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Lot 41

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1974 Porsche 914 2.0

Coachwork by Karmann

SOLD $93,500

Estimate

$60,000 - $80,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

4742904357

Engine

GA009642

Car Highlights

Less than 5,000 Miles from New and in Stunning Original Condition
A Time-Warp Example of the Most Desirable Four-Cylinder 914 Model
Held by First Owner for Almost 30 Years
An Extremely Well-Preserved and Correct Example
Accompanied by Books, Tools, Jack, Spare, and Original Window Sticker

Technical Specs

1,971 CC SOHC 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection
95 BHP at 4,900 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Register to Bid

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, fuel injection, and five-speed gearbox as standard equipment. An enormous success, over 115,000 914 models were sold by the time production ceased in 1976.

This 914 2.0, the top variant in the 914 range, was delivered new to Camp’s Cars in Midland, Michigan, and finished in Zambezi Green over a black leatherette interior. According to the original window sticker displaying a suggested retail price of $7,135, this 914 came very well appointed from the factory with 15 x 5.5" forged alloy wheels, front and rear stabilizer bars, tinted glass, and an appearance package that included fog lights, leatherette-covered steering wheel, dual-tone horn, and a console that featured a clock, voltmeter, and oil temperature gauge. Registering a remarkably low 5,000 miles from new, this car was held by its original owner for almost 30 years until it was acquired in 2003 by The Brumos Collection as an example of an original-production 914.

Accompanied by its books, tools, jack, and spare, this 914 2.0 has been preserved and maintained in stunning condition. A finer, more original 914 is hard to imagine.