Vehicle Description

1972 Porsche 914 2.0-liter Ritchie Ginther Race Car for Sale


Richie Ginther was an innovator and a “Maverick”, not afraid to defy convention. He wanted to make race cars his way. Accordingly, the car that pays tribute to Richie Ginther must also reflect the man and his methods.

In 1972, Jo Hoppen, the director of Motorsports for VW and Porsche | Audi, approached Richie Ginther (Former Formula One driver and mechanic, sports car racer, and Carrera Pan America winner) to prepare a 914 for the 1972 American Road Race Championship, and to develop a kit to help club racers build a competitive car.

Ginther, and his ace mechanic Harold Broughton, built three cars taking their knowledge from their C production 914-6’s raced by Elliott Forbes Robinson and Alan Johnson. As a result of the project Elliott Forbes-Robinson got his first paid ride of his hall of fame career.  

EFR won almost all the races entered to qualify for the run-offs 7 wins, 8 poles, 5 track records, and 1 DNF leading all there races he entered.  He won or lead overall in many races against AP, BP, CP, and Sports Racers in events the car raced in​. 

This Porsche is a 1972 914 with:

  • Rebuilt 2.0-liter engine
  • Rebuilt Dual Weber 45 carburetors
  • Front Oil Cooler
  • Rebuilt 901 Transaxle with new clutch
  • All nylon shift linkage components replaced, shifts great!
  • 911 SC Suspension
  • New Front Bilstein Struts
  • 911 SC Brakes (just rebuilt with a new Master Cylinder and wheel bearings installed)
  • 5 lug Fuchs Wheels with TOYO R888s
  • Full roll cage with full chassis reinforcement, very stiff, with minimal roll resulting in excellent handling.
  • Massive Weight Savings Effort:
    • Full one-piece fiberglass wide front fender with bumper and aluminum spoiler/splitter combo
    • Light weight Fiberglass Front Hood
    • Fiberglass wide rear fender and bumper combo
    • Richie Ginther windscreen (Produces 36% Frontal Area Reduction with a 50 lb. weight savings)
    • Aluminum skinned doors
  • New Fire Suppression System with fire suppression nozzles in the driver’s compartment, engine bay and fuel cell area
  • New foam in fuel cell
  • New High Performance Electric Fuel Pump
  • Oil Filter relocated for easy maintenance
  • New Steel Braided Oil Lines installed from the engine bay to front oil cooler with AN Bulkhead fittings installed in each metal part of the chassis that the oil lines pass through
  • New Race seat and harnesses
  • MOMO Steering Wheel
  • European Rear Brake lights
  • Moving to Formula Cars

This is a very competitive 914 that can do battle with 911s

Great for Rennspeed / PCOA / Vintage Racing Events and Track Days

$39,000 OBO Trades Considered

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1240728
  • Price:$39,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Corona, California
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:914
  • Exterior Color:Signal Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Flat 4
  • Odometer:12345
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive