I’m sure I’m a glutton for punishment, but I keep seeing these old 911s and 912s that are straight and relatively complete, and think “Wouldn’t it be great to buy one of those and fix it up.” I’m not necessarily looking for a car to restore, that’d require way more ambition than I have. But I kind of like the look of older 911s that have had a few updates done and have a nice coat of paint on them. Something about that combination of old and new.
Today’s tempting Porsche is a direct result of too much “wouldn’t it be great…” day dreaming.
I’ve seen this 1968 911 on Craiglist a few times over the past month. It popped back up this week and looks like a recent sale fell through. Here are some details on it:
Hate to sell her, but I’ve (my wife) decided I don’t need another project until I get my current one completed. She’s a 1968 Porsche 911 (normal, not an L) coupe. Very bad black paint job over the factory sand beige. Currently not running, but I was told it was running when parked due to a fuel leak issue. Engine is turning over, but not firing due to no spark (which I am currently troubleshooting. Oil was clean, as was the magnet. 5 speed 901 trans. 4- 4.5″ chrome steel wheels (11/66 date code). Typical rust areas.
He’s asking $5500 for this little beauty. My “wouldn’t it be great” dream would be to end up with something that looked like this:
It’s a 912E that has been “re-built”, had a bunch of internal and external updates (I could do without the external updates other than paint and possibly some wheels). This car also happens to be on Craigslist offered at $11,500.
Anyone care to join the dream with me?