Sales Spotlight: 1968 Porsche 912/6
The years of booming Porsche 911 prices have hit the pre-impact bumper market especially hard. Three years ago, Porsche 911Ts (of any engine capacity) could be found for around £35,000 whereas, now, the same cars are changing hands for upwards of £70,000.
That’s a lot of money for what was an entry-level Porsche 911 built in reasonably high numbers, putting it out of reach of many who want the experience of a pre-impact bumper Neunelfer.
However, there are still some more affordable ways to get behind the wheel of a long hood Porsche 911, you just have to think outside the box, as this short-wheelbase car from classic Porsche experts, Canford Classics proves.
Starting life as a four-cylinder Porsche 912, this left-hand drive car was built in 1968, the last year of the original short wheelbase chassis and imported into the UK from California in 1998.
Between 2000 and 2005, its owner obviously realised the 912 is very much a sheep in wolf’s clothes though, choosing to convert it to Porsche 911 specification at some point in the car’s life.
Now fitted with a 2.2-litre Porsche 911T flat six, the owner spent £18,000 on the engine upgrade as well as improvements to the brakes and suspension (all of which are well documented in the car’s extensive history file).
The car – resprayed in Stone Grey by Aston Martin Car Care – looks immaculately presented (we wouldn’t expect anything less of Canford Classics) and, inside, the only reminder of its previous life as a 912 is the metal dashboard trim.
To the purists, it may be neither fish nor fowl but, for anyone looking for a way into the classic Porsche 911 experience with the performance and beautiful styling of an early Neunelfer, this 912/6 looks simply perfect priced at £50,000.