Big Little Project: 1970 Porsche 914/6

1970 Porsche 914-6

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of the Porsche 914/6. It just sounds like fun to take the lightweight mid-engined 914 and cram the 6 cylinder 911 engine in it. While you could do that yourself, or better yet stick a V8 in one, it still isn’t the same as having the factory built version. These 914/6’s are getting quite hard to find and when you do, they tend to be pricey. At $34,500, this one seems especially pricey considering it just came out of a barn! Take a look at it here on eBay in New York.

1970 Porsche 914-6 Interior

There’s no doubt that these little cars have become sought after, but I’m struggling to believe this one is really worth $34k. It’s going to need a ton of work after being stored for 25 years somewhere in New York. The seller admits the floors need work, so expect lots of rust issues.

1970 Porsche 914-6 Project

I would want to check this car over really carefully. I would want to make sure it’s really a 914/6 and not a clone. I’d also want to make sure all the numbers match up and that the engine isn’t stuck. Hagerty values a #4 at about $30k and this one is a long ways from being a #4. So what do you think? Is it overpriced?

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Comments

  1. audifan

    According to the #s given in the ebay description, it’s a #s matching 914/6 which IMHO is worth the buy-it-now price.
    Fantastic find.

  2. Skip Albright

    You are underestimating the rarity of this car, it’s a good price.

  3. Jeff V.

    The white 914/6 pictured at the bottom of this page sold in ’11 for 10K$, I guess they r appreciating fast!

  4. Dave Wright

    I bet he gets his price…….not many of these were made and when you couldn’t give away a 914/4 these were worth money. About as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.

  5. George Jetson

    $100K to restore but will be worth $250K+ in 10-15 years.

  6. Alan (Michigan)

    Great find…

    So, it was not really sold at $33k then?

    Same seller name both places…. Looks like a shill pattern in development?

    • Bill McCoskey

      The previous sale was last summer. I would suggest the first buyer was not able to buy the car, or backed out of the sale. Let’s keep a watch & see what happens this time!

  7. John K

    Nice condition 914-6’s can be found in the $70-$80K range, perfect ones are over $100K now. Either way, it’ll be less to buy one of those than restore this one. The rust doesn’t look bad in the photos but having a dug a up a few 914’s and 914-6’s from the northeast I’d bet a fair amount that those floors are gone, as are the lateral supports. Add to it that you are redoing EVERYTHING cosmetic and mechanical and this is going to ad up to be a big projects.

  8. joe

    Aside from “value”….either now or in the distance, they really weren’t very fast in stock trim. Probably around 10 seconds to 60 with around 110 HP. A good Corvair Corsa 4 carb. (Chevy rated at 140 HP but actually about 110-115) would probably just about run side-by-side with it. Of course, you can build a 914-6 to really haul, but it will surely cost you. Good Corvair Corsa’s can be readily found for much less than $10K and they are great handling “sports” cars with lots of after-market performance parts available. Here is a friends Corvair. Click on red JPG above.

    • Alan (Michigan )

      Great fan of the car, not so thrilled with the choice of wheels or the side trim.

      Thumbs up for the deck lid spoiler!

  9. Thorsten Krüger

    I also can’t understand why a Roy Lichtenstein “Comic” is more worth that a “Mickey Mouse” from Walt Disney….

  10. wagon master

    I’m sorry … sports cars? I’ve owned several but really …

  11. joe

    “wagon master”.
    You drove the wrong Corvairs then. A few suspension and power enhancements make the late model (1965-69) Corvairs really good handlers. They are already pretty good in stock form. I stand behind my “sports car” comment as an old speed addict who has owned — and still own, many sports cars. I also have a buddy who has a 914 with a Chevy crate engine and massive rear flares. The Fastest-time-of-Day winner at the 2015 Corvair convention autocross was taken by a well-engineered late model Corvair with 427 mid-engine Chevy w/Powerglide transmission. As the Brits would say, A NASTY piece of kit…….

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