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Lot 44

2020   |   Geared Online

1971 Porsche 914/6

SOLD $97,900

Estimate

$50,000 - $75,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9141430386

Engine

6414142

Car Highlights

One of Approximately 3,300 Six-Cylinder Models Built
Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per Porsche Factory Records
US-Delivery Car in Striking Original Black over Beige Color Scheme
Part of an Extensive 914/6 Collection for over Two Decades
Largely Original Condition and Showing Less than 21,000 Miles
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David Brynan

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 Targa-topped roadster was equipped with an all-independent suspension, five-speed transaxle, mid-mounted engine, and four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment.

While the majority of the 115,000 examples built between 1969 and 1976 were powered by four-cylinder Volkswagen engines, this particular car is one of approximately 3,300 914/6 models built by Porsche with the two-liter, 110 hp flat six-cylinder engine from the contemporary 911 T.

Constructed in May 1971, this 914/6 is an original US-specification car finished in its desirable factory color scheme of Black (Code 1010) with Beige upholstery. Optioned with front and rear anti-roll bars, Pedrini wheels, and a center seat cushion, it is believed that this Porsche was delivered new to a gentleman in Harvard, Massachusetts. According to records on file, John Stellberger of Milton, Massachusetts purchased the low-mileage 914/6 in March 1995 and sold it about two years later to a collector based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For the past two decades, this Porsche has been kept in static storage in a garage containing several other 914/6s and, at the time of cataloguing, showed just 20,924 miles on its odometer. Factory records confirm that this car retains its original, matching-numbers engine. At some point, the Porsche was fitted with a set of staggered Fuchs alloy wheels and rectangular driving lights. Otherwise original in appearance, this car would be an ideal candidate for a sympathetic mechanical re-commissioning so that it can once again be enjoyed on the open road.

Arguably more rewarding to drive than its 911 sibling, the Porsche 914/6 has attracted a devoted cult following and fine examples are increasingly sought after by collectors. Offered here is a particularly appealing example of this rare breed, one worthy of serious consideration.