1.8 liter Four Cylinder
5-speed Type 901
1974 Porsche 914 Delphi Green Metallic
This 1974 Porsche 914 was purchased new by the first owner at RS Taylor Corp., a Porsche/Audi dealership in Vallejo, California and has always resided on the west coast. It remained with it’s original owner until 2014. It is finished in it’s original color of Delphi Green Metallic over brown leatherette interior. Powered by a fuel injected 1.8-liter flat-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle and the car is equipped with the Appearance Package, a removable black roof panel, a single chrome flag mirror, intermittent windshield wipers, and an AM/FM/Cassette stereo. Work in the last 3k miles included a full repaint, full engine rebuild and oil change. This attractive 914 is offered with it’s original owners manual with service stamps, manufacturer’s literature, service record for full engine rebuild, and a clean title.
The exterior was repainted approximately five years ago in it’s original highly desirable color of Delphi Green Metallic (L99A). All glass and trim pieces were meticulously removed prior to the repaint. The car features black sail panels, retractable headlights, fog lamps, and black bumpers front and rear. The stock black targa top is in very good original condition.
The interior is trimmed in brown leatherette with matching door panels and beige carpeting. Interior features include a heater and manual crank windows. An AM/FM/Cassette stereo is installed. The four-spoke steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation including a centrally mounted 7k-rpm tachometer, as well as a 150-mph speedometer and a fuel level gauge. A functioning analog clock, as well as gauges for engine temperature and battery voltage, are mounted in the center console. The five-digit odometer currently displays 99k miles.
The original 15″ Fuchs wheels wear newly installed Vredestein Sprint Classic 165/80 radial tires with 2021 date codes. A brake system refurbishment included a replacement master cylinder, rebuilt calipers, and new brake pads.
The 1.8-liter flat-four sends power to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle. The engine (number EC004144) was professionally rebuilt at 96,713 miles by Helmut’s German Auto Repair in Washington state with documentation. A photo of engine is shown in the gallery and is believed to be the original engine. The original 5-speed type 901 gearbox (number HA07113) shifts smoothly with new shift bushings and a recent shift linkage adjustment.
A tool kit, jack, and original spare are also included in the sale, along with service records, original owner’s manual with service stamps.