1971 Porsche 914-4
A 914-4 original owner car, brought back from the dead. This car sat in the owners car port outside in Northern VA for almost 20 years while life happened. A true labor of love to restore this 914, beyond financial sense at the time of the restoration. Extensive metal reconstruction was required on this vehicle which had significant rot, which is not uncommon on 914 cars. Completed in late 2011. This car received a handful of parts from Porsche that were the last in existence. This car also has its original dealer supplied license plate frame from the original purchase.
-Chassis: 1971 914, replaced much of the structural sheetmetal due to rust. Car was refinished in its original color Canary Yellow. Square weave wool carpet set commissioned in original color, original seats, door panels, dash cleaned and re-installed, restored leather wrapped steering wheel, reconditioned gauges.
-Drivetrain: The original 1.7L engine overhauled, balanced and blueprinted internals. The original Bosch fuel injection was retained with restored or replaced components. SSI stainless heat exchangers. The original gearbox was rebuilt with new bearings, synchros, and other wear items as needed.
-Suspension: Overhauled with bushings and bearing replacement throughout. Car slightly lowered, Weltmeister rear lowering springs. Front torsion bars re-indexed. 930 front tie-rods. Koni adjustable dampers at all 4 corners.
-Brakes: Stock 914 brakes, with new rotors and restored calipers (new stainless pistons, re-sleeved bores). New lines and hoses throughout, ATE Type 200 race fluid.
-Wheels: EMPI 8-spoke alloys. 5.5″x15″