80s Body Kit Flare: 1975 Porsche 914

The 1980s were known as a time for Wall Street decadence, the end of the Cold War, birth of the internet, and (most importantly) the resurgence of performance in the automotive world after the dark ages of the 70s fuel crisis. This next car might have been born in the middle of the malaise era, but it was rebodied with fender flares and pin stripes right out of the cocaine and turbos era, and it looks rad. Find this 1975 Porsche 914 with Chalon body kit offered for $6500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1975 Porsche 914
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 74167
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
This is a running, driving Porsche 914 with a very “eighties” fiberglass body kit. 1975 means it’s pre-smog forever. Original California car on original blue plates. Clean title. Current registration. No rust in hell hole, longs, trunk, floors, cowl, etc. Just some areas of surface rust under the vintage paint job. Original color was L13K Summer Yellow.

I resurrected this car for my son to drive to high school, so no expense was spared for safety or reliability. Entire fuel system flushed, new fuel hoses, new fuel pump and new filter. New brake pads, rotors all around, and flex hoses. New master cylinder. New Dunlop Direzza tires. New battery. Rebuilt (side shift) transmission. Even has original jack.

The chassis shows no signs of accident damage either before or after the fiberglass kit was installed. There are some stress cracks in the gel coat and of course the vintage paint is faded. The interior is nice and clean, with clean carpets, good seats and back pad and door panels. All the lights, gauges and horn work, except the clock. Comes with optional console, way-retro electric Vitaloni mirrors (working!), new Pioneer AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo and speakers. Heat and fresh air all connected and working.

The 1.8L engine won’t set the world alight, but it starts easily and got my son to school and back just fine. It does have a hydraulic cam (fewer valve adjustments!), dual Webers (40 IDF), and backdated ’73-’74 style 2.0L heat exchangers and muffler.

Perfect base for a V8 monster (already has flares!) or inexpensive running air cooled P-car. $6500. Cash only, no trades, no help needed to sell.

Took a deposit, but buyer backed out. Still available!

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