Seriously Tempting Immolation: 1974 Porsche 914

Wisdom isn’t something you get from sitting around reading the internet, or is it?  It probably doesn’t matter, but I will tell you one thing — my Grandpappy didn’t have the internet when he was a kid, but he’d always say “I don’t know much about German cars, but I do know the best ones are powered by Japanese engines!” Find this 1974 Porsche 914 with STI power offered for $13,800 in Castaic, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

 1974 Porsche 914 

VIN: 4742918319 

condition: good 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 89514 

paint color: silver 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: convertible 

Porsche 914 manual 5Speed transmission Clean title, with the perfect engine upgrade professionally performed. The new engine is a 2012 Subaru WRX STI 2.5 Turbo. should be good for 300 horsepower. 

This is probably the best conversion for a 914 next to a porsche flat 6 conversion. The engine is also a flat 4 but is Liquid cooled. Has the same off beat sing of the original porsche flat 4. I’ve seen other conversions to a chevy V8 or V6 which are completely stupid and upset the balance and weight distribution of the original car. 

Runs and drives very nice and cool. everything works on the car including the extra instruments. Starts with first turn of the key. All the lights work the way they should even the dome light, and the LED extra running lights.

I upgraded further the hood and trunk springs to power shocks. Tires, brakes and anything else are in order. 

Comes with the original porsche car cover and the owners manual. 

The only shortcoming on this car is the paint, which is old.

There is no rust whatsoever on this car and all the normal trouble spots are in perfect condition. The seats are excellent and the dash is not cracked. 

See a better way to drive a Porsche?