1973 Porsche 914

1973 Porsche 914

We located a Zambizi Green 1973 914 in a tobacco barn in North Carolina a couple of years ago. Despite years of neglect, the car showed very little rust (a rarity for 914s) and looked very restorable. So we restored it.

Latest updates

Sep
15
Sep 15, 2003
Disaster strikes

With the 914 nearly done and merrily driving along, disaster struck on August 25.

Aug
03
Aug 3, 2003
Better shifting

When we mentioned in a recent update that the 914 wasn't that easy to shift, a reader gave us a tip...

Mar
18
Mar 18, 2003
A workout for Project 914

Problems persist, but we're getting closer.

Jan
26
Jan 26, 2003
Trouble in 914-land

Project 914 continues to plague us with driveability problems.

Sep
09
Sep 9, 2002
Sorting

Now that it's fully assembled, our 914 enters the sorting stage.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2002
Department of Interior

Our interior is nearly done... and looking good.

Mar
04
Mar 4, 2002
Marching toward completion

Our Project 914 rolls steadily towards completion.

Nov
08
Nov 8, 2001
Paint progressing perfectly

We're really happy with how this is coming out.

Sep
05
Sep 5, 2001
Zambezi Green Glory

After much sanding and painting, our 914 is looking great.

May
04
May 4, 2001
The tough part is done

The major body work is done, now we start the tedious sanding, priming and painting.

Feb
16
Feb 16, 2001
914 Rust Repair

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2001
Virtually Rust Free...

Does not mean completely rust free, especially on a 914

Oct
20
Oct 20, 2000
Building the decidedly un-stock 914 engine

When discussing how to build our 914 project car's 2.0-liter engine, we decided on three primary goals. Virtually everyone we talked to told us our goals were not possible to ...

Jun
14
Jun 14, 2000
Work begins on the 914

Work on our Project 914 has finally commenced--in a big way.

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2000
Tobacco Road

We picked up our latest find, a virtually rust-free Porsche 914, in an unlikely spot...

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