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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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