DT: 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 5-Speed

Offered for auction out of California, is this 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 finished in Lime Green Metallic over a black leatherette and tartan cloth interior. This final-year example is powered by an air-cooled 2.0-liter engine that has been fitted with a carburetor in place of the original fuel injection system. It was acquired by the seller in October of 2020 and is said to have undergone significant service including replacement of the clutch, repairs to the electrical wiring, new engine seals, and much more.

This 914 comes finished in the 1976-exclusive color of Lime Green Metallic (L98B) with black Porsche graphics on each side. It rides on a set of 15” Mahle Gas Burner wheels dressed in Michelin XZX tires from 2017. This 914 is said to have been refinished at some point under previous ownership and the seller notes a few paint chips throughout the exterior as well as damage on the rear bumper, bubbling around the antenna, and a scratch running along the driver’s rear quarter panel.  The battery pan has been replaced and treated with POR-15 along with the rear luggage compartment. Detailed images can be found in the gallery.

The cabin is appointed with black leatherette upholstery as well as matching carpets and contrasting green tartan cloth seat centers. Equipment includes a removable Targa top, a glovebox, manual window rollers, and a pushbutton Blaupunkt AM/FM radio which is currently inoperable.

This final-year 914 is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four engine which has been fitted with a carburetor in place of the factory fuel injection system. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle. The seller reports that the clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, cable, and spacer have been replaced within the last year along with the brake master cylinder and an area of firewall around the clutch cable tube. Additional service under current ownership is said to include repairs to the electrical system and fuel leak as well as new shocks, struts, springs, a throttle cable, pushrod tube seals, rear main seal, and valve cover seals. Regular oil and filter services are said to have been carried out while the seller notes the car has not passed California emissions testing.

This sale will include a clean title.

 
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Comments (14)

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    If you read what I actually wrote I didn’t say it was impossible, I just said that you’re underestimating what it takes. By the time that you track down known to be good components and or buy new stuff you were looking at $3000 to $4000 thousand dollars minimum and then as soon as you do all the work yourself.

    But hey, I’ve only had eight of these including three fuel-injection 914s so what do I know...

  • 777AIA (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @tdskip I imagine it depends a bit on your abilities and/or financial capacity. But after having owned five 914’s, and having to do it twice… it ain’t no rocket science. So, I beg to differ with you…

  • ClarkD1 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @MCShack Thank you. The Lime Green drew my attention right away, the owner was very upfront and informative, as well as honest. The green tartan seats pushed me over the edge. I've owned the car for almost three years and spent more money on it than I like but the vehicle is ready to go, with a paint job in the future. Want to buy another car is the only reason I want to sell it, need the space. The FI was easy, but not necessary, the smog equipment steals so much power from the car so I just used my legal workaround to get it registered in CA. Wish I was not liable for the smog, definitely would have opened it up to more buyers. I have always represented my cars very honestly and always upfront. I've bought and sold hundreds and never had a complaint. The one thing I would like to say, especially now that the auction is over. EVERYONE please FLAG and report the jerk Troll that goes by the name @TDSKIP he is a malicious @#!@$. He has attacked me and others on BAT and PCAR, for no apparent reason. I have given every description possible to let people know about the car prior to bids, he has IMO @#!@#!#ed me on two auctions. I'm sure he's satisfied. I hope with enough complaints from people he will get banned from both sites permanently. My only mistake was engaging with the tool. Good luck PCA members and PORSCHE ALL DAY...KILLS BUGS FAST. My other car is. a Lime Gold 911 S 991.1...THE VERY BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED. Thanks again for the bids. Hit me up if you're interested or want my legal workaround for 76 or new smog in CA..Peace!

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @777AIA - you are dramatically under estimating the time and cost of refitting everything needed to get this properly/legally compliance to be licensed and used in California.

  • MCShack (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Looks like final bid and Buy Now prices are very close, surely a deal could be worked out, especially since this car has failed to sell at least 3 times at auction with high bids lower than this one. I love the Metallic Lime Green color, but I also don't like Signal and Nepal Orange or Phoenix Red, which looks orange to me. Also love the green tartan seats, but both the seats and paint may not be to everyone's taste, probably why not all cars are black any longer like 100 yrs ago. I see no Appearance Package items other than maybe steering wheel and that may not be original. I've had a few 914s and always preferred the F.I. over any carb setup. Car seems clean but having not seen it in person or better yet, I have not driven the car or I might feel different, but it should be sold IMO. Best of luck with the sale!

  • ClarkD1 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @777AIA great information. I have some of the FI equipment and the smog pump. No need to smog other than registration. I have it registered in California without smog. There is an easy work around. But, I can’t sell to in state without Pre smog inspection and pass. Thanks I love the wheels too and love driving this car.

  • 777AIA (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    The FI is a relatively easy fix. Options readily available. I would not be afraid of bringing to CA and updating.
    If you are that buyer, give a call to Suncoast, AutoAtlanta or Pelican and ask some questions.
    I have always loved these wheels… my fav 914 look. Nicely presented. Hope she finds a nice home.
    Miss both of mine… But the CaymanS is doing me proud these days

  • Squires911 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,500

  • ClarkD1 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @tdskip correct car will not pass California smog and must be sold out of state.

  • ClarkD1 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    The fire wall had wear damage around clutch cable, the sections was cut out and a new tube was welding in its place. Also clutch cable, pulley and throttle cables were replaced. The car runs and drives strong, has been service by two very reputable mechanics. Number availe on request. Also personal inspection upon request. Thanks

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    There is also extensive commentary on his exact car on another auction site from when it ran on 10/15/21 that is worth reading in full.

    I’d suggest people take note of the compression figures on the gauge (which differ and are worse than the hand written note) and show a 15% +/- variance which is problematic. Engine firewall repairs deserve a very close look as well.

  • tdskip (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    The listing should really just state that this car will NOT pass CA SMOG due to the fuel injection system being removed.

  • oldsoulmotorco 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • ClarkD1 (seller) 1 monthago

    Hello everyone, time to sell my 914 2.0, fun car that gets lots of looks and comments. Good luck Bidders.

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DT: 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 5-Speed
Buy Now: $25,000 Final Bid: $19,500
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