Formerly Irish Green: 1966 Porsche 912

The guys at Unobtanium Inc. are taking a break from Porsche 356s this week (OK, not really – they have another one for sale right now) and have listed this rusty 1966 912. The 912 has come back into favor with the overall craze over long-hood 911s, and this one may be considered even more desirable because it is a short wheelbase version. Got that all straight? Regardless, the amount of rust in the chassis could dissuade some enthusiasts from taking a chance on this formerly Irish Green 912 listed here on eBay with an opening bid of $10K.

The 912 looks decent from the outside, if you can forgive the white paint job. Irish Green is one of those colors that tends to draw a crowd among air-cooled enthusiasts, as it’s quite fitting for the era and the type of color you rarely see today. I feel like there’s been a glut of them lately, as numerous Irish Green basketcases have come up for sale. Fortunately, it retains its original black interior.

Oh mama – that’s some serious cancer. Of course, floor pan replacement panels are widely available, but there’s still a fair amount of labor needed to set this one right. The engine has been partially disassembled and remains in pieces today, meaning the next owner will undertake a proper engine rebuild (most likely) in addition to reconstructing the floors. Fortunately, the body panels look largely sound.

The interior looks – well, pretty bad. But honestly, as the seller points out, this 912 is listed at no reserve and assuming bidding stays under $20K, there’s a chance you could walk away with a decently-priced restoration candidate. It still blows my mind what you get for $10K or more in Porsche-land these days, but to each their own. Now, how many of you would repaint this back to its original colors if you won it?

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Comments

  1. Chuckster

    Not worth ten bucks to me. Wasn’t there a company years ago that used to dip there bodys in some sort of solution. ( maybe zinc ) to help fight rust ?

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  2. sir mike

    This will sell for stupid money and only Porsche people know why…not really that much good metal to start with.

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  3. Johnny Gibson

    oooooh look it is some rust with a bit of Porsche wrapped around it. I do like the model though just not the amount of work to buff it up a little.

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  4. Frank Sumatra

    Now “Titanic” Red.

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  5. bobhess Member

    I’ve welded up a lot of Porsche chassis rust but I think there might not be enough metal to weld new panels to on the one. Take the engine and find a good 356 shell to put it in. Parts only on this one.

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  6. bikeman1949

    someone must have dredged another lake!

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    • Ike Onick

      Or the Rhine river.

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  7. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    If the starting bid needs to be 10K, then how is that considered “NO RESERVE”?

    I hate sellers that play games like that.

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    • bikeman1949

      it appears to be a dealer (unobtainium inc.), and that’s probably why there’s no bids!

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  8. Marc

    It helps that I ignored these and 911 cars when affordable – it’s because I didn’t care for them. The only reason folks kick themselves now is because there is profit to be had. I admit I wish I bought every boat anchor I passed up but it’s only because I have no retirement plan.

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    • Ike Onick

      @Marc- A potential retirement plan might be to buy some lumps of crushed steel and put some Porsche nameplates on them. List them on CL and wait for the fools to rush in. Hey, Ya never know!

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  9. Doug B

    Gotta love the haters. Most of them either don’t have the money to buy a Porsche or the knowledge to restore one. Oh, btw, I have a replica Picasso for sale. Bought it in the mall last year for $29.95. I’ll take $3.00 for it.

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