BaT Auction Preview: Genuine 914-6 with matching numbers and $40,000 in recent work performed.
1970 Porsche 914-6
Chassis No. – 914 043 1341
Engine No. - *6404822*
Exterior Color – Silver
Interior Color – Black Leatherette
Engine – 2.0 Liter Six-Cylinder
Transmission – 5-Speed manual transmission
Mileage – 61,850TMU
Current owner – Purchased in 2019 with 61,556 miles adding approx. 300 miles.
Highlights of This Car
Beautiful restoration of a rare 914-6 with $8k in recent mechanical sorting
Numbers matching engine
Tastefully selected performance upgrades
Modifications From Stock
‘914-6 Werkshop’ Heat Exchangers
The Porsche 914 arrived on the market sharing development for a mutually beneficial platform with Volkswagen. Both companies intended to launch their own unique sports cars, allowing VW to have the four-cylinder version, while the six-cylinder 914-6 would be for Porsche. Plans changed however when Porsche’s quest for perfection resulted in a much higher priced platform, VW bowed out, leaving Porsche to absorb both cars as part of their lineup. Upon release to the public, Porsche was pleased to welcome new enthusiasts lured in by the lower cost 914, while pleasing the purists with the 914-6 as the more sought-after performance model. Approximately 3,350 914-6's were produced between 1970-1972. Of those, roughly 1,400 914-6 models found their way to markets outside the US, making European delivery models among the rarest cars Porsche produced and today have become increasingly sought after in the fifty years since release.
The 914 platform was exceptionally well built, superbly engineered, and remarkably safe. The front and rear sections of the body were engineered to become easily deformable crumple zones when under high impact. The passenger compartment was designed as a deformation-rigid safety cell, and the steering column provided the driver with better protection on frontal impact. The mid-engine layout stepped away from the nagging weight transfer issues which had troubled the 911, and the 356. Surprisingly spacious inside, the 914-6 platform accommodated a large driver, offered considerably more luggage space in the front storage area, and all models came with the distinctive removable Targa roof.
History of This Car
According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this factory built matching numbers 914-6 was delivered to the first owner finished in Irish (Forest) Green/15 with Black Leatherette (11) interior. The car was delivered with the following options:
Option Group C13
Blaupunkt Radio “Frankfurt”
Tinted side glass
This 914-6 was purchased by the current owner in 2019 from Fantasy Junction. At that time, the car had been owned by a well-known Porsche collector/restorer who had purchased the car just after the restoration was completed. The restoration was performed by Porsche experts at Redmond European between 2012-2015 with other experts contributing to the project including new upholstery and mechanical items as needed. Invoices accompanying the car total over $32,000.00 for the restoration work performed during this time.
During the restoration, the engine was rebuilt by Tony Turchin using 81MMX9.8:1 2.0 liter pistons, ceramic coated rod bearings, main bearings, new wrist pin bushings, IMS shaft bearings, all new gaskets, and a set of PMO type carburetors. The brakes and brake lines were rebuilt, new master cylinder installed, all fuel lines replaced, the ignition converted to Pertronix, Optima battery, a new fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator installed, and the CV joints were cleaned and repacked. Monty Jarvis rebuilt the gearbox including new synchro sleeves. After the restoration, additional work was performed on the car in 2017 as listed:
June 2017, with 61,371 miles – Replace shifter and bushings with upgraded unit from J West Engineering. Left front brake caliper rebuilt, targa roof refinished, new spark plugs.
Recent Service Performed on this Car
The current owner purchased this car in 2019 and continued to refine the car to a high level of finish and mechanical detail. Receipts from Eason Autoworks totaling $8,000.00 include the following:
May 2019, with 61,670 miles – Valve adjustment, new Sweptco transmission fluid, brake flush, new rear Bilstein shock absorbers, new exhaust manifold gaskets, new specially crafted ‘914-6 Werkshop’ heat exchangers, new muffler gaskets, new bumper tops, and fixing a transmission leak at the shift shaft. Electrical work included a new back up light switch, some minor under dash electrical sorting, drop link bushing, sway bar bushing, new window felt and squeegee, new rear window guides, a new driver’s door latch, and misc. cad plating and powder coating. The car was given an alignment and oil change as well.
Current Condition and Ownership
Today this 914-6 presents as a handsomely restored example reflective of factory specifications and a few upgrades for performance use including the responsive and reliable PMO carburetors. The Silver paint is glossy throughout and properly applied with smooth coverage on the exterior surfaces, underside panels, and doorjambs. The fit and finish is excellent with appropriate panel fit to the hood, doors, Targa roof, and deck lid. Black painted areas, rubber, and exterior finish are in excellent condition. The overall condition of the lighting, lenses, glass, and emblems is excellent. The chrome front and rear bumpers are in very nice condition as are the rubber upper trim having been recently replaced. The factory style Fuchs wheels are correctly finished and show no significant curb rash or flaking to the finishes. A set of BF Goodrich tires are mounted on the rims with a full-sized spare tire mounted on the factory type steel rim in the front storage compartment.
The interior has been beautifully restored using correct materials and correct factory components. The seats, door panels, and surrounding trim are correctly finished and in excellent condition. The dashboard is clean and well detailed with correct instrumentation. Dial faces are clean, clear, with vivid color indicator needles. The speedometer is in excellent condition as well showing approximately 62,000 miles. Switches, handles and trim throughout the interior are all in excellent condition.
The engine compartment is cosmetically and mechanically correct, with minor modifications from original including the ‘914-6 Werkshop’ heat exchangers, Pertronix ignition, PMO Carburetors, and an Optima battery. The engine compartment features generally correct finishes and mechanical details down to the correct Weber carburetors. The front and rear trunk compartments are also correctly finished with silver paint, correct carpeting, and proper finishes to the various hardware. The undercarriage is not detailed to show finish but is clean and tidy, with a solid floor pan, no visual signs of structural damage, and no significant damage to the front floor or suspension support structure.
Included with This Car
The car is accompanied by a copy of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, copies of selected records documenting the restoration, copies of recent service records, one original type owner’s manual and one reproduction type, a set of tools and tool roll, a correct-type tire jack, and a set of floor mats.
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Fantasy Junction • 510-653-7555 • 1145 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608