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Found here on The Samba is an early ’73 914 Project.
Originally painted Olympic Blue (L51P) this 914 has been resprayed red at some point in time. The original 1.7l remains although the fuel injection has been swapped for a single Weber. The motor spins freely however we haven’t tried to start it. The preferable side shift transmission is present and engages in all 5 gears + reverse. The interior is fair but will need some work. The rockers and floors are sound less one rust hole at the back passenger side. The hell hole has rust that has been painted over by a previous owner and the battery mount moved to the rear trunk. Assume that this area will need more work. All in all this is a good project or a great complete parts car for your other 914. We have several other parts available if interested. $1950 or best offer. Feel free to email with questions or to come see it. The 914 is in Athens, GA. Sold as is with a bill of sale only. Buy these up before they head north along with the other early Porsches.
Athens Cars & Coffee will be at the VintageWerkes shop this coming Saturday, March 7th from 9-11:00am. Our new digs are at 145 Ruth Drive in Athens. Free coffee will be provided by Jittery Joe’s so swing by for a warm cup and some good shop talk. Spread the word
Here’s a pretty original looking ’72 2002 in Nashville. The current owner claims that the car was originally from California and has spent the last 13 years in Tennessee. The paint looks a little tired but short of some rust in the spare tire well the rest is said to be sound. The asking but negotiable price of $6250 is probably a realistic value but don’t look for these to get any cheaper. Original roundie 02’s will be the next ones to jump up in value as the Turbos and fuel injected Tii’s have done in recent years. Find this one in Craigslist above with a ’71 parts car included.
Here’s one that you don’t see everyday. Found on Craigslist in Gadsden, Alabama is a 1968 Opel Kadett that looks to be in nice shape. The Kadett provided the drivetrain and underpinnings for the GT which was much more common on our shores as they were sold through Buick dealerships. These are fun, reliable cars with solid build quality. Find it above for $2800.
On eBay in Athens, GA this Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC ticks all the right boxes. Seventy-three marked the last year of import for the smaller and much better looking Euro bumpers. Add that to a massive for it’s day 4.5 liter V8 and what we think is the best looking of the W107 body styles and you’ve got a real grand tourer. With the windows down the B-pillarless design looks great and is similar to its main competition of the era, the e9, BMW CS and CSi. This car spent its life in the South where corrosion is minimal and it shows as there’s no rust to speak of. We’ve seen this car in person and the Feuerrot-red paint is old with some cracking but it still shines. This would make a fantastic vintage rally car. Add some period Bosch driving lights, a blacked-out hood and a 500 rear fin and you’ll look as though you just came out of the East-African rally. Find it above on eBay with a no-reserve starting price of $2,500.
Well, its for sale folks!! The VintageWerkes first saw this radical rally 914 in Monterey, California at Laguna Seca in 2010. The owner took a run-of-the-mill 1970 1.7l 914-4 and transformed it into a fire breathing 914-6 stripped down and then built back as a rally car that could probably tackle the Dakar. A 2.8 liter twin plug 911 motor is mated to a 915 gear box and all the rally garb you could imagine has been added. Now get this….with everything blazing you’ll have 14 lights shinning on the front of this thing (we hope the alternator has been upgraded) so the road should be pretty clear ahead. Couple that with a full roll cage, period rally gauges and a Red Stripe beer paint scheme and this would be a blast at any vintage rally event. Find it above on The Samba for a steep $55k. Do it yourself though and we’re sure you’d have more in it than that.
The Vanagon Syncro is a rare breed. Volkswagen’s viscous coupling AWD system was mated to the T25 Vanagon in 1985 and the result was (if you can believe it) a slower, heavier Vanagon! The off road capabilities though were impressive and they’ve since become sought after with prices soaring to stratospheric (for a VW) levels. The cream of the crop in 1986 was to buy a Vanagon Syncro decked out in Westfalia Camper trim. This Westy Syncro is for sale on The Samba in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. The seller claims that is has a mere 98k miles on the original engine. It has had a recent respray in the stock gold/brown color and many new interior parts added. The asking price of $25k is fair for this Camper with several trading north of $40k out West. Snatch this one up and head out for an adventure!
This ’64 356 became part of the family in 2007 and is the pride of the shop. It sees regular use in vintage rallies and has garnered a few victories of its own. The stock 1600cc engine has been upped to 1750 and a hot cam has been added. Twin Weber downdrafts have replaced the original Solexes and a Carrera style stainless exhaust was installed let it breath easier. Inside the side glass has been replaced with plexi to save weight and a set of Longines rally stopwatches were added to keep us on schedule. Up front period Marchals light the way and stone guards keep the rocks at bay when navigating on the occasional dirt road.
This is our ’72 Porsche 914. It has been in the family since 2007 and has received several upgrades along the way. The stock 1.7 liter engine has been bored to 2.0 liters and received a mild cam. We replaced the original fuel injection with dual Weber carburetors and a Borla free flow exhaust was added. The original 901 tail shift transmission was swapped for a newer side shift unit and suspension and tire upgrades were made. We’ve left the paint and body work original as it shows a nice bit of patina from its time in Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma with previous owners. The result is a lightweight, fast and fantastic handling car that has been used in several road rallies and even landed on the top step of the podium in 2012.