Over $45k Recently Invested
Low Original Miles
VIN # 91404xxxxx
TRN# 750xxxx (914/01)
53,800 Original Miles
Irish Green (15) on Black Leatherette (11)
5-Speed Manual Transmission-901
Straight and Dry Chassis
Clean and Clear Nevada Title
PCA Member Owned
Offered at $99,990
The 914 program was initially intended to be a joint venture between Volkswagen and Porsche. Unfortunately, VW pulled out and Porsche took over the project. Ferry Porsche intended the 914 to attract younger drivers. The 914-6 models were very limited and exclusive. Only 3,300 cars were built worldwide. Regrettably, due to the design, most of these examples were either irreversibly modified or simply rotted away. Very rarely does such a dry and straight example remain well preserved and maintained.
This 914-6 was built in April of 1970 and sold new on September 15th, 1971 by Norman Scott Porsche + Audi of Houston, Texas. It was ordered with the following factory options:
- US Equipment
- Fog Lights
- Tinted Glass All Around
- Seat Cushions
Correct and original 15×6 Fuchs (all 5) were installed.
The first owner, per the original factory Maintenance Record booklet (see pic) was a Mr. Douglas U. Stewart of Baytown, Texas.
Eventually, the car made it to Southern California and between 2014 and 2015 the owner had the 914 cleaned up. Most of the engine work was entrusted to Callas Rennsport of Torrance, California. Callas is a highly respected Porsche specialist both locally and across the country. Work performed included:
- Remove engine, transmission, tins, and all other drivetrain related parts
- Inspect/repair all tins and shrouds before refinishing
- Refinish engine tins in correct/original color
- Replace all hoses, clamps, and fasteners (including plating)
- Reseal both chain housings
- Replace both cam O-rings and gaskets
- New timing chains and rails
- Install Carrera chain tensioner kit
- Rebuild original Weber carburetors (work done by Paul Abbott)
- Major service performed
- Fan belt
- Spark plugs
- Air filter
- New oil return tubes
- Replace rear main seal and crank pulley seal with flywheel bolts
- New intermediate plate gasket
- Reposition the rocker shafts
- Reseal top of the engine including thermostat O-ring
- New oil pressure switch
- New breather stack gaskets and hoses
- Replace all sealing washers on engine
- Complete engine gasket kit
- Replaced, rethread, and correct any/all damaged studs on engine
- Repair gearbox oil leaks/reseal
- New throttle bell-crank bushings
- New CV joint gaskets
- Clutch and flywheel inspected and cleaned
- Repair and ceramic coat the exhaust system and heater boxes
- Install rebuilt correct 914-6 brake calipers (all 4)
- Brake system flush
- Adjust ride height, align, and corner balance
- Replace oil lines and hoses
In total, over $32k was invested with Callas.
The goal was not to restore, but preserve and bring everything up to top running condition so the owner could use it on vintage touring events. Basically, everything but the exterior paint and interior was refurbished. While the mechanical work was being performed, another local SoCal shop focused on the rest of the car. Work done there included:
- Install rack and pinion, brake system and suspension (all refurbished)
- Detail undercarriage including removing old undercoating and repairing any dents
- Paint suspension parts
- New Michelin XWX tires
- Strip, clean, and re-chrome front and rear bumpers
- Repair and paint front valence
- Check and adjust shift linkage (including replacing bushings)
- Replace fuel lines
- New front trunk seal
- Check all lights and repair wiring/blulbs
- Repair pop-up lights mechanism
- Flush brakes (just completed)
Another $16k was invested in final assembly/preparation. In total, nearly $50,000 has been invested.
This 914-6 looks fantastic. This isn’t one of those over restored examples that are just cleaned up to run across the auction block. This car was lightly used throughout its life and never abused. The low miles also helped preserve it. It has a great honest look and authentic vibe. Most of the exterior of the car was repainted many years ago and it was a top-quality job. It has held up great with no shrinking or prep issues. In fact, there are hardly any signs of use. There are a few tiny chips from use, but fairly insignificant. Everything on the exterior looks tidy and fresh. The Fuchs are wearing their original anodized finish and are near perfect with no curb rashes. They are wrapped in new Michelin XWXs, which have the perfect vintage original look. The brakes are also new.
The interior is equally as nice and very original. The seats are in very good shape with just light signs of use. The carpet shows the lightest signs of wear. The targa top is in perfect condition as well as the Targa rubber seals along the windshield. The door panels are nice with no cracks or fading. The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks or warping. All the gauges work properly as well as the correct Blaupunkt radio. Even the original Repa seatbelts are in excellent condition. The interior light works.
The front and rear trunks are in great shape and also very original. They have their original carpet, paint, and rubber pieces. The vin badging is correct and unaltered. The engine compartment is nice looking with fresh engine tins. The battery tray and “hell-hole” show no signs of rot and are original. The entire car is remarkably dry, straight, and solid.
This 914-6 is an absolute joy to drive and the engine makes glorious sounds just behind your head. The carburetors are tuned just right and the car starts easily with no fuss or popping. The power is strong in this light little body. Acceleration is quick and immediate with no hesitation. The steering is nimble and spot on with no pulling. The shifting is excellent for a 914 with no grinding or slipping. The brakes have recently been serviced and they have excellent stopping power. After representing several top quality 914-6’s over the past couple years, this is truly the best driving example I’ve experienced. Several marque experts have poured over this car and were all equally impressed at the honest and superb survivor condition.
This Porsche would be a welcome addition on most vintage touring events and an absolute blast. It would also be ideal for light use to local shows and cruise. You could even consider competing at your local concours events.
This 914-6 comes with the original owner’s manual, Blaupunkt radio manual, original factory maintenance booklet (very rare), correct full size spare with new Michelin tire, jack, factory tool kit, and all recent refurbishment records.
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
The specified gallery is trashed.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.
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