1976 Porsche 914

Porsche fans can be, at times, a curious lot. No matter what new model the company unveils, those into the marque will always judge it against the almighty 911. The Cayenne SUV has been their sales savior, the Panamera sedan has been deemed ugly and the Boxster is for those who can’t afford a real Porsche. We’ve heard all the stereotypes. Back in the 1970s, Porsche devised an entry level car with the help of Volkswagen in the form of the mid-engined 914. Powered by a flat-4, these were badged both as VWs and Porsches, and later on exclusively as Porsches. This 914 in astoundingly original condition is for sale in Florida and a perfect runabout for soaking up that state’s rays.

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Year: 1976
Model: 914
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 24,126 mi
Price: $33,000 Buy It Now

914

ONE OWNER

MATCHING NUMBERS

ONLY 24,126 Miles

If you are in the market for a 914 you have found the ONE. This is most likely the lowest mileage 914 for sale, we still have the original title on hand. This superb 914 drives like no other 914 I have driven and that includes the 914-6s that I’ve been involved in selling. It drives, shifts and handles like it should, as it only has 24,126 original miles. There is no rust in or out, the body is straight and flawless, the trim and bumpers are in tip top condition. Undercarriage is all original no rust.

The horn is loose and the passenger head light lid will go up and down a few times after shutting the lights but, these are the only things that needs to be fixed. It comes with a set of seat covers, a box of parts (spark plugs, filters, cables, head lights, belt and more). Some of the parts are collectibles in the org boxes from that era. The car was repainted by Ravenswood Auto body of Ft. Lauderdale (their work made it into Hot Rod, Trucking magazines and won awards in car shows all over the States). A detailed invoice of all work done is available to the buyer. Since getting the Porsche out of the Paint shop it has been in storage, driven only once by me from the original storage facility to my storage facility where I look after it.

The time has come to pass on this superb 914 to someone who really appreciates the car. It’s by far the cleanest 914 I have ever seen or driven. It will be a great addition to any collection but, can still be driven daily if you choose to. The prices of the 914s have been creeping up at a steady pace. Also the European collectors are after the 914 especially the clean ones like this.

Will pick up from Fort Lauderdale Airport if needed. Please ask questions if you a interested in car. Please contact me first if you have low or no feedback

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The great thing about Porsche 914s is that they are relatively affordable in comparison to 911s of the same era. However, this example is anything but. The provenance of this car is extremely impressive but Hagerty is listing the 1976 914 at maxing out at $30,000 and even that is an optimistic figure. Is originality and very low mileage enough to make one spend about as much as they would for a good example of a 911SC or Carrera 3.2?

-Paul

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3 Comments

  1. I had a black 914 2.0 back in the mid 80’s, and although it was a low mile and all original car, I always thought the seats were not original. I am very happy to see (29 years later), the very first 914 with the same seats I had. They must have been a rare option…?

  2. In my opinion this car, while very nice, lacks the true originality needed to justify the asking price. From the pictures I can see lots of ’80s era aftermarket pieces bolted onto this car. No way of knowing what is lurking underneath.

    It is a ’76 model which carry the mandated and generally undesirable black rubber crash bumpers and some rudimentary emissions control equipment on the engine. Plus I always question why supposed low mileage garage queens require repainting

    So how much is a low mileage, mildly modified ’76 914 worth? My hunch is less than the seller’s asking price but the beauty of an auction is that the bidders will tell us what they think.

  3. The world may be ready for a $33,000 914 but it won’t be one with non-op horn, wonky headlights and a repaint at 24,000 miles. Originality went away in the paint booth.

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