When we saw this Porsche 914 listing on eBay, we just figured it was another 914-6 clone that someone dug out of a barn. But after looking at the VIN we realized that this is a true six. The car is pretty rough and is going to need a lot of work, but considering there aren’t many real 914-6s left, we are sure it would be worth it. If you’re willing to take on this poor man’s 911 project, it can be found in Charlton City, Massachusetts and here on eBay, where it has a current bid of $7,600 with no reserve.
This car has a lot of surface rust and plenty of dents and dings, but it appears that all the pieces are on the car. When Porsche developed the 914-6 they took a standard 914 chassis, shoved a 911T engine into it, strapped a modified 911 gear box to the engine, and then set it all on an upgraded suspension with 911 brakes. This combination gave the 914-6 superior handling and far better performance than its 4-cylinder powered sibling.
Here is the engine that makes this machine so special and valuable. This 2.0 liter flat-6 produced 110 hp, which was a 30 hp gain over the standard 1.7 liter 4-cylinder. This car’s VIN checks out as being a true 914-6, but we would want to check the block number to make sure this is the original engine.
The interior is rough, but not terrible. The seats look to be original and usable, as does the dash and gauges. The floors are rusty, but we don’t see any spots where it’s rusted through yet. We would get the carpets and seats out of the car to check for holes though. Luckily the underside looks a lot better than the body in the photos. The seller claims that the unercarriage was ‘ziebarted’ and that it has sat in a barn for 22 years.
This car is going to need some extensive restoration work, but if the auction doesn’t go much higher, this car could end up being a great buy. We just hope that the 2.0 liter six is the correct block and isn’t seized. This is one 914 that we would love to have and it will be interesting to see how the auction goes. If anyone here ends up with it, please let us know.