We all long to stumble across a high dollar barn find. You hear those stories of average guys discovering a Gullwing or a Bugatti stashed away, but truth is, most of us wouldn’t be able to restore one if we did find it. Sometimes it is better to start with an attainable classic that you can enjoy while you search for that holy grail. This 1974 Porsche 914 is one of those cars. Find it here on Boise’s craigslist with a low asking price of $2,500.
This Porsche has been sitting in the seller’s garage for eight years, but they claim that they have gone through things to make it road worthy. We would want a more extensive list of what has been done so we would know what is left. Be sure to replace all the fluids and get some new tires on there before driving too far.
Don’t let the Volkswagen connections detour you here. These are fun cars to drive and they are relatively roomy for a mid-engine sports car. This car benefits from improvements made over the years. The transmission shifts smoother and the 2.0 engine provides a little more power than earlier models. This one is also equipped with the optional appearance group which is a very good thing.
Rust is the 914′s biggest enemy. Batteries would leak and rot things out under the battery box (hellhole). The rest of the body didn’t hold up to the elements very well either. Luckily this one is claimed to be rust and accident free. If those claims are true, this is quite a bargain for entry into the Porsche Club of America…