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1970 Porsche 914/6

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  • Mileage87,235 km
  • Transmission5-Speed Manual
  • Engine2.0L
  • LocationLondon


1970 Porsche 914/6

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Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

With the majority of 914/6's ending up in the States, the opportunity to obtain a Euro-specification model does not come up often.

A collaboration between Porsche and Volkswagen, the 914 was conceived as an entry-level car for Porsche and a replacement for the VW Karmann-Ghia. Porsche did much of the development work, two distinctive versions were produced, a 4-cylinder model and the Porsche-only 6-cylinder version which used the same engine as the 911 T. Other than its powerplant, there was nothing to compare it to the 911.

The 914/6 used a mid-mounted engine, which gave the car superior handling to the 911 and the appeal of its all-independent suspension, a storable Targa roof and those funky pop-up headlamps helped place Porsche straight into the 1970s. The model soon became Porsche's top-selling car, but only 3,351 914/6’s were produced making it not only rarer than the standard 914 but ultimately more desirable.

This Euro-spec 914/6 is finished with a sparkling Metallic Palma Green paintwork and a beige leatherette interior. Documented as being completed in February 1970, it is one of the earlier 914/6's as distinguished by its chrome bumpers, adjustable driver's seat and removable passenger footrest. The car stayed in the family since it was purchased in 1971 and laid up in storage in the early 90s.

After spending much of its life in France, Robin's cousin decided to give the car to Robin, on the provision he looked after it. After that, it underwent a recorded engine rebuild over eighteen months at a significant financial expense, courtesy of Porsche Centre Brooklands, and has covered just ~1,500 miles since then. It has subsequently appeared in the Porsche Club magazine, comes with three Porsche main dealer service stamps, its V5 and comes with at least two keys.

This listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Robin the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I'll miss the sound of the flat-six roaring behind me!

Understandably the Porsche has a huge emotional attachment for Robin, who has plenty of tales and adventures of the car being driven along the then unrestricted Avenue Foch in Paris during the early 70s, with youthful abandon. The opportunity to obtain the car in 2017, resulted in it being imported into the UK. Upon its engine rebuild, Robin tells us that it now runs as well as it did when it was new.

Keen to enjoy the car, its most recent show was at the 2023 Fete Champetre and Concours d'Elegance at the Hurlingham Club, where it gathered a huge amount of attention. A lack of use and curiosity to experience other classics are Robin's motivations to sell the car. Robin will be happy to answer any question in the comments section below

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Superbly presented, this genuine Euro-spec model is believed to be one just five in the UK

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with its original spec Fuch alloys, which are all in very presentable condition with light signs of age.

Shod with a full set of Michelin MXV tyres, they are likely to be over 20 years old and show signs of age.


Structurally the car is in very solid condition, with its suspension mounts, inner wheel wells, floorpan and both front and rear trunk floors looking intact. The panel gaps and panel flow are good, with no significant signs of exterior corrosion noted, although the bottom edge of the offside side panel shows signs of age. All doors open and close freely, without obstruction.

Other than two minor drill holes on the rear luggage lid lip, we couldn’t spot any other blemishes on the panel work. The car is free of dents and shows all of the hallmarks of a car that has been carefully stored in a secure facility.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The distinctive Metallic Palma Green paint finish is in very good shape, with an even colour match and no significant signs of age.

The car is generally free of chips and distracting marks. It retains a healthy lustre with light mottling on the rear panel.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The lenses and glass are in decent condition, with the expected light wear which is commensurate with the age of the car.

The chrome trim is all correct for the model year, some elements have mild tarnishing and the rear nearside rear C pillar trim has a minor dent.

The bumpers are intact and well-mounted, with minor marks on the rubber trim.


A tastefully finished refurbishment, the quality of the overhaul is very impressive.

Seats and Carpets

The interior has been subjected to a high level of renovation in the past, with the dashboard, door cards and trim all in good order.

The sculptured beige leatherette seats have the lightest of age-related scuffs, but it wouldn’t take much to get back up to perfection.

The carpets are all intact, bone dry and well-fitted.


The dashboard is intact and free of cracks or significant wear, the switchgear is good, and all are said to be functional.

The car has been upgraded with LED backlights which display a minor visual anomaly in use but all function as they should.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is in decent shape, with no outstanding wear, the gear knob is likely to be original and is in good shape also.


Power comes from the 911, its unmistakable beat adds to the thrill of the experience

Engine and Gearbox

The cold start didn’t pose any issues, with the car starting up with no hesitation. Once the engine settled, it idled smoothly with no unwanted exhaust smoke. There were a few minor pops from the engine, but a good run could resolve this issue.

