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1975 Porsche 914

Highlights

  • Superb overall condition 
  • Eye-catching design complimented by the Berber yellow/green paintwork 
  • Excellent mechanical condition - ready to drive and enjoy 

The Appeal

The 1975 Porsche 914 1.8 represents a distinctive chapter in Porsche's rich history. This model, known for its balanced handling and mid-engine layout, offers a dynamic driving experience that's both engaging and rewarding. The iconic design, characterised by its sharp lines and targa top, makes the 914 instantly recognizable and admired among enthusiasts. The 914's significance in the automotive world extends beyond its performance; it symbolises the collaboration between Porsche and Volkswagen and stands as a testament to their engineering prowess during that period. 
This particular 914 builds on that history with its outstanding condition and striking aesthetics. The vibrant Berber yellow/green paintwork, paired with contrasting black features, creates a visually stunning presentation that turns heads and starts conversations. This car's appearance is not just about its colour; it's about how that colour brings to life the 914's distinctive design, making it a standout even among classic sports cars. 

Beyond its captivating looks, this 914 promises a fantastic driving experience. The well-maintained 1.8L engine combined with its mid-car placement promises responsive and lively performance, ideal for both winding roads and more relaxed cruises. The car's excellent condition, evident in its well-preserved interior and exterior, ensures that it's not just a vehicle to be admired, but one to be actively enjoyed. This Porsche 914 blends its historical significance with a level of upkeep that makes it a pleasure to drive and own. It's an opportunity to experience classic Porsche motoring in a car that's as enjoyable to look at as it is to drive. 

 

The History and Paperwork

  • Imported from America in 1993, first registered in the UK in 1994 
  • V5 present and correct 
  • Only one registered keeper noted on V5 
  • Registered as a historic vehicle - tax and MOT exempt 
  • Invoices for extensive late 1990s restoration, including a full engine rebuild 
  • A selection of previous MOT certificates 
  • A good variety of invoices for work carried out since import 
 

The Interior

  • Tan leather seats in superb condition 
  • Matching door cards also presenting superbly 
  • Carpets in fair condition, showing signs of use 
  • Dashboard presents well 
  • Functional heat exchanger and cabin heaters 
  • Radio currently non-operational 
  • Boot interior in superb condition 
  • Boot is complete with the clips for storing the roof 
 

The Exterior

  • Resprayed by a previous owner in the original Berber yellow/green 
  • Paintwork in overall excellent condition 
  • Black bumpers, wheels, roof, and decals provide striking contrast 
  • Two areas of very minor bubbling on wheel arches 
  • Black Riviera wheels fitted with Yokohama tyres 
  • Removable roof in excellent condition 
  • Classic 914 design, looks as good today as when it was first designed 
  • Exterior reflects both the car's history and the quality of its upkeep 

The Mechanics

  • 1.8L engine starts easily and runs superbly 
  • Equipped with a Bursch exhaust system 
  • Dellorto 40mm carburettors 
  • The owner informs us that it has had a recent service includes brake check and carburetor balancing 
  • Coilover shocks on the rear 
  • Metal plate fitted in the front where a previously fitted air conditioning radiator has been removed 
  • Engine bay and engine present well 
  • Underside of the car in very good condition 
  • Kept in a dehumidified garage 
  • The owner reports that the car drives perfectly 


Summary

This 914 is more than just another classic Porsche. Its striking Berber yellow/green paintwork, combined with the black accents, creates an impression wherever it goes, it’s the kind of car that brings people over to take a closer look. Mechanically, the car appears in top condition, ready to provide an authentic classic Porsche driving experience.

This 914 isn't just about getting from point A to point B; it's about the pleasure of driving a well-engineered machine and it’s all but guaranteed to put a smile on your face everytime you turn the key. With its history, superb condition, and striking design, this Porsche 914 stands out as a highly desirable classic, ready to be cherished and enjoyed by its next custodian.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 914
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 18,202 Miles
  • Engine size 1800
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Newquay
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom

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