When magazines discuss significant Porsches, they ’11 rightly mention the value of a 2.7 RS, perhaps the 959s influence on future 911s, or the Cayenne SUV’s contribution to Stuttgart’s industry-leading profitability, the Boxster not so much, but a few miles through the wilds of the Pennines tells you that this mid-engined sports car remains a dynamic benchmark, never mind its importance to Porsche’s modern-day renaissance, as conversations with period Porsche management will attest.
1966 Porsche 912 Coupe
• Completed December 17, 1965
• 1 owner for 45 years
• Original window sticker & warranty book
Originally delivered to the first owner, Barbara Foster, by Freeway Volkswagen Inc. in Seattle, Washington on April 20th, 1966. Under Mrs. Foster's ownership, from 1966-2011, the 912 was primarily serviced by Aker's Porsche repair in Seattle, Washington and by several other surrounding shops in the Seattle area with service records including a full engine rebuild in 1985. The first owner worked with the same mechanics for four decades and we have complete maintenance records back to the 1960s.
In 2012, Mr. Speare took ownership of the 912 and enjoyed the vehicle for a year before selling the vehicle to the 3rd owner. Records indicate that Mr. Krone took possession of the vehicle in late 2013 and it was not in need of much work. Krone took a road trip from Seattle back to his residence in the San Francisco area driving 1,000 miles without any issues. In 2014, Mr. Krone, had Autobahn Interior's reupholster the 912 with black German square weave carpets, new floor insulation, trunk carpet set, and re-built the front seats. Over the next two years, Mr. Krone also had upgrades done with, The Stable Porsche repair in San Francisco, California, which included: a rebuilt distributor, a new master cylinder, a rebuilt starter, a new fan belt, a new fuel filter, hoses, rebuilt Solex carburetors, and a new fuel sender. After years of enjoyment, the time came to move on and let someone else have the chance to appreciate this 912. Highly admired by Krone, he prefers the 912 over an early 911. His reasoning is that he has previously owned several 911's and he says nothing compares to the handling & drivability of this 912.