Mechanicals were gone through Dave Bustamante, an award-winning Porsche restoration specialist. Great opportunity to purchase a California 912 with same body style and shape as iconic Porsche 911.
· Engine removed. Torn down to short block, rebuilt and reinstalled. (See photos)
· Cylinder rings replaced.
· All new engine valve seals and gaskets.
· Engine tin detailed.
· New head bolts.
· New Bosch .5 Distributor
· Weber Carbs rebuilt. (See photos)
· Complete Brake Service
· New Brake Master Cylinder
· New Brake Rubber lines.
· New Shifter Coupler Bushings
· New Gas Pedal Pivot.
· New Oil Pan Hardware
· Oil Gasket.
· Replace worn Gas Linkage
· Electricals wire work. Gauges. Senders.
· Removed after-market alternator stand and replaced with OE generator assembly stand.
· Fuel-lines cleaned out
· Re-set Steering Wheel
· New Suspension Pan
· Engine detail
· Fuel tank was removed, cleaned and painted. Fuel line needs to be connected.
· New fuel sender installed, needs to be connected.
Areas that require further attention:
· Both window regulators have bad spots. (Work, but do not operate smoothly.)
· Window seals for doors and rear window need to be replaced.
· Front suspension struts and rear shocks serviceable but should be replaced for optimal performance.
· Three fuel hold down clamps need to be installed.
· Door and trunk seals are not correct.
· Two gauge hold-down nuts.
My hope is new owner will be able to complete the restoration process for this car that is even prettier in person.
About the 912:
The 912 is an entry-level variant of the 911. Like the 911, the 912 was offered in Coupe and Targa body styles. The 912 is a nimble-handling compact 2+2 fitted with a 1.6 liter air cooled4-cylinder flat-4 from the last of the 356s though slightly detuned to 102 SAE horsepower at 5800 rpm.The 912 is capable of up to 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg‑imp) fuel economy. This combination is possible because of the high-efficiency Boxer engine, low drag, and low weight. Priced at $4,700, the 912 initially outsold the 911, boosting the manufacturer's total production until success of the 911 was assured. More than 32,000 912s were built from April 1965 to July 1969.
In the early 1960s, Porsche was planning to discontinue the Type 356, which would leave them with the newly-introduced Type 911 as their only product. Concerned that the considerable price increase of a 911 with flat opposed six-cylinder powerplant over the 356 would cost the company sales and narrow brand appeal, in 1963 Porsche executives decided to introduce a new four-cylinder entry-level model.