UPDATE 10/24/12 - With the help of some very knowledgeable Porsche Nuts, Andrea has decided to ask $15,000 for Tyler’s 914/6. She is going to get us more information and photos of the car. We will keep you updated as we get more information.
With the value of the Porsche 911 on the rise, the Porsche 914 has come into the spot light as a great 911 alternative. This is especially true for the rare 914/6. This 1970 Porsche 914/6 has been parked in this garage since 1980. The owner’s husband bought the car back in ’79, when he was 19, with the dream of restoring it, but sadly he never was able to finish it and it’s now for sale.
The owner, Tyler, passed away a couple years back, leaving the car to his widow Andrea. She now wants to see the car go to a Porsche enthusiast who can finish the car, as it was her husband’s dream for it to be completed someday. It needs work, but the body and paint look to be in great condition. The 2.0 liter flat six engine was dropped at some point and is currently sitting underneath the car. We aren’t sure what condition it is in or why it was pulled from the car, but hopefully everything is still there and nothing is seriously wrong with it.
The 914 was initially to be a joint venture between Porsche and Volkswagen, but Porsche felt sharing the product with Volkswagen would hurt the brand’s image in America. Volkswagen’s new CEO Kurt Lotz wasn’t a fan of this decision, so he ended the deal between the companies, leaving Porsche to carry all the production costs. This raised the 914-6′s price nearly to 911 territory. The higher price meant most Porsche customers went ahead and just bought the 911T. As a result, there were only 3,360 914-6s built, with around 1,800 making it our way. The four cylinder 914, on the other hand, went on to be Porsche’s best selling cars during its production run.
The interior needs work as well, but all the major components appear to be there. The 914 is without a doubt the most affordable Porsche to restore. As long as the mechanicals don’t have any serious issues, it shouldn’t be too expensive to do. We are sure you could find most of the interior parts this car needs in a salvage yard and shouldn’t be extremely expensive. It appears the car might come with some extra parts as well, including an extra removable top. The car was repainted sometime in the mid-seventies and Andrea has all the original documents showing the car’s history.
This could be a great opportunity to buy a rare Porsche. The value of these has sky rocketed in the past year, but Andrea isn’t sure what to ask for it. Without knowing the condition of the engine, it’s hard to appraise it. What do the Porsche experts out there think? Andrea is in need of our help with seeing this car go to a good home, so if you’re interested in it, click here to send her an email or you can contact her via the site she setup at Porsche9146.com. We would like to thank Andrea for sharing this 914-6 with us and we wish her the best.