melayu, Indonesia! It’s currently listed here on eBay US for a buy it now of $2,000 or even lower offers are being considered! 

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The seller does tell us that the car is rusty inside and out, and the few pictures that are shown prove that. However, this does look like mainly surface rust and certainly wouldn’t scare me off just based on the external appearance.

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The rust on the front fenders looks very similar to the roof. The seller tells us the car was originally tangerine orange. I’m guessing that someone stripped and primed it with intentions of restoring the body and never got around to finishing.

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The interior actually looks pretty decent, although I’m wondering what the deal with the headrest/s are? I’m sure there will need to be some more work but at least the interior looks largely complete. There’s a 1600 cc engine from a 1969 912 in the car now; no details are given to its condition nor why it needed to be installed in the first place. But you are talking a P-car, albeit a 912, for $2,000–plus shipping! Anyone want to be brave with a zero-feedback seller and give it a go?

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Comments

  1. Russell

    Listing has been removed. Scam?

    • Tim Herman

      Oh yes, another scam. I’ve seen many from same location.

  2. Dolphin Member

    Call me sceptical, but….

    Wikipedia says Indonesia is a left-hand traffic country, but this car is for right-hand traffic.

    $2K for an intact Porsche 912? Really?

    Ebay says: “This listing (322148610049) has been removed, or this item is not available”

  3. Salt Man

    The various and sundry items in the background make it pretty clear that these pix were taken in the good ol’ USofA.
    Scammy scam scam . . .

    • JW454

      Salt,
      I’m sure you’re correct about spotting the junk in the background. Americans do accumulate so much stuff it has to be stored on shelves and in handy Rubbermaid tubs in a warehouse-like garage. Dead give-away. Scam.

  4. agr

    scam.
    they “sell” e-types and 190sl’s also there :D

  5. DAN

    in ca
    1968 Porsche 912 First Car Built, Karman Body, Serial Number 12800001 on 2040-cars

    US $19,500.00

    http://www.2040-cars.com/Porsche/912/1968-porsche-912-first-car-built-karman-body-serial-number-12800001-396655/

  6. Jam

    A quick google search on “1968 porsche 912 silver” turns up the following… Notice the same car with same photos from 2013 on the below link. Definitely a scam this time around.

    https://classicvirus.com/2013/08/27/number-one-1968-porsche-912/

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      Nice detective work!

  7. JamestownMike

    As they say, if it’s too good to be true……….it is!

  8. George Member

    A listing in Indonesia is spam until proven otherwise.

  9. Dave Norris

    I lived in Indonesia for many years, and have recently returned to the UK. The Indos value classics far higher than many countries, since regulations ban the import of second hand vehicles. If it wasn’t there in the 60s and 70s it won’t be going there any time soon.
    As such, I would urge all readers to be extra cautious with adverts from there, since 99% are scams, usually from far flung corners of the Archipelago making it difficult to view without placing a deposit first.
    Caveat Emptor…

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