1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014
Lot 16
1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. 4752906014
Sold for £ 43,700 (US$ 56,055) inc. premium

Lot Details
1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014 1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation  Chassis no. 4752906014
1975 Porsche 2.7-Litre 914/6 GT Targa Coupé Re-creation
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 4752906014

* Imported from California
* Based on a rust-free 914 bodyshell
* Built by Linstone Classics 2014-2016
* 1974 Porsche 911 2.7-litre engine on triple Webers
* Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (for donor car)

Footnotes

  • Porsche's strong historical links with Volkswagen were reaffirmed in 1969 with the launch of the Porsche-designed VW-Porsche 914, a mid-engined, Targa-top sports car to be assembled by Karmann of Osnabruck. At the time Volkswagen needed a new car to replace the ageing Karmann-Ghia, while Porsche was looking for another option to add to its line-up. First seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 914 used the 1,679cc, four-cylinder, air-cooled motor of the Volkswagen 411 while the 914/6 was powered by the Porsche 911T's 2.0-litre six, which was installed at the Zuffenhausen factory where the 914/6 was finished off. Both cars employed all-independent suspension - a mixture of 911 and VW parts - to which were married four-wheel disc brakes and a five-speed gearbox.

    The 914's reputation for excellent handling was somewhat challenged by criticism that the four-cylinder version was too slow, though lack of speed was never a shortcoming of the 914/6. Porsche being Porsche there was, inevitably, a competition version of the 914/6 – the 914/6 GT – a small batch of which was built in 1970. The GT's engine was tuned for around 220bhp, while glassfibre panels and Plexiglas windows helped get the weight down, and dramatically flared arches accommodated wider wheels. In addition, the factory offered a GT kit that could be ordered with a regular 914/6 to be installed by designated Porsche dealers.

    Imported from California as a rust-free 914 by 'Type 3 Detectives' (respected VW camper van specialists), this car was acquired by the current vendor in January 2014. It was then stripped to bare metal and rebuilt as a 914/6 GT re-creation by renowned restoration specialists, Linstone Classics, whose high quality C-Type Jaguar has been featured in Octane magazine. Its meticulously professional construction (photos available) used many Patrick Motorsports parts, including 914/6 GT flared steel wheel arches (welded on); lightweight composite front valance and front/rear bumpers; and PIAA front spotlights.

    The interior was re-trimmed by Classic FX in Porsche 1970s orange plaid with black leather seat bolsters and shoulders, the original door cards being re-trimmed in the same orange plaid material. New lightweight black carpets were made up, again by Classic FX, and the interior also features an original Porsche 'batwing' steering wheel. The stock instruments are all present and correct (and in working order) while new Roger Bray seals have been fitted throughout to the Targa top (front and rear) and all windows. Other noteworthy features include Bilstein adjustable sports shock absorbers; new rear wheel bearings; replica 1970s Porsche tool roll; and genuine Fuchs alloy wheels (spare included) shod with almost new (1,500 miles run) Falken tyres.

    The GT version had demonstrated that the 914/6 chassis could handle significantly greater power, and this re-creation has been fitted with a 1974 period correct Porsche 911 2.7-litre engine (on triple Weber carburettors) and has the original and highly desirable Type 901 five-speed manual gearbox. Ray West set up the engine and carburettors at his workshop near Thruxton in October 2016.

    Finished in Tangerine Orange – so evocative of the 1970s – this exciting 914/6 GT re-creation has been used regularly for the last 18 months (serviced by Revival Cars) and is described by the private vendor as '100% complete and ready to use'. Indeed, it was featured in an article published in Edition 45 June/July 2017 of Classic Porsche magazine, being driven through Wales by one of their writers. Offered with current MoT and a V5C Registration Certificate and over 40 pages of tabbed invoices and records. It is taxed as an Historic vehicle and is therefore road tax free.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the registration number that now comes with this car is KPW 251N.
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