Porsche 912

On Display at The Healey Factory
Whitehorse, VIC Australia

The second car from last Saturday session was this Porsche 912. I remember having a cast iron model of this one when I was a boy, except mine was black (actually I think the one I had was a 911 and it might have been of a more recent model).

In any case, there is always some nostalgia surrounding these cars, and although I didn't manage to jump in, I could easily see how proud is is to be the owner of one of this.

One thing that caught my attention is that the door lock is placed towards the front of the door, next to the swing window instead of the usual position at the back over the door handle.
Probably nothing new for any car expert, but for me it was something interesting.

Another thing I learn about this model is that it was produced between 1965 and 1969 as an entry level for those who considered the 911 over their budget. The main diference was that this one was a four-cylinder while the more famous 911 was a six-cylinder.
While it was in production, it actually outsold the 911, boosting the manufacturer's total production until success of the 911 was assured.

There is no doubt that at the end of this project I'll learn quite a bit about these brands.

Thanks again to the staff at The Healey Factory, for letting me in all the way to explore their collection and even parking these cars on their back lot, so I could roam free with my camera.