The Chevy Corvair was a rear-engined flat-6 powered sedan from the General, and we’ve seen a few with Porsche flat-6 power. The Porsche 914 was a mid-engined car (crankshaft rotates in reverse from the rear engine cars) and we’ve also seen plenty of 911 powered 914s (some from the factory), but never before a Corvair powered 914. Find this 1972 Porsche 914 with 6 cylinder Covair power for sale in La Grange, CA currently bidding on ebay for $510 with 8 days to go.
This Porsche 914 qualifies for a Some Assy Required badge because it needs a full cosmetic make over inside and out. It is currently in running/driving condition, but it needs paint and some attention to the interior.
Pop the rear center hood and you are greeted by a 2.7 liter flat-6 from a Chevy Corvair that has been converted to run reverse rotation to work with the mid engine setup and Porsche gearbox. The seller has used a 110 horsepower version for the conversion, but added bigger carbs and some free flowing exhaust and now says it sounds mean!
The inside is a bit rough, missing carpet and most surfaces exposed to the sun are a bit dilapidated.
This Porsche, at its current low bid, represents a fair amount of work, time, money that was put into a body needing attention. However, a person who can afford to put a few grand into paint will wind up with a cool looking and unique car for well less than the price of buying a finished version.
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