Representing the final version of Porsche’s mid-engine air-cooled sports cars, this 1975 Porsche 914 2.0 is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and comes finished in red over a black interior. This 1975 example was initially sold in Newport Beach, California, and was subsequently sold in 1977 before being acquired by its current owner in 1979. It is said to have remained in California from new and is powered by an upgraded 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder which is said to have been modified by IMSA Porsche mechanic and driver Bill Brewseter. This 914 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California.
This 914 comes finished in red with black vinyl sail panels and a removable Targa top. The body shows minor scratches as well as dents in the driver-side rocker panel and door. Additional images can be found in the gallery. Details include pop-up headlights, black rubber bumpers, dual-side mirrors, and a set of 15” wheels dressed in Nexen SB-802 tires.
Inside, bucket seats are upholstered in black vinyl along with a matching dashboard and door panels. The upholstery shows significant wear, commensurate with age and use, and the seller notes that much of the weather stripping is cracked, and that the speedometer, odometer, defroster, fan, and directional signal control are not working. Accessories include hand-crank windows, VDO instrumentation, and a JVC multi-band CD radio with Infinity speakers and antenna.
Power comes from a mid-mounted 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder engine with dual Weber 44 carburetors which is said to have been upgraded by Bill Brewster in the early 2000s. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle. The seller notes that the engine was rebuilt in 2022 by Frank’s Foreign Car of Campbell, California.
This sale will include the owner’s literature, some service records, and a clean title.
This car was placed on to hire reserve. It really needs too much work to qualify for reserve that high. I think P car did themselves a disservice by allowing the reserve to go so high. They were serious buyers and you can see that nobody will go anywhere near that level. Again, it’s my opinion and value is in the pocket of the holder. my two cents for what it’s worth, and probably not much. Thank you for allowing me to bid and allowing me to voice my opinion. Have a wonderful day and enjoy.
Bid in the amount of $11,000
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Bid in the amount of $9,250
Did not mean to outbid myself. It’s ok to leave it. Sorry
Bid in the amount of $9,000
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@901navigator Replied. Will reply again. Please check messages
I sent you a message about personally inspecting this?
Bid in the amount of $6,051
Hi All - Last day of the auction. I will make myself readily available for any last minute questions. Feel free to comment below and good luck to all the bidders.
Bid in the amount of $5,801
@tpauto Looks like it's part of the carpet in the frunk. Look at photo 40.
In picture 102 there is some thing on there what appears to be the windshield when I blow the picture up at pixelate so I can’t tell what it is. That is what I am referring to as rust or questioning whether that has rust under the windshield. Can you please tell me what that is? Thank you so much.
@tpauto What rust under window? There is a small area of rust on drivers door edge (as seen in photo in inspection)
Inspection does not mention a transmission leak, it noted some residue on it, which is likely a little a very small gasket seepage (see photos in inspection)
Sticky headlights in common on these. Not caused by an accident.
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Is that rust under the windshield depicted in one of the pictures? Inspection comments mention a leak in the transmission. Can you elaborate on this. The sticking headlight is that caused by accident damage and is the sheet metal around the headlight touching the headlight somewhere?
thank you for the inspection video…..it presents a very nice project 914 with good possibilities.
Bid in the amount of $4,751
Hi All - Here is an inspection we had done on the car for your viewing pleasure:
Hi All - Regarding the engine modifications:
Bill Brewster rebuilt the engine back in 2010. The original 1.8 motor was bored to 2.0 with new 2.0 high compression Piston kit, new valves, new bottom end upgraded cam. Bill's claim at the time, was after the rebuild that the motor could be safely run up to 6200 rpm’s vs original factory motor of 76 hp and about 5000 rpm; also added a pair of 2 barrel Weber 44 carbs; manifold and throttle linkage system.
Rebuild included new 2nd gear and reverse. New custom manufactured exhaust system also.
Our client is trying to find the invoices from the work, but he recalls it cost him nearly $10K to do at the time.
And then just 6 months ago, the motor was rebuilt again due to a spark plug breaking off in the chamber. (Invoices are in the image gallery)
I am also uploading a photo of the car with the roof panels installed.
Bid in the amount of $4,501
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Well, I do sell gorilla tape…?
I am a bit surprised pcar allowed a reserve on this.
Does upgraded engine mean a replacement engine, or???
Does it have a roof panel???
extra rolls of gorilla tape JK?
Bid in the amount of $4,001
Does it come with the roof top panels?
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Can you comment on what was rebuilt on the motor? Also, can you relate what was wrong with the motor that necessitated rebuilding? Was a clutch also put in? Were there any modifications made to the suspension or any other parts of the car besides the radio? Do you have the original radio? Thank you for your responses
@tpauto Car is very much a rust free CA car. I am happy to get any specific photos you would need, just let me know.
We are excited to offer this highly original, long term ownership 1975 Porsche 914.
A brief introduction: My name is Joey and I’m part of the CLASSIC.COM Pro Network. We offer a vehicle marketing program for sellers, combining our extensive reach, a full-disclosure approach, accurate descriptions, third-party inspections and detailed photography. I am leading the sale of this 914 for our client located in CA.
This is a three owner CA example, The current owner has owned this car since 1979. The car is very original and could be a fun cosmetics project for someone or drive it as it sits. The car is mechanically sound and the upgraded 2.0 just had a recent engine rebuild about 6 months ago due to a spark plug breaking off in the chamber. Runs and drives as it should. Highly documented with most records from new. (License plate will be staying with current owner)
In the gallery you’ll find 100+ photos including a driving video for your viewing pleasure.
I will be uploading some additional photos and a third-party inspection for this 914 shortly, but in the meantime, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below or reach out directly.
Best of luck to all the bidders!
Can you elaborate on the Rustcondition of the car? Watt is the condition of the floor pans the front pan and the hell hole?