Total Bids Placed:
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|VWPOR||March 2, 2021 1:35 PM||$25,914|
|Auction started||February 22, 2021 12:31 PM|
|Location:||Fountain Valley, CA|
The 914 was first shown at the Frankfurt Auto show in September 1969, and was a joint project between Porsche and Volkswagen. Porsche would get its budget sports car in the 914-4, which utilized many VW parts to reduce development and production costs, while VW would sell the 914-4 as a range-topping two-seater. VW pulled out of the arrangement at the last minute, yet Porsche decided to continue and produce the mid-engined 914-4. Cars started to appear here in the states in January 1970. Despite its overall simplicity, the 914 had a couple of features that were considered cutting edge at the time: electronic fuel injection in a world dominated by carburetors, and a mid-engined layout. 1973 was a big turning point for the 914. A 96-hp 2.0-liter engine was introduced, the shift linkage was vastly improved with the “side shifter” transmission linkage, and new 5.5-inch wide forged Fuchs alloy wheels were now offered alongside Mahle cast aluminum wheels of the same size. Standard-trim bumpers were changed from body color to a matt-black finish.
This example is part of a predominant Orange County collection for the last 6 plus years. This matching numbers car has approximately 104,000 miles and prior to the current owner had undergone a bolt off restoration. Repainted white over black, rust-free, and with a full engine rebuild. This is by far the cleanest 914 on the market. The car represents the last year of production for the 2.0 Litre 914 and includes all of the well-known options including Appearance Package, Fuchs alloys, and Center console with gauges.