1972 Porsche 914 Modified 2.3L
Final bid: $21,900
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: Reserve Ended
15 bids

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 914
  • VIN: 4722906459
  • Mileage: 87,225mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: White
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Upland, CA 91784
  • Lot #: V-0034273

This 1972 Porsche 914 has been customized and upgraded including a bored and stroked 2.3-liter engine featuring dual Weber 44 carburetors, a SCAT Stage 2 camshaft, a lightweight flywheel, a new racing exhaust, and much more. It comes finished in white and is modified with custom LED lighting, a 914/6 rear valence, Maxilite Fuchs wheels, aftermarket interior gauges, and a Retrosound Bluetooth audio system. The car had reportedly been under the care of the same owner for 20 years before it was sold to the seller’s friend about three years ago and eventually acquired by the seller in 2022. This modified 914 has undergone extensive recent service and is now being offered for auction out of California.

This 914 is said to have been previously refinished in white from its original green color and was wrapped in removable matte white vinyl less than a year ago. It has been customized with new yellow-tinted fog lamps, a 914/6 lower rear valence, custom dual exhaust pipes, aftermarket LED lights, and 15” Maxilite Fuchs alloy wheels dressed in new Nitto NT05 tires. Other features include chrome bumpers, a removable black roof panel, black mirror covers, pop-up headlamps, and a custom “2.3” badge on the rear end. The seller notes a small dent is present on the chrome front bumper, the fenders have been rolled to accommodate larger tires, a new front windshield has been installed, clear UV protection film has been applied to the front window, and 50% ceramic tint has been applied to the side & rear windows. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The black vinyl interior features an updated factory center console gauge cluster which houses gauges for oil temperature, oil pressure, and dual mass airflow meters. All interior lighting has been converted to LEDs, a modern Retrosound Bluetooth stereo has been installed, and a USB-C charging cable is integrated into the center console. The seller notes an extra gauge console will be included in the sale, the HVAC system has been completely rebuilt, and all gauges, electronics, and accessories remain fully functional.

This 914 is equipped with an upgraded 914 2.0 flat-four engine that has been bored and stroked to a 2.3-liter displacement featuring AA 96mm pistons, an AA 78mm crankshaft, H-beam 5.518” connecting rods, and a SCAT Stage 2 camshaft. The engine also includes dual Weber 44 carburetors, a lightweight flywheel (13 lbs.), a heavy-duty oil pump, an external oil cooler with a cooling fan controller, an extended oil pan, a new dual exhaust system, new mounts, and new seals throughout. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission with an upgraded Stage 1 clutch. The suspension has been overhauled, 5-lug wheel hubs have been installed, and the braking system includes a new master cylinder, new calipers, and new Hawk racing brake pads. The seller adds that the engine was rebuilt with all new parts in 2020 and approximately 8k miles have been driven since.

This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a car cover, a removable tow hook, and a clean title.


The seller would like you to know: “An impressively fast and reliable 1972 Porsche 914. Everything has been restored to working order and this car is one of the most fun-driving vehicles ever made. A maximum HP build utilizing a factory power plant to maintain the perfect weight and engine balance of the mid-engine Porsche. Built to drive spirited; this car is massively fun and safe to drive in the canyons, although I will say shifting takes some getting used to (it likes rev-matching best). It has great torque and stays the coolest of all my race cars when pushed hard. Great road feedback and tuned for slight understeer at extremes. Oversteer correction is very stable, so this is a truly marvelous car to drive near the limit. No rust anywhere (clean hell hole) and everything has been gone through so that it is a perfectly operating Porsche. It's important to note that this is a purpose-built car: it is not a perfect showpiece. It's meant to be driven every day and was not restored to only go to car shows. It is meant to be driven.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $21,900
  • Auction End: 2023-09-19 19:22:12+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 15
3,528 views 125 saves

Comments (45)

  • Vintage356Driver 4 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,900

  • TRP 4 days, 11 hoursago

    Super cool car @JamesH. Good luck heading into these final 7 minutes.

  • JamesH (seller) 4 days, 12 hoursago

    Final hour, if there are any more questions or inquiries, I am available to add pictures or answer questions. Cheers

  • bigcookie 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • TRP 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Thank you @JamesH!

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Added picture of the factory jack, frame jack plate, extra belt and leather took kit. Forgot to include in original submission.

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @TRP Just put it on the lift for you. I hope those are the pictures you wanted to see. Cheers

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Vintage356Driver 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,750

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @TRP Thank you for your inquiry. There is zero rust problems on the entire car so that's a huge plus. I will go grab some pictures of the door jams, bottoms of doors, and frame rails as requested.

