1970 Porsche 914-6 5-Speed

We are pleased to present this 1970 Porsche 914-6 for auction.  With a recent $23k mechanical overhaul, this 5-speed coupe stands ready to be enjoyed by a discerning air-cooled enthusiast.  Being a 914-6 model, this car is highly favored for its larger 6-cylinder engine (derived from the flagship 911), that offers an uncompromising visceral driving experience.  Standing proud with a low production number, this 914-6 represents one of the more desirable vintage Porsches to own.

Retaining its factory color of White, this 914 provides an eye-catching patina that greatly coincides with its simplistic design.  All complimentary exterior components show to be in excellent condition including the targa roof, fog lights, rubber seals, grommets, and brightwork.  Detailed images are available in the photo gallery.  Additionally, the next owner should have peace of mind knowing that the "hell hole" was repaired in 2015.  This example rides on a set of iconic Deep Six 15” Fuchs wheels that come wrapped in Dunlop DZ tires dated from 2005 with plenty of tread-life remaining.

This 914-6 features a factory correct black basket weave vinyl interior that shows only minor wear with a few cracks on the dashboard.  All electronics and accessories are said to be in working order aside from the aftermarket Sony head unit.  The seller notes that an upgraded steering wheel has been installed.

Launched alongside the 4-cylinder version, this 914-6 was equipped with a larger 2.0L flat-six engine derived straight from the 911 model.  The 914-6 is further distinguished by its use of five lug hubs, larger brakes, and an ignition switch properly located on the left side of the steering wheel.  Approximately 125HP and 131 lb-ft of torque is delivered to the rear wheels via a numbers matching 5-speed manual gearbox making for a truly enjoyable driving experience.  The seller states that over $23k was recently spent on mechanical work, bringing this 914 to top-level running condition with less than 1k miles driven since.  A few noteworthy items addressed include:

  • Top-end engine rebuild
  • Rebuilt brake calipers and hoses
  • Rebuilt transmission with replaced ring and pinion
  • Replaced master cylinder
  • Replaced brake pads
  • New Tensioners
  • Upgraded cam
  • New fluids and filters
  • Reconditioning of all rods
  • New u-springs
  • Timing chains replaced
  • Engine gasket serviced

Receipts of all work performed are included in the photo gallery.

The sale will include original books and manuals, service records, and two keys. 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $52,500
  • Auction End: April 29, 2020, 9:52 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 2
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Comments (46)

  • Offer from Oyster Bay, NY (11771) 6 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $52,500

  • Gottago (registered bidder) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    I’ll go to52500 but need to talk tomorrow

  • $52,500 offer from Oyster Bay, NY (11771) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $52,000

  • $50,000 offer from Bluffton, SC (29910) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $50,000

  • PCARMARKET 6 months, 4 weeksago

    @doodis13 please feel free use the comment section to ask questions. If you would like to make an offer, please use the Make Offer button at the bottom of the page. Thank you.

  • 777AIA (registered bidder) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    If there is a successful bidder, and you need it stored in Phoenix for a while... feel free to reach out. Have a five car conditioned garage, and recently sold my Boxster. She’ll be happy next to a ‘75 914 and an ‘07 Cayman S!

  • doodis13 (registered bidder) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    @nobrakes How does someone communicate with you directly?

  • Rollintrey 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,750

  • Arrow 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • PCARMARKET 6 months, 4 weeksago

    The vehicles location has been updated in the listing

  • nobrakes (seller) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Clarification: this car is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Sorry I did not pick up on this earlier.

  • nobrakes (seller) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    @BoxsterGT you got it! Your GT is its spiritual successor.

  • BoxsterGT 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Just found this. Great looking six.
    Not enough time to view the car in person, but if it does not meet reserve I would like to inspect this asap. Please email me.

  • nobrakes (seller) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    @TRracer we will see...

    I think that economic uncertainty will always shift the market to some extent. During my last round at BaT on March 10 my Porsches got corana'd and did not sell. I have since sold one of those (993 cab) at a fair price. The collector grade ROW 3.0 Carrera is still for sale. But, as we have progressed through this shutdown the buyers have come back out. Just check the sell through rates here and on BaT. Out side of our Porsche inventory we have gotten some very good pricing on a '67 big block Vette and on some BMW's and even American muscle. In the case of the current uncertainty there is unprecedented economic suffering but not so much for the people who are and have been in the market for old Porsches. I am certainly not seeing a plethora of bargains to snap up in the open private market.

    This car and all 914-6's still have a lot going for them, simply because there were so few of them made. Unlike where the Halo model drags up the lesser ones in a rising market, the rise in interest in the base 914's have served to push up the Halo 914-6. Now having owned and lived with both models anyone who has tasted a 914-4 who has the resources should be hungering for a 914-6.

    Thanks for sharing the link!

  • Feldseinny 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • TRracer (registered bidder) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    I think this pricing indicates a new normal in Porsche 914-6 pricing. https://www.airbrigade.com/post/porsche-914-6-prices-shifting

  • Arrow 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • nobrakes (seller) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Six hours to go. Sorry about not being able to provide a video. We were unable to make that happen this week. Rest assured the real strength of this car is how it runs and drives. It will change the way you think about 914’s forever. Thanks to all and keep bidding!’

