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1970 Porsche 914/6

 

 

This 1970 Porsche 914/6 is a rare find in its own right, but an upgraded engine and recent restoration makes this example a standout. The original mid-mounted 2.0-litre unit has been upgraded to 2.4-litre, and power is sent to the rear wheels. The gearbox is a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer of this car currently shows 78,593 miles.

 

 

Relating to an agreement dating back to the founding of Porsche, Volkswagen used Porsche’s engineering prowess to develop some of its cars. Needing one final model to see out the agreement, Volkswagen decided to replace its Karmann Ghia (and Porsche’s 912) with the 914. The targa-topped, two-seat roadster was originally positioned below the 911, but arguments over development costings between the two car makers drove the asking price perilously close to the 911T. As a result, the 914 had a troubled start in life. Despite a solid driving experience, the Porsche 914 has long been shunned by Porsche purists and is only now showing signs of popularity. Flat-six-engined examples such as this are among the most desirable, though even four-cylinder cars are becoming hard to find.

 

 

Resprayed in yellow on the outside, and featuring a black-upholstered interior, this 914/6 stands out on the road. This car has seen tastefully upgraded with a performance focus, including increasing the engine capacity to 2.4-litres, right-hand-drive conversion, and four-speed gearbox. All upgrades have been done with originality in mind to retain its understated character. The car rides on a set of 15-inch Fuchs-style wheels wrapped in Michelin Primacy tyres.

 

 

Built by Karmann in West Germany, this 914/6 started life as a 2.0-litre car before it was upgraded to 2.4-litres and it was converted to right-hand drive. According to the owner it has undergone full restoration and repaint. It is now maintained by Motion Automotive in South Melbourne. The car’s condition has been featured in Unique Cars magazine and it has displayed at Motorclassica 2022 and Sydney Harbour Concours. The car now sits as part of a large car collection.

 

 

The exterior bodywork appears in straight, undamaged order and its condition presents cleanly overall. The yellow paintwork holds a good reflection in the light and no signs of imperfection or scratching are identified. Bumpers and trim pieces also display without obvious tarnishing or wear. The targa-top roof appears in great condition and fixes to the frame easily. All four wheels show no signs of kerb rash, while the Michelin tyres retain a deep tread depth.

 

 

Inside the cabin this car is a true time-warp example. No damage or wear is seen on the vinyl seats and bulkhead, while the carpeting shows without staining or fraying. Door cards also show no markings and the dash contains no cracks or scuffs. Some wear and tear is found on the Momo steering wheel and gear shift, though this is considered commensurate with the car’s use.

 

 

This car will come with original documentation, tool kit, and workshop manual.

 

 

To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number

 

 

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