For Sale: 1971 Porsche 914 in Franklin, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

1971 Porsche 914 1.7 | Documented 31k miles |Highly Original 
• Wearing original Willow Green paint over original brown leatherette and corduroy interior 
• Retains numbers-matching 1.7-liter engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox 
• Accompanied by original window sticker, bill of sale, manual, stamped maintenance booklet. 
• Documented with invoices, service receipts and a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate 
• Sensitively refreshed including ~$14k+ in receipts from the renowned 914 specialist, Auto Atlanta. 
On September 7, 1971 this Porsche 914 was sold by Rushmore Volkswagen in Rapid City, South Dakota for $3,711.50 with the center arm rest console as the only optional equipment. The uncomplicated spec of this 914 is refreshingly minimalist. Living most of its life in South Dakota, the car passed through the homes of four careful stewards and I acquired it in September 2021 and brought it to Nashville. 
Today, with just over 31,000 miles, the car remains very much in the way it left the factory, wearing its original Willow Green paint with a removable black targa top over original brown leatherette and corduroy interior – a bold, but confident color combination. It is equipped with driver’s side mirror, a dealer-installed radio antennae as well as upgraded, period-correct four-bolt Pedrini wheels (sale includes a second set of (4) Pedrini wheels) and Cocomats. The 1.7-liter engine—numbers-matching per the accompanying Porsche Classic Technical Certificate document—provides power for the low-slung sports car, and the five-speed manual transaxle adds to the exhilarating driving experience. Original factory decals and ID plates remain in place. The extensive recommissioning service over the past two years includes new tires, replacing the braking and fuel systems, and battery tray restoration by the renowned 914 specialist at Auto Atlanta. The car is in stunning condition throughout, including the undercarriage, engine and wheel wells which benefit from dry ice cleaning. 
This Porsche is accompanied by an extensive documentation file including service records, invoices, and registrations. Additionally, the 914 features its original factory window sticker along with the dealer accessory card, original invoice, owner’s manual and maintenance record book (with 5 service stamps through Aug. 1976), Porsche | Audi Distributors and Dealers booklet, a copy of Tech Tips 700: A Complete Technical Guide autographed by the author George Hussey (aka Dr. 914). All glass is original with correct Sekurit etchings and the spare tire is believed to be original and is noted as being manufactured in West Germany. 
All gauges, door and trunk locks, exterior and interior lights, windshield wipers, window cranks, horn, radio, and cabin heater function correctly. 
Known 914 problem areas like jack points, battery tray, hell holes and the metal underneath the rocker panels are all solid and well documented in photography. 
Service work performed past 2 years (supporting invoices included) 
• Installed set (4) Vredestein Sprint Classic (Tire Rack; all date coded 23 week of 2021) 
• Replaced starter 
• Replaced all fuel lines 
• Replaced all transmission shifter and linkage bushings 
• Replaced fuel tank (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced rear main seal (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced CV axle boots (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced rear trunk hinges (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced points and condenser, adjusted timing (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced battery and transmission ground straps (Auto Atlanta) 
• Replaced rear muffler and exhaust tip (Auto Atlanta) 
• Cosmetic restoration of the battery tray (Auto Atlanta) 
• Dry ice clean undercarriage, engine bay, and wheel wells 
• Removed aftermarket hot start kit (Auto Atlanta) 
• Tightened front wheel bearings (Auto Atlanta) 
• Installed new heater hoses (Auto Atlanta) 
• Installed long and short heater blower hoses (Auto Atlanta) 
• Installed new battery cover (Auto Atlanta) 
• Installed door glass end caps (Auto Atlanta) 
Included In Sale: 
• 3 keys (2 Black, 1 Red) 
• Documentation of original sale, manual, ownership history, service records & receipts 
• Tool roll 
• Additional set (4) Pedrini wheels (Porsche part #914.361.013.00) 
• Vintage, fitted, light green cloth indoor car cover 
• Several original removed parts (front plate mount, etc.) 
• Front end bra (It’s in the original pouch and may have never been used) 
• PCA Musik-Stadt Region 2nd place plaque at Concours d’Musik-Stadt 
• CocoMats 
Character details: 
About the ghosted “PORSCHE” on the lower doors. At some point in the cars history a PORSCHE graphic/sticker was applied. It’s unknown how long it wore the stickers, but when the stickers were removed under prior ownership it was revealed that their adhesive had leached into the paint leaving the area underneath them slightly darker. Paint correction did lighten the effect. I’ve grown to like the ghosted “PORSCHE” on the sides. It speaks to the character, history, and survivor status of the car. 
• ~2 dents (one on the passenger side “A” pillar, one where the front license plate attaches) 
• “J” shaped scratch on the passenger side rear quarter panel 
• Driver’s side tail light is fractured (not fully cracked) 
Additional context: 
Over the past 2 years, “mechanical sympathy” has compelled me to lovingly recommission this well documented, highly original, and low mileages 914. I’ve added ~2,000 miles between a very long visit to the renowned 914 specialists at Automobile Atlanta. Dry Ice Detailing Pros Atlanta cleaned the chassis, engine bay, and wheel wells. Before and after pictures are available. Hennessey Porsche in Atlanta is one of the few dealerships in America approved to perform the inspection for a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate. The 914 was inspected by them this summer and the certification packet received back from Germany. The original Willow Green paint looks amazing after professional paintless dent removal, a light paint correction, and 2-year ceramic coating. I’m selling because I’m focused on the next thing. 
The 914 is increasingly recognized as an important part of Porsche’s performance history, and a collector seeking a highly original, well-documented, low mileage, example of the model could scarcely do better than this remarkable 1971 914. 

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Porsche 914
  • Listing ID: CC-1846967
  • Price: $56,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Franklin, Tennessee
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:914
  • Exterior Color:Willow Green
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-4
  • Odometer:31150
  • Stock Number:915713
  • Trim Level:914
  • VIN:4712915713
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Engine Condition:Running
Listed By:
Monarch Showroom
105 SE Parakway Ct.
Franklin, TN 37064

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