  • TRP 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Hello @JamesH

    Do you have any photos of the longitudinal rails underneath the rocker covers? I'd be interested to see how they look around the jack points and the rear corners. Were there any issues with rust prior to the wrap being applied? How do the bottoms of the doors look? Same question for the circular vents inside the rear opening of the door jambs?

    Thank you!

  • bigcookie 5 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • JamesH (seller) 5 days, 15 hoursago

    @TRP Excellent question sir. The front bumper is wrapped and the rear bumper is polished chrome. They're both chrome but the front needed more polish work. The wrap guy offered to do it for free, so I couldn't pass up the offer.

  • TRP 5 days, 15 hoursago

    @JamesH - Is the front bumper covered in a chrome wrap or is that the true chrome finish on the bumper?

  • jasinsf 5 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Vintage356Driver 6 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,255

  • Boardroombob2023 6 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • jagtampa53 6 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • Boardroombob2023 6 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • jagtampa53 6 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,214

  • Boardroombob2023 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    It looks like this still has the tail shift 901.

  • Boardroombob2023 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    @sportscarguy3 You're welcome to come view and test drive it if you like. Before bidding ends of course :)

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    @JamesH thank you for the prompt information
    Apparently, you’re in Upland, California, LA area, I’m up here in Sonoma County an hour north of San Francisco near Santa Rosa

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    Additional pictures as requested have been added. Thank you for your excellent inquiries.

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    @sportscarguy3 Thank you. Yes, the car is very ready to be driven regularly. If cruising, it can get surprisingly good fuel economy because of the low drag profile (best I did was 27, but that included some heavy right foot). All the brakes and tires are brand new. The tires that are currently chosen for it have a high grip rating which means they have lower 200 tread wear rating.

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    Just wondering if the car needs anything or can it be driven as is for a year or two
    Moderate driving, may be a couple of weekends a month, 150 miles each time round-trip.
    You know, how are the tires? 50% less, more.
    Brakes, 50% , less, more.

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    @sportscarguy3 You are correct sir: no smog required for this car

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    What a nice little hot rod 914 Porsche Volkswagen
    This is the way I would like to have my 914 if I was going to have one
    Also, although I’m not a fan of the Porsche. decals, I think the Porsche. letters would look good across the body of the doors front to rear that is typically done
    1972, so there should be no issues with California smog
    Pretty cool little 914

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    @jagtampa53 Before 1981, cars came with fewer numbers.

  • JamesH (seller) 1 weekago

    @jagtampa53 This car did not come with AC. It has a brand new interior fan, heater fan, exhaust heater shrouds, and full ducting. You are correct sir.

  • jagtampa53 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    Tried checking Vin need 17 numbers

  • jagtampa53 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    @JamesH jakes that’s very very considerate of you

  • jagtampa53 (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    Are you saying HVAC , A/C is it working also I see a dash pad how much crack damage to the dash Id like to see a picture of it

  • jagtampa53 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,200

  • JamesH (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @MCShack thank you. Apologies for the delay: I got the opportunity to bring a plane full of supplies to Maui so I've been indisposed. I've asked the Misses to take the pictures you requested and I'll try to get them posted tonight.

  • MCShack (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    As much as I like white 914s, I love green 914s much better, too bad it was changed. Light Ivory (white) is also very popular color and looks sharp on this car. Can you provide a picture of the Karmann tag located inside the driver side front door jam? Like to see the Karmann chassis number and color code on the silver and black tag. Also a picture of the DOT sticker from the driver side rear door with Date and VIN on it. A few pictures of the trunk and the frunk with the carpet and spare tire removed would be great to see as well. Very nice looking car that I bet is a thrill to drive, wish I could fly out to test drive this one! GLWA

  • JamesH (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @356a thank you for the questions. I have not dyno'd the engine. We have tuned using the dual wide band O2 sensors that are installed. The tires were purchased last year: they were made late 2021. It has not been tracked with the new motor; the most spirited driving it has seen is similar to the video posted. The title does not reference any color.

  • 356a (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Has the engine been dyno'd? Has it been tracked since the engine re-built with the upgrades were done? Does the title show the car as white or green? What size and how old are the tires? Thanks?

  • CStephens1974 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Vintage356Driver 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,203

  • jfrazar 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • JamesH (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Hello everyone,

    The seller here: I'm James, a car enthusiast and collector. I am here to answer any questions and share any experiences I have with the Porsche. As a restorer, I take great pride in my cars and this sale was a hard decision to make. This Porsche is truly one of the most connected and intimate driving experiences one could have in a car and I am so excited to share this amazing car with you all. Please do hesitate to reach out with any inquiries: I love car talk.

1972 Porsche 914 Modified 2.3L
Final bid: $21,900 Ended
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