1970 Porsche 914/6

When we think of vintage Porsches here at Coolector HQ, there is a certain aesthetic that we’ve got in our mind’s eye and, it’s safe to say, this 1970 Porsche 914/6 doesn’t quite fit in with that and we think we love it all the more for it. The 1970 Porsche 914/6 is going under the hammer with RM Sotheby’s at their SÀRRAGA Collection auction in September and if you want to add a highly unusual looking Porsche to your line up, look no further.

With a reserve price of between €60-80k, this amazing looking machine isn’t going to come cheap but, truth be told, it’s a small price to pay for a vehicle this unique and unusual. The 1970 Porsche 914/6 with RM Sotheby’s is quite unlike any Porsche we’ve seen and it is this unconventional visual impact that helps to really set it apart from the competition in our opinion. It is finished in its rare, original colour of Metallic Blue and has all manner of original features which make it hard not to love.

Porsche Perfection 

Originally intending to be a low-cost Volkswagen sports car to replace the Karmann Ghia, the first four-cylinder, mid-engined 914 convertible appeared in 1969. VW and Porsche saw this as the ideal opportunity to improve and enhance the 914’s mild performance by installing the flat six from the 911 T. It’s not every day you come across a vehicle this rare, and in this good a condition, so it represents a fantastic opportunity to add a really rare vehicle to your vintage car collection and given that it is available for under €100k is the icing on the cake.

One of the jewels in the crown of RM Sotheby’s SÀRRAGA Collection auction in September, the 1970 Porsche 914/6 is likely to be an extremely popular lot amongst classic car aficionados given its uniqueness and effortless cool. Escalating production costs drove up the 914/6’s retail price back in the 1970s, so relatively few were ever produced. Time has proven the 914/6 to be an extremely well-balanced automobile, and many have been uprated with larger engines. Today, original-specification 914/6s such as this are very highly sought after.

Delivered new through Glöckler in Stuttgart on 12 May 1970, this breathtaking  Porsche 914/6 has been restored in its original, incredibly eye-catching and quite rare Metallic Blue paint which has then been expertly complemented by the black leatherette interiors. Its original 14-inch wheels have been uprated with 15-inch Fuchs alloys to deliver a more balanced performance out on the road. It is supplied with a correct spare wheel, jack, and toolkit.

Rare Opportunity 

Given that so few of these 1970 Porsche 914/6 were made, it is inevitable that excitement will be high when this majestic looking machine goes under the hammer this September. Fantastically well restored and in its original colour way, you’ll not find a better example of this machine available to purchase and if you’ve got a spare €60-80k burning a hole in your pocket then this is the ideal candidate.

The 1970 Porsche 914/6 is one of the best looking machines we’ve seen go under the hammer of late and given its such a rare vehicle as well means it will definitely be a popular lot come September. Great to look at with plenty of superb vintage features still in tact, this is certainly a steed we’d be bidding on if we had the requisite monies.

Leo Davie
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