Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to look at our third Porsche 912; before this '67, we've seen a silver '67 and an orange '68.

Because the 911 and 912 from this era look pretty much the same, and this car has no emblems on the engine lid (anyone have any idea why?), it took me quite a while to figure out what I was photographing. More 912s than 911s were built in the late 1960s, so I was leaning that way... and then I spotted the "912" emblem on the dash. Mystery solved!


For $4,760 (just 220 bucks less than a '67 BMW 2000CS), you got the 912 and a 102-horse four-cylinder. Hand over $5,990 to the boys from Stuttgart, and a 911 with 148 horses could be yours, while $6,990 ($410 more than the cost of a shiny new Jag E-Type) would put a 911S with 180 horsepower in your driveway.

Not being a Porsche expert, I had to consult with circle-track racer Jack Baruth to figure out the year of this car, since Porsche's Teutonic efficiency precluded making frivolous (and easily identifiable) year-to-year changes. Thanks, Jack!


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