5k: Grandma Not Included: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The Porsche 914 was a sporty two seater born from a collaboration between Porsche and VW.  Today, the 914 is an affordable classic that lacks straight line speed, but certainly doesn’t lack fun.  The early 1.7 and 1.8 liter engines are a bit light power, but the later 2.0 liter engine almost matches the performance of the 914/6 and can be had in nice condition for cheap.  Find this 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 for sale in Phoenix, AZ for $5,000 via craigslist.

This Porsche is being offered by a seller who doesn’t give much info on how long he has owned the car, why he is selling it or who the lady riding shotgun belongs to.  Same on the poodle in her lap.  We’ve seen cl/ebay ads include the prior owner if being sold by a friend/family/3rd party, but this doesn’t seem to be the case and it seems grandma was just in the car at the right time.

The 2.0 liter 914 puts out 95 horsepower for the US market, but more power is available with the magic of aftermarket components that will ruin the idle, ride comfort and reliability, but you will go faster.

The 914 has a cozy cockpit; you step down and into it and it feels very supercarish.  This one isn’t in perfect shape on the inside, but is fine for a Daily Turismo.

The biggest issue with the 914 is the extent of the rust as mentioned by the seller, if it is just a few panels, patch it up and go, but if serious rust exists you could find yourself doing a Fred Flintstone when you least expect it.

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