Everybody will recognise the classic lines of the Porsche 912, but do you know the differences to its legendary counterpart the 911?
Felix doesn’t beat around the bush. He simply crushes the ancient dispute on the 912 being the lesser car compared to het 911. It drives better, handles better, is balanced better, in his enthusiasm Felix doesn’t know where to stop convincing us why the 912 is such a splendid vehicle. We aren’t visiting your ordinary enthousiast. No, Felix is way beyond that. Especially when it’s about the output of his Bahama Yellow Porsche 912. His pride and joy!
The 912 started life as the intermediate model for those who had been driving a Porsche 356 and couldn’t, wouldn’t or didn’t dare to cross the bridge to the all new 911. In those days the German sports car manufacturer didn’t have quite the range they offer today. In 1965 there just wasn’t a Porsche to size for everyone yet. Introducing the well known four barrel boxer engine in the bodywork of the recently launched 911, Porsche gave their loyal 356 customers the opportunity to continue driving Porsche. Both technically and financially the ideal model to close the gaping canyon between the 356 and 911.
There is no way escaping Felix’ enthousiasm for the 912. Whenever there would be a vacancy for a representative for this here model, its performance and technical possibilities, than this is your man. A real petrolhead that knows every nut, bolt and cranny of his 912 and jumps to every opportunity to squeeze a little extra horsepower from its engine. An engine that gets disassembled every year as a standard. Scrutinized, balanced, modified. A tweak here, a small modification there, rebuilding it, refitting it, fine tune it and drive it once more.
Not just local tours, no Felix takes his Porsche all around Europe. Felix drives a 1969 912. The model year that brought the 911 a larger wheelbase. Since the 912 uses the same body as its more potent sibling, it increases in length as well.
Like with every new model year the 912 has its minor details changed. 1969 will become the last year of production for the 912, making this final version rather rare and sought after. In combination with its groovy 60’s colour, Bahama Yellow, Felix’ 912 is a feast to the eyes.
Although Felix’ car is far from stock, it does have that authentic appearance. Well looked after and modified with an eye for quality, detail and finish, Felix created a very sympathetic classic exactly to his personal wishes. This is a true wolf in sheeps dress, since the technical modifications aren’t for the faint hearted. Felix has surprised many a 911 owner by showing them his tail in the more sporty confrontations he likes to encounter. He loves to convince you of the capabilities of his 912. He bloody well has the right to, because so much of the car is modified, newly constructed and conceived. This is the heart of the story. The 912 is a great car and to Felix it is the perfect combination to combine his love for engineering, his love to tinker on his classic and his love for driving it. He already found the missing horsepower to propel his 912 to great heights and made this here 912 his perfect car. Ready for a ride?