1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

July 12, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Rides Still Available Page.”  Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.

GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this tastefully modified, real-deal, 1970 Porsche 914/6 Outlaw/Restomod in an online, reserve-price auction. The seller has owned this authentic 914/6 since 1984 and, during that time, restored and modified the car, the details of which can be read below.

Bidding opens Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, and continues through 6:00 PM Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

This 1970 Porsche 914/6 currently resides as part of the seller’s collection in Rockway, New Jersey.

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The Deets

Year: 1970
Make: Porsche
Model: 914/6
Location: Rockaway, New Jersey
Mileage: 85,000
VIN: 9140431121
Exterior Color: Sunshine Yellow
Interior Color: Black & Gray Leather
Engine: 300hp 3.5L Flat Six
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel: Gas

High Bid: $20,014 (Reserve Not Met)

1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

The Porsche 914/6, introduced in 1970, was a mid-engine sports car that showcased the collaboration between Porsche and Volkswagen. It was a significant departure from Porsche’s typical rear-engine design and marked their first foray into the mid-engine configuration for a production car. The 914/6 was a higher-performance variant of the standard 914, featuring a more powerful engine and upgraded components.

Design: The Porsche 914/6 had a distinctive and compact design that was the result of a joint venture between Porsche and Volkswagen. The body was a Targa-style two-seater featuring a removable roof panel that could be stored in the trunk. Clean lines, a low profile, and a sleek silhouette characterized its appearance. The 914/6 had a long wheelbase and wide track, which contributed to its excellent handling capabilities.

One of the key differences between the 914/6 and the base 914 model was its powertrain. While the base 914 came equipped with a four-cylinder engine sourced from Volkswagen, the 914/6 boasted a more potent flat-six engine derived from the legendary Porsche 911. This 2.0-liter air-cooled engine produced around 110 horsepower, which may not seem substantial by today’s standards but was quite impressive for a car of its size and era. The engine was mated to a five-speed manual transmission, providing precise gear shifts and enhancing the driving experience. The 914/6 was renowned for its balanced weight distribution, excellent handling, and nimble maneuverability, making it a true driver’s car.

Inside the cabin, the 914/6 showcased a minimalist yet functional design. The ergonomically designed dashboard featured a combination of analog gauges, including a tachometer, speedometer, and various engine vitals. The driving position is low, providing excellent visibility and a genuine sports car feel. The seats are supportive and offer decent comfort for both short and long drives. Due to its mid-engine layout, the 914/6 provides two storage compartments – one at the front (a “frunk”) and one at the rear, offering a total of 5.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Porsche 914/6 holds a special place in Porsche’s history, as it bridged the gap between their traditional rear-engine models and their future mid-engine sports cars like the iconic 911 and Boxster. While it may not have achieved the same level of recognition as some of Porsche’s other models, the 914/6 has garnered a strong following among enthusiasts who appreciate its unique design and engaging driving dynamics. Its limited production numbers, with only around 3,300 units built, have also contributed to its desirability and collectability, making it a sought-after classic car today.

The 1970 Porsche 914/6 was a groundbreaking sports car that showcased Porsche’s ability to innovate and adapt to new design concepts. Its mid-engine layout, powerful flat-six engine, and exceptional handling characteristics made it a standout performer. With its unique design and limited production numbers, the 914/6 remains an iconic and highly sought-after classic car among enthusiasts and collectors.

This 1970 914/6 is actually the second one owned by the current caretaker. He bought his first Porsche 914/6 brand new in the early 1970s, and as much as he loved the car, a growing family and the desire to buy a home meant the Porsche needed to be sold by the late 1970s.  He regretted selling his first 914/6 every day from that point, and when an opportunity to buy another 914/6 came along in 1984, he jumped at owning his second example. That is the Porsche 914/6 for sale featured here.

As great as the handling and performance of the 1970 Porsche 914/6 is in stock form, the seller elected to improve upon Porsche’s design with a number of tasteful performance, handling, and comfort upgrades. Starting with the engine, this 1970 Porsche 914/6 features a 3.5 Liter air-cooled flat-six built by Dawes Motorsports. Ported and polished heads, a dual plug MSD ignition, SC cams, 11:1 compression, dual 45IDA Weber carbs, and stainless steel headers fitted with factory-style heater boxes all contribute to offering 300 dyno-tested horsepower.  Keeping things cool is a front-mounted oil cooler.

Handling all that power is a rebuilt transaxle equipped with a gear set better suited to take full advantage of the engine’s performance curve.  Sending all that power equally to both rear wheels is a rebuilt limited-slip differential.

Handling improvements include Bilstein shocks mounted at all four corners, bigger front and rear sway bars, and reinforced trailing arms.  Stopping improvements include vented rotors mounted at all four corners and Boxster-sourced Brembo front calipers.

This 1970 Porsche 914/6 for sale features a repaint in its original factory shade of Sunshine Yellow (Porsche Paint code 1029). Before.   the repaint, the seller installed custom rear fender flares designed to fit meaty Bridgestone Potenza 275/40ZR17 rear tires mounted on HRE Fuchs 17″ x 10″ wheels. Up front are matching 17″ wheels shod with 235/45ZR17 Bridgestone Potenzas.

The interior of this stunning 1970 Porsche 914/6 for sale features a tasteful mixture of upgrades over stock.  The original seats are now heated and feature leather hides in a two-tone black-and-gray pattern. The dashboard, knee pad, header, and roll bar pads were all stripped and recovered by Just Dashes in California.   Stock-looking gauges have been reworked to feature a 200 MPH speedometer and a 7000-RPM red line tach and in addition to numerical temperature and oil pressure gauges. Beyond the distinct sound of the car’s air-cooled flat-six, this 1970 Porsche 914/6 features a modern Bluetooth-enabled stereo powered by ADS amplifiers that send signals to upgraded speakers and a subwoofer. A nice touch is a power antenna.

With a total weight of the car and driver of around 2100 pounds, this 1970 Porsche 914/6 is an extremely fast and excellent handling car with a 50/50 weight distribution that will not disappoint!

Rudy will be personally filming and driving this amazing air-cooled Porsche for sale. Check back at the start of this car’s auction for all of his detailed photographs as well as a Point of View (“POV”) driving video!

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales year-to-date. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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If you have any questions about this 1970 Porsche 914/6, please comment below or call Rudy at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

  1. 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

    Can you tell us what the approximate mileage is on the 3.5 L engine that’s in the car now?

    • 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

      Hi John, the seller just confirmed Dawes Motorsports in Stroudsberg, PA built the motor approximately ten years ago. The seller estimates the engine has at most five thousand miles since installing it. If you have specific questions about the motor’s build, we encourage you to call Peter at Dawes Motosports at (570) 422-6848. He is the gentleman who built the engine for the seller.

  2. 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

    I’m not far away in Wayne, NJ. Can I make arrangements to see car?

    • 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

      Norm, as a rule you must register and place a bid before we connect you with the seller to see the car in person. Once complete, we’ll get you in touch with the seller to see the car in person.

      • 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

        Since car didn’t sell, I’d still like to inspect and find out what sellers looking to get. If we can reach agreement we’ll get your concurrence.

        • 1970 Porsche 914/6 – Buy Now For $124,900

          Norm, the buy-it-now price, $124,900, was the auction’s reserve price is what the seller continues to offer his one-of-a-kind reimagined 914/6 for. If you are serious about buying the car, you need to follow the process, register as a bidder (this acknowledges you’ve read and abide by our Buyer’s Agreement), and then either agree to the Buy-It-Now price or make a realistic counter-offer. Once you do that, we’ll gladly connect you with the seller to see the car.


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