1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Restored Solid 2+ Condition Show Driver Rare Olympic Blue

1974 Porsche 914 Rare Olympic Blue

Condition: Used
Make: Porsche
Model: 914
SubModel: Rare Olympic Blue
Type: Convertible
Trim: Rare Olympic Blue
Year: 1974
Mileage: 77596
VIN: 4742917908
Color: Olympic Blue
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cinnamon Leatherette
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States

Description for Porsche 914 1974

1974 Porsche 914 1.8L

VIN #4742917908

Built 05-74

Solid #2+ Condition

Completely Restored

Olympic Blue / J8

Cinnamon Leatherette / 31

77,596 Miles

1.8L 4-Cylinder

Original Matching Numbered Engine/Trans

Dual Weber Carbs

(original Fuel Injection System in boxes with car)


Near New Continental Contact Tires

New EMPI Aftermarket Wheels

New Brakes

New Stainless Steel Brake Lines

New Bilstein Shocks

New Front End Ball Joints

New CV Joints & Axles
New Exhaust System


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This is a very original example 1974 914 that has lived a leisurely life mostly in the Northwest. It is a mix of extremely original body, undercarriage and drive train and survivor original interior. The car is almost a #1 car, but the interior would need to be redone to bring it to that sort of level. Personally the interior is wonderful like it is and I would never change it out myself, even if I was going to show the car. But, that is why I am calling it a #2+ and not a #1 condition vehicle. This is just the kind of exceptional driver that most people are looking for.

I am helping a friend sell this car, he is extremely busy but is available if serious buyers want to discuss the car with him. This car is coming out of collection to make room for a 911 that he just purchased.

I have been a long time PCA member and NCRS (Corvette) guy. My time working on and restoring automobiles for the last 40 years have served me well in the critique of other automobiles. I judge several venues of automobile classes as well as concour events here in Southern CA. I would rate this car as a solid #2+ condition Show/Driver. It is one of the most fun cars I had ever driven, tight and solid with wonderful driving characteristics.


The body on this 914 is in excellent shape and is extremely straight at every angle. Take a look at the body gaps in the pictures and also in the video walk-around… they are crisp and they match all the way around the car. The doors, hood and trunk all shut perfectly. I can see no evidence of body filler in this car anywhere.

The paint was applied when the car was restored roughly 14 years ago. There are pictures of the car being stripped, primered and apart in the pictures attached below this text. The paint color matches very near perfection all the way around the car. There are literally no dings or scraps or blemishes in the paint anywhere. The paint is flat and mirror-like and has a wonderful period correct finish to it. There is no overspray anywhere on the body. All seals and weather-striping was replaced during the restoration. This was a very high-end respray of a very solid bodied original car.

I simply cannot convey how cool this paint looks. Unfortunately the day I took pictures the light was really changing on me, from sunny to overcast and started getting dark. The color changes drastically depending on the light. I would say the the 4th picture down (picture directly of the side of the car with front end to the left) below this text is the most accurate picture to the true color of the car. The 13th picture (taken from above looking down at the car) is the best representation in direct, full-on sunlight.


The interior is in amazing original condition and shows some minor age obviously, although there is one small tear on the passenger side upper door upholstery and a small seat separation at the stitching on the left side driver seat bolster and a small blemish on that bolster (next to the dime in the photo). It is not a tear-through but a blemish.

The dash and door panels, seats and carpet are all in great shape and are as nice as I have seen on a survivor car like this. The Targa Top is in excellent condition. The trunk area is exceptionally clean and original looking. On the survivor scale I would call the overall interior a 9+. It is extremely presentable and in my estimation should be left original. Note: The interior pictures like the exterior pictures seem to change colors depending on the lighting. Indoors it looks tan and outside it looks much lighter. To me it is somewhere in between.


Mechanically the car runs perfectly. It starts on the first turn of the key and idles and drives out beautifully. The engine and transmission were rebuilt around the same time the car was repainted and has less than 3000 miles on the rebuild. The car does not appear to use oil or smoke at all. It has plenty of power. The 5-speed transmission shifts extremely well with a newer updated aftermarket shifter.

The front-end ball joints were redone along with CV joints, axles and new Bilstein shocks. The car drives straight down the road with your hands off the steering wheel at 80 mph.

The brake rotors and pads were gone through and has new stainless steel brake-lines. There is also a new exhaust system fitted to the vehicle that adds a nice subtle exhaust note.


The undercarriage on this vehicle is extremely clean, the floor pans are all completely original with the factory undercoat still intact showcasing the life of a well cared for Porsche. I cannot see any evidence of rust anywhere on the undercarriage or rust repair.

This is probably as nice an original unmolested 914 as i have ever personally been around or seen. It appears to have lived a life as a collector car. This is a wonderful low mileage survivor-type driver that is getting increasingly difficult to find. I would jump in this car and drive it across country without a second thought.

The car comes with the original fuel injection wrapped in a box, along with various spare parts. Also a book with the COA, some original showroom literature and photos of the restoration.

If you are looking for a solid, unmolested original style 914 to drive, show and enjoy, this may just be the car you have been looking for. This is a car you would be proud to show up with at any Porsche meet. I would encourage local Southern CA parties to come take a look at this wonderful specimen. Please call to make an appointment.

If you have any other questions please call Frank at 949-310-6262.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

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