The 912 was produced by Porsche between 1965 and 1969. It was the entry level variant to the 911 and proved to be a huge success because of its weight distribution allowing even better handling than the 911 built in that period. The 912 also had success on the Rally circuit and the Targa version was used by the Dutch and German police.
The coupe versions were built by Karmann, this Porsche 912 Targa was built in the Porsche Factory in Stuttgart and left the factory on December 12, 1968 as a new 1969 model with the Long Wheel Base chassis number 129 01 0303. Only 498 of these 912 Targas were built afterwards, Porsche decided to stop the production of the 912 because especially this Porsche with all its factory options became more expensive than the cheapest 911.
The Porsche in stunning Burgundy Red colour 6808 and black interior left to Porsche Car Pacific in Burlingame USA.
It remained in the dry climate of California until being repatriated back to Europe and arrived in The Netherlands in May 1999 just 20 years ago.
The current owner bought it from the first Dutch owner at Classic Porsche specialist VPR at Almere where it was carefully maintained till today. In 2008 the engine was taken out and was fully restored by this specialist.
At the same time the paint of the outside of the body, being partly cracked by exposure to the Californian sunlight, was completely removed and carefully resprayed with several layers of undercoating and finished again with classic paint in its originally Burgundy Red. Together with new rubbers and original paint left on the inside, it retains now a beautiful patina.
Since then this beautiful 912 has been used on the road and maintained to a very high standard because it was mostly used for classic “chart reading” rallies throughout Europe like the Classic SLS and Coppa d’Europa where durability is a must to finish within the time limits.
For rally entry purposes a FIVA Identity Card was obtained in 2005, certifying originality in all its factory specifications mentioning Cobra rally seats with 4 points safety belts placed inside as well as a GTI dual rally clock.
These items can be removed without leaving any damages by original seats and by putting back the original ashtray. Recently the car has had a full engine service as well as new Michelin tyres on the 6Jx 15” light alloy FUCHS wheels.
These FUCHS, specially designed for the LWB version, were part of the factory options together with 902/04 5 speed gearbox, rubber ends on the bumpers and green tinted fixed rear window.
With the car is the Porsche birth certificate of origin, specifying the matching numbers of chassis, engine and gearbox.
Also all service records of the last 20 years and the following options:
Green tinted rear window
green tinted line in front window
5 speed gear box
Fuchs wheels incl. spare
New Michelin tyres
two Hella fog lamps
2 extra reverse lights
Original radio with cassette recorder
leather grid protector on bonnet with rally decalls
Original set of instruction books
RVS sport exhaust
Extra fuel filter
chart reading lamp
GTI dual rallyclock
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