1974 Porsche 914 1.8 – Sold!
Listed on Craigslist in Bordentown, New Jersey is this yellow over black vinyl, 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 the private seller is currently asking $9,800 for, which relies on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows the current caretaker has his 914 priced at $2,100 above the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $7,700. If you are serious about purchasing this 914, you start the conversation by texting Bob at (609) 651-3066.
Porsche produced the 914 from 1969 through 1976 in a joint venture with sister company Volkswagen. While the four-cylinder variants were marketed as VWs outside of the U.S., in America Porsche marketed the two-seat Targa as their entry-level sports car. Originally intending to sell the flat-six powered version as a Porsche and the flat-four equipped variant as a VW, Porsche decided during development that having different brands sharing the same body would be risky for business in the American market, and convinced Volkswagen to allow them to sell both versions as Porsches in North America. By 1975, the 914 could be had with an 85 brake horsepower 1.8-liter flat-four or a more powerful 100 brake horsepower 2.0-liter version. Both engines are VW Type IV air-cooled units that by 1975 featured Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection to help with emissions control.
Based on the seller’s description, this 914 appears to be a decent driver quality example the next caretaker can enjoy while continuing to make needed repairs or upgrades as time and budget permit. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1974 Porsche 914
1.8L 4 cylinder w/ 96mm pistons
Original Fuel Injection
All gauges work except odometer“
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