This 1975 Porsche 914 with a Laguna Blue exterior ( paint code L50C ) and a black vinyl interior is a one owner Bay Area California car.
It was purchased on 8/9/1975 by a bio chemist at Sunnyvale Porsche/Audi in Sunnyvale California. He had traded in a 1966 six cylinder Ford Mustang for $300.00 to purchase the 914 1.8 which came optioned with, tinted glass, an AM/FM radio and a center arm rest.
Extensive records for the 914 include the original purchase order from the dealership and hundreds of service records starting on 9/24/75 up to 5/17/17 when the owner passed away. Shortly after the owner passed away the 914 went into storage and Hi Tec Automotive is now offering the 914/6 for sale with a clean California title.
To say that the owner was meticulous in maintaining the 914 is an understatement. Anything that was needed in repairs or maintenance was immediately performed and the records were kept and filed away. Along the way of ownership he became a Porsche Club of America (PCA) member and was not afraid of showing and driving his 914 to PCA events including the annual Porsche Parade that is held in various locations across the United States. Current mileage is 310206 but after inspecting and driving the 914/6 one would swear that it has only 45k or less on the odometer.
The car first came to Hi Tec Automotive on 5/17/02 for a major service and we have been servicing it for the past 17 years. On 12/23/04 the 1.8 engine was diagnosed with a broken cam gear. The owner decided he wanted a little more power so a 2.0 stroker build was commissioned. At the same time the front brakes were upgraded to Porsche Boxster brakes and a Elephant Racing front swaybar kit was installed.. On 4/19/07 the ignition system was upgraded.
On 4/30/08 the owner decided that he was ready for a six cylinder conversion. A 3.2 liter H6 was sourced from a 1988 Carrera. With excellent compression and leak down, it was determined that what was needed was an engine reseal and intake refresh. All components were inspected and what did not pass inspection was replaced. The clutch and all components were replaced and the 901 transmission was also inspected and determined that it was in very good condition. A Quaffe limited slip was installed along with a forged aluminum intermediate plate. A B&B Billy Boat exhaust system was also installed.
Prior to the 3.2 engine being installed the engine compartment was stripped, treated and painted by Whitmans Autobody in San Rafael Ca. The front suspension was also upgraded with replacement of the torsion bars and Elephant Racing poly bronze bushings and friction mounts installed. The rear spring plate bushings were also replaced with Elephant Racing polly bronze bushings. Afterwards the car was lowered, corner balanced and aligned.
On 7/24/12 the rear brakes were upgraded to Porsche Boxster brakes and on 12/18/12 the rear suspension was upgraded with Elephant Racing coil over springs with Bilstein shocks, bump stops, spring seat bearings, spring divider and helper spring.
On 4/22/13 a Rennshift shift kit with linkage was installed and on 10/16/14 a Elephant Racing anti-rub steering kit was installed.
Early on in the life of the 914 it had received some body and paint work as seen in the documents. The owner was very exacting on how the 914 should be in the best condition so if there was a scratch or anything else that needed attention it was taken care of immediately. Most of the exterior has since received repainting or blending. The majority of the interior paint, in the front and rear trunks, is showing factory paint except where there was some light rust repairs. The 914 shows no signs of any body or structural damage and all panels fit properly. There is no rust or corrosion in the car.
After coming out of storage the 914 was disassembled for cleaning. This included removing the engine, transmission and suspension. After that it received a set of new Dunlop Direzza DZ102 tires sized 205/55R16 front and back along with a 4 wheel alignment. An oil service was also just performed.
Recently the 914/6 received the infamous Gulf livery to compliment the Laguna Blue paint. The number 32 was selected to represent the 3.2 engine conversion. This adds some fun and uniqueness to the 914/6 but if the new owner decides that they want to bring it back to a more subtle look the graphics can easily be removed as they are wrapped on.
Visit Hi Tec Automotive online at www.hitecauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 415-258-9619 today to schedule your test drive.