If you want the iconic Porsche in its purest form without going bankrupt, the 912 is the one to have.

The four-cylinder 912 has the style of the early 911s and, though not the overlooked bargain it once was, can still be found for a substantial savings over its six-cylinder sibling.

Some will say it’s a false economy, given restoration costs will be the same and you’ll always be two cylinders down on the full experience. But the 912 has charm of its own and, if you find a good one, can represent a considerably more affordable entry point to classic Porsche ownership.

AutoFact: If anyone accuses your 912 of having a ‘Beetle engine’ remind them it’s in fact from a 356!