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From The Tommy Trabue Collection | Upgraded to 914/6 Specification and Race Prepared
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 sitting on Fuchs alloy wheels, this 914 was prepared for vintage racing for Tommy Trabue by Sanders Imports of Marietta, South Carolina, and is accompanied with 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 is offered with an HSR logbook.
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 well-developed and competitive 914 race car stands ready to thrill its next caretaker.