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Manufactured from July 1964, the Porsche 911 marked the end of the much loved 356, however, it was July 1965 before the 911 finally made it to the U.S. and American Porsche buyers immediately noticed the differences from its predecessor. In addition to being more modern and more powerful, it was also considerably more expensive: nearly $2,000 more than the comparable 356 model. In Europe too, this was becoming a problem and by April 1965 a 'transitional model' entered production. Essentially a 911 with a 356-type flat four, the new car, designated '912', was not only less expensive, selling at near-356 prices, but enjoyed more even weight distribution and better economy. The 912 won Car and Driver's 1967 'Readers Choice' Poll for its class. Its nimble handling combined with good reliability made it a popular choice for motorsport teams and a rally prepared 912 won its class in the 1967 European Rally Championship. From the start of production in 1965, the 912 was available with an electric sunroof, a rare option which is now making these particular cars sought after. Imported from the States into the UK early this year, this left-hand drive, 1967 Porsche 912 chassis number '460616' is showing 41,330 miles. The car presents well in Irish Green, a colour which really suits the pure unadulterated lines of these simple Karmann coupés, with a traditional black interior. Having seen and heard the car it sounds healthy for its 49 years and engine number '752894' makes all the right noises and idles as it should. The whole car seems sound and looks well cared- for, but there is no accompanying history so potential buyers will have to satisfy themselves as to its condition. This Porsche is offered with an MOT valid until October 2017 and on a NOVA. Very sensibly guided this car is a great entry into the world of Classic Porsches.