Porsche 914-4/6

Started on Aug. 2 by sloman42

Ride Rating

42

I bought the car brand new in 1971 as a four. She now has a 1987 Carrera engine (~220 hp), twin turbo brakes, Boxster S 6-speed transmission, full roll cage, 9" and 10" x 18" Fikse wheels, carbon fiber hoods and bumpers. Pillow-ball and plastic suspension mounts, HD sway bars, torsion bars and springs, Koni double adjustable competition shocks, reinforced rear control arm, turbo tie-rods, 914-6 stub axles, pretty much everything there is to improve the car, keep it light and handle even better.

Brandy new in 1971:

At Watkins Glen in 2000 with PCA:

Nice Motronic 3.2 liter Carrera engine:

The ultimate 914 upgrade: Boxster S transmission:

Do you think the brakes are big enough for a 2200 pound car (those are 18" wheels)?:

When on the track, a little downforce doesn't hurt (adjustable):

Finally, how to cut down on expensive racing costs (cars, drivers, equipment, personnel, etc.) - Photoshop! The only car at LeMans with NJ license plates and a bra:

Accelerates nicely, handles great and, finally, shifts great too. Great track car.

The bridge that Porsche should have done between the 914 and the Boxster.

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Aug 2, 2008 9:49 a.m.
Stuc:
Wow that thing is awesome!!! Never seen a 914 worked over that well... and those wheels modernize it right up.
Dec 12, 2008 8:24 p.m.
David Adams:
I just lost my freaking MIND! Very nice dude!
Jan 6, 2009 1:15 p.m.
skruffy:
Indeed, hot car.
Jan 13, 2009 10:46 a.m.
conedodger:
Very - Very Cool!
Mar 5, 2009 6:21 p.m.
gamby:
Awesome. That shot of the rear end is unreal. Badass 914.
Mar 9, 2009 2:55 p.m.
bradyzq:
Drool..... Gorgeous car, and well done on being the original owner.
Mar 14, 2009 9:46 a.m.
JDO924sV8:
Love it!
Dec 28, 2009 11:11 p.m.
Maroon92:
where did you get the composite parts? I have a few customers that might be interested.
Dec 29, 2009 7:18 a.m.
sloman42:
Porsche shop in Rockaway, NJ, did the work. PowerTech at (973) 586-3210. First-rate work with terrific guys who really know their stuff.
Jan 3, 2010 1:49 p.m.
plance1:
Hey, let me know if you ever want to sell this thing! I still miss my old 914.
Jan 3, 2010 2:15 p.m.
sloman42:
Never. I will be buried in it.
Apr 15, 2010 9:47 a.m.
scardeal:
Great car overall.... However, methinks you might get better laptimes and a better ride with 17" wheels if they fit over those brakes.
Apr 19, 2010 6:15 a.m.
sloman42:
You're right, scardeal. But I have more all-season tires on the 17" rims and those on the 18" rims are almost slicks. 17" are the smallest that will fit the brakes. Besides, the 18" tires give incredible steering response and feel, probably due to very low profile. Run over a dime, you can tell if it is heads or tails.
Nov 9, 2010 10:18 p.m.
DC5chick06:
Beautiful!
Nov 30, 2011 6:22 a.m.
Feedyurhed:
Beautiful car!
Mar 14, 2012 9:33 p.m.
Sultan:
Oh my that is so nice!!
Mar 5, 2015 2:33 p.m.
ddstaple10:
Did those wheels fit under stock fenders or did you have to modify them? Beautiful car

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