Thursday, March 14, 2013

10k: Options: 1968 Porsche 912; Some Assy Required

The Porsche 912 has seen significant appreciation in price during the last few decades and good running examples can command prices equal to a similar condition 911.  They are praised for low maintenance costs, good fuel economy and classic 911 handling, but you have to put the farty sound of a VW flat-4 behind you.  This 1968 Porsche 912 is offered at $8,500 in Monterey, CA surrounded by a few 911s for sale via craigslist. Thanks to tip from Kaibeezy T!

Less than $10k doesn't buy much in a 1960s Porsche, but this one is claimed running by its owner and at the very least needs a new paint job, probably mechanical and interior work as well.  The seller is Dodi auto sales and has a number of other interesting vehicles for sale.

This 1957 Land  Rover model 90  (a P4 saloon) is equipped with a 2.6 liter inline 6 that puts out 90 horsepower and was known as the poor man's Rolls -- buy it for a poor man's price of $6,500 in undisclosed condition.

This 1971 Porsche 911 Targa needs a paint job and apparently an engine, but what's left is offered for $6,500...

We also found this bathtub 1964 Porsche 356 C basket case, it comes with a Volkswagen engine that doesn't run and you need to call for the price.

This very same Monterey classic car dealership was featured in a great episode of the TV show Chasing Classic Cars, in which Wayne Carini is looking for a car to take to the 2010 Concours d'Lemons. He ends up finding the world's one and only Targa-top Volvo 1800ES wagon, and rents it from the dealership for the day.

image from "Pintopower" on

image from "Pintopower" on

Check out Hagerty's youtube video from that Concours here showing the 1800ES, and a clip from CCC here showing some of the odder oddballs and King Lamm himself.

If you have a few more minutes to kill, surf on over to Dodi's website, it's like a junkyard for oddballs.

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  1. ~ holy crap,,, an ES targa??????

  2. ^^^My eyes! My eyes!! Make it stop, please.

    1. It cannot be un-seen. The damage is done!

  3. Looks like there are two Porsche 356, the other one looks a little tougher, and $12.5k I thought the line in the form "ext. color: unavailable" was hilarious!

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