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Lot 51

2020   |   Amelia Island 2020

1970 Porsche 914/6

SOLD $123,200

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9140431868

Car Highlights

One of Approximately 3,300 Six-Cylinder Models Built by the Factory
Retains Original Engine; Finished in Desirable Signal Orange
Part of The Tommy Trabue Collection for 13 Years
Supplied with Tools, Jack, Keys, and Receipts
A Very Original Example of Porsche’s First Mid-Engine Production Street Car

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 40 IDT Carburetors
110 BHP at 5,800 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
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From The Tommy Trabue Collection | Unrestored in Exceptional Conditional

Jointly developed, manufactured, and marketed by Porsche and Volkswagen, the 914 was intended as the replacement for both the 912 and Karmann Ghia. Introduced in 1969, the well-balanced and surprisingly spacious Targatopped roadster was equipped with an all-independent suspension and five-speed gearbox as standard equipment.

While the majority of the 115,000 Porsche 914s built from 1969 to 1976 were powered by a four-cylinder engine, this particular car is one of approximately 3,300 914/6 models built by Porsche and fitted with the 2.0-liter flat six-cylinder engine from the 911 T, making 110 hp. This 1970 914/6 is finished in lovely Signal Orange over a black leatherette interior and is equipped with Fuchs wheels, chrome bumpers, passenger-side footrest, and front fog lamps. Presented in very original condition throughout with the exception of a high-quality repaint in its original hue, it presents incredibly well, a testament to its fastidious care. The 914/6 was added to Tommy Trabue’s collection 13 years ago and has benefited from consistent upkeep as evidenced by maintenance receipts on file.

Accompanied by its tools, keys, jack, and spare tire, this 914/6 was serviced in September 2019. Arguably more balanced to drive than its contemporary 911 sibling, 914/6 models, like this fine example, are increasingly sought-after collectibles.