The Porsche 914 debuted in 1969 as a compact entry-level sports car for Porsche, who needed to replace the ageing 912. The 914 was well-received by the motoring public, despite some questioning as to whether it was a proper Porsche, largely due to some Volkswagen connections. That question has long since been put to rest, and you can find out for yourself with the purchase of this 1974 Porsche 914. Bearing 69,300 miles on the clock, here is a classic car that you can enjoy as well as consider a smart investment for the future. Read on to discover all you need to know about this 914.
This 1974 Porsche 914 bears its original Signal Green color, albeit having been repainted approximately fifteen years ago as per the current owner. There's also a leather front clip cover or bra to protect the front end from stone chips while traveling at higher speeds. You'll also notice the distinctive pop-up headlamps that give the car its characteristic frontal appearance. It looks like a Porsche, and not like one at the same time. Moving to the side grants us a great view of its compact and low stance, with black wheels that sit neatly within the arches at the rear. After all, the 914 is less than 157 inches long and stands less than 49 inches tall. The rear sports a distinctive lamp cluster that's suitably different from the 911, as well as an exposed exhaust muffler. The current owner discloses that the car needs a new trunk latch but assures that the current one is operational. There also appears to be some surface rust in the door sills and near the rear bumper, but that's easily fixable by a competent body shop. Inside, there's a compact cabin for two occupants to travel within, resting on black leather seats. You've got a clear and neat Porsche instrument cluster with the signature central tachometer, as well as some auxiliary gauges in the center console. There's also a ventilation system and period Blaupunkt push button radio in the dash. Gaze upwards, and you'll find a tinted sunroof. We also spot a button for the windshield defroster. That's it, really. No modern fripperies, voice controls, or smartphone integrations with this car. You've got to go back to your roots and embrace driving sans social media connectivity at your fingertips.
This 1974 Porsche 914 sports a 2.0L flat four behind the passenger cabin. The current owner reports that a swap to Weber dual carburetors has been performed. The drive is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, further allowing you to embrace the joy of driving this 2,000-pound sports car.
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