The Porsche 914 was a great example of the right car at the wrong time. Porsche faithful werent ready for a mid-engined entry-level Porsche, but the passage of time proves that cars like this 1976 Porsche 914 are a very affordable way to have an air-cooled Porsche on a budget, and its one that doesnt turn around and bite you in the corners! This bright yellow Porsche looks like it should cost a lot more than it does. You can lay some of the blame on the fact that 914s havent caught on with collectors in a meaningful way, and maybe some on the fact that it was designed from the start to be relatively affordable. But I think that does this neat little mid-engined sports car a real disservice, because even at a glance it looks like a party on wheels. The bright yellow paint isnt subtle, but if you have a Porsche sports car do you really want to stay anonymous? Panel fit is good and these were well-built cars with Porsches traditionally high standards of build quality, and time does nothing to diminish that fact. The paint is older but shines up nicely and for a machine that youre going to want to use regularly, its more than presentable. The black details, including the big bumper up front and the targa roof, look excellent against the yellow paint and show very little evidence of UV damage or fading. Lenses, stainless trim, and the luggage rack out back all attest to the fact that someone has really cared for this car. The interior is highlighted by the funky plaid seats, which were part of the package in 1976 and make this Porsche an awesome trip back in time. The thin-shell buckets are featherweight and comfortable, and the driving position is arguably better than that of an early 911. Big, round dials with the tach in the center will look familiar to anyone who has been in an air-cooled Porsche in the past, with secondary controls that are sensibly, if a little cryptically laid out. Theres a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD stereo in the center of the dash and we have to admit that the green carpets work rather well in the yellow car with plaid seats. The roof lifts off easily and stows in the surprisingly spacious trunk, making this a true open-air cruiser. And with both front and rear trunks, theres a great deal of storage space. The engine is an air-cooled 2.0 liter flat-four, a machine familiar to those of you who also may have driven a 912. The car is mid-engined, meaning that the engine lives right behind the passenger compartment and ahead of the rear axle, which is a direct contrast to the rear-engined 911, whose tail-happy antics are well documented. Service access is actually decent since it was designed to be accessed from below, but well admit its not as easy as just lifting the hood (just ask Boxter owners how they like it). It starts with a familiar flat-four bark from the dual exhaust and idles like its eager to get on with it. The 4-speed manual transmission snaps through the gears neatly, with shift feel somewhere between a Beetle and a 911, and the all-independent suspension is competent. In fact, this car is an awesome example of the idea that its far more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Not that this is a terribly slow car, but thanks to its high cornering limits and benign road manners, theres more suspension than the engine can use, and that means FUN. Powerful disc brakes are there to bail you out and it sits on 14-inch alloy wheels with recent Dunlop radials. With a stack of service receipts, this neat little 914 delivers big fun, great looks, and a lot of charisma for not a lot of cash. Hard to go wrong here! Call today!
Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is proud to offer this remarkable 1976 Porsche 914! This little sports car comes from years of proven racing history & performance! Notably - the GT version of this car claimed victory in the GTS class during the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans and claimed 6th overall in the championship the same year it was considered Import Car of the Year by Motor Trend. With only 37,529 miles on the odometer and a silver paint job and black interior that is in great shape, this 914 is an excellent representation of the Porsche Pedigree. 1976 marked the last year for this impressive little sports car. The Porsche 914 or VW-Porsche 914 was a mid-engined, Targa-topped two-seater roadster designed sports car manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976. Power goes to the rear wheels via the mid-mounted 2.0 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which gives the near 2100lb car plenty of power. The low curb weight and mid-engine layout is the perfect layout for a nimble and playful sports car. This Porsche features air conditioning, which was a dealer installed option to help keep the cabin cool on those hot summer days. You will be able to play your favorite radio station on the AM/FM radio. The Targa top is something that is becoming rarer with newer cars, but this car comes with a fully functioning example of this. Safety is paramount in any vehicle, and you will be pleased to find seat belts inside. Whether you purchased and owned a 914 back when you could see them brand new in the dealerships or if you are a first time 914 owner, you will love this one. Porsche is a staple when it comes to real driver s cars, and this is no exception. It is a machine that you can genuinely feel connected to when you re behind the wheel. This excellent example of a classic German automobile won t last long This 1976 Porsche 914 is for sale in our Tampa Showroom and can be viewed in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information, please call our knowledgeable staff at (813)645-6200 or email us at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Tampa Showroom, located at 351 30th Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/TPA/1179/1976-Porsche-914
