1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Targa

Price: $39,500

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Type: Used
Year: 1974
Make: Porsche
Model: 914 1.8L Targa
Body: 2 Door Targa
Engine Size: 1.8L 4 cyl
Trans: 4 spd Manual
Mileage: 16950
VIN: 4742920678
Stock: 20678
Ext Color: Red
Int Color: Black

West Coast Classics are proud to present this 1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Targa Coupe in beautiful condition throughout with the desirable mid mounted 1.8 liter flat four fuel injected engine matched to the five speed manual transmission and four wheel disc brakes and with European style lenses and pre 1973 front and rear bumpers.

The reupholstered black interior is in excellent condition as is the removable Targa top with all new seals. The factory original 'Bahia Red' (color code L30E) paint is bright and clear and the body is straight and rust free. This vehicle also benefits from both the original tool kit and owners manuals. 

  • Mid-mounted 1.8L flat 4-cylinder engine
  • 5-speed manual gearbox with custom 'RennShift Performance' side shifter
  • Custom Momo steering wheel
  • Removable targa top
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 15-inch wheels
  • 2,139 lbs curb weight
  • Bahia Red paint with original Black interior
  • Tool kit and original steering wheel and shifter and owner's manual to be included in the sale.
The Porsche 914 is a mid engine designed sports car manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Porsche and Volkswagen from 1969 until 1976 and only available as a Targa two-seat roadster powered by either a 4 or 6 cylinder engine, although the 914/6 was discontinued in 1972 due to rising costs and slow sales. The 914 was Motor Trend's 'Import Car of the Year' for 1970 and became Porsche's top seller during its model run outselling the Porsche 911 by a wide margin.

Production of the 914 ended in 1976 with the 2.0 L flat-4 engine being continued to be used in the 912E introduced that year as an entry-level model before the 4 cylinder 924 variant was introduced the following model year.

This particular model is a superb and extremely striking example in this original 'Bahia Red' over Black color combination and has obviously always been garaged and has no signs of any accidents or damage.

Reportedly purchased in in 2016 from its original owner as an excellent unmolested survivor with some 13,500 original miles and all original apart from 4 tires and a battery!

Under new ownership the front and rear bumpers with skirts were removed and replaced with pre 1973 units. Also replaced by its new owners were the front and rear Koni Sport struts, Euro tail lights & turn signal lens were installed, Euro front marker lights & wiring kit, replaced header pipes, muffler and heater flaps, installed J pipe & bypass hose, blower for heater, heater hoses, new Bursch muffler exhaust, the original factory A/C compressor, hoses, drier & electrical was removed, the clutch was replaced with new clutch kit, flywheel and assembly and seals. The brakes were rebuilt with all new left and right rear calipers, rear brake pad kit, the alternator was rebuilt, voltage regulator installed, new fuel sending unit, new brake master cylinder, all 4 wheels repainted. Over $16K in recent receipts.

The original factory 'Bahia Red' color paint is in very good condition as is the all original 'Black' interior with a rare perfect dash and beautiful original factory carpets and mats. The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced 914 Porsche should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong with no oil leaks, the transmission is very smooth and precise in shifting and the temperature always remains cool. The car will also be sold with all of it's original dealer books and manuals steering wheel and gear shifter.

You will look long and hard to find a finer and extremely example of this exceptionally clean and increasingly collectible and desirable last year 1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Targa with desirable pre 1973 look and upgrades and a 5 speed manual transmission available anywhere else!

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