1972 Porsche 914 2.0 Targa

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AUCTION DETAILS
Auction closed for price: £12,200.00
Seller
Auction ID
#60090
Reserve
Reserve Met - ON SALE
Location
Bids
15
Highest Bidder

  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    914 2.0 Targa
    Trans.
    Manual
    Reg. Date
    01.06.1972
    CC
    2000
    Mileage
    40,500
    History
    Good
    Colour
    Ivory White
    Interior Colour
    Black
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    4732909354
    Engine #
    GC006312
    MOT
    Passed
    MOT Exempt
    Yes
    HPi Clear
    Yes - Clear
    Former Keepers
    2
    Tyre Tread
    Good
    Tyre Brand
    Bridgestone
    LHD or RHD
    LHD
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    6 Years
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AUCTION SOLD

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THE CAR & TONY

Bought from a close friend 6 years ago after getting behind the wheel on a track day, Tony’s ego took over and could not say no to the opportunity. He has taken the car on some long trips around the country and to a few more track days since, such as Goodwood – where he tells us the car got loads of attention!

As Tony and his wife are due to move house this year, they are looking into getting a more stately classic that will suit their lifestyle a bit more. Tony will be sad to see the car go he has enjoyed for some years, his wife, perhaps not so much!

 

EXTERIOR

Maintaining the original Ivory White exterior and overall looks to be in excellent condition. We have provided an extensive media file that has documented every angle of the car – from the bodywork to the underside, you won’t miss a thing. We in the office are particularly liking the bold chrome work situated at the front and rear. The car has a detachable roof that can fit in the back storage area for those sunny days, don’t forget, there is a front boot too.

Wheels & Tyres
Some of the finest wheels we have seen on a 914 that look to be in excellent condition. The tyres are a full set of Bridgestone Turanza’s with profiles of 195/60/15.

Bodywork
The overall exterior of the bodywork looks to be in excellent condition as can be seen in the exterior video and photos. The chrome work also looks shiny and in excellent condition.

Paint
The paintwork is in excellent condition and is presented beautifully as Ivory White.

Glass and Trim
The glass is in good condition whilst all trim should be reviewed by the new owner.

 

INTERIOR

The black interior was made as lightweight as possible with very few features added. The car does have the ‘comfort pack’ options such as the arm rest you see in the middle. You want a classic that keeps you focussed on the road opposed to loads of gadgets and this simple interior does exactly that. Due to the car’s age and mileage there are some areas that the new owner should review.

Seats and Carpets
The carpets appear in excellent condition with the underneath showing no signs of corrosion. The seats however, could be remedied by the new owner to enhance the overall condition of the interior – although nothing alarming, please review the ‘Interior Review’ video.

Dashboard
The dashboard looks to be original and could also be remedied slightly by the new owner.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both appear in good condition.

 

MECHANICS

Tony took Glyn out for a drive around his local area of Epsom. For a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, the sound was healthy and had a bit of throatiness when using the throttle. Tony has enjoyed the mid-engine car on gentle track days and cannot get enough of the steering.

Engine and Gearbox
The engine and car itself has been idle during the winter so Tony took a bit of time to start the car from cold. However, you can hear the engine functions well once ignited properly – please watch the start of the ‘On the Road’ video. Along with the flat-four engine the car has a 5-speed manual transmission that performed well on our drive out.

Suspension and Brakes
The suspension produced no unwanted noise and looked to be in good condition when you review them through the media file. The brakes performed well on our drive out. The disc brakes were the original specification on the car and look great with the wheels.

The Drive
The drive is generally quite firm as the suspension has been set up that way. As you can see in the video Glyn felt comfortable as a passenger and enjoyed the sound of the engine. The steering is ‘old-school‘as Glyn put it, if you want a car that keeps you low down to the road and that old-style steering, this could be a potential fix for your needs.

Electrics and Other
In the video, Glyn and Tony mention that one of the gauges can be a bit temperamental and should be looked at by the new owner. The car comes with after-market speakers installed in the doors with one of them having detached wiring.

 

HISTORY

This car was a collaboration of Volkswagen and Porsche in 1972 and was exported to be sold in a Californian Porsche Centre, with one former keeper in the USA and the other being Tony’s friend.

Along with the paperwork you can find the original service booklet handed to the first owner along with MOT’s that Tony has done with the car. There are also invoices from work undertaken in America.

MOT and Service History

23.05.2018 – 40,651 (MOT)
30.05.2017 – 40,261 (MOT)
30.03.2016 – 40,130 (MOT)
09.09.2014 – 38,456 (MOT)

***The service book does not match the chassis no. of the car, however it came with the 914 from America and we have decided to include it as a matter of transparency***

15.09.1972 – 873 (Service)
30.08.1972 – 14 (Service)

Current indicated mileage is 40,500 miles on 29/08/2019.

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – a new HPi check will be actioned and supplied by us.

 

OUR SUMMARY

This car did not have a fair upbringing with the Porsche purists as it was released in the mid-’60s. Seen as the ugly duckling of the Porsche world, many people were turned off by its quirky styling and design. However, this is one of those cars that grows on you and since talking about the car, we in the office have grown more fond of this example.

It is not until you experience this car behind the wheel, you start to fully appreciate that Porsche will always give you an exhilarating pleasure that seems to get lost with a lot of other entry-level models produced by other manufacturers.