Clean 1976 Porsche 914 Race car This car is all ready for the track! All dialed in and ready to turn some hot laps! Engine/Mechanicals -2.0 Liter 4 cyl. -5 Speed Manual -RWD -K&N Intake -Front & Rear Disc Brakes - New front rotors and pads Exterior -2 Door Targa -Repainted once in Factory correct color of Scarlet Red (L31M) -Tire Specs: 205/50ZR15 -Hood Pins on boot and engine cover -Body is solid other than surface rust found on rear quarters in front of rear wheels. (See pics) Interior -Aftermarket Sparco Racing Seats -Gforce Racing Pro Series 6 Point Seat Harness -Momo Racing Line Steering Wheel -Full Roll Cage -VDO Aftermarket Gauges: Oil Pressure & Battery Charge Status -Serena Hot Lap Tracker -Sport Comp Autometer Air/Fuel Gauge Information about the Leadfoot Automotive Group: All the vehicles listed are located in our facilities in Holland Michigan. We also sell late model vehicles which can be seen on our other websites: www.leadfootautomotivegroup.com, or www.macatawaauto.com . We have a Service Facility called Leadfoot Garage where ASE Certified technicians perform a variety of services on all makes and models - vintage or modern. Visit the Leadfoot Garage website at https://leadfoot-garage.com, or call 616-392-2600 for more info. Leadfoot has a Full Restoration Shop on site and is able to work on a limited number of customer vehicles in addition to working on the vehicles that we own. Visit the restoration Shops website for more info; https://www.leadfootrestoration.com Project Vehicles that need work/restoration are listed on our webpage. Please click the Projects tab on the left side of our website or follow this link: http://www.leadfootmusclecars.com/projects to see what we have to offer. We have Financing resources for both classic and late model vehicles. Our team has decades of combined experience in the automotive industry. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/leadfootmusclecars Find us on Instagram, Username: leadfoot_automotive
The affordable, fun, and nimble German sports car has really come into its own on the classic market. This 1976 Porsche 914 has a great color combo, the right features, and the unmistakable feeling of a true driving machine engineered in Stuttgart. And its all available today at an affordable price. 1976 was the final year for the 914. Besides the rarity of less than 8,000 produced, all the years of development really makes this one the model to have. The design was one of the most interesting Porsche ever made. It follows the same principal of the 911 that made sure the tall fender line helped you understand where the front edges of the car were, but then it adds in a completely sleek front end with the aid of pop up headlights. In fact, the 914 has such a distinct look that a bold color like Signal Orange seems to be ideal for this coupe. It also goes nicely with the black elements, like the bumpers, b-pillar, and the 914s large targa roof. They even added a polished set of Fuchs-style wheels for added distinction. If you like the way the black trim looks against the orange exterior, then youre going to love the interior. And after all, a targa sports car is meant to be open to the world and put the wind in your hair. So you get a well-preserved black interior, and they even added black and orange coco-style mats to really show you they were thoughtful about color coordination. The whole interior is well presented, including the dash with the heat/defrost sliders and AM/FM/cassette stereo. Bucket seats, a well-placed gearshift, the classic Porsche steering wheel, and a full gauge cluster with the tach prominently in the middle this offers the true vintage Porsche experience. Its hard not to look in the engine bay and make comparisons to the modern Boxster. After all, the 2.0-liter flat-four motor is mounted in the center to give you the best balance on the road. And just like the Boxster, this setup also gives you two trunks. You get to make the most out of this powerplant thanks to fuel-injection and the control that comes from a five-speed manual transmission. With a car this well-balanced, youll also love the fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. It makes for a total package that will have you constantly looking for the long and winding road home. Complete with maintenance records, Porsche made affordability exciting with the 914, and this nicely preserved classic is ready to be taken home right now by the first one to grab this deal. Call today!!!
