Up for auction is this 1973 Porsche 914/4 finished in Saturn Yellow over a black leatherette interior. Developed in a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen, the 914 is a mid-engine two-seater roadster that has become increasingly valuable and sought after in recent years. Sold new from Jones Porsche-Audi of Massachusetts, this 1973 example represents the original iteration of the 914 and is equipped with an air-cooled 1.7L flat-four engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Currently showing just under 21k-miles on the 5-digit odometer, this very nicely presented 914 is being offered for auction by its seller out of California accompanied by the owner’s manuals, tools, and a copy of the original purchase order.
This 914 remains finished in its factory-specified color of Saturn Yellow, a shade offered exclusively on 914 models. Some minor imperfections are noted throughout the exterior, a collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings. Equipped with the optional “Appearance Group”, this 914 features chrome bumpers as well as front fog lights. It rides on genuine 15” Fuchs 4-bolt wheels which are finished in chrome and dressed in period-style Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. The original spare tire is included.
Inside, the cabin is trimmed in black leatherette with basketweave pattern upholstery on the seats and dashboard beltline. An optional center armrest console is equipped from the factory, Coco floor mats have been added, and a period Sapphire XIX radio is mounted in the dashboard.
This 914 carries an air-cooled 1.7L flat-four engine that sends approximately 80 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual gearbox. With its mid-mounted engine and curb weight of just over 2,000 lbs., the 914 offers a visceral and spritely driving experience. Most of the historical service records were lost during the previous ownership, although a major service is confirmed to have been carried out in November of 2016 by Automotive Associates of Canton which included all new rubber fuel lines, new ignition components, a new drive belt, all new shifter bushings, and rebuilt brake calipers. Some copies of the service invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery.
This sale will include a toolkit, the original spare tire, a copy of the original purchase order, copies of records, and a clean title. Now is the perfect time to secure yourself a classic Porsche 914, do not miss your chance to get behind the wheel of this beautiful Saturn Yellow 1973 example.