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> New 914 owner from The Netherlands, '73 914 1.7
Jazzy
post Oct 11 2017, 01:02 PM
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Hi all,

I have spend some time here in the classified section over the last couple of weeks, actually tried to buy a car from at least two forum members. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) In the process I learned a lot about these funny Volkswagen Porsche cars. First of all that most cars have serious rust problems and that the nice cars are increasing in value. I also discovered that the 914 community is extremely friendly and always ready to help.

Couple of days ago I found a perfect 914 with a local Porsche specialist. At first I didn't like Olympic Blue color in the photos but when I could see the actual car I fell in love. The car was originally sold in California and has seen two owners before the car was imported to The Netherlands in 2012. That makes me the fourth owner. The car came with full history, a large binder with bills and other documentation basically since 1973!!

My first challenge was to bring the car home because it was raining heavily that day, and I know of the first rule when it comes to owning a 914. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Next challenge was to put it in 1st and not in reverse, but the drive home with my son next to me was an awesome experience. We even took the top of for the last few miles.

My plans are:
- Use the car in classic car rallies (navigation and regularity challenges)
- Fix the windshield wiper switch
- Find out why white smoke entered the cabin through the left side vent at one time
- Have the valences sprayed in matte black
- Investigate the roll bar sides, some say the missing vinyl is original, others say the vinyl is missing

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Jazzy   New 914 owner from The Netherlands   Oct 11 2017, 01:02 PM
LowBridge   :wttc: ..that Blue is epic and the car looks very ...   Oct 11 2017, 01:04 PM
aharder   :wttc:   Oct 11 2017, 01:06 PM
SirAndy   I like the shift pattern sticker, you'll get u...   Oct 11 2017, 01:09 PM
Dion   :wttc: :beer2: That Blue looks awesome with the ...   Oct 11 2017, 01:11 PM
KELTY360   :wttc: That's a great looking car. If it were...   Oct 11 2017, 01:15 PM
dax1969   Goed gedaan Jetze en olympia blau is de mooiste kl...   Oct 11 2017, 01:39 PM
burton73   Man, you are looking good. Got it just in time to ...   Oct 11 2017, 01:41 PM
cal44   I to have spent many days in Holland. I can imag...   Oct 11 2017, 01:55 PM
maf914   Great looking car. I love the olympic blue. I ac...   Oct 12 2017, 10:04 AM
Mark Henry   Could the white smoke through the left vent be ...   Oct 12 2017, 10:24 AM
porschetub   Attractive looking car in that colour, judging by ...   Oct 12 2017, 02:39 PM
Dave_Darling   I'm partial to Olyblau cars, myself. And I do...   Oct 12 2017, 05:39 PM
914 7T3   And I do think the rockers and valences look be...   Oct 12 2017, 09:55 PM
Fatboy007   :headbanger: dig it man! And yeah i love the s...   Oct 12 2017, 10:11 PM
Fatboy007   Sorry i ment ride...not toad... :beer3:   Oct 12 2017, 10:12 PM
Frankvw   Leuk! Nog een Nederlandse 914 ! Welk deel ...   Oct 12 2017, 10:33 PM
Ian Stott   Welcome! You will be able to drive your teener...   Oct 15 2017, 04:48 AM
daytona   Welcome to the world Jazzy, and congratulations on...   Oct 15 2017, 06:11 AM
Shadowfax   :wttc: Beautiful car. You did very well.   Oct 15 2017, 07:14 AM


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