The Porsche 912 is a beautiful factory mashup of a 356 and a 911. Think of it as an improved 356, and entry level 911, or the ultimate beetle. For what the car magazine’s thought of them at the time, check out this Car & Driver comparison of the 912 against the 911 models in 1969. However you look at it, the 912 is a special car.
Here is a solid-looking 912 project in Oklahoma for $8500 (or $10,200 with engine). Rust looks minimal but reconstruction looks significant. Still, could be a solid deal.