Years ago I was at a PCA event during a track day. I got to talking to one of my fellow members who had just traded his 1988 944 Turbo S for a 914-6. I was fascinated by his logic because at the time the Turbo S was a very popular car. His thinking was this, he could never drive the S full blast and he was always frustrated by this. The 6 he could drive as it was meant to be driven, aggressively, to best bring out the characteristics of the car.
I am always on the hunt for exceptional examples of the 914-6 and they are getting harder to find. This has to be one of the nicest I have seen in some time.
From the seller –
“1970 Porsche 914/6 Adriatic blue/16 with a Beige Leatherette/31 interior. Correct matching numbers car as per COA which we have in hand. Chassis serial number 9140430913 and engine number 640437. Fresh high quality bare metal windows out repaint in the correct factory color on a rust free chassis.Odometer reads 13,000 miles, we do not believe that is correct. Interior has been redone to a very high standard in the correct material and original tan. Owners manual with pouch, tool kit and jack. Service history from early 1980’s to present time with one motor and transmission rebuild in the late 1990’s. Car is presently fitted with Fuchs wheels but comes with the original style wheels and hub caps, it also comes with the original aircleaner. The 914/6 is a rare low production number Porsche that offers extremely high performance and handling, yet is easy to drive and enjoy. This is a chance to acquire very rare and interesting car in excellent condition that will only appreciate in value over time.”
This is a well kept and period correct 914-6. The temptation with these cars is to futz (technical term) with them, add GT flares, wider wheels and that is not how they are intended to be in my book.
Bidding on this 6 is at $37.6k and the reserve has yet to be met. Part of me is astonished at how the values of these cars have steadily reason. The other part is wondering if they will only continue to appreciate. Either way this is an excellent example that is sure to find a good home.