Evaluation: Sold new in Portland, OR. Represented as an unrestored four-owner car. Paint is represented as largely original but I can’t tell what parts were redone, it all looks fresh. All original equipment, including the original spare wheel. The interior looks immaculate, as do the wheels and underbody. If they said this car was freshly restored, that would be a believable claim. The preservation is perhaps unequaled in the world of 912s. Plus, with Porsches it’s also the accessories that can make a huge difference and this car has some of the coolest accessories of all – skis.
Bottom Line: This car spent a long time in John Dixon’s cheekily named “Taj Ma Garaj” collection in Ohio starting in the 2000s, and RM Sotheby’s sold it out of that collection in 2019 for $100,800. It was the first 912 to break six figures at auction and was the most expensive 912 we’ve ever seen, at least until it broke its own record here in Atlanta.
The 912 actually outsold its six-cylinder sibling when both were new, and Porsche’s 100,000th car was a 912, but 912s were also less generally well-kept than 911s. Until relatively recently they were also cheap enough to get neglected, which makes this one’s preservation all the more impressive. There’s a reason no other 912 has brought more money in the four years since this one last crossed an auction block, and it’s not because anybody overpaid. It’s just the best example around.