BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

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This 1973 Porsche 914 is finished in Ravenna Green over black and powered by a replacement 2.0L flat-four paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. The car was reportedly refurbished after its acquisition as a non-running project in 1998 by a relative of the seller in California. The work included a repaint and new interior in addition to installation of Weber carburetors, Bilstein rear shocks and springs, and Fuchs wheels. The seller relocated the car to Florida after acquiring it in 2013, and recently installed new front tires, a retro-look stereo, and an electronic ignition. This 914 is offered with its removed fuel injection system, spare parts, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

The body was repainted in its original Ravenna Green (Ravennagruen L65K) under prior ownership. The seller notes scuffs on the right side of the chin spoiler and a dent on the chrome front bumper as well as a scratch on the left rear quarter, rust on the edge of the deck lid, and a ding in the driver’s door. The targa roof wears a crinkle finish and shows chips around the edges.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

A walk-around video has been provided by the seller, and the cosmetic condition is further detailed in ~190 gallery photographs below. The ride height has been lowered from stock on shorter springs, and new Bilstein rear shocks were installed by the previous owner. Cast alloy Fuchs 14” wheels wear new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R rear tires, with older Yokohamas up front.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The cockpit was reportedly refurbished under previous ownership, and a MOMO steering wheel and shift knob were added as well as a fire extinguisher and a dash button to operate the windshield washer fluid pump. A retro-style modern head unit features Bluetooth capability and an auxiliary input.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

VDO instruments include a trio of auxiliary gauges in the center console and an odometer showing 16k miles, with true mileage unknown. Approximately 4k miles have been driven by the seller in five years of ownership. A set of racing seats are included and pictured in the gallery below, which also shows the footwells with their carpets and embroidered floor mats lifted.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The front trunk provides storage for a spare wheel, and the headlamps can be seen in their raised positions above. The rear cargo area stores a jack and the targa roof when removed. A carpeted trunk liner and an included tool kit are shown in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The stock 1.7L flat-four was replaced by a later 2.0L Type 4 version under previous ownership, and Weber carburetors were fitted in place of fuel injection. A Pertronix Ignitor II electronic ignition and Flame-Thrower II coil were installed by the seller, and an oil service was performed recently. The seller states that the engine idles roughly when cold, and corrosion can be seen in the “hell hole” beneath the battery tray.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The 5-speed manual transmission is shifted in a dogleg pattern and sends power to the rear wheels. The shift linkage grommets were recently replaced by the seller, and Bilstein B46 rear shocks and performance springs were previously installed. Stainless brake lines and new tie rod ends have also been fitted.

BaT Auction: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

The removed fuel injection system and other spare parts are included in the sale. A Certificate of Authenticity has been ordered from Porsche North America, and will be included upon its arrival. A driving video can be viewed below:

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