It’s easy for us to think of German cars as peerlessly designed, unmatched in their engineering. But the veneer of perfection is often broken, particularly in the automotive world.
Porsche had to build the 912 between 1965 and 69 to have something in its lineup for buyers who were used to a bargain basement 356 and just couldn't afford a 911. Today, its rarity makes it a collector car.
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
When I first saw the photo of Santa standing over a wrecked vintage Porsche in New York City (above) I thought it all seemed just a little too perfect. I even assumed it was maybe a commercial shoot. It wasn't. Now Santa's chimed in to explain exactly what happened.
Tony "Junkyard Dog" Adamowicz flogged this Porsche to TransAm victory in 1968. The car began life as a shell from a NYC Impound lot — a 912 the team fitted with a 911 engine. [via vnkndsn]
The 1968 Porsche 912 is a thing of beauty. But what if you neuter one with a barely-60-MPH-top-speed-generating 12 HP electric motor? Not this. Instead, here's how one Hollywood producer turned a Porsche into a slower-than-a-Prius electric pile of compost.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We haven't seen any 1960s Porsche 911s, but here's another Alameda 912.
Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief after Chevy-Powered Porsche Hell was over with, figuring that (with the small-block-motivated 911 winning so decisively) you would be spared the temptation of a hacked-up Porsche sporting a non-Stuttgart engine for quite a while. However Project Car Hell doesn't work that way;…