Rare Early 901 911 Bodied 1965 Porsche 912 Built 7/20/1965 3 Gauge Painted Dash on 2040-cars
Champagne Yellow Code #6405 ('65 color)
Barre, Vermont, United States
Engine:Earliest Known Original USA Motor# 740690
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Preserved Early USA Spec Matching #s Unrestored
Drive Type: Earliest Known (91st) 4 speed transmission #160091
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Champagne Yellow Code #6405 ('65 color)
Likely the First 912 in USA: Historic Porsche 912
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
RARE, TRUE 3 GAUGE PAINTED DASH ==JULY 1965== BUILT USA SPEC PORSCHE 912
This is not a restored car it is a carefully preserved car with floor and suspension pans being replaced, body touch ups as needed. My body shop thought the paint was mostly original and shows its age, but quite presentable. I took it to them to repair the decklid which was damaged in a parking lot.
This car was featured on the cover of the 912 Fall 2012 edition of the "912 Registry Magazine", of which I am a member. Look at the attached document showing the transmission numbers. This car has the 91st four speed transmission ever built for the 912 still working in the car.
A very rare and important historical Porsche which will be featured July 29th at the American Collectors Insurance website as their cool ride of the week.This car in 1965 was not available in the USA as Porsche sent their remaining 356 inventory cars here in mid 1965. It was to be available only after dealers sold the remaining 356 inventory.
In July 1965 Porsche Panorama announced "The long awaited--and long rumored--Porsche 912 will be available in the United States this fall. The 912 will be produced only as a Coupe in 2 versions: 912/4 with a 4 speed transmission: and the 912/5 with a 5 speed box. The body is the same as that of the 911: You can differentiate by the trim at the rear. Interior detailing is also different from the 911: for example, 356 instrumentation is used rather than the more complete gauges and dials on the 911"
Just how rare is a 1965 USA specification Porsche??????????
Look into an old official NADA price guide from 1966. It will say there are no 1965 911s or 912s, but it does say that the 1966 Porsche 912 started in September of 1965 as the earliest build date. Under the listing for 1965 Porsche it only lists the 356 cars.
Only 4 of these early USA specification 912's are known to survive. All the other early 1965 912's wore euro gauges and euro engines with euro heaters. The euro spec motors all begin with 830xxx, while the USA spec motors start with 740xxx
The Porsche 912 is a very, very rare Porsche indeed. One of these rare survivors is car #451233 and an identical twin to this car #451234, both built July 20, 1965, which resides in the Los Angeles area.
Judging by the number of listings of cars for sale on Ebay, the 912 seems to be even rarer than the Porsche 356. There are currently 30 of these 356 cars for sale while the 912 (1965-69) has only 13 offerings.
The 1965 Porsche 912 represents the 901 body style in its simplest and earliest form, and perhaps its best form when you consider the car was powered by a 1965 356-SC motor and transmission, but also had all the early 911 suspension upgrades. Being 200 pounds lighter that the 911 the early 912 handled better being a much more balanced car on the corners. Porsche people are finally appreciating how special the short wheel base 912 really always is.
The very same early bodied 1965 Porsche 911 cars are selling for 150 grand or more. There is a very bright future for appreciation here !
I absolutely love this car, and I swore I would never sell this 912 for any price. However I have found the very first Porsche I ever owned. I had to sell my old 356 to buy a mobile home when I got married and started a family 40 years ago. Now I have a chance to buy my 1961 356-B back again. I never thought this would happen, but this is a very rare chance for me to buy my old car back, and I never thought in my wildest dreams this would be possible. But it did and here is your chance, right here, and right now to own a piece of Porsche history.
So do your research, as I have done and try to find an earler 1965 Porsche 912 with its original motor, transmission, and chassis.......................really go looking!!!!!!!!!!!
Even try to find a mostly original unupgraded 1965 912 that was built earlier than July 20, 1965............if you find one see if you can buy it...................really go looking!!!!!!!!!!!
Then try to find one with a history with receipt going back 33 years to all 3 the previous owners!!!!!!!!! I even have the original owners yearbook from college with his picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have the COA, and Kardex from Porsche, the car was shipped directly to Porsche of North America in Teaneck, NJ on both Kardex and COA
The car runs and drives, and was just inspected in Vermont until August 2014---Everything Works, I replaced the radio with one you can plug an IPOD into. The original Blaupunkt was not working but will go with the car.
I will include 2 custom German license plates that say "1st US 912".
I also include the COA from 1992, a copy of the original Kardex from Porsche, July 1965 Panorama Magazine, copies of Porsche documents showing transmission numbers, color charts, previous owner documents and invoices. A front bra, and rare pair of yellow Bosch glass headlight covers are very rare indeed.
Vermont does not issue titles for cars older that 15 years. I will provide a bill of sale and sign over my Vermont Registration Certificate. This is all you will need to register the car in your state. Please check with your local DMV office!
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