1970 Porsche 914/6 GTSOLD

AutoSport 2007 Auction, The NEC - Birmingham UK, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: ú28,000-35,000

Sold: ú30,000

The Porsche 914 was introduced in September of 1969 as a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen to produce a sporty car. The car they came up with was a mid-engined vehicle with seating for two and featured a targa top. A 4-cylinder boxer engine provided the power. Volkswagen needed a vehicle to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia while Porsche was looking for another option to add to their line up. Topping the range was the 914/6. It was short lived with only 3360 examples produced between 1970 and 1972. All featured the 2.0 litre flat-six engine. The 914/6 sits very low and with the suspension being stiff it makes it a great competition car. Throughout the 1970's 914/6's were campaigned heavily in various events ranging from Le Mans to club sprints.

The highlight of the 914/6's competition history was at Le Mans. The Sonauto 914/6 was entered in the grueling 24-hours of Le Mans and finished 6th overall and won its class, a remarkable accomplishment.

On offer today is a superb example of these great handling sports cars. Manufactured in 1970 and delivered new to the US the car was converted to GT in period and raced in Canada. The car has subsequently undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration eight years ago by marque specialists Roger Bray and as you would expect the car is described as being in concours condition. Paint work is finished in blue and the black interior is fitted with a full roll cage. Power is provided in ample doses by a Carrera RS 2.7 motor fitted with carbs.

The car is supplied with a V5 and original service documents. This particular car is perhaps one of the best examples in Europe, is on the button and ready for historic racing.

Reference Number 5638

as of 1/2/2007

Car 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT
VIN 9140430646