Market Finds: Classic Porsche Costs Less Than A New Camry

Classic Porsche Costs Less Than A New Camry

By Petrolicious Productions
March 27, 2014

The car: 1969 Porsche 912

Price: $18,999

Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

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When the Porsche 911 was introduced in 1964, the old 356 continued to be built concurrently; it was replaced the next year by the 912, which was basically a 911 with an updated 1.6L flat-four from the 356. The 912 was Porsche’s bread and butter until the 914 came out in 1969.

With the prices of 1960s-era 911s creeping into the unaffordable range, this 1969 912 is just the ticket to getting in on some Teutonic sports car action. The seller claims the original owner was a California professor who picked up the 912 in Germany. Two-thousand miles ago, $10,000 were spent rebuilding the original, numbers-matching motor courtesy of Madden & Ryan Body Works in Radnor, PA but with larger pistons and rebuilt carburetors plus a new clutch and flywheel. Three years ago the car was resprayed in the original color. The underside and rocker panels have no holes or rust, and the shock mounts are in great shape. So what does it need? The dashboard is cracked, the back deck needs recovering, there is light surface corrosion at the bottom corners of the windshield, the back seats may need to be redone, and a tie rod may need to be replaced. All those issues are perfect for the guy/gal who wants to experience a classic Porsche while bragging about his/her tweaks at the next coffee klatch.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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If someone had put this in the garage, then sold now…voila a free Camry lol

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

The problem is that while this car is 1/5th of the price of the 911, the restoration costs will be almost the same!


yes, this is the true “killer” that many people seem to overlook. Cheap to buy, but when you find the inevitable rust below the tank or in the sills, you’ll regret not saving up that extra money for a 911. Ask me how I know. 🙁

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

This car may need a little bit of work done to it but for a price of a Camry i think that’s a small price to pay 😀 I know the 911 usually gets the most attention but the 912s were really not that bad of a car. Its was a good looking small nimble car that could actually get some descent gas mileage.

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

If it all checks out, this seems like a great deal. at 18K this 1/5th or 1/6th of a 911 but is it 1/5th or 1/6th as fun?;)