We are pleased to offer this 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 finished in Paint to Sample Ice Green Metallic over a Beige/Tan leatherette interior. Equipped with a fuel-injected 2.0L flat-four engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, and optional Appearance Group, this 914 was ordered through T.N.M. Lathrop, Inc. of Niantic, Connecticut, and delivered to its first owner Dr. Alex Rodriguez of Castro Valley, California. The car remained under Dr. Rodriguez’s care up until 1983 when it was sold to a Joseph Brackman of New Palestine, Indiana who continued to drive the car very sparingly over the next thirty years. It was eventually acquired by longtime enthusiast Robert Nellums in 2011 who enjoyed the car before a comprehensive restoration was undertaken in 2013 including new paint, upholstery, and complete overhauls of the brakes and suspension. Recently serviced and inspected by the specialists at CarparcUSA, these incredibly rare Ice Green Metallic 914 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing approximately 74k original miles on the odometer.
This 914 was ordered in Ice Green Metallic, a distinctive 1970s Porsche color normally reserved for the 911 model, which was only available on the 914 via the Paint to Sample option. Equipment includes a chrome driver-side mirror, vinyl-covered sail panels, and black bumpers with U.S. market bumperettes, chrome horn grilles, and front fog lights. The car was completely refinished in its original color during the restoration in 2013 and the seller describes the paint to be in fantastic overall condition along with the lenses, glass, and chrome trim. Additional images are provided in the gallery. The OEM 15” light alloy wheels come dressed in a set of Vredestein Sprint Classic tires dated from 2017, and the original spare remains in the trunk.
The cabin has been completely restored to its original appearance with proper Beige/Tan leatherette upholstery, carpeting, and a black dashboard. The optional Appearance Group equips a leather-covered steering wheel as well as a special center console with a clock and additional gauges for temperature and battery voltage. Recent refurbishment includes the replacement of the oil pressure sender, fuse box cover, flasher relay, horn button, and heater cowl tube as well as installation of new OEM speakers and horns.
The air-cooled 2.0L flat-four engine is equipped with Bosch fuel injection and drives the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual gearbox. The brakes and suspension were rebuilt while the engine was removed and resealed during the restoration. A major service was carried out in 2018 by 914 Werke of Seattle, Washington, and the most recent service by CarparcUSA included diagnosis and repair of intermittent ignition issues, an oil change, brake fluid flush, re-torqued bolts, and general inspection of rubber pieces, brake lines, fuel lines, etc. A collection of records and documentation is provided in the gallery.
This sale will include a binder of historical records and invoices, the original owner's manuals, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. With its desirable 2.0L engine and exceptionally rare Paint to Sample color, this well-documented and thoroughly restored 914 would make a fine addition to any collection or museum.