" Not sure why, but the 964 variant of the 911 has been a particular favourite of ours. Perhaps it's because we like the underdog. And the glorious history of Zuffenhausen-wrought auto loveliness this is probably the designation of the totemic brand that "
I’ve had the pleasure of walking past this very lovely Porsche 912 every week for the last six months or so.
I’m always impressed with its subtle, unassuming but elegant presence – and must admit I have been coveting its understated style ever since I set eyes on it. Interest was piqued all the more when I spotted this fascinating home movie of a lucky fellah picking up his 912 from Stuttgart.
Thanks to our friends at iedei.
These were introduced by Porsche as a bridge between the later 356s and the early 911s; were much more affordable because of the simpler spec and the inclusion of a four cylinder engine over the 911’s burly flat 6.
In fact, they apparently outsold the early 911s, and were only discontinued in Europe when the heavily VW-specced 914 was released.
They made a brief reappearance with a fuel injected 2 litre version in the states in 1976. You can pick them up for really reasonable prices too – though we reckon this won’t last…
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