  • nosubstitute4porsche (registered bidder) 6 months, 4 weeksago

    @Luft thank you

  • pprazz911 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • 777AIA (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Seller: if you could post a link to a start/drive video, your price might go up. Right now, that engine sits dead... lol

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    If you are familiar with these cars, and I am sure most who frequent these pages are, we have a long way to go to get this car sold. If you want to have a real conversation I am available to talk. Bid with confidence.

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    @Luft Yes, in a perfect world it would be great to have pics of before and after among a handful other pieces of missing provenance but unfortunately the two previous owners with direct knowledge of the work done to this car have passed away. There is the $2700 receipt for remediation done with all metal while the motor and xaxle were out of the car.

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    @777AIA Thanks for the link. We can provide enclosed transport and there are half a dozen qualified Porsche shops within 15 miles to verify the quality of this car.

  • doodis13 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • 777AIA (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    For those worried about whether it is 'numbers matching' or a true -6, use this Vin Decoder. It appears the descriptions are accurate:

    Great car. With two in the stall, I am very tempted to bid. Unfortunately, I am C19 stuck in Mass., and can't come up the street for a look, or I would. If it does not sell due to reserve, or whatever, please reach out to me.

  • Luft 7 monthsago

    for sale by Owner for month's on C.L. PHX, now you are a Dealer? important to find a buyer in this critical segment pictures before / during / after rust repair appreciated.

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    @ptkacik I was not able to get to the car's location as I had hoped. I assure you the work in this area was professionally addressed using all metal.

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    @Nybuilder Yes, I must admit I overlooked that detail. The previous owner has a long history of 914 ownership and this is what the widow provided. My focus was on the physical tags and stampings and researching those for correct model and date compliance. We are confident representing this car to have all of its original drivetrain.

  • Quincydubois 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Nybuilder 7 monthsago

    Any chance you have the service book from this car. Seems the numbers on the service book belong to a different 914.
    The description states the tranny is original. Is the engine original to the car?

  • Steve05281983 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • doodis13 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $16,250

  • Steve05281983 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • ptkacik 7 monthsago

    Could you post some pics of the "hell hole" since work was mentioned?

    BTW, with 81mm pistons, the displacement would grow fractionally from 1991cc to 2041cc. It is still a two liter.

  • Avant911 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    @JNasty they are posted in the gallery.

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    @seller - can you post the receipts for the $23K in work please?

  • nobrakes (seller) 7 monthsago

    Hello, and welcome to my auction.

    Yes, this car has its original drive train. Unfortunately COA's are notoriously incomplete on the 914 range and unlike the contemporary 911's they were not supported by a Kardex system. The serial numbers for the chassis, 2.0 engine and transaxle are all in the correct date range supporting our assertion that it is indeed, numbers matching. This is a genuine 914-6.

    All of the relevant stampings and tags are contained in the gallery. Do your research and you will reach the same conclusion.

    This example was acquired from the estate of an eclectic car collector with a long history of 914-6 ownership intervals. This one he bought in 2018 from an ailing friend who had commissioned a complete mechanical overhaul of the motor and transmission, steering, brakes and suspension (2018). While the motor was out, previous hell hole and battery tray patches were removed and repaired correctly using all metal panels. All told, close to $35,000 was spent. Before paintwork was initiated the owner died.

    This car is dialed in mechanically. Every feature with the exception of the old stereo head unit operates correctly. The car is presentable but the paint has plenty of flaws. After a thorough inspection there is no concerning corrosion and certainly no rot anywhere on the car. The interior is complete but the seats have a few open seams at the top. The roof fits well.

    We thought we might take it to the next level but since the day we got it all we want to do is drive it! We have owned and passed along dozens of air cooled Porsches over the last five years including our share of 911 outlaw hot rods and a 930 Turbo. For me at least, I have to admit that this is bar none, the funnest of them all. The extra torque that flat six endows to this chassis is transformative. This car will scoot and its handling is confidence inspiring. The Deep Six Fuchs make their presence known compared to the smaller sets we have had on our 914's. The stance of this car gives it an aggressive presence; maybe its the color. But its the sound this motor makes under heavy foot that will put a permanent grin on your face. I laugh out loud just thinking about it!!

    We love this car just the way it is. So don't be surprised if you buy it with the same intentions we did but you keep finding excuses NOT to send it away to the paint shop.

    This car is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is available for inspection or a PPI. These auctions move fast so if you are inclined to make an inspection, get with it!

    Now, lets sell this car!!

  • LongwoodCharger 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • mustanggt350h 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • RedBoxCar (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    I note that the ad states a numbers matching 5-speed but does not said that the engine is number matching, so has the engine been replaced and if so, is the original case available? Is the installed engine a 2.0L or has it been updated with a larger engine?

  • Thomasc1819 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

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1970 Porsche 914-6 5-Speed
Final offer: $52,500