To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 9142430061
Estimate: $ 70,000 - $ 80,000 US
The Porsche 914 was first shown at the Frankfurt International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in 1969. This represents a joint venture between Porsche and Volkswagen that was the results of studies conducted by both firms, independently of each other where it was recognized that the mid-engine platform represented a promising future design trend. Having a longstanding agreement for co-operative work on projects; as usual Porsche handled the design and engineering duties. This layout is renowned for its precisely handling and the targa roof only adds to the enticement.
Two different versions were offered; the base 914 with a 1.7-liter, 80-hp flat four-cylinder engine and the 914/6 that ran with the Porsche 2.0-liter six-cylinder from the 911T that develops 110-hp. Porsche built the 914/6 at Zuffenhausen and the 914 was built by Karmann in Osnabrück.
This rare Porsche 914/6 has been restored in an outstanding manner and very few miles have been driven since. The interior is reported as excellent and looks “brand new.” The orange paint is vivid and looks equally impressive. The 2.0-liter engine is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. Among the equipment is VDO instrumentation, dual sideview mirrors, spare tire, jack, factory wheels, pop-up headlights, four-wheel disc brakes and air conditioning. Reliable sources indicate that 118,992 Porsche 914’s were built in different versions; most were 914/4’s that had 1.7-, 1.8- and 2.0-liter four-cylinders. From 1969 to 1972 these same records show that only 3,332 Porsche 914/6 models were built; only 237 were built in 1972 – the year of this very uncommon machine. 1972 Porsche 914/6