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Porsche 912 RHD SWB – original RHD factory completion Jan 1966 classic porsche
1968 Porsche 912!
Starts at the first crank at all times.
5 speed manual transmission.
Great driver, shifts and brakes excellent.
Solid body with excellent panel and door gaps.
6804 is the paint code “Light Ivory” with its imperfections.
Original interior intact, and all electrical in proper working condition.
Blue/Yellow plates California car with a clean title.
An excellent daily driver.
This Porsche is at our warehouse in Schijndel (20 km. from Eindhoven), all importduties and VAT have been paid already. All dokuments for obtaining an EU registration are present.
Asking € 34.950,–
ou know how it goes, when you find yourself in someone’s neck-of-the-woods and you can’t help but pop in unannounced for a 5 minute pitstop just to say hello. Somehow that 5 minutes turns into 30 and then, before you know it, its been an hour or more?
Well thats just what happened, one fine day a few weeks ago, when we were in Anaheim dropping off a motorcycle part at a machine shop just around the corner from Benton Performance.
John Benton works on old Porsches and is THE DUDE for 912 tuning at his shop in Anaheim California. He and his loyal crew of specialist at Benton Performance have single handedly turned Zuffenhausen’s air-cooled flat four cylinder engine motorcar into being regarded as a sexy beast in its own right, not merely the “kid brother” in the shadow of the ever beloved six-cylinder 911, at least not after John and the crew have their way with one. Of course, Benton Performance knows their way around those too, not to mention 356s, one of which John races in the tempestuous La Carrera Panamericana. Benton has the magic touch, from full restorations to fine-tuning distributors to twin spark conversions to performance exhausts to… you get the idea. But don’t take our word for it, let the full garage and lot of loyal customer’s cars waiting their turn on the car lift do the talking!
It’s no surprise that some of our favorite cars at the Luftgekühlt shows over the years have been Benton Built. “The Beater”, comes to mind. Kevin Lynch’s bahama yellow “Bahammer”. The list goes on and on, and we are excited to see what his crew will bring out the Luftgekühlt 4 event coming up on May 7th. Tickets to the show are now available on luftgekuhlt.com
Huge thanks to the guys for taking the time to show us around the shop!
Follow @bentonperfomance on Instagram to see day-to-day awesomeness
Caractéristiques de l’objet
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||352636||Kilométrage:||17793|
|Couleur extérieure:||SLATE GRAY||FABRIQUANT:||Porsche|
|Nombre de cylindres:||4CYC||TYPE:||2DR|
|Type de carrosserie:||Coupe||Titre du véhicule:||Clair|
Voici l’annonce du vendeur:
Selling my 1966 Porsche 912.
Outlaw / Hot Rod style, currently wearing Martini livery, but stripes are the easily removable ones from Magna Grafik.
Originally an AZ car, then NV and CA, always lived in dry states.
Body, all panels and trim pieces are all there and original as far as I can see. No modifications to the body, still narrow body short wheel base. Must have had a minor hit in the rear a long time ago, I can see some repair work was done to the left side quarter panel, but clean title. Very good and even gaps.
Absolutely solid and straight, no dents. Originally Irish green, now grey, I have the current paint code. Paint is old and pretty thin, some cracking, overall a nice patina.
No rust issues at all, floorboards and front and rear suspension areas are solid.
Sits on very valuable original Deep six Fuchs with hearts 15×6, newer tires, staggered 195/205.
3 gauge dash, 4 speed numbers matching. Dash is painted, but it is not early enough to be one of the rare painted dash 912’s. I do have an extra trans case with 5 speed gears from a 914.
I bought the car with a tired non- numbers matching 912 engine, sold it and built a very strong custom engine. Using a brand new AS41 aluminum case, bored and stroked to 2110cc. Porsche 911 fan and shroud, full flow oil filter, 2 external oil coolers with thermostat and cooling fans. 44 Webers, sync-link carb linkeage.
This engine runs cool even on hot CA summer days, is very reliable and strong, about 140-150 HP and very torquey. About 10,000 miles on the engine in 2 ½ years, including extended trips to Tahoe and Monterey/Laguna Seca for car week in August.
Video of the engine running:
Has Scat seats and a Prototipo wheel installed, but I have the nice original seats and steering wheel.
Overall a very fun driver, probably not the right car for a collector or concours person. I took it to many car shows and EASY events in Emeryville CA, and received many compliments from R Gruppe members. This car fits right in.
This 1968 Porsche 912 is a refurbished example finished in its original color combination of Light Ivory over Black leatherette. Purchased new in Germany by a woman from Northern California, the car was shipped to the US and eventually passed to her niece. The seller acquired the car from her eight years ago in non-running condition and began disassembling it himself. Work included rebuilds of the 1600cc flat-four and 4-speed manual transmission, a bare metal repaint, new interior, and suspension refresh that included installing Koni shocks. This 912 has been driven about 5k miles since and is now sold with a CD containing photographic documentation of the refurbishment, a book of receipts from the seller, Porsche CoA, and a clean California title.
The 1600cc flat-four was rebuilt about eight years ago and has seen about 5k miles of use since. John Benton of Benton Performance tuned the engine, and the carburetors were refurbished by 356 Carb Rescue. An electronic distributor replaces the vacuum advance, though the factory item is included in the sale. The engine and 4-speed manual transmission are believed to be original, and records from the seller’s ownership show an oil change and tune-up six months ago.