1965 Porsche 912

Lot: 238

Sold for (£): 31,350
Offered for sale is a 1.582L 1965 Porsche 912 manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A desirable first batch, Porsche 912 with some early features... 


  • Nicely restored, early production (1582cc/90bhp) car in stunning Polo Red
  • Engine refreshed and model year correct, however, not numbers matching
  • Some interior upgrades but still retains three-gauge dash. Roll cage and harnesses
  • US, LHD import 2015, Superb body restoration at a renowned specialist in UK with photos.

Lot Details

Registration: ACN 126D RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 1.582L
Make: Porsche Odometer reading (miles): 71000
Model: 912 MOT expiry: 2018-06-08
Warranted: No Chassis number: 351638

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The car's bodywork has been stripped to bare metal, all areas treated and given a stunning respray in its original Polo Red by one of the leading body shops in the country. (The ex-James Hunt Lotus 59 was being prepared for Goodwood at the same time). There is a photographic record illustrating the quality of the work. It now has flawless panel gaps and the doors have that signature 'ping' upon closing.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior has been entirely restored and improved with all new leather trim, Cobra Classic RS seats, Momo Prototipo steering wheel, RS-style carpets, hounds-tooth door cards, and a new headlining. For safety, the car is fitted with a rear roll cage and a pair or Schroth 4-point harnesses.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Invoices in the history file indicate that engine preparation and service work was carried out by a leading Ferrari/Porsche engine specialist in the USA, prior to its import to the UK, and once it was here it was checked over by a Porsche/VW specialist and any matters arising were dealt with. The fuel tank was removed and cleaned, new fuel lines fitted, carbs stripped and cleaned, distributor rebuilt by a specialist, the brakes stripped and checked, the accelerator linkage repaired, and the suspension checked over.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Surprisingly, the car retains its original set of four date-stamped (1965) 15inch steel wheels plus a spare, fitted with a fresh set of Blockley 165 profile vintage tyres.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


In the history file you will discover a Porsche letter of origin, all important import documents, current MOT, V5, photographic evidence of restoration works, bundles of invoices and some very interesting documents telling the story of its previous life in the USA. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history