Up for auction is this 1970 Porsche 914-6 race car. Originally sold from Ted McWilliams Porsche Audi of Pittsburgh, this 914-6 was eventually purchased by its current owner in the 1980s who had commissioned a former SVRA mechanic of the year and a Porsche restorer to build the race car we see today. Lightweight fiberglass body panels were installed along with an upgraded suspension, rebuilt brakes, and a full roll cage. Power comes from a 2.0L flat-six racing engine built and dyno tuned by Peter Dawes, which is paired with a custom-built 5-speed 901 manual gearbox and a Quaif limited-slip differential. Throughout its career, this 914-6 is said to have attended three track days and four SVRA racing events at Watkins Glen. It is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of New York with approximately 10 hours reported on the engine build.
During the build, the original chassis was deemed to have had too extensive corrosion to be a safe platform, and a replacement chassis was sourced from another 1970 914. Some of the original 914-6 body panels were moved over to the new chassis along with genuine steel fender flares and a lightweight fiberglass hood, trunk lid, and removable targa top. The car was finished in Green Glasurit paint with contrasting white graphics. It rides on refurbished 15” Fuchs wheels that are currently dressed in Toyo RA1 tires sized 205/50.
The cabin has been stripped out for weight savings and fitted with a full 6-point roll cage, a Sparco Evo driver’s seat, and OMP safety harnesses. A three-spoke MOMO steering wheel was also installed along with a safety net, an upgraded shifter, simplified control switches, and a timing degree window in the rear firewall.
The air-cooled 2.0L flat-six racing engine was custom built by Peter Dawes and fitted with new PMO carburetors, MSD ignition, and an Aase Brothers alloy flywheel. The rear wheels are driven through a custom-built 5-speed 901 manual gearbox with race gears, an aluminum intermediate plate, an oil cooler, and a Quaif limited-slip differential. The suspension has been upgraded with Tangerine Racing reinforced swing arms w/ negative 2.5-degree camber, Avo adjustable rear coilovers, Bilstein front shock absorbers, and a Tarrett front sway bar, drop links, and spindles. New CV joints were installed, and the brakes have been rebuilt and upgraded with stainless steel pistons by PMB Brakes. Approximately 10 hours of use are logged on the engine build and a slight leak is reported from the rear transmission seal, although the seller will supply a new gasket to address this.
This sale will include SVRA logbooks, an original owner's manual, stamped dealer service book, a New York registration, and a bill of sale. For any enthusiast looking to get into vintage racing, this highly competitive 914-6 makes an excellent choice.