Started on Aug. 2 by sloman42

Porsche 914-4/6

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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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Stuc
Aug. 2, 2008, 9:49 a.m.

Wow that thing is awesome!!! Never seen a 914 worked over that well... and those wheels modernize it right up.

hunterd557
Dec. 12, 2008, 8:24 p.m.

I just lost my freaking MIND! Very nice dude!

skruffy
Jan. 6, 2009, 1:15 p.m.

Indeed, hot car.

conedodger
Jan. 13, 2009, 10:46 a.m.

Very - Very Cool!

gamby
March 5, 2009, 6:21 p.m.

Awesome. That shot of the rear end is unreal. Badass 914.

bradyzq
March 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m.

Drool..... Gorgeous car, and well done on being the original owner.

JDOBMW325es
March 14, 2009, 9:46 a.m.

Love it!

maroon92
Dec. 28, 2009, 11:11 p.m.

where did you get the composite parts? I have a few customers that might be interested.

sloman42
Dec. 29, 2009, 7:18 a.m.

Porsche shop in Rockaway, NJ, did the work. PowerTech at (973) 586-3210. First-rate work with terrific guys who really know their stuff.

plance1
Jan. 3, 2010, 1:49 p.m.

Hey, let me know if you ever want to sell this thing! I still miss my old 914.

sloman42
Jan. 3, 2010, 2:15 p.m.

Never. I will be buried in it.

scardeal
April 15, 2010, 9:47 a.m.

Great car overall.... However, methinks you might get better laptimes and a better ride with 17" wheels if they fit over those brakes.

sloman42
April 19, 2010, 6:15 a.m.

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.

DC5chick06
Nov. 9, 2010, 10:18 p.m.

Beautiful!

Feedyurhed
Nov. 30, 2011, 6:22 a.m.

Beautiful car!

Sultan
March 14, 2012, 9:33 p.m.

Oh my that is so nice!!

ddstaple10
March 5, 2015, 2:33 p.m.

Did those wheels fit under stock fenders or did you have to modify them? Beautiful car

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