1973 Porsche 914 2.0

$19,900

Miles
17,440
Vin
4732915943
Interior Color
Brown
Exterior Color
Signal Orange
Stock
SCD 011

Desirable 2.0L, pre-impact bumper 914

* Desirable 2.0-Liter, pre-impact bumper 914
* Sorted example with enthusiasts ownership
* Auxiliary oil cooler
* Megasquirt electronic fuel injection
* Period-correct Koenig seats
* Available for immediate inspection at our office in Charlotte, NC

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By the late 1960s, both Volkswagen and Porsche were in need of new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912, and Volkswagen wanted a new range-topping sports coupé to replace the Karmann Ghia coupé. At the time, the majority of Volkswagen's developmental work was handled by Porsche, part of a setup that dated back to Porsche's founding; Volkswagen needed to contract out one last project to Porsche to fulfill the contract, and decided to make the 914 that project. Ferdinand Piëch, who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project.

Originally intending to sell the vehicle with a flat four-cylinder engine as a Volkswagen and with a flat six-cylinder engine as a Porsche, Porsche decided during development that having Volkswagen and Porsche models sharing the same body would be risky for business in the American market, and convinced Volkswagen to allow them to sell both versions as Porsches in North America.

Slow sales and rising costs prompted Porsche to discontinue the 914/6 variant in 1972 after producing 3,351 of them; its place in the lineup was filled by a variant powered by a new 100 bhp (75 kW; 101 PS) 2.0 L, fuel-injected version of Volkswagen's Type 4 engine in 1973.

Chassis: 4732915943

This example has survived an era where the values of 914s only amounted to only four digits. This alone has made finding well-documented and sorted examples increasingly difficult today.

Originally sold by Algar Porsche-Audi in Rosemont, PA, the original owner was clearly a fan of the color orange, as included paperwork shows Mr. Giampetro trading his Orange '73 VW Beetle in for the "new" Signal Orange 914 2.0. This 914 has seen considerable maintenance carried out and many of the typical 914 issues cured during its lifetime. Some of these items included, engine and transaxle rebuilt by marque specialist, professional metal repair to known 914 problem areas carried out, suspension and braking system lightly upgraded for more spirited use. In addition to maintenance, the car has now been fitted with Mocal auxiliary oil cooler and a Megasquirt programmable electronic fuel injection system for improved drivability and reliable use.

This 914 is the ideal choice for the Porsche enthusiast looking for a fun, low-risk sports car for use on the track or as a corner-carving backroad machine.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline

Body

Body Color
Signal Orange

Basic

Year
1973
Make
Porsche
Model
914
Miles
17,440

Interior

Interior Color
Brown
Center Console
No
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