This rare Bahama Yellow Porsche 912 Long wheelbase Targa dates from December 1969 and thus benefits from the later ‘Targa II’ glass rear window rather than the previous plastic item and the 5 speed manual gearbox, wood rim steering wheel, 5 dial instrument panel. It was imported to the UK in March 2008 shortly after which it received a major engine rebuild and a capacity increase from 1,600cc to 1,720cc giving much better performance. Since then the car has covered fewer than 5,000 miles and has been properly maintained with only minor advisories when submitted for its annual MOT tests.
The previous owner kept the car for 10 years and invoices show regular upkeep including a recent engine top-end overhaul by classic Porsche specialist Andy Prill. The brakes have also received attention (new master cylinder, pads, front seal, and front and rear hoses), along with new anti-roll bar bushes, and pedal, gearbox and clutch linkage and bushes – those fiddly little features which are often overlooked, but make any classic car so much nicer to drive.
The Targa top was also refurbished and re-covered by trim specialist Andy Dowling. The wiring has also been tidied up, the gearbox removed and cleaned and the structure has been waxoil treated to protect it from our English climate. In the past year It has been improved further including a full service, getting the carburettors refurbished and a partial respray to correct some paintwork imperfections.
This fine detail work has produced a car that is tidy up top and down below, goes as well as it looks and is a delight to drive. This 912 appears remarkably original – even down to its factory fit Fuchs alloys – and is showing only 64,500 miles on the clock which may well be correct although there is insufficient documentary evidence to warrant this.
Achingly cool in all respects, it is offered for sale with a V5C, current MOT to August 2019 with no advisories recorded, 11 past MOTs, original handbook and sundry invoices.