Powered by a fuel-injected 2.0L engine paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle, this 1975 Porsche 914 comes finished in red over a black leatherette and cloth interior. It features a rare dealer-installed air-conditioning system and benefits from a host of refurbishments including the installation of a new windshield, brakes, shifter bushings, rebuilt axles, a restored dashboard, and more. This classic 914 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Arizona showing approximately 79k miles on its 5-digit odometer.
This 914 has been refinished in the current shade of red and is said to retain all original body panels. The rear glass was resealed, the removable Targa top has been restored, and the windshield has been replaced along with much of the rubber weatherstripping. The finish is said to remain in good overall condition with consistent gaps throughout the body, and the seller has identified only two small rust spots. A pair of wiper arms is said to accompany the sale and the car rides on a set of 15”x5.5” Rivera rims dressed in BF Goodrich tires.
The cabin is trimmed in black leatherette upholstery with matching perforated cloth inserts on the seats and door panels. An aftermarket air-conditioning system is installed below the dashboard and an optional center console sits ahead of the shifter including a temperature gauge, clock, and battery meter. The dashboard is said to have been restored and all gauges are said to be working properly, although the clock has been disconnected as it made noise while running. The horns are currently inoperable and the fog lights are said to only function for a short time before the associated fuse is blown.
The fuel-injected 2.0L air-cooled engine delivers up to 95 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual gearbox. All fuel system and exhaust components are said to remain in place and the seller reports the axles and CV joints have been rebuilt. Other services include the installation of new shifter bushings, brake pads, and rotors. The seller adds that the car starts, shifts, and stops very well.
This sale will include a clean title.
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@fegan5 Looks like P-Car fixed the typo in their date mistake. The picture with the partial DOT sticker shows what a beautiful color of blue the car was before a PO painted it red, it was pic #47 at one time, but #41 before that, so don't quote me on the pic # but it is the only one that clearly shows the shade of blue behind the DOT sticker looking through the holes in the sticker. Too bad it would be so expensive to change the color back to original, but lots of people like red, so let it be red. This car will make a great driver without spending a ton of money to get it going and more to maintain it after that. A lot of the money has already been spent and it has A/C if the cars stays in AZ, NM, TX or even California where it won't have to be smogged being a '75 MY car. This car is a steal right now, but I suspect the reserve has not been met.
Good Luck With The Auction.
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OMG, those bumper covers are just rubber. After 47 years they might have moved a little bit. You can move them with your own hand LOL, what maybe a 1/8 inch. You won't find any collision damage or rust in the quarter panels. Look inside the trunk they are perfect. Best I've ever seen.
The R side of the rear bumper looks to be pushed up a tad. On the L you can see the red body of the car but that gap is not visible on the R
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@deusexmachina77 -I had a 73 914 and got a replacement dash it was a cosmetic blem and it cost 350 or 450 something like that. It did not fit well, sent it back had my upholster recover the original one. It was just ok, but better then a bunch of cracks. This one had even more cracks being from N.V. So for a 160.00 bucks and free shipping this was a dash cover. It really fit nice and only took 1/2 hours to put in. Looks greats! With these no one should drive around with a cracked dash. Non blem dash pads go for 700.00 plus shipping now.
The refurbished dash looks great. Is that an aftermarket replacement or some sort of cover?
The number by the spare tire 365-9062
The drivers side jam says 10-74. Still waiting to hear from P Car to post the pictures that I have
@fegan5 OK, easy, let's calm down and start over. I know you know, my original comments were directed to P-Car who probably does not know they have a typo so I addressed them in hopes they could fix the listing mistake. They may not do it without your confirmation. My comments to you were only compliments about the car and asking about the color because I could see it had been repainted. And about the Karmann number which is on the same tag with the Paint Code. NR 3659062 is the Karmann Chassis number, so it started production at the Karmann Plant in Osnabrück, West Germany on September 6, 1974, and was the 62nd car to start through the production line that day. Does the DOT compliance sticker on the rear door jam have 9/74 or 10/74 on it? There were some errors made with the VINs and Dates on the stickers around this time period. I know of more than a few cars that actually have 9/75 or 10/75 on their DOT stickers but were clearly made in 1974 like your car. Can you post pics of all of the VIN, Date, and Chassis numbers? If not, it's okay, I understand completely.
Porsche did a Recall (HC) on Oct 31, 1974 for VINs 475.29.00016 through 475.29.02845 and your car falls right in the middle of that range. If your car has the correct date on the DOT sticker then it was fixed during the recall, if not, then it will have the incorrect date year.
