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2021 05 31 CCC Featured External Listing – 1976 Porsche 912E 5-speed manual

2021 05 31 CCC Featured External Listing

1976 Porsche 912E 5-speed manual

 

Today, we feature a 1976 Porsche 912E.  The 912 was Porsche’s entry-level model in 1976.  This is the last model year for the 912 and the first since 1969.  In 1976, denoted by the “E”, it served as an entry-level placeholder after the run of the 914 and before the introduction of the 924; as if to reinforce the latter, the car’s factory designation was 923.  The 912 had previously had a continuous run in the ‘60s, from 1965 through 1969.

 

CCC Vital Info – 1976 Porsche 912E 5-speed manual

VIN – 9126001388
Odometer – 190,000 km
Engine Info – 2.0L flat-four, rear-mounted
Transmission Info – 5-speed manual
Exterior Colour – Guards (India) red/G8
Interior Colour – Black
Other features – Electric sunroof, Fuchs wheels, Optional BBS RS wheels, Sports three-spoke steering wheel
Seller – Private
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The 912 looks very much like a 911 and most will assume it is the latter.  However, the lower-maintenance flat-four cylinder indicates that this is a 912.  This car comes equipped with a sunroof, electric at that, one of 500 such cars so a rare option for 1976.  The model itself is one of 2,092 for the year, all for the US market.  A Porsche Production Specifications sheet is on hand and included as a photo.

 

 

 

The car features a 2.0L Porsche redesign of the VW 1.7L Type 4 engine.  Stroke is longer at 71 mm while bore is 94 mm, yielding the larger displacement.  Fuel delivery is by Bosch L-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection.  The “E” following 912 in the model name stands for Einspritzung, German for “injection”.  A 5-speed manual transmission gets the factory 90 horsepower to the rear wheels.  While some might consider the horsepower rating to be modest, the era, fuel economy in the 30 MPG range and the curb weight of 2120 lbs should also be considered.  The 2.0 has powered this car 190,000 km.

 

 

 

Unlike its 912 predecessors in the ‘60s, this 912’s body is galvanized, offering much better protection against rust.  The Indian red paint (later renamed the famous Guards red) is said to be in excellent condition and the body rust-free.  White fog lights were factory-installed.  The five-spoke and five-lug 14” Fuchs of the time are included, as is the original spare.  A set of gold-accented BBS RS wheels is available to purchase separately and featured in a couple of the photos.  The BBSs are skinned by a set of Continental tires.

 

 

The black vinyl interior also presents well.  With the tachometer front-and-centre as the primary gauge for the driver’s eyes, it is hard to distinguish it from that of a period 911.  The three-spoke steering wheel is also period-correct.  The original AM/FM radio is in place and a replacement carpet kit is included in the sale.  Seats promise better comfort than that in the 1960s versions.

 

 

 

Recent maintenance includes much of the fuel system:  lines, injectors, filter.  Other updates include engine oil and filter, transmission oil, air filter and thermostat.  New electronic ignition with fresh cap, wires, rotor and coil are in place.

 

 

Find this 1976 Porsche 912E with 5-speed manual transmission in Edmonton, Alberta on Kijiji for $45,000.

 

Thanks to CCC original member Russ for suggesting this external listing.  You can recommend one to us at the base of this page:  https://collectorcarcanada.ca/what-weve-seen/   

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