Desirable 1976 912E, one of the last of its ‘breed’. Matching numbers. Very good condition. Fantastic restoration project.
For the last year of production of the 912, Porsche chose the VW 2.0 liter Electric Fuel Injection engine, one of the four engines available with the 914 after 1972.
Although, at the time of its announcement, some did not quite considered it as a true ‘body and soul’ Porsche, so many other fans and potential customers actually regarded the 912E as much more attractive than their more powerful 6 cylinder siblings. They undoubtely benefited from a improved body and chassis, when compared with the previous 911’s/912’s until 1969, and a remarkably affordable price of about $11,000.
Consequently, the 912E soon started to be looked at as a “real Porsche”, instead of the supposed ‘underpowered’ 4 cylinder ‘poorest-parent’. Particularly before the eyes (and pockets) of those seeking a slightly more practical, treatable and accessible Porsche, yet, keeping almost all the sporting virtues of the more expensive 911S.
Cumulatively, its simplified mechanics (4 cylinder pushrod engine) meant improved fuel economy and less expensive service than the six-cylinder 911’s (although the electrical fuel injection did not have the best of performances in cold weather…).
Such promising qualities and the fact that only 2,092 were built, make the 912E one of the more collectible four cylinder Porsches ever.
Source: www.wikipedia.org (2019). Porsche 912
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