1969 Porsche 912/5 (SOLD)
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To be candid, I am not a 'Porsche guy.' Infused with too many SU carbs and stories about leaks, wobbles, disconnects, and absurdities to vary from my lifelong love of British cars.
So, this 912 showed up. And I asked our mechanic Bob his opinion. Bob who has spent a lifetime as a true Porshe expert....THE guy in this area to replace floors in 356s, for twenty years owned the earlise 356 Cabriolet in the world (recently sold to Peter Porsche for 1.2 million...dollars,), doing up his long owned '53 Coupe, he knows his stuff.
So he drove the car and crawled around underneath. Comments like 'well, its original paint and original carpets and headliner and rubber....and 'dry' underneath.
Then drove it.
Then I dove it. Up to over 100 mph, no smoke when cold, warm, or in between. And the photo on the site (of the oil sump) was taken WITHOUT any washing, steam cleaning or anything. Dry? The like the desert. Not a drop.
Synchromesh is excellent. 195/60 radials on the Fuchs alloy wheels, new adjustable Koni shocks, original manual and tools. Idles perfectly at 900 rpm. Near silent inside with no wind noise. Literally looks and drives like new.
Now, I enjoy slow cars (with two Morgan Flat Rads in my barn). And I enjoy fast cars (the Morgans sit next to a Lotus Elise and my Mallock sports/racer). And this Porsche is, perhaps, neither but it does go quite well. Get it up to 80 mph and apply the throttle and 100 mph comes sup surprisingly quickly. STRONG. And smooth.
So then I took it over to our painter. Bob's former partner. Who drove the ancient Porsche Cabriolet to California for a show years ago and is one of the best restoration experts in Southern New England.
And his jaw dropped. And the sum total of comments 'tween these two Porsche experts (neither of whom will get a dime when we sell it) used the same words. 'Museum quality.'
If you don't agree...go yell at them. Not me.
I am not a PCA judge and, in fact, have never been to a PCA show. But in my opinion, this car is in breathtaking condition.