It is our pleasure to offer this 1970 Porsche 914-6 finished in Canary Yellow over a black leatherette interior. Purchased new in 1971 from Nielo Porsche of Sacramento, CA., this 914-6 remained under the care of its original owner up until 1986 before changing hands twice and eventually being acquired by its current owner in 2012. Since then, the owner commissioned a full restoration within the last 3k miles at a cost of over $70k. An original California blue-plate car, this 1970 example retains its numbers-matching flat-six engine and is now being offered by its seller out of North Carolina accompanied by extensive documentation detailing the restoration as well as a complete history of ownership dating back to the original purchase.
In 2013, this 914-6 was brought to Jim Gordon’s Restoration in California to undergo a full restoration. The car was completely stripped and refinished in its original color of Canary Yellow during this time along with the installation of all-new seals, gaskets, exterior trim, and moldings. All of the original metalwork is said to have been retained. Restoration invoices are provided in the photo gallery and the seller describes the car to be in pristine condition throughout. 14” Fuchs wheels were also installed and fitted with new Michelin Exalto A/S tires.
Inside, the black leatherette interior has been entirely redone with all new carpeting and upholstery. Black and yellow Coco floor mats have been added and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly including the original Blaupunkt radio.
In contrast with the VW engine offered in the standard 914, this desirable model is equipped with an air-cooled 2.0 L flat-six carbureted engine sourced from the Porsche 911T. The original engine in this example is said to have fully rebuilt 8k miles prior to the restoration in 2012. It was fitted with upgraded 911E cams, an electric fuel pump, and MSD electronic ignition for improved performance and reliability. The rear wheels are driven through a numbers-matching 5-speed manual gearbox which was also completely gone-through and upgraded with a side-shift conversion. Routine oil changes are said to have been carried out ever since the restoration, and this 914-6 is reported to drive like new.
This sale will include the original owner's manuals and stamped warranty card, a toolkit, spare tire, an extensive collection of records, the original California blue license plate, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. One of the most increasingly sought-after Porsches on the market, this 914-6 offers a perfect opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike.