914s have been on my mind again for the first time in a long while. One of my first attempts at misguided car purchase was well before I even had my license, was a call to a guy on a forum advertising a $950 914 project. “Yeah, I’ll save and fix it up by the time I can drive!” I thought. “What the hell is my seventh-grader doing on the phone discussing buying cars!?” my poor mom asked. Well, the basest of Porsches seemed like a fun way to tinker, and the go-kart from Stuttgart had my mind working over time. Now again, I’ve been longing for a weight-free tossable treat, and some choice 914s in the area have them back in my consciousness. None are as sweet as this though, which had just one owner and covered less than 70k miles in the first 40 years of its life. A beautiful repaint and cared-for interior have it looking like a showroom example. There aren’t many out there like this and it’s going to command a commensurate price, but as vintage 911s rise beyond the reach of many, the 914 is still a quick and fun option available to most.
Click for details: 1974 Porsche 914 on eBay
Numbers matching 1974 2.0L (motor #GA 009656)
Rare, Marathon Silver/Blue Metallic (paint code# L96M)
Original owner until he passed away in 2013
California car bought new here in Sacramento @ Niello Porsche/Audi (original blue & yellow plates)
Extremely low original miles of 67,165
1 professional repaint
Exceptional rubber, seals, chrome, bumpers, glass, stainless and aluminum
Exceptional 100% original interior
Exceptional running and maintained motor with period upgrades (Webers, external oil cooler & filter, Empi breather, exhaust, etc.)
Exceptional original side shift 901 5 speed transmission
Owners manual with Niello date of purchase stamp and owner info (copy of original title & verifying ownership documents included)
Original jack & 2L Fuch alloy spare with it’s original Dunlop SP57 165SR15 tire
Exceptional original Fuchs, caps & lug bolts with newer Michelin MXV4, 94V speed rate tires
Front and rear factory sway bars with new shocks and struts
Car cover and bra included
Recently sorted/freshened for this sale and needs nothing, car is 100% turn-key ready to enjoy
NO rust, anywhere, ever
This is simply one of the nicest 74 2.0L examples to come to market in a long time. Pre-purchase inspections for this car are welcomed and encouraged. DRD Motor Trade is a licensed, bonded CA dealer specializing only in survivor CA cars like this one. Sales tax due at time of purchase to all buyers taking delivery in CA.
This particular example is too nice for me or anyone beyond a die-hard 914 enthusiast, but it does a great job of showing how good 914s can look. They beg to go out and play, and like a happy dog, pull strongly at the heart strings.