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Jointly built by Porsche and Volkswagen, the 914 was intended as the replacement for the 912. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1969, the well-balanced and surprisingly spacious targa-topped roadster came with fuel injection, five-speed transaxle, and all-independent suspension as standard equipment. The 914 exceeded sales expectations, and more than 115,000 examples were built by production’s end in 1976.
This Porsche 914 2.0 was delivered new to its first owner through Wester Porsche/Audi in Seaside, California, in August 1973. According to the window sticker, which stated a suggested retail price of $6,174.50, this example was finished in the unusual and extra-cost L99A Delphi Green Metallic. It came well equipped with 15" forged alloy wheels; four-wheel disc brakes; front and rear stabilizer bars; and a console that featured a clock, voltmeter, and oil-temperature gauge. Tinted glass, intermittent windshield wipers, and dealer-installed AM radio were listed as the only additional options.
The original owner placed this 914 2.0 in storage in 1989 and retained it until 2018. Today, the car shows less than 33,000 miles and is accompanied by manuals, tools, jack, window sticker, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, other records through 1989, and a spare set of steel wheels and tires. The opportunity to purchase a two-owner 914 this well documented may not come again anytime soon.