As production of the 356-model concluded in late 1965, Porsche officially began production of the 912. Styling, performance, quality of construction, reliability, and price point made the 912 a very attractive buy to both new and old customers, and it substantially outsold the 911 during the first few years of production. Porsche produced nearly 30,000 912 units over 5 years of production from 1965 to 1969.
1968 Porsche updated the 912 with a unique interior featuring black and white gauges, a padded dash, and integrated door pockets and armrests. This gave the 912 the same interior as the 911. The 1968-year model featured side reflectors for the first time, an exhaust emissions system that required an external belt-driven pump to pass the new smog requirem