Seller will not disclose the VIN and has no COA. Assuming this is an authentic LE, care to speculate on what this will go for?
Is this 914 owned by someone here?
We saw a similar condition Bumblebee go surprisingly big last year
I won't post my guess to not influence your guesses.
Fool born every minute with $$$$ in his eyes. $1k would be too much.
OMG! was that pulled out of a lake?
I saw that on ebay as I get updates all the time on Porsche parts. Cannot open the deck lid to see the numbers.
I will pass bro...
I'm sure it's this one:
Several people had asked for the VIN when it was originally listed on 914World and it was never provided.......
IMHO, It's not so much he doesn't want to provide the VIN now so it can be authenticated, but more logically because once that hulk has an identity it will be branded for what it is when it resurfaces later on having been disguised/ restored as an 'original' car. . . From the looks of the car, the only thing valuable or usable is the VIN. .
A problem for a buyer, when the VIN or COA is not available or withheld is that they cannot verify authenticity. Dood is characterizing this car FS as an LE, yet they can be faked. All the 'authenticating' qualities the seller mentions can be faked, even when the car is within the known VIN range of LE cars. I have records of several L80E cars in the VIN range that are not LEs. Without the COA one cannot be certain, and if its not real then its deceptive and misrepresented and could subject the seller to legal action. No problem with a tribute car as long as its disclosed as such. Here is one example of a fake I have others:
I wish I hadn't clicked.Somerset County about 50 miles away . Going to try to get eyeballs on it. Hope my tetanus shot is up to date. Somerset County
Well “all original sway bars, front and back” persudes me that the seller knows Porsche 914s backwards and forwards.
What do you mean? The LEs did have both front and rear sway bars...
So far no response. I don't get it. Two types of people look at this car.
The clueless, and someone who needs to if it is a real Can-Am car and if there is enough left to save.
Maybe trying to avoid the latter.
All the signs of a raw deal are there. Not enough proof and not enough car there. The claims of "indicators" should be backed up with a COA. Seller doesn't even attempt to prove it's got a 2.0 engine. Run away, run away!
Why does he have to prove anything ? You bid the highest amount and the car is yours rust and all
With a car like this, you win it, go look at it, if you don't like it, walk. If you aren't able to pick it up yourself, don't bid on it.
When I bought my 914-6 the seller on ebay knew nothing about it, probably got it for free. I did my due diligence, called and asked questions, he lied. I went to pick up the car, he had taken pictures backed up to a fence, so you couldn't see the back of the car. I had asked about rust that wasn't in the pictures, he said you could see it in the pictures. Well, when I went to pick up the car the whole back end was rotten off, tail lights were literally floating. But it was still a matching numbers 6 for $3500, so I bought it, but I could have walked if I couldn't stomach the car.
This is how deep I had to cut back to get to good metal on the rear end, I've never seen one so rusty.
The car is an LE .I sold it to him. My wife said he's odd and a creepster.
Post the VIN or the COA to prove it.
I wouldn’t take it if it was free. It would cost as much to restore this chassis as it would to just buy a complete LE.
30 bids @ $760
Which member here can admit they are bidding this?
This could be used as a sweet grill and ice chest though
Not for $760 unless you like to throw money away.
Currently at $1600.....
My gut says "shill bid...shill bid...shill bid"
No longer available.
Looks like LT did take the Fuchs off the car before putting on ebay.
We'll see an ad soon, "original owner selling an ultra rare set of 4 lug Fuchs with excellent period correct tires for $2000"....
He already sold the wheels.
I still have the vin,should I post or just try to follow it.
Look at the pic the engine hood is open.don,t worry if there was something good in there I would have it.
Seller known on this site as 'losttreasure' ?
Can anyone confirm ?
If you’re sad you missed it it’s back on EBay.
"V.I.N. 47429154XX It is exactly in line with 914LE registry there is absolutely no question whether this is real! I have had 3 other LE's and it is easy to tell the difference if you know the differences-Again rusty rusty! but it does have original paint"
I know you are reading this Mikliam, but you don't post these questions on ebay just your opinions, so I will post this here. The ONLY means to authenticate an LE is with a COA, because anything on a 914 LE can be faked. Posting a portion of the VIN does not validate this car, as there are a number of Light Ivory 74 2.0L (and L041 cars) in the known VIN range, that are not authentic LE's. The known LE tribute car VINs are also posted on the LE Registry.
With the COA, its authentic - you do not have a COA. With the full VIN, PCNA can be contacted to verify its authenticity as proof. No one besides PCNA can authenticate it, and only PCNA issues the COA, everything else is just an opinion.
I sent a contact seller request to e bay....lets see if he answers.. not interested at this time but I will look at it for you guys and I will get the vin number.
If its lost treasure..... as Tony Suprano or Goodfelows would say "forget a bout it"
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Other than recording the fate of what might have been an LE, can we agree that there is almost no value in this car. I would guess perhaps two dozen restorers in the country have the talent to reverse this neglect and all of them would require a customer with deep pockets and complete lack of common sense. This is a 6 figure restoration. LE’s haven’t gotten there yet.
Lots of false claims in the eBay ad too.
What keeps it interesting is exemplified by this car. VIN 14557. Real BB.
Non-runner, non-original engine, salvage title. Flipper sold it on ebay for $6400.
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