1974 Porsche 914 2.0 from North America
A jewel in the rough!
The bearings on all four wheels needed replacing.
The passenger side back caliper leaks.
The Targa top and side seals need replacing.
The drip tray was missing, hence I needed to rebuild the distributor, because of corrosion.
Passenger seat and back pad need replacing.
I love my little car.
Exceptional handling. (this is from a former Mazda rx7 owner)
Much roomier than it looks.
The car still does around 135mph!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2004
16th Jun 2004, 11:38
What have you done to the engine? Have you dyno'ed your car? I am impressed and curious regarding your "135." 95 bhp does not make it to 135.
I have one 914 (cancerous, unfortunately) and am looking for another. I have explored many options for making the little Audi truck engine (yep) equal the handling of the 914. The solution is simple - money. 160hp/2.3L Type 4 engine will cost about $6K and get you into the 135 neighborhood.
If you have done this more cheaply, please, let me know how.
17th Nov 2012, 20:59
I recently found a low mileage 911 SC engine, which is going into the 914. It was 5k, then all the other stuff; motor mount, oil tank and system, starter for the 911 engine, CDI box, and headers put me out another 3 thousand. So for a few more thousand than the 6k used to build up the VW engine, it's possible but not easy to find a Porsche engine in good shape, and then with low mileage and also no labour costs, as it is my own project, if you shop around long enough, a cheap, enough good Porsche engine can be had.