I realize the term, ripping deal, means different things to different people. But to me, a clean 914 with the heartbeat of a 1989 Carrera, five lug conversion, and all kinds of extra parts has got to be worth $15k.
From the seller –
“1973 Porsche 914 3.2 L six (aka Pearl)
5 lug conversion with 911 alloy front cross member w bilsteins
Goodrich G-force 205x55x16 tires with less than 2000 miles on them
Carerra front brakes and ventilated discs all around
180 lb springs with KYB rear shocks
Front sway bar
4 refinished Fusch 6×16 wheels with a fifth one as a spare
Engine is from a 1989 Carerra with less than 60K miles
Setrabs largest oil cooler in front trunk with fan
Battery moved to rear trunk
Crankfire ignition and Megasquirt II ECM
New high impedance fuel injectors
Fuel pressure gauge/regulator
Kennedy adaptor plate and stage II clutch and flywheel
914-6 body reinforcement panels installed
All rust repaired with new sheet metal from restoration design
Epoxy primed and undercoated after sand blasting
New windshield with updated weather seal
Dual exhaust custom mufflers
New interior seat covers and OEM dash pad
Innovate AFR, oil temp and pressure gauges
Wide band O2 sensor
Extras and spares:
6061 alloy Hd aluminum intermediate plate for 901
Extra gear set for 5th gear
Door panels and misc interior and weather stripping
A-arms, rear swing arms 4-lug hubs parts and brakes
Under dash “OEM” Air conditioning unit
Years of accumulated stuff.
I don’t know if I’m getting old or have just lost interest.
I have taken it to Texas World speed way for PCA DE events, and it is an amazing little track car. The car is fast enough to scare you handles really well she deserves a really good home.
If you know 914s you will see that all the hard work is done.
This is a solid little car and I really am sort of ambivalent about letting her go.
I have put a lot of time money and effort into this car, but 6 years of working on the little beast may be long enough. If the right person with the right $$ shows up, they can pick up where I am letting go and start their own fun.
Like all 914s, stock or modified, this is NOT a car for the mechanically inept, unless you have plenty of cash to pay someone to work on a “hybridized” 40 year old car.
There is at least $15,000 worth of fun, spares and extras in this deal so I will start there and entertain offers.”
AC, big brakes, no rust, I can go on all day. I don’t think this is a modified 914-6, it’s not THAT good of a deal. I think what we have here is a well prepped 914 with tons of extra parts. Better yet the seller does not seem firm on the price.
I bet this thing runs, drives, and handles like a dream. A scary fast dream.