The other Chassis number is in the front trunk on a tag just below the passenger headlight bucket and just above the recessed spare tire compartment. One other numbers/date matching data is the transmission date stamped on the middle rib of the tranny casing. It should have a number that starts with HA then a 2-digit day, a 2-digit month, followed by a 1-digit year, something like HA 03 09 4 as an example for 3rd of September, 1974. It is not very important, so I would not go out of my way to find, take a pic, and post it, it was just for others to know how to verify dates on 914s. Cheers, and best of luck with the auction.
@MCShack I know its a 1975, I'm just saying that car was built the year before were early 1975. Just like Fords and Chevys and they release the car before the year started. We're talking the same thing. If the picture have changed, that would maybe be P Car's doing with adding a video? I will send more/better pictures as soon as P Car tells me how or have them do it? But all the Vin match, two in trunk, one on glass and door jam. As they all end in 1515, NR 3659062. Still looking for serial number on motor. I have good pictures of all the numbers, just waiting on P Car.
P Car was the one who listed it as a 1974, not me. Hope this helps and I'll send you pictures later and the SN as soon as P Car responds to me.
@fegan5 Do you happen to know the engine S/N or did I miss it? Can you read it on top of the casing just in front of the OEL filler neck? Thanks.
@fegan5 I was mostly interested in the Karmann Chassis number shown just above the Paint Color Code which is a 7-digit number in the format WWD9(0 or 1)## where WW is the week of the calendar year it started production, D is the day of the week it was started, 9 is the Karmann Plant # where it was made, all 914/4s were made in Karmann's Osnabrück, Germany plant (number 9), the next number is a 0 for the first 99 cars made that day and rolls over to a 1 if more than 99 cars are made in one day, and the last two digits are the chronological number of the order the car started production on each day starting with 01.
It is not legible in picture #44.
ALL cars are NOT made the year before with one exception being the 1976 Porsche 914s which were all made in 1975 before Porsche ended production in December of 1975. However MOST cars start production in the calendar year before the Model Year. Most Porsche 914s were started in the summer of the calendar year before the Model Year with the exception of the 1970 and 1976 MYs. 1975 914s began production in July/August of 1974 and were made until July/August of 1975, but this car is still a 1975 Model Year car and would never be referred to as a 1974 even though it was made in Sept/Oct of 1974 as I stated before. The PCarMarket gray side bar description for the car is still listed incorrectly as a 1974 Year car as of today. We all clearly see that it is a '75 MY car by many factors including the big, black, ugly rubber, safety bumpers among other things. The VIN in pictures #29 and #47, not legible in #54 or #66 but start with 475 which is clearly a '75 MY car. Not quite sure why the picture numbers have changed from when first posted, but they have been rearranged for some strange reason.
@sydro The previous owner had a new steering column because the original one had a bad bushing and he messed up the turn signal and wiper switch. So I put it in when I did the dash. Just have to take it off and and make it straight, haven't even tightened the nut because I knew this would happen. Straight now just took a couple of try's. Things happen on 47 year old car's. Please don't assume the worst, I have made this car safe and fun to drive.
Appears the front end is out of whack. Steering wheel is cocked to the right about 15 degrees. I would suggest an alignment to help with the bids...
The car was made 10-74, as all cars are made the year before. This would be a early 75. The
Karmann #L 50 C. This car was blue , repainted red by previous owner. This car has only been repainted once.
I will answer all questions to the best of my knowledge. I own a Restoration Shop, we restore and work Hot Rods, Muscle Cars.I play with the 914 at my house because I think there neat cars
In a class all there own.
@PCarMarket The Year is shown incorrectly as a 1974 Model Year car in the short, side description, but is shown correctly as 1975 in the long description. This is a 1975 Model Year car which matches the VIN number (475290####) in pictures #21 and #67, as well as partial VIN in pic #41, although the car was most likely built in 9/74 or 10/74 with such an early VIN #, it is still a 75 MY car :
Model: 914 2.0
@fegan5 (the seller):
Hello, looks like a lotta fun on four wheels, would love to drive this one around town. Can you read the Karmann tag in the drivers side front door jam, as shown in picture #35 for me? It should have a 6-digit chassis code and a paint color code such as L32K which is Phoenix Red and very close to this color. Has the car been painted a different color than original? It is a decent restoration job and make a great driver with lots of smiles per miles for someone. I'm sure there will be more questions and hopefully lots of bids to go with them. See my note above to @PCarMarket about verifying the MY date of the car.
Good Luck With The Auction!