Euro Delivery: 1966 Porsche 912

This 1966 Porsche 912 was purchased new by its longtime one-owner in Europe before being shipped home to Ohio, making it a genuine European delivery car. The 912 has been off the road since the early 70s, just a few short years after it rolled out of the showroom in Amsterdam. The 912 does have rust, but it’s not as bad as you might expect. Find the 912 here on eBay with bidding at $7,800 and no reserve.

It’s rare to find a vintage air-cooled 911 or 912 listed at no reserve, but much has been written about the vintage P-car market softening a bit. Still, this 912 seems like an excellent candidate for restoration, thanks to its largely undisturbed condition which includes the original paint and interior, and numbers-matching engine that does not run at the moment.

It’s hard not to be impressed that the original interior has survived in such decent condition. The dash and seats are particularly impressive, and the seller notes that the 912’s floors remain solid. Rust is concentrated in the body itself, which is a surprise given the floors are usually the first to go. The period-correct radio is still installed in the dash, which looks crack-free.

The 912 was taken off the road in ’72, and subsequently stored and parked until just recently. The seller notes the engine does not turn over, but given its numbers-matching qualities, it should be taken out and rebuilt if the no-start is a terminal condition. While 912s will always pale in value to its older siblings, these lower-displacement models are still a great value.

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Comments

  1. Alan Brase

    Not a bad car. Initial exterior shots are scary, but, wow, the interior, engine and front trunk are pretty nice.
    Certainly patch this baby and drive it. I’d guess it will get up to high teens $.
    BTW, I once sold this seller some 190SL parts. My parts were not as good as I first believed, but it turned out to be a good experience. The guy knows his stuff.

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    • RIC Parrish

      Hi Allen, this is Ric Parrish from CF. Did you do 190s also? See you back on You might be from W’loo/CF.

  2. redwagon

    OK so the interior cleaned up pretty good, and once washed the exterior looks better than I thought. Then I saw the rust through in the door wells on both sides. This is what happens to cars that experience several winters in Ohio. Plus an inoperative motor. Plus a 912 not a 911. And still bidding at $12,200 with 2 days left.

    Some day I would like to drive one just to see if I can rationalize the experience with the cost. Doubtful.

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  3. Jack Quantrill

    You could get these from Auto Europe for around $4200 in 1966. They drove them to Rotterdam and it qualified as a used car with 200 miles. Duty was less. The Blaupunkt am/fm radio only went up to 104, not 108 for the USA.

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  4. Dave

    Seriously?? That car was driven for 6 years and looks like a rust bucket. Come on now! Engine not working? This guy couldn’t even wash it. Something is fishy here. Beware I would say!

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  5. Alan Brase

    Last driven 49 years ago. Sitting in likely untempered storage for 49 years and the motor does not run and there is light rust in the door posts? EVERY early 901 series car that was in the rust belt rusted in the door posts. Why would any of this be fishy?
    OF COURSE, any used car purchase, you need to check it out thoroughly.
    I have spoken and dealt with this seller, Frank Sajjad. He’s been in business for decades and knows German cars very well.
    It looks like the bidding ended early. Surprised about this, but last bid was $14,900.

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