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1962 Porsche 912
1968 Porsche 912
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1969 Porsche 912
1966 Porsche 912

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Porsche 912 

For many individuals, the Porsche 911 was too expensive. Porsche 912’s were a cheaper alternative that served to provide the same level of sporty presence. 

With aims to reduce fees in producing the new Porsche model, some suggested using the VW inspired Porsche 356 engine while building the car with a similar 911 body. More strategies were considered. 

Building 912’s

Using the 616/16 engine consisted of the following possibilities:

  • Boosting engine from 1.6-L to 1.8L
  • Applying Kugelfischer fuel injection
  • Implementing rework on mechanical parts such as cooling machines

The 1.8-L idea was ultimately not pursued as reworking the 616/16 into a fairly elevated version was a more natural route for Porsche. Utilizing an engine motivated by the initial 616/16 would additionally keep maintenance costs down for consumers. 

Modifications on the 616/16 engine with 912’s included a lower compression ratio while being fit with separate Solex carburetors. While a slight reduction of power occurred with 90 hp, the engine’s pliability and torsion were improved. 

With modifications, the new 616/16 engine was named the 616/36. Many owners replaced the Solex carburetors with Webers as the Solex carburetors reflected as slightly difficult with staying in regulation. 

Newly introduced 616/16 engines ended up weighing less than the six-cylinder boxer engine provided by the 911.

The result?

912 front to back weight placement became increasingly stable which produced a better-balanced car. Budget reductions with the 912 meant the vehicle had less trim and overall instrumentation compared to the 911. Added apparatuses were made available at a moderate added cost. 

Cheaper four-speed gearboxes were fitted to the 912, while five-speed gearboxes were an added option. Both 4-speed and 5-speed gearboxes contained amped up top gears designed for highway riding. 

Continual 912 Progress 

Progressive improvements occurred throughout the 912 production history. 1966 led to two batteries being put in the car’s front to work on weight placement. Front and back tracks on the 912 were stretched. 

1967 led to 912 engine mounts being upgraded with protective door locks in addition to improved carpet. The final 912 production year in 1969 included the wheelbase being lengthened by two ¼ inches to improve handling. 

When the Porsche 912 was first shown during 1965, it was a refreshing car with suspension and relaxing interior that matched the 356. The best part was the 912 looked similar with the higher priced 911 sibling. Unlike the 911, 912’s were designed to handle increased production strategies. 

912 Conclusion

An exceptional driver and production car was created with the advent of the Porsche 912. Stealing attention from the 911 wasn’t as much of a concern for Porsche with 912’s as the prospect of losing money because the 911 was too expensive. 

Daily driving was done with elements of style and practicality when behind the wheel of a 912.

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Lev M
Lev M
11:26 02 Feb 20
People have been telling me to go look at Dusty Cars and I'm glad I did. One day, I took the family round and met Doug, the place is great. We saw some really nice vintage cars and even got taken for a drive in one of them.
Laura Levato
Laura Levato
17:18 29 Jan 20
It's been some time since I've been able to do something for myself and I was looking for something that wasn't going to cost me anything, but still give me a pleasurable outing. Dusty Cars was that one outing. I was able to just look around and take in all the cars around me.
Holly Barnard
Holly Barnard
22:21 02 Jan 20
Dear Dusty Cars, Thank you for your hospitality in welcoming us into your dealership. My grandson loved seeing all of your vehicles and committed to star saving his allowance in order to buy one as soon as he turns 21. He's not anywhere near where he needs to be yet, but we'll hold thumbs and keep you in mind for that upcoming visit.
Gabby Shaw
Gabby Shaw
12:28 13 Dec 19
Doug was fantastic to us when we first arrived, but after he had to go and do something urgently, we spoke to another worker there who took great care of us too. Their customer service is good!
Gustavo Costa
Gustavo Costa
13:56 04 Nov 19
Upon meeting John at Dusty Cars, we knew we were in the right place to get our new vintage car. The staff was very professional and friendly, they knew everything about all of the cars and were able to help us get exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll definitely be back again.
George Guerrero
George Guerrero
23:42 29 Oct 19
I particularly love the details that the owners pay attention to. There are very few things better than sitting in vintage car with the smell of the leather seats, seeing brand new dials on the car. It's great to see how much care is put into restoring these works of art.
Noé Gérard
Noé Gérard
18:41 21 Oct 19
these cars are so sexy looking. The cars are right outta the games that we play, you can see all the classics just sitting on the floor its just nice to go and look!
Stuart Anderson
Stuart Anderson
18:15 16 Oct 19
I was accessing my father's storage garage after he passed away, which coincidentally, was just across the street from Dusty Cars! I knew there was a car in there and thought it must have been a sign from God to take my car there and sell it to them. It was such a nice experience and I'll go back again.
Jessica Messina
Jessica Messina
05:25 10 Oct 19
The dealership is a wonderful place to visit. Love the cars, love the people, love the dog!!! Even though I'm not a collector of any kind, there's something special about coming to see the love they put into their restoration process.
Glory Oye
Glory Oye
00:09 26 Jun 19
I've always been a lover of classic cars, precisely the 1956 Porsche 356 Coupe, which is considered as the grandfather of Porsche. I was filled with excitement when I saw my dream car listed on eBay by Dusty Cars. I could count almost a 100 stunning pictures of this car on display, with the metal components, the 4-cylinder, air cooled engine and the red leather interior all in good condition. Douglas is indeed a professional; his attention to details is flawless.
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