For Sale: 1974 Porsche 914 in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1974 Porsche 914 LE Limited Edition

• VIN 4742915088
• Completed May of 1974

Originally delivered from the factory as a 914 Limited Edition "Creamsicle" according to the 914 Can-Am Registry. Currently finished in Ivory with black leatherette upholstery. The interior features the 914 bench seats and door panels, 3-spoke Dino steering wheel, and an Alpine AM/FM radio. The undercarriage is very dry with no signs of any rust.

On October 4, 2021, the current owner commissioned Professional Auto Tech Inc. in Carson, California to perform the following work: drain fuel system, bleed braking system, rebuild the carburetors, install heat exchangers, install a muffler, oil and oil filter change, and installed a new battery; totaling $1,504.59.

Mechanically powered by its 2.0-liter flat-four engine paired with a manual 5-speed transmission. 15" x 5.5? Mahle (Gas Burner) rims with Kumho 195 65R 15 tires. Complete with owner's manual, spare tire, and jack. An excellent opportunity to acquire a very low production 914 to enjoy as is or to restore in the future.

Known officially as the 914 Limited Edition, or LE, all 1,000 cars were shipped to North America for sales in the U.S. and Canada. Porsche selected the LE moniker because the SCCA simply asked too much for the rights to license the Can-Am name on the cars, though they agreed in principle to allow it.

Along with the regular Appearance Group option (fog lamps and center console with clock and additional gauges) at $300, the LE package set buyers back another $320. What they got for their money, however, were add-ons to make quite the slick-looking 914: a special interior, alloy wheels, a spoiler below the front bumper, front and rear anti-roll bars, and one of two unique paint combinations, highlighted by a "negative" stripe that spelled out "Porsche" just above the rocker panels.

Porsche imported 500 cars with black as the primary color and 500 in Light Ivory. The black cars all featured Sunflower Yellow rocker panels, bumpers, spoiler, and wheels, earning the car the "Bumblebee" nickname. The white cars were accented in the same places with Phoenix Red, a nearly orange color, giving rise to the "Creamsicle" name.

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Porsche 914
  • Listing ID:CC-1546826
  • Price:$27,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:914
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:38975
  • Stock Number:Po4131
  • VIN:4742915088

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1665 Babcock Street
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