I bought this 2 owner 914 one year ago from a car enthusiast who performed a ground up “nut and bolt” restoration. The car was completely disassembled down to the mono-frame. Everything was photographed, bagged and then each individual piece was restored ONE by ONE! The body was in excellent condition to start and was media blasted to bar meta using “baking soda” to avoid warping the metal (Sand will warp the metal…) Some of the parts took months of looking to find the right pieces for the correct fit. Nearly every metal piece was media blasted individually then powder coated semi-gloss black to ensure a strong surface for added protection. Here are some of the particulars: Mono-Frame:· Media blasted to bar metal to expose any hidden rust, nearly no rust was found but in the “Hell hole” which was professionally restored using new sheet metal from Auto Atlanta.· Side marker lights were also removed and welded over.· Jack holes were removed from the side and a Porsche Boxter “scissor jack” was added to the front trunk spare.· Nearly NO “bondo” was needed or used, on as sanding filler.· Car was painted tri-coat pearl white on top of an epoxy primer ($13,000 paint job)· All new lights, lenses and bulbs, including hard to find fog lights!Brakes & Wheels:· All the brake lines were replaced with new stainless ones from PMB Performance.· New rotors drilled to allow the 5 on 130 bolt pattern! From Auto Atlanta.· Restored calipers and new pads· New 911 master cylinder w/stainless braided brake lines to calipers.· New break fluid reservoir.· Wheels are from a 1998 Porsche Boxter and were rechromed.· Tires are Michelin, same ones used on new Porsche cars today. The pretty much still have nubs on them and are in new condition. Only 600 miles on them for “break in” period driving.· Professionally aligned with the proper shims! Big-O Engine:· 1976 cars came from the factory only with 2.0 motors, this 2.0 motor was completely redone by Justin, the owner of BLACKLINE RACING/Utah! We wanted the engine that could run with the factory fuel injection as well as carburetors so we kept everything stock but put in the 96mm pistons which make the motor a 2.2 rather than a 2.0. The cam was beautifully re-ground (cam is -1) Just did an amazing job, once complete the motor was broken in on the DYNO.· Italian WEBER carburetors!· New engine wiring harness made by Jeff Bowlsby. His wiring harnesses are a work of art!· New SSI stainless steel heat exchangers!· New Burch exhaust for AMAZING sound!! Gear box:· Completely dissembled and restored.· Car shifts excellent. All new bushings many of which are brass so they do not wear like the factory plastic ones!Upholstery/Interior:· Floor, door panels and back pad were covered with Dyno-mate then professionally upholstered in a marine vinyl. Engine compartment sound pad upgraded.· New carpet kit with extra set of floor mats for “car shows”· Center console with new correct gauges.· Dash gauges were restored and new glass lenses installed.· New Pioneer CD play and speakers. · New Antenna with antenna key.· MOMO steering wheel.· Shas was covered to match the rare 916 Porsche.Fuel system:· Gas tank was media blasted, powder coated ten treated inside with POR 15 to seal an oxidation.· New 8MM Stainless steel gas lines were run through the “tunnel” (front of car to back) and all rubber lines were replaced with proper German type fuel and vacuum lines.· NOTHING but high grade non-ethanol has been run in this since rebuild.Suspension:· Front and rear factory sway bars powder coated and all new bushings.· Rear trailing arms powder coated and new bushings pressed in.· Front suspension was gone through, restored and powder coated.· All new shocks, powder coated from shock towers/spindles.Heating/cooling:· All the heating/cooling controls were cleaned and resorted to working condition and a new front fan motor was installed. Many people that restore these cares leave the heating systems out, it is quite complicated but worth doing.Bumpers / rubber / glass:New stainless chrome front and back bumpers, include top rubber pads.All new rubber installed!! All 914 rubber Pelican Parts/Auto Atlanta.All glass in perfect condition. THIS IS THE NICEST 1976 914-4 on the market - BAR NONE!EMAIL me with any questions!PBABEL@HOTMAIL.COM