While a standard 914 is hardly going to worry your average 911 owner in a race, this bulging-arched 1971 Porsche 914/6 just might. That’s because it’s one of a scant 23 factory-produced cars with the M471 special equipment package, effectively making it a street version of the 914/6 GT race car. Modifications for the M471-equipped cars included wide steel fender flares, a steel flared front valance, 21-millimeter wheel spacers, flared fiberglass rocker panels, and 6x15 Fuchs alloy wheels. As you can see, the end result is perhaps the most aggressive 914/6 we can remember seeing, especially with its eye-catching Tangerine paint.
However, those weren’t the only modifications outfitted to this 914/6. Near the start of this car’s life, it was upgraded at Werks 1 with many of the parts featured on the 914/6 GT conversion kit. That meant additional roof bracing, Koni front struts, 911 S brakes, and a staggered set of wider, GT-specific 15-inch Fuchs alloys. It was at this point that this 914/6 literally earned its stripes, which only add to this car’s road presence. Juiced up on performance modifications, this 914/6 was then given the task of lapping the Nordschliefe as a camera car for the 1973 914 2.0 commercial.
What makes this particular 914/6 even more special is that it was owned for a decade and a half by Erich Strenger, the first art director for Porsche’s official magazine, Christophorus. Strenger clearly loved this car, documenting many of his trips across continental Europe in the pages of Christophorus, and even commenting that many inquiries to purchase his beloved 914/6 were turned away by his asking price of 1 million dollars. This drool-worthy 914/6 was fully restored in 2008 and will be going under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 auction on March 5th. If you ask us, this is one that's definitely worth bidding on.
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