Posts Tagged ‘914’

Porsche Frenzy – 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

April 25, 2014

Rumor has it there’s some kind of frenzy around Porsches as investments. However, that should not be a cause of despair for those of you who are small of wallet. In fact, you can still have a horizontally opposed engine situated behind you, and a pre-1980 build date. You can even have some of that early-Porsche charm, before they started bulking up with luxury features in their evolution from pure sports car to luxury GT. And while the frenzy has been lightly tickling the values of the Porsche 914, there are still affordable cars out there. Check out this 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 for sale for $4000 in Gilroy, CA.

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Morris, Datsun, Chrysler, Porsche

January 6, 2014

If you have previous experience living in a colder climate, and you’re an old-car geek, one of the first things you’ll notice is the profusion of older cars in use on California roads, even in the depths of winter. In one weekend, you can see a mid-1950s Ford cruising on Highway 280, BMW 2002s on San Francisco city streets, and a billet-free modified Studebaker hotrod. While those cars escaped the RustyButTrusty camera lens, several others were not quite as slippery. Here’s a sampling of what was on the roads, starting with a Morris Minor delivery van with some modifications, including Chevrolet Vega wheels, a visor, and custom paint, perhaps with something interesting under the hood. Fiat twincams were a popular conversion – fancy that on a back road!

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Flat Four #2 – 1972 Porsche 914

December 5, 2013

In a twist of coincidence, today’s other feature car is also powered by a flat four engine. Porsche 914s, once a budget sports car derided by enthusiasts of the genre as a VW-Porsche, have been sucked into the 356/911 frenzy as the next affordable car. Porsche 914/6s, never dirt cheap to begin with, are moving towards the mid-high five figures, while 914/4s are cresting $10,000. Fortunately, this trend is fairly recent, and if you’re willing to dig and put in a little effort, you can find some decent drivers out there for not-crazy money. Check out this 1972 Porsche 914/4 for sale in Santa Monica, CA for $3900.

1972 Porsche 914 for sale right rear

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