Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#31 Post by Mark Collins » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:40 am

Well mine is not a painted dash I am just out side the 1500 cars but I am making it a painted dash as I love the early look so much. Wrong I know but I love it..

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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#32 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:34 am

Found this in the Factory Archives, looks like one of the early press shots.

The caption read,

The demand for an inexpensive Porsche resulted in 1965 in the 912 model. Its engine came from the 356 model range.
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#33 Post by Brian R Adams » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:11 pm

My sister's father-in-law flew from Portland, OR, to Germany to bring back a 356 sometime in '65, but came back instead with a 912. An Oregon State patrolman pulled him over on I-84 soon thereafter, saying he just wanted to check out the first 912 he had encountered.

After it had been passed down to my brother-in-law in the early '70s I first rode in the car. He called it an "early plain-dash" but the gauge surround was either dark gray or black, while the car was that infamous brownish yellow ("baby poop" they called it) with black interior. I believe it had three gauges, but can't be 100% sure now.

I wonder if the earliest '66 912s could have been shipping while 356 Cs were still available? If not then the one in this story would have been a late '65 I suppose. Rather a mystery.

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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#34 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:40 pm

A super early one just popped up and is being sold for a good reason. Registry Brother Steve Restelli is selling it so he can buy back his long lost 356 that Registry Brother Ibriham Kuzu has.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 1072221699
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#35 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:39 am

Wow, I think this is a new record, $40,000. Good thing I have a few of these painted dash cars hoarded for my retirement.
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#36 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:56 pm

New one just popped up on Samba for $33,000

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1705218
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#37 Post by Larry Brooks » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:33 pm

I got a call from a good friend of mine telling me that two of his early Porsche's were destroyed in a hangar fire along with his airplane, in Camas Washington. Several hangars burned and several planes were lost. One of the Porsches was a 1965 912 painted dash that I sold him a few years ago. It was a decent car in Ivory with a red interior.

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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#38 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:14 pm

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I saw this on S Reg, very very sad.
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#39 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:17 am

One just popped up on Pelican, for $42,500.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche- ... erior.html
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#40 Post by Jim Alton » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:37 pm

C J Murray wrote:I will not swear to it but I think Bill Block is wrong about any '66-'67 912 coming standard with 5 gages. I thought that you had to pay extra to get 5, even in '67.
The September 1965 (1966 model year) accessories list includes:

9170 1 Satz Außenthermometer-Zeituhr, je 80 mm dia DM 160.00
902.741.601.00 (nur für 912, wenn die Bestel lung im Auftrag vermerkt 1st)
901.741.702.01 1 set, outside-thermometer and clock, each 3.2" diameter
(only for 912, if requested on original order)
 
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#41 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:10 am

I guess now that values are up, painted dash cars will be popping up more and more.

Three have popped up recently.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1763627

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Porsche-91 ... true&rt=nc

The last one is already sold.
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#42 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:17 am

Another one just popped up in the HI state.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1780829
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#43 Post by Paul Kust » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:26 am

"does have some rust" Is that like a little pregnant?
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#44 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:20 pm

Wow, prices are way way up on the painted dash ones.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche- ... 912-a.html
$57,500, and it has some rust!

To think I sold mine last week for $5000! Well, I sold it back to my brother, who sold it to me for $5000 a few years ago.
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Re: Painted Dash 912, Porsche Dreams do come true

#45 Post by M Penta » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:08 pm

I love 912's. In fact I may actually prefer the right hot rod 912 over a similar 911. A better balanced car, designed for 4cyl. I guess I missed the boat on these. I was reading this thread and saw the one on Pelican for 21K, did not realize at first it was an old post! Not that I have 21K for another car anyway...

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