The engine underwent a complete rebuild by Porsche around ~1,500 miles ago, and the owner has been very satisfied with the reliability and performance of the car ever since then.

The car is leak-free and the engine visually appears to be in very good shape. The 5-speed gearbox and clutch were demonstrated to work well, with no reported issues.

Suspension and Brakes

The car rides well at town speeds, with no knocking or unwanted thuds coming from the suspension.

The 4-disc braking system has been overhauled, and as a result, it brakes confidently with no noticeable drawbacks. The handbrake has been overhauled and works well.

The Drive

The two-litre six-cylinder boxer air-cooled engine mounted just behind the driver elevates the 914/6 way above its 4-cylinder sister, aided by the considerable twin-barrel 40mm Weber carburettors, effectively making it the quickest of all of the 914 series models.

With the 911 T engine in place, it offers a spirited drive and soundtrack, with a talent for balanced handling. It felt nimble as we sat in the snug cabin, with no vibrations noted on the steering wheel as we accelerated and braked.

Surprisingly spacious and comfortable and with its Teutonic ergonomics well in place, the visibility and driving position make the 914/6 a far more resolved proposition than many other similarly powered cars of the era. Robin has told us that the car has no issues with engine temperature or oil pressure.

Electrics and Other

The car retains its Euro-spec amber rear-lens reversing units and has been fitted with a Bluetooth/USB/DAB Pioneer headunit and Alpine speaker upgrade. Robin tells us all the electrics work well in the car, however there is an occasional issue with the fuel gauge falling asleep, he says this issue is usually solved when turning the car off and back on.

The Targa roof fits perfectly on the car and is easily removable to store snuggly in the rear luggage space.

History and Paperwork

It comes with evidence of considerable spending, including a ~£22,000 Porsche engine rebuild in 2019.

Documented by Porsche as being completed in February 1970, it was subsequently delivered to a French Customer in Paris. Robin's cousin obtained the car a year later and he retained it for the next 46 years. It comes with its sale invoice from 1971, along with some invoices from the mid-’90s which cover almost 21,000 Francs worth of work, including engine and gearbox renovation, brake and maintenance bills.

Upon importing the car into the UK, it was clear that the engine needed a bit more than a service and he took the car over to Brooklands Porsche, who overhauled the brakes and rather more importantly rebuilt the engine. Further invoices from Brooklands also cover servicing and previous engine work, all of which tally up to almost £30,000. In addition, the car has seen a new silencer and attention to its windscreen bonding. Tax and MOT exempt, the car was given an MOT when it was first imported into the UK in 2017 which was around 3,000 km ago. Robin has photographically documented the engine rebuild, which features in a self-published book outlining its life.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment of the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bids, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
23-07-2021 Fuel System Drain/Hand Brake Cable 86,165 km
31-03-2021 Service 86,123 km
14-10-2019 Service 85,092 km
06-08-2019 Sound System
18-06-2019 Fuse 84,857 km
29-03-2019 Service (Engine Rebuild) 84,620 km
04-09-2018 MOT 84,146 km
17-04-2018 Exhaust Silencer
23-02-1996 Service 83,441 km
Key Details
  • Model914/6 Roadster
  • Transmission5-Speed Manual
  • Reg. Date11-09-2017
  • CC1,991
  • Mileage87,235 km
  • HistorySome
  • ColourPalma Green Metallic
  • Interior ColourBiege/Black
  • Interior TrimLeatherette
  • Chassis #9140431808
  • Engine #6400700/901/36
  • Last Service31-03-2021
  • Engine Rebuild29-03-2019
  • MOT04-09-2018
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • Former Keepers0
  • Tyre BrandMichelin
  • # of Keys2/3
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned6 Years
  • Key FeatureFamily History & Engine Rebuild
  • Auction ID1734

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Is that the original colour


Bizarrely you seem to live around the corner from me! I’m in Ernshaw Place off Carlton Drive. Would it be possible to see the car in Putney ? Thanks, Peter Hartnett


Dear Seller. A few questions please. Do you have a C O A from Porsche to verify if the engine and chassis/body match – and if so does the car match? Given its time in same family do you have the original owners manual, cardex, red and black keys, tool rool, etc? Thank you


Hi, forgive me if I’ve missed it as I haven’t yet fully reviewed all the images – do you have any paint thickness readings for the car please as this is about the only thing not covered in the very detailed listing.

Many thanks,



Does the car have synchromesh on every gear ?



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Putney, London

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