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> '74 914 2.0L with only 5K miles....
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post Feb 14 2018, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 14 2018, 01:39 PM) *

Not that it much matters but, a '74 2.0L that came from the factory fully optioned is a rare animal....appearance package, chrome bumpers, alloy wheels, tinted glass, sway bars, etc. Most clients ordering a '74 2.0L typically didn't check off all the options boxes when placing the order because of the costs. A '73 2.0L pretty much came standard with most of these items.


Yes Jeff,

And that's why the 73's tend to be preferred buy buyers, because most all made from Aug. 72 to about March 73 were with the App. & Perf. Groups of options included for the $5299 list price (later as high as $7299+/- by June/July 73), & marketed here by P+A/VoA as the "914S".

Maybe eventually the decontented 73 "Sport" & fully optioned 74 2Ls may overtake the 73 "914S" values as less common, which will be interesting to see how the "collectors" view the various 914s as time goes on.

I think that for the normal folks looking for a nice 914 /4to drive &/or show, it helps to look for the 73-74 GA 2.0s for the better performance, & the 73's for getting more of the options on them (if they weren't removed by POs), just for better usability.

But I don't mean that to detract from any 914 which suits someone's personal taste, whether 4 or 6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0 GA or GC, -6, Porsche-6 & Subie & V8 & other conversions, resto-mods, etc. - it's gotta fit the owner's preferences.

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post Feb 14 2018, 03:17 PM
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It needs flares and a 3.2

Amen brother!
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:20 PM
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One big advantage with '73 over '74 is no rear bumper tits. When I had my '73 front bumper rechromed I removed the front tits and had them fill the holes. Yeah, it's not "original" but with all the other stuff I did a PCA concours judge would probably have a stroke... even though he'd have trouble finding any dirt!
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Feb 14 2018, 03:20 PM) *

One big advantage with '73 over '74 is no rear bumper tits. When I had my '73 front bumper rechromed I removed the front tits and had them fill the holes. Yeah, it's not "original" but with all the other stuff I did a PCA concours judge would probably have a stroke... even though he'd have trouble finding any dirt!


Actually we do not judge originality at all anymore in the PCA Regions/Zones Concourse, & it only sometimes matters at national Parade Concours IF you're up against a more original example, but otherwise equal - then you may lose out.

Now it's just a cleaning & detailing contest at the PCA Concours, but the judges do go into every nook & cranny that they can reach.

PCA Zone 8's Concours section has some excellent documents to read up on what to do & what to expect - heck, even the judge's school PowerPoint!

So bottom line - don't be afraid to bring your super clean 914 out to any of the PCA Concours. I don't know about the Iowa shows, but you also list Scottsdale AZ, & that's part of our Zone 8 - & the PHX area Concours will be on Nov 3, & Tuscon will be May 5 Cinqo de Mayo.

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PS - Your OO `71 can also compete in Unrestored, if it's at least 75% or more original paint & interior - not counting things like optional shift knobs, etc. Very little good competition for original 914s even here in Zone 8 (SoCal, Central CA up to Kern & San Luis counties, So. NV, & all of AZ - the supposedly "dry" states. So you could even win Zone 8 honors if you made enough of the shows - & you can legally trailer to any out of state Concours - which is NV & all CA shows.

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post Feb 15 2018, 08:17 AM
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post Feb 15 2018, 08:36 AM
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More photos I had on my computer from when it was on display at Brumo’s (courtesy of another member’s post in the past).
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post Feb 15 2018, 08:56 AM
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^ wow, that car just make my heart skip a beat! So , so clean.
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post Feb 15 2018, 09:32 AM
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one think I did notice though on this perfect car, is that someone drilled it for rust proofing and plugged the holes.

Can you imagine, the dealer running some kid out there with a drill and saying to drill a bunch of holes in this car and squirt tar into them?
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post Feb 15 2018, 09:35 AM
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We have a 1974 ten thousand mile totally original light ivory 914 here in our display case, but a car that is so without any options, that it does not even have a center cushion!!! Still a time capsule though Like any stripped vs loaded classic car, probably worth half as much as this zambezi green one (although ours is not rust proofed! Perfectly cheap light ivory fender wells
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post Feb 15 2018, 10:06 AM
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My '74 2.0L was built just 67 cars before this one....

Unfortunately, rust proofing was pretty common back in the day.


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post Feb 15 2018, 10:41 AM
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Monterey 2017


1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa
3,192 Miles
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, lot 112
Final sale price: $93,500




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post Feb 15 2018, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Feb 14 2018, 02:27 PM) *

A 1975 1.8L went for $90K+ last year, this will surpass that!



