• Oct 4, 2006
"There are no old Porsches, just new owners." Such is the saying about those unique rear-engined German sports cars, and we couldn't pass up showing you this one that's especially unique. Shown here is Charles Navarro's 1966 Porsche 912 that's been, shall we say, upgraded. The original car's 1600cc, 95-hp flat-four has been punched out to 1883cc with a big bore kit, designed by Navarro himself. Navarro is an engineer by trade and actually formed a small company called LN Engineering as a college project in the late '90s. Now, before you start accusing us of using valuable blog space to hock product, know that LN Engineering appears to be a very small-time operation and Navarro claims outright he's not looking for riches, rather just a way to use his skills, be his own boss, and above all make sure these cars are preserved and appreciated for a long time to come. A noble pursuit, sir.

But enough of us talking, Navarro has his own blog devoted to the build up his 1966 Porsche 912 that begins from the moment he picked up the car with over 250,000 miles on the odo. Needless to say, the car is practically showroom fresh at this point, and Navarro's actually ready to move on to a new project, so if you like this RR of the Day and can match the $20k asking price, the car is yours.

Another pic of Navarro's Porsche 912 be found after the jump.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ronny....I am at a loss for words. Brilliant comment. Wow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very nice. But lack the character of yesterday's RR.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Twenty grand for a 912? A '60s 911 is lucky to fetch that!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ronny: it's ok if you don't know nothing about cars, but it's not smart to show it to the world like that...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Re: A '60s 911 is lucky to fetch that!

      If it has 100k+ on the clock and is unrestored maybe, but a mint 60s 911 is starting to push north to 30k+

      Whether or not THIS non-original 20k is justified, that is up to interested parties. I wish I had the coin... Beatiful car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice VW! Oh! my current VW is nice too: Audi TT
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll take mine in Zermatt Silver please.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tiago do Vale: Sorry to hurt your feelings. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of my ride, but it is what it is: a hard-core VW. Ah! Yes. You're right, I do not know nothing about cars. I just love them. Later.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The expression, "there are no old Porsches just new owners" serves as an important reminder that there is a reason why Porsche is today such a success.

      It has been years of diligently perfecting their cars to greater and greater engineering levels. The result of this hard labor are the distinguished classics on the order of what you see in the above picture.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Buddy, if you’re willing to plunker down twenty grand on a 912, you have the IQ of a lemming. A 912 is a nice car for six or seven grand--nothing more. The 912 was a poor man’s 911 and that’s all.

      As for the idiot comment, don’t be so hard on yourself.