1966 Porsche 912
IMS Classic Cars is proud to offer for sale this immaculate 1966 Porsche 912
This stunning vehicle was imported from the USA in May of 2016 and underwent a full restoration in-house at IMS, it is in as new condition and should be in a collection as the center piece.
- Three Gauge dash
- Five Speed gearbox
- Steel vented wheels
- Wood rimmed steering wheel
In the early 1960s, Porsche was planning to discontinue the 356 which would leave them with the newly-introduced Type 911 as their only product. Concerned that the considerable price increase of a 911 with flat opposed six-cylinder power plant over the 356 would cost the company sales and narrow brand appeal, in 1963 Porsche executives decided to introduce a new four-cylinder entry-level model.
Like the 911 (901), the four-cylinder 912 was originally known at the plant by a number with a zero in the middle, but the “902” designation was never used publicly. “912” as a Porsche project number was used after 1968 to indicate the 12 cylinder flat opposed engine developed for the famous 917 racing car)
In 1963, Porsche assigned Dan Schwartz, later Chief Departmental Manager for Development an Mechanics, a project to oversee design and construction of a new horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine for the 902, utilizing components from the new 901 six-cylinder engine, that would produce higher performance than their outgoing 356SC engine, and be less costly and complex than their Carrera 2 engine. Another option explored by Claus von Rücker was to increase displacement of the 356 Type 616 engine to 1.8 liters, add Kugelfischer fuel injection, and modify both valve and cooling systems. Considering performance, cost, and scheduling, Porsche discontinued both of these design projects, and instead developed a third option, to tailor the 1.6 liter Type 616 engine to the 902.
Before 911 production commenced in 1964, the Porsche Vehicle Research Department had set aside chassis numbers 13328, 13329, 13330, 13352, and 13386 through 13397 for research testing of the 902; research vehicle Serial Number 13394 is the oldest 902 known to exist today.
In production form, the Type 912 combined a 911 chassis/bodyshell with the 1.6L, four-cylinder, push-rod Type 616/36 engine, based upon the Type 616/16 engine used in the Type 356SC of 1964-1965.
With a lower compression ratio and new Solex carburetors, the Type 616/36 engine produced five less horsepower than the 616/16, but delivered about the same maximum torque at 3,500 rpm versus 4,200 rpm for the 616/16. Compared to the 911, the resulting production Type 912 vehicle demonstrated superior weight distribution, handling, and range.
To bring 912 pricing close to the 356, Porsche also deleted some features standard on the 911. As production of the 356 concluded in 1965, on April 5, 1965 Porsche officially began production of the 912 coupé.
Styling, performance, quality construction, reliability, and price made the 912 a very attractive buy to both new and old customers, and it substantially outsold the 911 during the first few years of production. Porsche produced nearly 30,000 912 coupé units and about 2500 912 Targa body style units during a five-year manufacturing run.
International Motorsport Classics cars is a family owned business established 1960 with a rich history in motorsport and car restoration both in New Zealand and around the world.
-Service & Repair
We are highly regarded for their workmanship and expertise in servicing and repairing super cars and classics.
IMS is committed to a smooth changeover of your new purchase, with airport collections and delivery nationwide.
-Our Auckland showroom is located at,
9-11 Pollen St
Grey Lynn, Auckland City
-We are open,
9:00am-5:30pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday.
Or by appointment.
- +Twin Carbs