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Posted by: sgetsiv Sep 18 2016, 09:15 PM

Beautiful Porsche 914 - modified for autocross and comfortable spirited driving.

Jake Raby 2316cc Turn Key Engine, Full Race Balance with all options - approx 4000 miles on engine
Engine alone should be worth $15K+
Raby has a long waiting list for his Type IV engines

Tangerine Stainless Headers
Dual 48mm Spanish Weber Carburetors
Accusump Oil System
External Oil Filter
Stainless Braided Fuel and Oil Lines
Cylinder Head Temperature Gauges on All 4 Cylinders
Wideband AFR Gauge
Fuel Pressure Gauge
2 sets of wheels and tires -
one set of black powder-coated 5.5" Rivieras running 185/70-15's
one set of 6.5" Aluminum Racing Wheels made by Keizer running 205/55-15's (I have also run Hoosier 205/50-15 AX Slicks on them in the past)

No Rust
Bare Metal Repaint of Exterior in 2013 - Guards Red with PPG Deltron - not perfect but close
Underside stripped and recoated
Interior stripped and recoated
Very quiet and rattle free - especially for a 914
Extremely Clean interior
Top of the line Alpine stereo with external sub amp - sounds excellent
Dino Steering Wheel
Rennshift Kit

Adjustable suspension
Koni shocks
175 pound rear springs
Tarett front sway bar
Elephant bushings on front end

Transmission rebuilt by Original Customs in Sonoma
Throttle Linkage also from Original Customs

This car is fast and handles great. Very reliable.

I've owned it since 2008 and have done most of the work myself. All records since approx 2005 available. Some extra parts as well. Clean title. This is my second 914 and I have extensive experience working on these cars. I've been through everything on this car other than the engine which Jake himself built.

Please email / pm me with questions. Happy to show the car.

I'm moving on to other projects...


Thank you!


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Posted by: JRust Sep 18 2016, 09:56 PM

I've seen this car in person & sat in the passenger seat for half a day at WCR a few years back. This car is in excellent shape. The motor has some serious pull to it as well. Fastest 914 type 4 I have ever ridden in aktion035.gif

Posted by: sgetsiv Sep 18 2016, 11:21 PM

Thanks Jamie. It's significantly faster and smoother with the 48mm spanish webers as well. The EMPI 44mm's just weren't enough.

Posted by: rhodyguy Sep 20 2016, 10:44 AM

Prob the fastest 4 (street) I've ever ridden in. Nice car. GLWTS Steve.

Posted by: Bobby Smith Sep 20 2016, 12:39 PM

Very nice build. Does the car have an oil cooler? If so, what kind and where? Are the 48 carbs to large? I used to run a 2.6 with 40's and a 2.8 with 45's. Thanks.

Posted by: jim_hoyland Sep 21 2016, 06:19 PM

I rode in this car at the WCR at The Dalles; what a great ride. Steve did a great job putting this car together. Wish I had the extra $$$$

Posted by: carr914 Sep 21 2016, 07:10 PM

Raby's are the Shiznit! Add a damn nice car = Nice! first.gif


Posted by: sgetsiv Sep 26 2016, 12:22 AM

Yes, the car has an oil cooler mounted under the rear trunk, above the transmission. Not sure of the brand - it was something I picked up from Summit Racing. It also runs incredibly cool - CHT rarely above 270 F.

IMHO, the 48mm carbs vastly outperform the 44mm's with this engine. I have a big selection of jets and mains and spent months fine tuning the AFR for best performance.

Posted by: JOEPROPER Sep 26 2016, 08:25 AM

Those aluminum wheels look great on that car. Also like the seat belts. smoke.gif

Posted by: sgetsiv Nov 22 2016, 08:23 PM

Bump for Winter Price.

Posted by: Jake Raby Dec 18 2016, 10:55 AM

Steve, hate to see this one leave you... FWIW- The engine today would be around 22,500.00 to recreate. Build time is 1 year.

Posted by: ChristopherB Dec 19 2016, 08:30 PM

"FWIW" equals a whole hell of a lot! Well, that was a great piece of information for the lucky person that gets to purchase this car!. If building this engine takes one year and 22K, this car is a real find.

Posted by: rhodyguy Dec 20 2016, 12:58 PM

Yep, and The suspention parts would prob run close to $2k new if not more. In their boxes.

Posted by: sgetsiv Feb 12 2017, 11:10 PM

I can hardly wait for it to stop raining (or snowing) in Portland. Need to get Scarlett out on the street for some fun. She's been cooped up all Winter long...

Posted by: fduval Feb 13 2017, 10:18 AM

Hi , is it a 1.7 or a 2 liter car originally ?

Posted by: sgetsiv Feb 14 2017, 01:14 AM

QUOTE(fduval @ Feb 13 2017, 08:18 AM) *

Hi , is it a 1.7 or a 2 liter car originally ?

1.7 originally

Posted by: sgetsiv May 9 2017, 06:10 PM

New price. $23k

Posted by: sgetsiv May 19 2017, 01:02 AM

It does have an oil cooler mounted under the rear trunk - has a fan with temp switch on it as well. Yes, it would be better up front but that's lot of extra plumbing.

The car doesn't have heat but Tangerine will build a heat exchanger for these headers for $489. Just sayin'.

Posted by: ValcoOscar May 19 2017, 10:43 AM

NICE engine....Raby built me two TWIN PLUG engines years ago...they were monsters.

I have the same Raby 2.3L as you in my current 914-GT...just love the pull and sound.

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Posted by: mao_junior May 21 2017, 07:48 PM

PM sent..ty

Posted by: sgetsiv Jun 25 2017, 09:42 AM

Had a firm offer at $21K just recently and then the buyer disappeared. The weather is great up here in Portland (finally) and I would really like to get the car sold this Summer so I have a place for my next project.

Posted by: mepstein Jun 25 2017, 10:54 AM

great car. Probably cost $ X 2 or 3 to build.

Posted by: sgetsiv Jul 24 2017, 09:20 AM

Sold. Thank you for all the compliments on the car and all the good times as well.

Posted by: rhodyguy Jul 24 2017, 01:58 PM

Well done steve. Surprised it took so long.

Posted by: JOEPROPER Jul 24 2017, 02:01 PM

QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Jul 24 2017, 03:58 PM) *

Well done steve. Surprised it took so long.

agree.gif Nice car. Congrats to both.

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