Up for auction is this fully restored 1970 Porsche 914-6. The 914 was introduced as Porsche's premier mid-engine sports car, offering drivers both an open air and coupe-style experience thanks to its removable top. Being a 914-6 model, this car boasts a low production number, larger 6-cylinder engine (borrowed from the flagship 911), and upgraded factory options, making it one of the more desirable Porsches to own. This 914-6 currently shows 74k miles on the odometer and is said to have been in the hands of a collector for many years before being sold to the current owner who resides in New Jersey. Featuring a rotisserie restoration, beautifully running engine, and proper documentation, it is now ready to be fully enjoyed by its next owner.
The seller states that this car was completely restored approximately 10 years ago by Classic Showcase. It was first stripped to bare metal, re-finished in brilliant Silver Metallic, and then fitted with all proper parts including a Targa roof, fog lights, new rubber seals, grommets, and all new hardware. Correctly date coded forged Fuchs wheels are also installed and wear a set of brand new Pirelli tires. Overall, this 914-6 is said to be in exceptional cosmetic condition.
This 914-6 features a sleek black basket weave vinyl interior that was completely refinished with period correct materials including a Blaupunkt radio and fully functioning instrumentation. A desirable thicker leather steering wheel has also been installed (the original steering wheel will be included in the sale). Overall, the interior shows to be in excellent condition, still maintaining its original factory appearance.
This 914-6 is powered by a strong period-correct 2.2L flat-six engine that produces approximately 110HP. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a numbers matching 5-speed manual gearbox. The seller states that over $11k was recently spent on mechanical work, bringing this 914 to top-level running condition. The car has been updated with bronze shifter bushings, a rebuilt pedal box, stainless steel B & B exhaust headers/heat exchanges, Bursch tuned muffler, and restored Weber 40 IDTP 13C1's. A recent oil service and brake fluid flush were also performed, giving the next owner peace of mind.
The sale will include service records, a certificate of authenticity, owner's manual, complete tool kit, original air box, original steering wheel, and two sets of keys.