1965 PORSCHE 912-5
VERY RARE ONE OWNER

EXCEPTIONAL RECORDS AND FULL DOCUMENTS FOR SERIOUS
INVESTMENT HISTORY/VERY RARE LATE 1965
PRODUCTION/ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS REBUILT ENGINE
TO HIGH STANDARDS/CORRECT ORIGINAL 5-SPEED/PORSCHE
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY/METICULOUS NOTES OF
SPECIFIC PARTS USED/TOP MECHANICALS/NICELY PRESENTED
IN BEAUTIFUL IRISH GREEN/PREVIOUS BARE METAL
REPAINT/BISCUIT INTERIOR/ORIGINAL WOOD STEERING
WHEEL/FACTORY CHROME WHEELS/PHOTOS SHOW THE PAST
WORK/GREAT FLOORS AND BODY/HAS AN ORIGINAL ATLANTA
TITLE/ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL/VERY LATE 1965
PRODUCTION SOLD IN SEPTEMBER 1965 AS A 1966 IN
ATLANTA/CERTIFIED STATEMENT BY THE ONLY
OWNER/HISTORICAL PHOTOS SHOWING OWNERSHIP

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1965 Porsche 912-5 that is a serious investment Porsche,  so rare as a very late production car that was produced the last day of production of July 30, 1965, this is confirmed with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (SEE LINK), shipped to Atlanta, Georgia and purchased by the one and only owner, the younger brother of the high school classmate this writer, thusly yielding a ‘for sure’ history,  all of this history is documented, it was sold as a 1966 back in September 1965 with said title but the date of the car and the VIN # confirm that this is the 5th car from the end of the run of the 1965 912s, this pretty Irish Green great condition car has the Serial Number of 451-496 and the rebuilt matching number engine of 740.830 (SEE THE LINK OF NUMBERS),  these match the Bill of Sale (SEE LINK) and have just been verified, has the ORIGINAL TITLE (LINK) that comes with the car for solid history, has the factory original 5-speed transmission, this matching number engine is built by the very well-known Jack Lewis, racer and Porsche technician, to very high standards as today it sounds and performs better than new,  carbs set to achieve top mechanicals as Jack maintained this car for so many years, a striking presentation for driven show condition with a bit of very minor patina showing, this being said, see that its documented history confirms as bare metal repaint a few years ago, has the restored factory chrome wheels with the Porsche Crest hub caps, great chrome all around the car, shows very well in the sun, the braking system is in just top notch condition and just been checked, the very original floor pans are ‘as factory’ and just recently cleaned in the Fraser Dante shop, it is so important that every body panel is correct, see the important Certified Statement from said original owner of this rare 1965 912 Porsche that confirms its history and is part of the file, also one must note that this has an amazing file of existing receipts for so many years that are in excess of over $60,000 at least, thusly proving the meticulous maintenance performed over the years, every effort has been extended to keep this rare piece of history in top condition,

Engine:  note that this original 4-cylinder engine (#740.830) works just better than new, confirmed by Porsche…photos show the exterior of the engine today that is so well presented, it is like a time warp so factory correct the top builder and racer, Jack Lewis, fully built the unit, many uprated parts that were used are noted in this report while saving the important case, his notes show that the full engine was taken apart saving the original case, then with using his outstanding racer credentials, he used all new main bearings, new rods, the Kolbenschemidt pistons and cylinders, the dual carburetors were rebuilt and always maintained,  has the maintained new fuel pump system, this work is so good that with meticulous upkeep that it really sounds better than factory new, 

this still has the original dual air intake tube system going through the filters,  most of these have been destroyed through these many years, all of this is valuable, these have been in place to help with the constant tune and tune of the carbs that makes this perform just terrific, the fresh oil that are part of the file,

transmission:  a hard to find is the 5-speed transmission that was an upgrade, this is the rebuilt original matching numbered transmission according to Porsche, see the (LINK).