 

CONSIGNER

GLYN WILLIAM PARRY
This listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Tony, the owner and seller, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Tony will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
PCS2020£12,200.0017-Feb-2020 21:45:23Yes
robinho911£11,999.0016-Feb-2020 22:06:43 
Volksrod£11,089.0016-Feb-2020 20:30:22 
robinho911£10,888.0016-Feb-2020 19:51:45 
Volksrod£10,275.0015-Feb-2020 22:53:55 
chrisesy£10,051.0015-Feb-2020 22:48:17 
Volksrod£9,850.0015-Feb-2020 22:36:54 
chrisesy£9,600.0015-Feb-2020 21:08:18 
Volksrod£9,150.0015-Feb-2020 17:58:17 
chrisesy£8,900.0014-Feb-2020 09:23:17 
EIWAN£8,500.0013-Feb-2020 14:56:35 
EIWAN£7,500.0012-Feb-2020 19:04:24 
EIWAN£7,000.0012-Feb-2020 18:35:49 
smudge22£6,500.0012-Feb-2020 17:46:18 
dmnak72£5,500.0011-Feb-2020 19:05:19 

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robinho911
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robinho911

Hello what is the reserve ?

Adam
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Adam

Hi Robin – the reserve was met last night – the car is now on sale 🙂

Woodfine
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Woodfine

Hi Tony, Sorry to bother you but do you have any of the US records in relation to the engine conversion/restoration etc? I am looking for a 914 to return to original condition and trying to check the known background of your car before making a decision regarding purchase. I realise that in a nearly 50 year old car it’s unlikely you have much knowledge of history, but a main reason that I ask is that the Porsche service records on the photographs are for a different car. Also the current engine in the car appears to be a very… Read more »

Adam
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Adam

Hi Tony – no problem at all. I’ll reply on Tony’s behalf as he’s a bit busy at the moment. This car isn’t fully matching numbers. Also, it’s likely someone just bought a service book off the net at some point in the past. You’ll probably right about the engine swap – but that must have been many years ago. FYI the reserve price on this car is super low and not sold as a matching numbers. We’ve updated the listing to say the service book is from a different car – thanks for the spot 🙂 Cheers Adam Service… Read more »

Steve Baxter
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Steve Baxter

How can I bid on this auction ?

Adam
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Adam

Hey Steve – no worries, it’s a quick and simple process that’s explained here: https://www.tradeclassics.com/buy-a-classic-car/

Basically you just need to register on the site, validate your credit card (we don’t take any money – only authorise). When you pass those checks then you can bid. If you win then 5% + VAT is taken from your stored card and you have 7 days to pay the balance to the seller.

If you need any help then just give us a call in the office.

Steve Baxter
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Steve Baxter

I keep trying to register but it keeps saying my email address is already registered

Adam
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Adam

Hi Steve – that’s because you already are. Did you do it in the past? If you click on the login link then you’ll see a ‘Forgotten Password’ link – you can reset your password. If you get any issues then just call the office number shown at the bottom of this listing.

Kev
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Kev

Very helpful, thanks Tony

Kev
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Kev

Hi Tony is it possible to take a photo of the engine number? It is directly behind the oil filler stamped into the block?

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Hi Kev Apologies for the delay as I couldnt get into the garage until today. I am not great with IT and have now sent some pics to Trade Classics so they should be available later today. Thanks Tony

Tom Brett
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Tom Brett

Hi Kev,

I have uploaded the photos of the engine number that can be found at the bottom of the gallery. GC006312. Many Thanks, Tom

dmnak72
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dmnak72

Afternoon Tony, How extensive is the rust in the boot…. is it surface or deeper into the metal ?

Also the rust affecting the doors, have you looked in behind the door cards at any point ?

Many thanks,

Ken.

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Hi Ken

There is no rust I can really identify in the boot. Some very monor surface but minimal. No I havent looked behind the door cards since I have owned it.

Tony

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Kev

I will pull the car out on Saturday and take out the battery and grab some photos and get them over to you at the weekend.

Tony

Kev
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Kev

Hi Tony any luck with the pics?

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Hi Kev

I was away at the weekend on business bt the photoos should be up this morning

Tom Brett
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Tom Brett

Hi Kev,

I have uploaded the photos now as can be seen at the bottom of the gallery,

Many Thanks,

Tom

Kev
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Kev

Hi Tom I will have a look now.

Kev
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Kev

Hi Tony can you tell me if the hell hole has been repaired?
What condition are the sills in behind the covers?

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Hi Kev

Apologies I am not familiar with the term ‘Hell Hole” so if you could expand I will do my best to answer.

Regarding the sills the car has been regularly maintained and inspected and apart from 2019 MOT’d on a ‘ do whateever is needed basis’ and nothing has been flagged. Glynn the Consigner has taken more photos than I though imaginable so hopefully covered the area you are highlighting. If not let me know specifically the area of interest and and I am am happy to take additional pics and send over

Kev
Guest
Kev

Hi Tony the hell joke is directly under the battery tray, this is prone to rusting inside out.

Paul Townsend
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Paul Townsend

Hi Any oil leaks ? WHen was the car painted ? Any MOT advisories ? Any leaks from the targa

Tony Haines
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Tony Haines

Hi Paul Only a dribble and no need to top up. Happy to send a photo of the rubber mat under the car where it has been regularly parked for the last theree years. Last MOT was 2018 which should be on the diocs and I believe was just an adjustment of the handbrake cable but happy to double check. Last year drove all the way back from Goodwood 3 hours in pouring rain and no interior leaks from the Targa. But car is garaged and I dont normally take it out in the rain and no reason to think… Read more »