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> Finally bought my own 914, About 15 years in the making...
post Feb 13 2020, 04:16 AM
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So, I've been a member here since 2011. I've been interested in 914's for longer than that. But to be honest my focus was always in the 356, 912 and 911.

After I sold my 944S2 I went on the hunt for a good 912. Which I did find, and bought... so I thought. We had a gentleman's agreement. Shook the guys hand and planned to pick the car up a week later. Day on forehand the owner started to act weird. Long story short, I didn't buy the 912.

Actually after numerous 'failures' in buying an air-cooled Porsche I got fed up with the entire Porsche scene. I had cash burning in my pocket and so I bought a VW bug instead. And another one. And a 69 westy camper...
One of the bugs ended out as a buggy project the other got sold.

So after just recently selling my buggy I finally bit the bullet and bought my first 914. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) Finally! The '69 westy stays in the fleet though. That's for weekends with the family.
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So I bought a '74 1.8. I know the 2.0's are more desirable but for me it's not about the resell value it's about the driving experience. And on paper at least I think the 15 BHP difference for me is not where's it at. And besides, the 2.0 in good state just wasn't within budget.

That brings me to my plans. I'm trying to make it a focussed weekend driver. So I'm planning on new/ better shocks, maybe bigger sway bars, sticky tires, upgraded discs all without losing the stock look.

It's going to take some time the find the proper parts... but since the car is still currently in L.A. at a dealer and I'm located in The Netherlands I still have some time on my hands.
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911GT2   Finally bought my own 914   Feb 13 2020, 04:16 AM
Spoke   :wttc: Looks like a beautiful car. Good luck wit...   Feb 13 2020, 04:57 AM
Coondog   Bought from Beverly Hills Car Club !!...   Feb 13 2020, 05:23 AM
911GT2   Bought from Beverly Hills Car Club !!...   Feb 13 2020, 06:49 AM
stevegm   Congratulations! I really like the saddle inte...   Feb 13 2020, 06:08 AM
mepstein   :wttc:   Feb 13 2020, 06:57 AM
dax1969   Welcome ! I am located in Belgium and you sho...   Feb 13 2020, 07:20 AM
jrblackbox   Sweet looking teener!   Feb 13 2020, 07:21 AM
911GT2   Thanks for the welcome guys. Yes maybe I made a m...   Feb 13 2020, 07:37 AM
dax1969   Thanks for the welcome guys. Yes maybe I made a ...   Feb 13 2020, 08:23 AM
Big Len   She's a beauty. Best of luck !!   Feb 13 2020, 08:25 AM
Chris H.   As long as it's not rusty you'll be fine. ...   Feb 13 2020, 08:27 AM
Steve   If you have all the pictures, post them here for h...   Feb 13 2020, 09:09 AM
911GT2   If you have all the pictures, post them here for ...   Feb 13 2020, 10:46 AM
Mueller   Congrats, nice looking car.   Feb 13 2020, 09:21 AM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   What a car! Perfect color perfect wheels and ...   Feb 13 2020, 09:47 AM
kroelofsen   :wttc: Nice color... I have a 1.8 and currently r...   Feb 13 2020, 10:00 AM
Cairo94507   :wttc: Hey don't worry they can all be fixed w...   Feb 13 2020, 10:28 AM
AZBanks   Congratulations and welcome to the madness.   Feb 13 2020, 10:31 AM
76-914   :wttc:   Feb 13 2020, 10:45 AM
Coondog   Lots of rust my friend, good luck.   Feb 13 2020, 11:40 AM
dt4   beige / brown interior - nice I imported a car las...   Feb 13 2020, 12:13 PM
DRPHIL914   hey I just wanted to say that this isn't too b...   Feb 13 2020, 12:26 PM
911GT2   hey I just wanted to say that this isn't too ...   Feb 13 2020, 12:38 PM
914forme   I'm going to say enjoy the car. You are going...   Feb 13 2020, 03:16 PM
PanelBilly   Hello from the Pacific Northwest   Feb 13 2020, 05:48 PM
Spoke   Nice Westy. What kind of wheels are on it?   Feb 13 2020, 06:02 PM
914forme   ATS cookie cutters   Feb 13 2020, 06:28 PM
jagalyn   Best wishes with your new car... enjoy.   Feb 14 2020, 02:30 AM
bkrantz   Just keep thinking positive. Anything is repairab...   Feb 14 2020, 09:29 PM
Porschef   Just curious, did you consider asking for a PPI he...   Feb 15 2020, 12:33 PM
911GT2   Just curious, did you consider asking for a PPI h...   Feb 15 2020, 02:34 PM

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