brakes:  the full great braking system is one of the high points of this sports car, note that this Porsche was bought in Atlanta and always serviced to top standards, the records confirm that this great 4-wheel disc brake system works just perfectly, rotors and discs always done, in the history, a check just confirmed and one can see that these full units are in top shape, 

 history of the 912 from Porsche and notes about this specific car:  
planning and build: as the change for Porsche in the new body style that virtually exists with us today, as this very important design piece went into production form, the Type 912 combined a 911 chassis / bodyshell with the 1.6L, four-cylinder, push-rod Type 616/36 engine, based upon the Type 616/16 engine used in the Type 356SC of 1964-1965 years, this very reliable unit has a lower compression ratio and new Solex carburetors, the Type 616/36 engine produced five less horsepower than the 616/16, but delivered about the same maximum torque at 3,500 rpm versus 4,200 rpm for the 616/16…now when this was compared to the new 911, the resulting production Type 912 vehicle demonstrated superior weight distribution and handling, really now as production of the 356 concluded in 1965, on April 5, 1965 Porsche officially began production of the 912 coupe, the styling, performance, quality construction, reliability, and price made the 912 a very attractive buy to both new and old customers and it substantially outsold the 911 during the first few years of production…note that this 4 cylinder yielded better handling than the 911 due to its size and weight, just a terrific car to drive,

this special 1965 912-5 from Atlanta:  the invoice from Bill Spreen Volkswagen/Porsche in Atlanta are part of this great file, as noted there is an enormous listing of the great upkeep for the whole original ownership,  Beauchamp Carr bought this car brand new in Atlanta when it rolled off the truck, as a September 14, 1965 purchase, the dealership wrote it up as a 1966 as would be the practice of American cars, since this was produced in Germany and shipped here, the research now in 2018 confirms that chassis #496 is right before the end production of the very early 3 gauge 1965 912s, said last 912 ended with #500, a very rare car indeed, this is a July 30, 1965 car…the last day,

see the photo relatively recently proudly taken of Beauchamp Carr in front of the Atlanta Arts Center (LINK), Mr. Carr is an important civic leader, he was the man in charge of the bif campaign of “Saving the History Fox” theater, a wonderful design that is a piece of American design history, so very important to the Nation, he was also an very important leader of the full Atlanta Arts Center, has radio and drivers manuals (LINK),

body and paint:  for sure this is a rust free Atlanta car with all the original body panels, doors and hood,  as part of this great file on the car,  a few years ago, this was treated to a bare metal repaint taken down to confirm the rust free condition,  one can see from the photos attached in this (LINK), this body and prep work was outstanding, these 6 photos are just part of the many photos showing the fine body work,  according to the only owner, this has had two repaints in its life, the paint color that presents just great is very correct Porsche Irish Green that has a lovely sheen and just glistens in the sun,  the few minor imperfections and patina that now are going 100% to the history and the story of this rare 912 Porsche,

interior:  back in 2009, Mr. Carr had the interior done in the biscuit factory color and material, still presents well but does show a bit of use and wear in the last 18 years, still in driven show condition and like a very stock car, the steering wheel is the original terrific factory wood steering wheel as per invoice, here again very valuable and showing a bit of patina, see the dash cluster, this is a very early 3-gauge factory production before the 5 gauge cluster, just rare to have like this,
now for Sumer 2018 updating, the front seats are just recovered in the proper color by a specialty hand shop, we have chosen to use leather in the process as this will look good and last longer, this is an expensive upgrade that is great,

title:  very important to the history and value of this rare 1965 Porsche 912-5, this has the 1965 original title that is shown earlier, this document can stay with the car forever,  in order for this to happen, Mr. Carr got a replacement title in 1984 in his name that will be used on the sale of the car for the new owner,  keeping the original title is valuable, it should be the goal to update said title with all the supporting documents, this will be very cool to have, there is no doubt as to outstanding and rare investment history,

Summary:  here is offered for sale for the very first time since this was imported into the United States in September 1965, just fantastic documentation, really terrific mechanicals, we are ready to offer this very fine Porsche that is a piece of history, a great investment piece fairly offered at $77,950

FANTASTIC HISTORY…INVESTMENT QUALITY