BaT Auction: 1975 Porsche 914 2.0

This 1975 Porsche 914 was recently acquired by the seller, reportedly out of a 13-year period of storage. The car is finished in Malaga Red over a refreshed black and red interior and is powered by a fuel-injected 2.0L flat-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes retractable headlights, black targa top, Mahle wheels, and a heated rear window. Service within the last four months is said to have included the replacement of the brake pads, battery tray and support, and fuel lines. This 914 is now offered with a Porsche Production Specifications certificate and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

The exterior was reportedly refinished in Malaga Red (L30C) during previous ownership in the 1990s. Paint blistering is evident on the front of the car, along with rust near the middle of the front hood and on the bottom sides of the windshield.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

15” Mahle wheels are fitted with Falken Ziex tires. Brake work within the last four months is said to have included rebuilding the calipers and replacing the brake lines, brake pads, and master cylinder.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

The cabin was reupholstered in black vinyl with red houndstooth inserts during the seller’s ownership. The black basketweave door panels and black carpets were also replaced. During previous ownership, water intrusion occurred causing rust damage to the floor pan. A replacement floor pan said to have been sourced from Restoration Design has been installed. Photos of the rust and repair are presented in the gallery.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

The four-spoke steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation including a 150-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and a fuel-level gauge. The five-digit odometer shows 32k miles, a handful of which were added by the seller. True mileage is unknown.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

Corrosion is visible in the front trunk, which houses a fifth Mahle wheel. The interior of the rear trunk is pictured in the gallery.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

Power comes from a 2.0-liter flat-four equipped with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection. Recent maintenance is said to have included replacement of the steel and rubber fuel lines, fuel injector seals, pushrod tube seals, plugs, and wires, along with an oil change, valve adjustment, and tune-up. The smog pump has been removed and is included in the sale.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transaxle. Additional underbody photos are presented in the gallery below.

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

The Porsche Production Specifications certificate shows the original colors and engine displacement. Images of the engine serial number stamping, body ID plate, and VIN plates are presented in the gallery.

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A start-up clip is provided above, and a driving video can be viewed below. The operation of the headlights is demonstrated here.

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