The Porsche 914 is one of those classics that needs no introductions, but today’s example is a bit of an eyesore. Long gone is the original Beetlesque flat-4 and in its place is a small block Chevy pushing lots of torques and ponies from 383 cubic inches (that’s American for many liters, almost 4 more […]
eatured a $1300 Volvo 240 that was hacked into an El Camino this morning..so I figured it was time to post a Porsche 914 that had been modified to look like a Lotus Elite. Yes, the price tag might be 100x higher, but the dedication to doing what you want and not what other people want is too much of a coincidence. Find this 1970 Porsche 914-6 Prototype bidding for $125,000 with a few minutes to go located in Strasbourg, France via pcarmarket.com. Tip from Mark.
The Porsche 914 was the entry level offering from the aircooled engine guys from Stuttgart in the early 1970s, and it is well known for fun handling and subtle styling. Today’s example has a crazy modified body that looks like it could win a race against a fighter jet, but the basic stock 2.0 liter flat-4. Expect a lot of confused cops looking to recalibrate their radar guns after you cruise by 5 mph under the speed limit. Find this 1976 Porsche 914 Bravossa Custom bidding for $9,500 on eBay with 6 days to go and with a $16k asking price on craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Porsche 914 has seen significant price appreciation in the past few years, for reasons that I don’t understand or care to go into at this juncture, but to see a 2.0 liter powered 914 for less than $10k is a good deal, even if it does have a crazy paint job and a big green wing. Or maybe it is $10k because it has a crazy paint job and a big green wing…and has been sitting in a garage for a while, I dunno. Find this 1972 Porsche 914 offered for $10,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
This next feature comes as a seller submission from Bill who told us that it is time to sell his “beloved Frankenstein.” He also describes it as a “1972 Porsche 914 with a small block Chevy wedged behind the seats…embarrassingly wide Carol Shelby Anaconda wheels, polarizing hand-laid fiberglass flares, Singer-esq interior.” The exterior is a bit rough, but the interior is better executed than expected and the wheels (Carrol Shelby Anaconda) have a nice vintage racer Minilite look to them. Find this 1972 Porsche 914 V8 offered for $7,200 buy-it-now or make-offer in Los Angeles, CA via eBay.
If you’ve never driven a Porsche 914, you owe it to yourself to find one and give it a spin. They are furiously agile cars and you feel connected to the road in a “my butt is only 4 inches above this roaring pavement” at 60 mph like nothing you can find in the showrooms today. The only downside is that they are pretty lackluster in acceleration with the stock flat-4…but you can find them with a Chevy V8 shoved where it shouldn’t be. Find this 1970 Porsche 914 with V8 offered for $10,000 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
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, […]
The 914 was meant to slot into Porsche’s showrooms below the premium 911 but to also fill the top of VW/Audi’s lineup with a Volkswagen badge. But the suits at Porsche didn’t want to risk having the VW nameplate tarnish its image and convinced VW to allow it to sell all 914’s exclusively through its […]
We listed a Porsche 914 the other day and it generated to some discussion around these being a decent drive for the asking price…but the 1.7 liter engine isn’t the favorite and most would prefer an upgrade to the 2.0. Naturally, we were thrilled when tipper Rod sent us in this next car, which does […]
The Porsche 914 was originally conceived as a dual purpose range topping Volkswagen and low-end Porsche, to replace the Karmann-Ghia and 912, respectively. The initial plan of marketing the 6-cylinder version as Porsche and the 4-cylinder as Volkswagen was eventually canned and lowly 4-banger version got a Porsche crest too — and today, the easiest […]