I hadn’t been on Craigslist.com in a while to look at Porsches for sale and decided to pop on today to see what was out there. I was surprised to find 3 912s for sale, all in Camas-Washougal Washington. 2 of the 3 pictures look like they were taken from the same spot. All 3 ads were written similarly.
Nothing crazy about this, other than kind of sad to see someone possibly liquidating their collection.
Check out the 3 ads:
1967 Porsche 912 Coupe – $10,500
This car was originally sand beige, and a complete color change to light ivory was done in 1987. It does have a few small blemishes from 20 years of use, but still looks very, very nice. There are no apparent rust issues with this car. The interior was redone in 1997. The wool inserts are not factory correct, but they feel great and the overall fit and finish of the interior is exceptional. The car runs well, but the carbs pop occasionally; I assume that this is a tuning issue but it’s not enough of a nuisance for me to take the time to address. The car drives wonderfully. It is the quietest and smoothest 912 I’ve driven, a very civilized ride. My only complaint is that the seat recliners slip a notch every now and then. The wheels are genuine Fuchs 5.5″X15″. They are not correct for this car, but they’re in excellent condition and look very nice in the SWB wheel wells. If the buyer prefers a set of chrome steel wheels, I have a set that can replace the Fuchs and would discount the price accordingly. [Ad on Craigslist.com: 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe]
1969 Porsche 912 Targa – $18,500
A beautiful car in a rare color combination as it came from the factory. Matching numbers per the factory letter/cardex. It was restored in the early ’90s by a previous owner, and has been driven less than 20,000 miles since. Odometer currently shows 93xxx. At the time of restoration, it appears that all rust issues were addressed with the exception of the battery boxes. The car was repainted its original silver metallic, a special order color in 1969. The interior was also refurbished at that time in the original red leather. The only notable cosmetic deficiency is a result of aftermarket mirrors having been installed at one time; the mounting holes on the passenger side are still present. This car runs and drives very well. My only complaint is that the pedal cluster has a bit of play in it, not unusual for these cars and a fairly inexpensive repair. The car comes with the flat Fuchs as pictured. I can substitute the Fuchs with a set of very nice chrome steel wheels, although their dates are a bit early for the production date of this car. [Ad on Craigslist.com: 1969 Porsche 912 Targa]
1969 Porsche 912 Coupe – $13,500
A nice 912 that runs and drives very well. Repainted its original color of light ivory many years ago. Seats have been reupholstered in the original red color with correct corduroy inserts. If you’ve never sat in a Porsche with something other than a black interior, you’re in for a treat, as the red/black combination is stunning and really brightens up the cabin. The only apparent rust issue is a little spot at the lower front corner of the driver’s door; smaller than the nail on your pinky finger. It’s shown in one of the pictures below; I taped a penny next to it to show scale. It looked exactly like that when I bought the car in 2006 (without the penny!). The dash panel was replaced many years ago with a non-speaker version; it’s not original but looks better than a badly-cracked original piece. 14″ Fuchs, including the spare. I would classify this car as a very nice driver, with just a few small nicks here and there that aren’t really noticeable. About 10,000 miles on a complete engine rebuild by Small Car Performance in Tacoma in 2004. The car is licensed as a collector car in Washington State, with a date-correct license plate which stays with the car if it remains in Washington. [Ad on Craigslist.com: 1969 Porsche 912 Coupe]
As it turns out, all 3 are indeed owned by the same person. I guess I always expected when it came time for someone to sell more than a couple of cars, they’d go through an auction house or some specialized dealer rather than listing on Craigslist.com. Some decent drivable examples of older 911/912 models.
Be amazing to have the space, time, money, etc. to have a little collection of Porsches like this. I suppose that’s how large collections get started and marriages are ruined!