Lot 50

2022   |   Geared Online Scottsdale Edition

1971 Porsche 914

Estimate

$80,000 - $120,000

Chassis

4712914147

Car Highlights

Upgraded to 914/6 Specification with Porsche 2.0-Liter Flat-Six Racing Engine

Built to Race in Both Coupe and Spyder Configurations

Race-Prepared Gearbox, Brakes, and Suspension

Documented with Invoices and Racing Logbook

A Successful Vintage Racer Patterned After Brumos Racing’s 914/6

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Hans Wurl

A joint venture with Volkswagen, the Targa-roofed 914 was Porsche’s first mid-engine production street car. Homologated by Porsche for racing in March 1970, the 914 was campaigned with success, and often against more powerful competition in events such as Sebring, Daytona, Le Mans, and the Marathon de la Route at the Nürburgring, where 914/6 GTs swept the podium in August 1970.

Finished in Continental Orange with black upholstery and fitted with Fuchs alloy wheels, this 914 was prepared for vintage racing for its previous owner Tommy Trabue by Sanders Imports of Marietta, South Carolina, and is accompanied by an extensive file of invoices documenting work performed. Developing an estimated 180 hp, the engine is a race-prepared 2.0-liter flat-six with twin Weber carburetors, single plug distributor, Carrera oil pump, and Xtreme cylinder heads. The five-speed gearbox is upgraded with a billet aluminum intermediate plate, Guards limited-slip differential, and a transmission cooler. Wired for night driving and equipped with a Fuel Safe fuel cell, this 914 was raced at past HSR Group 2 events in Road Atlanta and Sebring and comes with an HSR logbook.

After the consignor purchased the car in 2020, the 914/6 was taken to a noted California-based Porsche specialist for a thorough inspection, and the resulting report is on file. Offered with a removable Richie Ginther-style windscreen, which produces an approximately 36% frontal area reduction and 50-pound weight savings, converting this car into a spyder, this 914 race car stands ready to thrill its next caretaker.