1974 Porsche 914 2.0

We are pleased to present this 1974 Porsche 914 finished in Sunflower (Summer) Yellow over a black and brown leatherette interior. Originally a California car, this 914 was reportedly cared for by its first owner up until 2004 before it was eventually acquired by the seller in 2014 at just over 53k miles.  It has since been thoroughly inspected and serviced by 914 Limited of Illinois including the installation of a new clutch. This 914 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Illinois with approximately 55k miles shown on the 5-digit-odometer.

This 914 is said to have been completely refinished in its original color of Sunflower (Summer) Yellow under prior ownership.  Clear paint protection film was applied over the front end in 2015. The seller adds that the battery box remains structurally sound, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  The driver side mirror has been changed and the factory 15” Fuchs wheels come dressed in Yokohama Ascend tires which were installed in 2014 within the last 2k miles The original spare tire is also said to remain in the trunk.

The cabin of this 914 is trimmed in black and brown leatherette with a factory optional center armrest console.  The seats were reupholstered prior to the current ownership and the seller reports two slight cracks in the dashboard.  A steering wheel cover has been installed along with an upgraded Pioneer DEH-X6600BS radio and Rotary A/C unit.

As much as 95 HP is derived from an air-cooled 2.0L flat-four fuel-injected engine that drives the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Shortly after the seller’s acquisition in 2014, the car was brought to specialist Brad Meyuer of 914 Limited to be thoroughly inspected and serviced with various new bushings as well as a new clutch and release bearing.  Remanufactured brake calipers were also installed along with new brake pads and rotors in 2016. The car has been driven approximately 2k miles under the current ownership.

This sale will include the original spare tire and a clean title. As the Porsche 914 market continues to gain moment, well-presented examples such as these are becoming increasingly sought after, do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $22,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-19 13:32:00+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (50)

  • $22,000 offer from Indian Wells, CA (92210) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $22,000

  • PMason (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    I’m out, good luck!

  • bfire 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $21,250

  • PMason 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • bfire 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • PMason 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $19,250

  • bfire 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • PMason 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • bfire 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • PMason 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $16,750

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @mineralfarmer Thanks and yes the car is a peach - if I wasn't down sizing due to recent circumstances I would keep it!

  • mineralfarmer 1 monthago

    Glad the engine size issue was resolved. The VIN has nothing to do with it. The sixth digit on my two liter LE was a 2. This is such a sweet 914. Wish I had room for it.

  • Sooner174 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • Avant911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Sooner174 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Fevr Well all ends that ends well - although I was about to put out a contract on the guy that sold it me :) Thanks for checking and letting me know.

  • noahkl (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Fevr Sheeeit... This was almost the best Monday of my life. Though I have known for 18 years mine is a 1.8... You had me going for hot minute! GLA

  • Fevr 1 monthago

    @dre257 Stop looking; my bad! For 40 years, I understood that the sixth digit denoted engine size. I just checked paperwork for my 1973 2.0 and it also has a “1” in the sixth position and it was definitely the larger engine. Sorry for confusion my initial comment made. Clearly the engine is a 2.0!

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Fevr All I am looki g in to this and I called my Porsche Dealership - they went in to their system and that VIN does not denote what size the engine is - I I am looking further I have a call in to another highly informed source. Stay tuned

  • noahkl (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Fevr Can you link to something that states the sixth position is engine size? Thank you

  • Fevr 1 monthago

    I also gave a 1975 1.8 with a “1” at the sixth position from the left. Painfully, mine is indeed a 1.8, rather than a 2.0, which I would much rather have. Clearly there is a 2.0 engine in this car but based on the VIN, it left the factory as a 1.8.

  • noahkl (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Fevr I currently own a '75 914 and it has a "0" for the sixth digit. I always thought it was a 1.8.
    Are you sure you do not have it backwards? That would the seller and myself are both wrong in thinking which engines we have in our respected 914s. Crazy.

  • Fevr 1 monthago

    The sixth digit on the VIN displayed on the drivers side windshield is a “1” representing a 1.8 liter engine. 2.0 engines have a “0” at that location.

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @dre257 I will look in to it ASAP though

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Fevr Not sure where you are looking but that would be the first I have heard about that - and I have had it checked/serviced for several years now - so confused

  • Fevr 1 monthago

    TheVIN for this car shows a 1.8 engine, not a 2.0. Comment?

  • mineralfarmer 1 monthago

    Furthermore, I would say that given the condition of the car as presented in the photos, the answers to the questions that have been asked so far are largely irrelevant to its value. The valuable stuff is all there.

  • mineralfarmer 1 monthago

    As the former owner of two national concours winning 914s, I can say that this is a lovely example in extremely rare colors. Good luck with the sale. I got my wife a boxster for her 40th birthday and I can't imagine what you're going through. This car deserves the best of homes.

  • Avant911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @petere77 Working on this over the weekend - as the ad states the brakes (pads, calipers and rotors) were replaced in 2016 and clutch was replaced in 2014 - less than 4,000 miles sonce then.

  • dre257 (seller) 1 monthago

    @dgrobs Working on this over the weekend

  • 9146max 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $12,250

  • Sooner174 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • dgrobs (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @dre257 Same about your wife. Terrible. Hope you are doing better.

    Is there a video of the car being started from cold and a video of an actual drive and shifts through all 5 gears? (6 inc reverse) Thanks...

  • dre257 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @automotiveartist Thank you very much

  • automotiveartist (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
    Good luck with the auction.
    Michael Ledwitz

  • petere77 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Can you please upload photos of the underside, tire wells, engine/transmission. Does the car have factory sway bars? What is the mechanical history of the engine, transmission? when was the clutch replaced? condition of breaks? Please post a running engine and riving video. Cheers.

  • nhskibm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,914

  • nhskibm (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @dre257 sorry to read about your wife’s passing - especially at such an early age. Beautiful car that you and she clearly cared for. Glwa and hope you get what you really are looking for from it.

  • dgrobs 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,250

  • 9146max 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • HlPlinker 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • dre257 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @BoxsterGT I will try the weekend to get teh battery out and photograph it specifically

  • BoxsterGT (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    With the battery in place it is hard to see the condition. This is the most likely place for rust to form.

  • dre257 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @BoxsterGT Look at picture 47 of 50 - solid, rust free batttery support

  • dre257 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Regarding AC - it blows cold but it shouldn't be confused with a modern AC system -

  • BoxsterGT (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Would like to see detailed photos of "The Hell Hole" please.

  • 9146max (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Does the AC blow cold?

  • 9146max 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • dre257 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I am Tony, the owner of this car. After a long national search I bought this car in 2014 for my late wife's 40th birthday. If she had not passed away last year we would not be selling it. The car is solid and in the right climate, a daily driver. It always gets a "thumbs up" and these cars are becoming evermore highly desired. If you would like more specifics please reach out.

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1974 Porsche 914 2.0
Final offer: $22,000