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> Am I losing my mind?, Thoughts of selling 914-6
vintage914racer
post Oct 10 2017, 03:17 PM
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Recently I've toyed with the idea of selling my factory 914-6 and getting something newer I can squeeze my family in and enjoy together as a family. I've in the stage of life where I work more than I would like, spend less time with my family (son 5, daughter 3) than I would like and don't have a lot of free time to drive the 914-6. I'll probably put 500 miles on it this year.

The 914-6 has been part of my life as long as I can remember. It was my father's and when I was my son's age I remember going on drives in the car in between my parents in the front seat. That, of course, was when it wasn't culturally unacceptable to do something like that. Today my wife frowns upon even driving with one of the kids in the car, so there's a bit of irony I suppose that the car that's part of my familiy memories can't be shared with my own kids.

To that end, I was thinking of a 993 or something bit more modern I could squeeze the kids in and go on Midwest road trips. Coincidentally, the last Porsche my dad owned before passing away in 1999 was a 1995 993, and the choice of a 993 maintains a lot of sentimentality for me.

To this point I've done nothing other than ponder the idea. If I went through with it I'd still, and likely will always, keep the 914-6 conversion that I campaign in a handful of vintage events every year.

Here's a picture of the 914-6 for reference. It's a very solid driver. Rick918-S replaced and repaired the longs and pans several winters ago (extensive thread here) so it's as structurally solid as they come. It has the engine out of a 68S. If I keep it I'd like to get the body fixed up and painted so it's cosmetics match it's mechanical soundness.

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vintage914racer   Am I losing my mind?   Oct 10 2017, 03:17 PM
mepstein   If I owned that car, I would never sell it.   Oct 10 2017, 03:20 PM
halmil   Given the family history and sentimental value, I ...   Oct 10 2017, 03:28 PM
Coondog   Given the family history and sentimental value, I...   Oct 10 2017, 03:41 PM
NeunEinVier   Given the family history and sentimental value, I...   Oct 11 2017, 11:05 AM
billh1963   You are not out of your mind. My first ever Porsc...   Oct 10 2017, 03:30 PM
JOEPROPER   Keep it. forever.   Oct 10 2017, 03:33 PM
KELTY360   I remember that thread. An excellent, sympathetic ...   Oct 10 2017, 03:42 PM
76-914   Your car, your life, your call! Listen to the ...   Oct 10 2017, 03:48 PM
wndsnd   Think about it for six months and then revisit. S...   Oct 10 2017, 03:56 PM
vintage914racer   Think about it for six months and then revisit. ...   Oct 10 2017, 04:00 PM
914 7T3   Think about it for six months and then revisit. ...   Oct 11 2017, 09:16 AM
vintage914racer   You are not out of your mind. My first ever Pors...   Oct 10 2017, 03:58 PM
mb911   Having been through something similar I say you wi...   Oct 10 2017, 05:05 PM
Drums66   ....Never,never let the candy fool you! the pr...   Oct 10 2017, 05:57 PM
Racer   Keep it. You will miss it once it is gone. Sounds ...   Oct 10 2017, 06:24 PM
barefoot   Way back in 78, I had a 70 4cyl. that was too smal...   Oct 11 2017, 07:45 AM
Unobtanium-inc   Recently I've toyed with the idea of selling ...   Oct 11 2017, 07:57 AM
Mike Fitton   Just add a 993 and everyone will be happy. I did l...   Oct 11 2017, 08:07 AM
Unobtanium-inc   Just add a 993 and everyone will be happy. I did ...   Oct 11 2017, 08:15 AM
Larmo63   When my kids were small, we had 356s and they fit ...   Oct 11 2017, 08:26 AM
Edward Blume   I had a 95 993 and it really doesn't fit the k...   Oct 11 2017, 08:33 AM
Unobtanium-inc   I had a 95 993 and it really doesn't fit the ...   Oct 11 2017, 09:41 AM
gandalf_025   Ultimately your decision... As long as you remem...   Oct 11 2017, 09:15 AM
Rav914   Unofficial tally of this thread looks to be 50/50....   Oct 11 2017, 09:39 AM
Rand   You'll never regret keeping it. But imagine if...   Oct 11 2017, 10:55 AM
rick 918-S   We sold 7 of 9 due to storage issues. Even though ...   Oct 11 2017, 12:39 PM
raynekat   To me, a 993 is not a big enough car to go on road...   Oct 11 2017, 01:36 PM
dax1969   SELL IT... to me for a good price :D I will take ...   Oct 11 2017, 01:44 PM
iwanta914-6   Keep the six and find yourself a nice 951. As a k...   Oct 11 2017, 01:50 PM
jfort   I went through a similar dilemma two years ago whe...   Oct 11 2017, 05:49 PM
vintage914racer   Thanks all for the feedback. Obviously there are a...   Oct 11 2017, 08:29 PM
pete000   I would never sell it. You can ad the 993 to the c...   Oct 11 2017, 09:53 PM
rick 918-S   Damn it was cold that day! :bruce:   Oct 11 2017, 11:06 PM
vintage914racer   Damn it was cold that day! :bruce: I rememb...   Oct 12 2017, 07:36 PM
whitetwinturbo   Seems like selling is not a problem until you do s...   Oct 12 2017, 09:46 AM
JmuRiz   Yes the 993 (especially that S) are too small...se...   Oct 12 2017, 10:38 AM
914forme   When ever I see a kid climbing out of the back of ...   Oct 12 2017, 07:12 PM
Cracker   Sell it. T   Oct 12 2017, 07:16 PM
Gatornapper   Opinions are cheap, and everyone here has one. I ...   Oct 12 2017, 07:34 PM
vintage914racer   Opinions are cheap, and everyone here has one. I...   Oct 12 2017, 07:39 PM
siverson   > And, I'm going to figure out a safe way t...   Oct 12 2017, 09:54 PM
Justinp71   > And, I'm going to figure out a safe way ...   Oct 12 2017, 10:44 PM
vintage914racer   > And, I'm going to figure out a safe way...   Oct 13 2017, 07:42 AM


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