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MSGGrunt
post Jan 25 2023, 08:37 AM
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Just closed a deal on a 1975 1.8 914 and now waiting on delivery. My search criteria was to not buy a "project" and I wanted a 914 still using the original fuel injection, no rust, and in my budget of around $20k, a tall order I know. I quickly found that finding one of these cars that had not been converted to Webers or Solex carbs was not easy. I would rather sort out any issues with the factory fuel injection than fiddling with carbs.

The car I find was enthusiast owned and appeared to be well cared for. I wouldn't be surprised if he was even a 914-world member. Still has FI, repainted, thought admittedly not a a concours re-paint, from out West so no rust. Interior is clean, suspension has been lowered slightly with Koni components, and overall, the car is in great condition and within my budget.

This is my first 914 but have owned a 1985 944 and 2017 Cayman S in the past. Other cars in my collection are older Jaguars, Mercedes, a Triumph TR6, and a Landrover Discovery 2, so brands that will test your patience.

Plans for the car are to enjoy it on sunny weather and maintain it as required. Depending on how the paint looks in person a total strip and repaint may be in the future. I do like the look and functionality of the appearance group center console, so that may be a future addition.



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shredtherad
post Jan 25 2023, 08:42 AM
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Very cool car and welcome! I am a new 914 owner too, well as of last summer... so I am starting to get a seasoned (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif).... enjoy and keep the photos coming!
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post Jan 25 2023, 08:48 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Congrats and welcome! Looks like you scored a really nice one - looking forward to more pics & stories!
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post Jan 25 2023, 08:53 AM
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Welcome to the world! Nice looking car. I suggest you think about different tires. Those low profiles are hard riding, and you lose some mph from your top speed thru the gears, and cruising at 70 in 5th gear will increase the rpm's considerably.
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post Jan 25 2023, 09:00 AM
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Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June in the Poconos. There is a thread on it.
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post Jan 25 2023, 09:06 AM
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Looks great! Welcome to the madness!
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post Jan 25 2023, 10:26 AM
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Welcome to the World ...Nice looking car. I love my 75 too
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post Jan 25 2023, 10:26 AM
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And attending Porsche Day this summer at the Larz Anderson car museum in Brookline, MA. I know from attending German Car Day that not many, maybe 2 or 3 at most, 914s were represented.

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post Jan 25 2023, 10:36 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) that car looks familiar!
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QUOTE(rgolia @ Jan 25 2023, 10:00 AM) *

Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June in the Poconos. There is a thread on it.

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post Jan 25 2023, 11:06 AM
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Nice score on a 914!

You did good to buy the best example your budget could afford. Means you'll get to drive and enjoy it more!

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QUOTE(StarBear @ Jan 25 2023, 11:41 AM) *

QUOTE(rgolia @ Jan 25 2023, 10:00 AM) *

Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June in the Poconos. There is a thread on it.

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Come to the NE Gathering? Heck, I think he should be IN CHARGE of it. He's got a good-looking red 1.8 just like our previous fearless leader, @Big Len

Although Travis will do a fine job, I am sure.

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post Jan 25 2023, 11:18 AM
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Looks like a good car with a lot of potential, maybe hike up the front end to make the car level, will ride a lot better


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Just closed a deal on a 1975 1.8 914 and now waiting on delivery. My search criteria was to not buy a "project" and I wanted a 914 still using the original fuel injection, no rust, and in my budget of around $20k, a tall order I know. I quickly found that finding one of these cars that had not been converted to Webers or Solex carbs was not easy. I would rather sort out any issues with the factory fuel injection than fiddling with carbs.

The car I find was enthusiast owned and appeared to be well cared for. I wouldn't be surprised if he was even a 914-world member. Still has FI, repainted, thought admittedly not a a concours re-paint, from out West so no rust. Interior is clean, suspension has been lowered slightly with Koni components, and overall, the car is in great condition and within my budget.

This is my first 914 but have owned a 1985 944 and 2017 Cayman S in the past. Other cars in my collection are older Jaguars, Mercedes, a Triumph TR6, and a Landrover Discovery 2, so brands that will test your patience.

Plans for the car are to enjoy it on sunny weather and maintain it as required. Depending on how the paint looks in person a total strip and repaint may be in the future. I do like the look and functionality of the appearance group center console, so that may be a future addition.



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post Jan 25 2023, 11:24 AM
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Just waiting to hear from the shipping broker that he has found a carrier to bring the car from Montanna to Massachusetts. Sad the car will be stored for several months and not enjoyed until Springtime in New England.
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post Jan 25 2023, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE(MSGGrunt @ Jan 25 2023, 06:37 AM) *

.. no rust ... from out West so no rust ...

There is no such thing as a rust free 914. You just haven't found the rust yet.
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post Jan 25 2023, 11:37 AM
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post Jan 25 2023, 12:09 PM
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Nice car, and welcome to the fray. The blacked out Rivs look good on that car!
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post Jan 25 2023, 12:10 PM
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post Jan 25 2023, 12:21 PM
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Just like no such thing as a rust free 1980's Jaguar.
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