<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096

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Lot 236
1974 Porsche 914 2.0

Sold for US$ 89,600 inc. premium
1974 Porsche 914 2.0
Chassis no. 4742907096

1970cc OHV Air-Cooled Opposed 4-Cylinder Engine
1 Downdraft Carburetor
99bhp at 5,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Unrestored and unbelievably well preserved 914
*Concourse winning quality
*Breathtaking Revenna Green Paint with Brown leatherette interior
*Just over 17,000 original miles


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This spectacularly well preserved 914 was delivered to the Ted McWilliams Porsche+Audi dealership in Monroeville, PA, just east of downtown Pittsburgh, and was bought new by a gentleman named John Leahey of Pittsburgh, PA. Upon purchase, the 4-lug factory Fuchs were swapped out at the dealership for a full set of factory steel wheels, including the spare in the front trunk - a common practice at the time. Beyond being optioned with the desirable appearance group, John installed a radio, tartan seat covers, an electric washer pump, and the iconic Porsche embossed cocoa mats. "Froggy", as it was known due to the dazzling Ravenna green paint, was fastidiously well taken care of by its first owner and was primarily used as the preferred mode of transportation on his summer trips to Lake Erie and the Jersey Shore. The constant waxing of the exterior and application of Armor All on the interior effectively vacuum sealed the entire vehicle, preventing any sort of deterioration. Beyond routine oil changes and the dealer relocating the fuel pump shortly after the initial purchase, the 914 remained untouched.

Unfortunately, health issues prevented John from enjoying the Porsche and it was subsequently mothballed for many years in his garage, away from sunlight. In 2011, the vehicle was discovered by a serious 914 aficionado, and concours competitor in New Jersey. Shortly after purchase, he began a 10-month project, involving countless Q-tips, to prepare the vehicle for concours events. This painstaking project payed off once the car passed judgement and won three separate scored events, beating out numerous, beautifully restored 356s and 911s. Its most spectacular victory occurred at the 55th Anniversary NNJPCA show were Froggy scored a darn near perfect 224.5 out of 225 points. Soon after securing these accolades, the car was placed in the hands of a very good friend and fellow 914 enthusiast based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since this change of hands, the car has been kept in a temperature-controlled storage facility and has been sparingly taken out on weekend drives.

Today, the odometer shows just over 17,000 original miles, and it is surely one of the cleanest, most original, survivor 914s in the country. The paint truly glows in the sunlight and the unbelievably well-preserved brown leatherette interior shows barely any signs of use. Additionally, it will be accompanied by its pristine tool kit, jack, owner's manual and COA.

"Froggy" stands in a category all of its own. Low miles, desirable year, rare color, appearance group, and most importantly: original, unrestored, and unmolested.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this lot was incorrectly cataloged as having a carburetor. This 914 is fitted with its correct and original fuel injection system as delivered when new.
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<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
<b>1974 Porsche 914 2.0</b><br />Chassis no. 4742907096
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