Porsche 912 Coupe

After many years of success with the brilliant 356, its successor, the 911 was introduced by Porsche in 1964. Since the six-cylinder 911 was considerably more costly than the outgoing 356, many committed Porsche enthusiasts were suddenly without an affordable model. In response, Porsche introduced the 912 in 1965 with virtually the same proven four-cylinder engine as the 356 SC (Super 90). Despite a weight penalty of 220 pounds versus the lighter 356, the slippery 912 could still achieve an identical top speed of 115 miles per hour.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

102 bhp, 1,582 cc air-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, independent MacPherson strut front suspension with single lower transverse A-arms and longitudinal torsion bars, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms and transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.3".

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Zach Mayne

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