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Monterey 2017


1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa
3,192 Miles
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, lot 112
Final sale price: $93,500



That's what I was referring to in my post...
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post Feb 15 2018, 11:18 AM
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Monterey 2017


1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa
3,192 Miles
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, lot 112
Final sale price: $93,500



I believe Spike Feresten bought that car.....


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post Feb 15 2018, 11:47 AM
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Monterey 2017


1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa
3,192 Miles
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, lot 112
Final sale price: $93,500



I believe Spike Feresten bought that car.....


Had to "google" who that is (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
(I think I need to steer my twins into becoming writers for TV shows instead of medical or engineering based on the toys he has! Pay must be pretty damn good, hahaha)

Seems like pretty cool car guy, wonder if it'll just sit or will he drive it once in a while?
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post Feb 15 2018, 01:01 PM
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years ago I was offered that car for 25,000 but at that time, too much money for a base 75 1.8 no matter how many miles were on it! (who wanted that big bumpered slow ride back then? (LOL)


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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 15 2018, 09:18 AM) *

QUOTE(sithot @ Feb 15 2018, 11:41 AM) *

Monterey 2017


1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa
3,192 Miles
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, lot 112
Final sale price: $93,500



I believe Spike Feresten bought that car.....


Had to "google" who that is (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
(I think I need to steer my twins into becoming writers for TV shows instead of medical or engineering based on the toys he has! Pay must be pretty damn good, hahaha)

Seems like pretty cool car guy, wonder if it'll just sit or will he drive it once in a while?
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post Feb 15 2018, 01:02 PM
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[quote name='SKL1' date='Feb 14 2018, 05:20 PM' post='2579107']
One big advantage with '73 over '74 is no rear bumper tits. When I had my '73 front bumper rechromed I removed the front tits and had them fill the holes."

Yeah, until those rear tits save you from backing in to something hard and immovable, then you will wish you had them. Had the '73 HAD the rear tits and were removed for 1974, everyone would be saying here that it was part of the cheapening down of the '74 model year. I am glad to be a '74 owner, as it rarer than the '73 and somewhat of a one-off model year. Go 1974!

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I don't think Spike realized he was buying a car with replacement panels on it...

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[quote name='Ansbacher' date='Feb 15 2018, 12:02 PM' post='2579389']
[quote name='SKL1' date='Feb 14 2018, 05:20 PM' post='2579107']
One big advantage with '73 over '74 is no rear bumper tits. When I had my '73 front bumper rechromed I removed the front tits and had them fill the holes."

Yeah, until those rear tits save you from backing in to something hard and immovable, then you will wish you had them. Had the '73 HAD the rear tits and were removed for 1974, everyone would be saying here that it was part of the cheapening down of the '74 model year. I am glad to be a '74 owner, as it rarer than the '73 and somewhat of a one-off model year. Go 1974!

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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I love my '73, but I guess you could call me a tit man because I like them. I may be WAY out on my own here, but I don't understand the aversion to the late BUBs either. As I recall, more than one car writer commended Porsche for managing to improve the appearance of the 914 while meeting the new crash standards. I'm not sure I'd go as far as "improve," but I don't mind the look of he late bumpers and wouldn't think about back dating if I had one. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hide.gif)
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When I got my '71 I had it Ziebarted and yes they drilled those damned holes everywhere, even in places it didn't even matter. Was pretty common back then especially in IA where salt was plentiful. Of course, now I would NEVER do that and luckily my '73 was never "rustproofed."

I went around at the time and put touchup paint around the holes as I'd seen several cars that got surface rust in the holes!! And yes, those yellow plugs were pretty ugly!!!
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I really like the front bumper guards, they make the front end look longer and of course protect that valuable front chrome bumper somewhat. Cannot say that I like the rear ones, but you know me, if it came with the car, we leave it that way (I bet I have over 150 sets of new bumper guards here!!!!!!)

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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Feb 14 2018, 05:20 PM) *

One big advantage with '73 over '74 is no rear bumper tits. When I had my '73 front bumper rechromed I removed the front tits and had them fill the holes."

Yeah, until those rear tits save you from backing in to something hard and immovable, then you will wish you had them. Had the '73 HAD the rear tits and were removed for 1974, everyone would be saying here that it was part of the cheapening down of the '74 model year. I am glad to be a '74 owner, as it rarer than the '73 and somewhat of a one-off model year. Go 1974!

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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I love my '73, but I guess you could call me a tit man because I like them. I may be WAY out on my own here, but I don't understand the aversion to the late BUBs either. As I recall, more than one car writer commended Porsche for managing to improve the appearance of the 914 while meeting the new crash standards. I'm not sure I'd go as far as "improve," but I don't mind the look of he late bumpers and wouldn't think about back dating if I had one. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hide.gif)
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