Ziebarted from new?

Classic Cars (UK) - - Month In Cars -

In con­trast to the charm of the well-pre­served Speedster, an Amer­i­can list­ing for this 1967 Porsche 912 showed what can hap­pen when stor­age con­di­tions are less than ideal. It ap­pears this four-cylin­der coupé had a hard seven or eight years on the road – first in Mas­sachusetts and then in Ohio – after which it spent 40 years in a damp, un­paved cel­lar.

The ex­tent of the cor­ro­sion is painful, with Fred Flint­stone floors, frilly edges to al­most ev­ery panel and the lower eight inches be­hind the rear wheels miss­ing. De­spite all this, there’s a Ziebart sticker in the win­dow. Was the fa­mous wax pro­tec­tion ever ap­plied, or did an un­scrupu­lous garage just charge for a sticker?

De­spite an op­ti­mistic on­line ad de­scrip­tion that called the body ‘ex­tremely straight’, we be­lieve the car failed to sell as a go­ing con­cern.

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