Genuine 914-6 with Matching Numbers and a Fresh, Sparkling Restoration!
1971 Porsche 914-6
Chassis No. – 914 043 2290
Engine No. - *6405499*
Exterior Color – Canary Yellow
Interior Color – Black Leatherette
Engine – 2.0 Liter Six-Cylinder
Transmission – 5-Speed manual transmission
Mileage – 29,240 TMU
Current owner – Purchased in 2014 with 28,801 miles adding approx. 300 miles.
Highlights of This Car
Comprehensive rotisserie restoration of a rare 914-6 in beautiful colors
Numbers matching engine with correct Weber carburetors
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 (delivered to Finland) finished in Canary Yellow with Black Leatherette interior. The car was delivered with the following options:
Finland Equipment (first owner delivery to Finland)
Leather covered steering wheel
White Fog Lights
Tinted side glass
At the outset of the restoration which began in 2011, the car arrived with 28,800 miles showing on the odometer, though it is believed to have exceeded the odometer limit, as such total miles are unknown. At that time, it was a complete and documented 914-6 with very promising potential, though in need of restoration. Having been discovered in California with a license plate indicating last registration in 1985, it was an ideal candidate for restoration. Porsche experts at CPR Classic Restoration completely disassembled the car, eventually preparing all surfaces to the highest standards possible. During the restoration process the current owner purchased the car and CPR completed the rotisserie, glass-out restoration in 2014 at a total cost exceeding $100k. Work included a comprehensive engine rebuild on the matching numbers engine by Fat Performance with JE pistons and rings, correct valves and timing chains, extensive polishing and finishing, and dyno testing. The 5-speed gearbox was rebuilt with new gears and synchros. Brakes, suspension, complete axle with CV joints, and all other systems were fully tended to as shown in the itemized receipts accompanying the car.
Correct details for this series car were sought out including a correct rear-view mirror, correct gear shift knob, new contoured roof to windshield seal, a correct sun visor set, correct roll bar molding and chrome trim, correct type 914-6 muffler, and a set of new Weber 40 IDA carburetors to name just a few of the rare parts sought out for this restoration. Autobahn Interiors performed the interior work including recovering the seats in German vinyl with basketweave inserts, new door panels, new roll bar cover, German Perlon carpet, and covering the dash, center console, and knee dash area with correct German vinyl. The beautifully restored leather wrapped steering wheel (originally optioned with the car) was also finished to a very high standard. Glass was replaced only as needed, instruments were restored as needed, and numerous parts polished or refinished before reassembly. After the car was completed, the owner showed it, driving it sparingly, accumulating approximately 300 miles during his ownership.
Recent Service Performed on this Car
January 2021 – 29,207 miles Pacific Power Motorsports installed a new alternator with the engine/transaxle removed including oil and filter change and a new oil line.
November 2020 – 29,195 miles Pacific Power Motorsports oil and filter change, fluid levels checked and topped off as needed.
October 2019 – 29,187 miles Pacific Power Motorsports installed a new crankshaft bearing seal, new flywheel, door window lifter assemblies were lubricated, suspension hardware checked and tightened. Oil and filter change, fluid levels checked and topped as needed.
Current Condition and Ownership
Today this 914-6 presents as a beautifully restored example reflective of factory specifications when delivered new. The Canary Yellow paint is glossy throughout and properly applied with smooth coverage on both the exterior surfaces, underside panels, and doorjambs. The fit and finish is superb overall with excellent panel fit to the hood, doors, Targa roof, and deck lid. Black painted areas, rubber, and exterior detail features are all in excellent condition overall, still reflecting the exceptional attention given during the restoration. Both the black and yellow paint show no significant blemishes attributed to road use. The hood, deck, and doors open and close smoothly from the outside and inside, however, the side glass is tight against the new gaskets so it is recommended that the windows be slightly lowered to close the doors. Factory decals in the correct locations. The overall condition of the lighting, lenses, and emblems is excellent. The glass is in excellent condition throughout including much of the glass being original to the car. The chrome front and rear bumpers are in very nice condition as are the rubber surrounding trim. The factory style Fuchs wheels are correctly finished and show no significant curb rash or flaking to the finishes. A set of Vredestein Sprint Classic tires are mounted on the rims with a spare Pirelli 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 parts. The seats, door panels, and surrounding trim are correctly finished and in excellent condition. The dashboard is very clean and well detailed with correct instrumentation for this model. Dial faces are clean, clear, and needles are bright orange. The speedometer is in excellent condition as well showing just over 29,000 miles. Switches, handles and trim throughout the interior are all in excellent condition.
The engine compartment is both cosmetically and mechanically exceptional in all respects. The engine compartment features authentic finishes throughout including wonderfully finished castings and hardware for the Weber carburetors. Currently, the engine is seeping some oil which appears more notably when the engine is warm. This area will need to be addressed by the next owner. The front and rear trunk compartments are also beautifully finished with matching yellow paint and correct carpeting including correct details, wiring, and finishes to the various hardware. The undercarriage is just as thoughtfully restored with correct finishes, proper hardware, and continued detailing worthy of top-level concours competition. The floor pan is solid and shows no visual signs of structural damage, no significant damage to the front floor or suspension support structure, correct finishes, and immaculate suspension and engine components. Overall, the chassis appears essentially as new, shows no corrosion, and speaks highly of the level of care the car has been afforded during the restoration process and subsequent ownership.
This professionally restored Porsche 914-6 features a fantastic combination of performance and design. Stunning in every way, this rare 914-6 offers the next owner a wonderful driving or showcase experience, combining unique Porsche engineering with the rarity of Porsche’s iconic race-bred mid-mounted six-cylinder engine.
Included with This Car
The car is accompanied by a copy of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the restoration records, copies of recent service records, and photos of the restoration in progress. A set of original type owner’s manuals, Porsche 914 book, a set of tools and tool roll, Porsche branded towel, a correct-type tire jack, and spare sets of keys are also included.
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