This 1973 Porsche 914 was successfully raced in the 2011 edition of the 2000 mile Targa Newfoundland endurance rally. Driver, Gregor Tarjan and navigator Peter Archey achieved a class victory and completed all of the 43 stages below the set Targa times – thus winning the coveted Targa Plate. The car was also the PCA (Porsche Club of America’s) CA-Autocross Champion in 2009.
On its front hood the car displays the signature of legendary Porsche race-car driver Vic Elford who has also driven this car.This Porsche 914 is fitted with a 2.0l.- 6 cyl. factory original spec Porsche aircooled engine, fed by twin PMO downdraft carburetors. Just as the original Porsche Werks Racers most body panels are ultra light composite.
This car is race legal for VRG (Vintage Racers Group) and has logbooks from the PCA and VRG
Porsche built about 100,000 examples of the 914, but only 13 factory prepared race cars that this car emulates.
1973 PORSCHE 914 -6cyl 2.0l – Factory Tribute, Vintage Spec, Street Legal
I am offering this car for sale. Please contact me for price.
My Porsche 914 is a well-publicized car as it was former California Porsche Club of America (PCA) Autocross Champion and winner of the Targa Newfoundland. I have been a Metro NY PCA member for over 30 years and some of my articles (the latest one being of my 2 One Lap Americas in both a Carrera GT and 918 Spyder have been printed in Panorama) I have had 8 Porsches and this is the one I held on longest.
Some history: I purchased the car in 2009 after which a complete ground up restoration was undertaken. Aircooled Racing of PA has performed all the suspension work, body strengthening, roll cage, flares and body work. Steve Limbert, owner of Aircooled Racing who owns one of the 13th original factory 914/6 race cars “Max und Moritz” modeled my car after these rare Porsche Factory Race Cars – down to the drilled door handles. Porsche racing legend Vic Elford signed my car on the inside of the frunk.
At this point the car had an original 2.0T4 VW-engine that proved very robust. I did some track events with VRG, PCA and the PA Hill climb Association as well as participated (and won:) the 2011 Targa Newfoundland. I thank Porsche of Huntington, NY and my friends at Lynmore Motorsports, NY with their sponsorships.
The major $ value is in the engine. In Dec of 2012 I swapped the engine for an original 2.0l Porsche 6 cyl – to original factory racing spec. TKX Performance of Huntington, NY employ ex-Porsche factory mechanics and are known to restore and build Porsche race cars. I asked TKX for a bulletproof street drive-able endurance Porsche racing engine for my car. No expense was spared to make this a very robust engine that would last decades.
The engine has less than 300 miles on the rebuild of which only 30 miles are on a track. ( 2 events only. NJ MP & Glenn). Some of the work performed: New oil pump, biral cylinders, Magnaflux, drilled crank, shuffle pinned, line bored, balanced, new oil tank and cooler, new breather system, Blaster 2 ignition, PMO 40mm carb, replace all bearing seals and gaskets, crankcase oil bypass modification, new main studs, new rod bearing set, rocker shaft o-rings, inner and outer intermediate shaft bearings, case squirter, polish and cleaned crank, upgrade chain tensioner, J.E. custom pistons, custom grind camshaft, line hone engine case, new valve guides, resurfaced heads, original Porsche sport exhaust, etc, etc… I have bills of 35K$.
It’s a great car to own, as is – or for the more ambitious, you can restore body to concourse condition, leaving the bulletproof powertrain untouched. Car comes with the (very pricy) Cybie driving lights, has ATM fuel cell (rebuilt 2017 ) and front oil cooler. To keep car light we used composite front and rear flares, frunk and trunk lid. It also has an Accusump oil pressure system in trunk as well as a professional rally timer. Car has original spec Fuchs (front) and Minilite (rears)
Because of a busy work and travel schedule, as well as my attention to my other vintage car (1959 Peerless GT) my Porsche 914 has been driven less than 50 miles per year but always maintained, registered and oil changes have been meticulously monitored. Last visit was in winter 2017 to TKX, to adjust and clean the PMO carbs.
Mechanically car is sound. Car was always rust free and solid, other than a small rust spot area around windshield that I am maintaining. The car was never a garage queen, but a drivers car. It needs a new home and someone with maybe similar ideas of owning a fantastic sounding and handling street-able car that is competitive around the track and autocross. I had tons of fun with this car, learned a lot and made great friends. It will be hard to see it go. This car is incredibly fun to drive and my R8V10 and Mini JCW had nothing against it. I think it looks great too…
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