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Original Miles? 1967 Porsche 912

The seller of this 1967 Porsche 912 claims it has only 13,000 miles from new, and it certainly looks like a nicely preserved example. The appearance is spot-on in terms of how you’d want one of these vintage air-cooled long hood models to appear, sitting on upsized factory-style steel wheels and hubcaps. The 912’s description appears to have been written by an AI text generator, which leaves a lot to be desired for details – but fortunately, the pictures do plenty of talking. Find the 912 here on eBay with bids to $21,400 and no reserve.

It’s more than a little surprising to see a no reserve auction on a well-preserved 912 like this one, but then again, it could be a sign of the times that dealers and auction houses are more flexible than in the past. The 912’s paint is fantastic, even better than I might expect for a low mileage car simply because it means the owner (or owners) has been resolute in his commitment to keeping this time-warp car in excellent condition. Still, a respray is always a possibility, even on a low-mileage car, so paint meter readings would make sense to ask for here.

The interior has just the right amount of wear to convince me that it’s original and not previously restored. The seat vinyl ahs some bagginess to it that does seem odd for factory material but it’s also aged just enough that I’m not inclined to call it a re-do by an upholstery shop. The carpets, on the other hand, appear much fresher when you look at them in the blown-up photos on eBay, and the floor coverings definitely see plenty of wear-and-tear even in low mileage cars like this. It could be a trick of the camera, but to my mind’s eye, the carpets could have been previously replaced.

Here’s the other issue with this listing: the description refers to it as a 356B multiple times, which begs the question as to whether the seller even had the correct car in mind when this description was put together. Is the engine actually numbers matching? That’s a question worth asking. The 912 has been modified slightly with Bilstein shocks and the aforementioned larger steel wheels, so it’s not entirely original in some areas. Regardless, there’s nothing here that can’t be sorted out with a quick phone call for a potentially unrepeatable 912 offered with no reserve.

Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Nice car. The engine serial number will tell you all you need to know about authenticity. The wider wheels were common as just a few years ahead the 60 and 50 series tires came on the market and the original 356 narrow rims wouldn’t handle them. I agree it’s had some upgrades or replacements but it doesn’t take anything away from being a really beautiful car.

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    • Lee

      I saw this ad and noticed it sold on BAT.
      Looks like a scam to me. I emailed seller and no response.

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      • Timothy Vose

        No longer on eBay

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  2. Euromoto Member

    I have this one on my eBay watch list. The description is a red flag to me. I reached out to the seller, but no reply for two days. That opening price is also too good to be true. I really want to like this 912, but I have a bad feeling about it.

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  3. Michael

    Yep. Showing a 1967 912 but the eBay description says 1961 365B?

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    • Michael

      …356b…

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  4. Rodger

    The description is certainly weird, sounds like AI wrote it, or what you see on a FB scam

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  5. peter havriluk

    I’ve got a bridge for sale….the filthy underside photo, seat sag, and engine picture tell me to add 100k to that 5-number odometer. Nice try. At 13k miles it ought to look unused and untouched.

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  6. Frank Barrett Member

    Chassis number checks out correctly as 1967 coupe. Missing engine compartment sound-proofing. Damage to lower rear bumper panels on both sides. Shrunken rubber trim. Banged-up oil filter housing. Hard to believe that paint is original or the 13,000 miles but worth asking questions.

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  7. Dan N

    Apparently the seller is either selling this on behalf of someone else or he knows little if anything about Porsches. This car is too nice to be selling without a reserve. CAVEAT EMPTOR!

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  8. Steve RM

    I really just want to follow the discussion. Beautiful car. Hope it’s the real deal.

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  9. Paul

    Anyone else see the drivers door paint is lighter than the rest of the car?

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  10. peter havriluk

    The lip of the front hood has taken some hits, as has the rear bumper and valence beneath.

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