For Sale: 1974 Porsche 914 in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1974 Porsche 914

• VIN 4742912412
• Karmann Body No. 0319585
• Completed January 1974

Finished in Red over Black leatherette upholstery. The Karmann paint code confirms that the original color was a special order from the factory in Marathon Blue Metallic (L96M). The exterior options include dual horns, rubber bumper guards, chrome bumpers, fog lights, and Delodur-1 Sekurit glass. The upholstery presents very well and benefits from the appearance group package which features a leatherette covered steering wheel, center console, center armrest with storage compartment, and pile carpet. The light alloy 5.5" x 15" wheels are fitted to Classic All-Season Radial 165 80 R15 tires.

On April 3, 2019, at 37,040 miles, Accutrack-LLC performed a major engine service including a valve adjustment, oil and filter change, replaced fuel hoses, replaced gearbox oil, and replaced shift coupler bushings. On April 17, 2019, Accutrack-LLC performed a complete overhaul of the braking system which included new front pads, rotors, brake hoses, brake fluid, and inner tie rod ends. Most recently, on March 9, 2021, at 43,052 miles, Foreign Sport Technician Inc performed an oil service, adjusted the valves, replaced the CV flange seals, and replaced the starter.

Mechanically powered by a 1.8-liter flat-four engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc braking system. Complete with jack, spare, and recent service history. An excellent opportunity to acquire a 914 that is in excellent shape cosmetically and mechanically.

History
By the late 1960s, inflation and currency issues had forced Porsche so far upmarket (above the magic $10,000 mark for a highly optioned 911S) that they became desperate for a new four-cylinder entry-level car. The 912 was ripe for replacement, as it could no longer be produced cheaply enough to qualify as entry-level, and the new Datsun 240Z had made a mockery of it on a performance level. The answer was a collaboration with Volkswagen who would sell the new car, dubbed the 914, as a VW-Porsche in Europe. In the U.S. it was known as a Porsche but never carried the Porsche crest on the hood.

Styling was considered odd in the day and still is, but it avoided most of the impracticalities of the mid-engined layout with good outward vision and two large trunks. Performance was modest at first with base VW-derived engines of 1.7 and 1.8 liters. The 2.0-liter cars gave a more sparkling performance and are the most desirable of the four-cylinder models today, and they are cheap to rebuild to boot. Handling is superb with fine brakes and phenomenal steering. Bright period colors suit the car well.

The 914-6 was produced between 1970-72 and utilized a carbureted version of Porsche's six-cylinder engine. The suspension was upgraded to better accommodate the increased output of 110 hp. Porsche also produced 32 factory-built, race-prepped versions of the 914-6 GT. Another 455 914-6s were either ordered with the "Competition Option Group" GT package or were upfitted with a factory kit.

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Porsche 914
  • Listing ID: CC-1593082
  • Price: $34,950
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:914
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:46321
  • Stock Number:Po4204
  • VIN:4742912412

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1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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