Floor Pans Done: 1966 Porsche 912

This 1966 Porsche 912 is lacking an engine at the moment, but does come with a 5-speed manual transmission and new floor pans installed. The seller notes it is a desirable “three gauge” car that has evidence of previous repairs to the front fenders. Some investigative work has been performed, with the filler being stripped away to reveal the true health of the sheetmetal. Find the 912 here on eBay with bidding over $5K and the reserve unmet.

It seems as if the seller doesn’t know much about the 912, such as expressing an opinion that he “….thinks the Fuchs (wheels) are fake.” The listing says the seats and many of the trim parts are currently stored inside the 912, which hopefully includes the grills from the engine cover. The 912’s paint looks original in some places and clearly not in others; fortunately, all glass appears to be intact and this Arizona car certainly does not appear rusty.

It helps that a previous owner already tackled the floorpan repairs, and those – as you can see here – look quite fresh. As an Arizona car, I’m surprised it needed such repairs in the first place, but who knows where the 912 resided before that. The seller notes that the evidence of body filler points to poorly repaired front fenders, but doesn’t elaborate as to what sort of work they will need to address the below-par repairs. Hopefully, the fenders themselves can be saved.

The interior isn’t a lost cause, although it will need plenty of work. The front seats do not appear to be sun-damaged, as you might expect of an Arizona car. It’s hard to tell exactly what you’re getting with all of the crap stored inside, but it looks like the 912’s cabin would clean up well. De-cluttering it would do wonders for a potential sale. At the moment, the bids do seem too low – but I don’t know that I see more than $10K in this car now that the Porsche air-cooled bubble has…cooled.


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  1. Grandpa Lou

    Years ago I recall an old man having a bunch of these rotting in his yard. Eventually the city forced him to get rid of them, I believe they went to the crusher. No one cried at the time, they were an eyesore.

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  2. Dean

    From what I remember, the “3 gauge” isn’t that desirable..

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  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    3 gauges is all you got in the early 912s. No clock, no oil temp etc. Keep the buy price down and this is a good platform to build anything you want out of it.

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    • Grandpa Lou

      Might make a nice flower box.

  4. Healeymonster

    Although i reside mainly in San Diego, i have a desert home in east Tucson AZ. During the summer months we experiance monsoon season. Quite a beautiful event with lots of lightning and isolated rain fall. But if you have old cars sitting outside with poor weatherstrips, the torrencial rain fall during a moonsoon can turn it into a swimming pool in minutes. Then a steam sauna as the clouds clear and 100 +degree temps dry things up. Rusting floorboards is certainly not uncommon here!

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  5. MotorWinder

    Forget Barrett Jackson, sell your stuff on ebay, they seem to have DEEP pocket books!!

    The first day on the BJ auctions in Vegas seen many great deals …
    a 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera in really nice shape with only 100K on it sold for 12Gs, a bargan!!!

  6. Tom

    That is NOT what the floors are supposed to look like, poor thing has been butchered. That all has to come out and be properly redone.

  7. jack Quantrill

    I had a ’66 912. You could get a matching VDO clock and outside temperature/frost warner gauge for about $12 each. It looked good with the 5 gauges like in the 911. You had to remove the steering wheel and carefully cut the holes.

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