Excellent driver with strong, fully rebuilt 2.2L engine and no rust

  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 914
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 129,000
  • VIN: 4742902235
  • Color: L80E Light Ivory
  • Engine size: 2.0 H4 Bosch D-Jet Fuel Injection
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States


1974 Porsche914-4 2.0 with fully restored D-Jet fuel injection. Now 2200cc after 2016 rebuild.

First, the bad:

Marginal paint

Radio doesn't work (two different new antennas failed to pull in any stations, but it does have power and makes static. Currently no antenna installed at all.)

Heat doesn't work

Windshield washers don't work

Turn signal doesn't self-cancel

Reverse lights don't work

Dome light doesn't work (could get 12v, but couldn't pull any current through this circuit)

Dash cracks present

Windshield is old - probably original

2016 Rebuild Details (the good):

AAPistons High Performance Engine Rebuild Kit

New Forged Chromoly 4340 Counterweighted, magnafluxed, balanced crankshaft (76mm)

New Forged Chromoly H Beam Piston Rods (5.158") with ARP 2000 rod bolts

New flywheel

New Hypereutectic flat top Pistons with valve relief cutouts (96mm)

Biral Liner Upgrade (steel sleeve, aluminum cooling fins)

New bearings, rings, and seals

Adjusted deck clearance to achieve 10.5:1 compression ratio (run premium fuel)

Webcam 73 grind camshaft ("Good overall performance for engines with stock fuel-injection")

Webcam racing solid lifters w/ EDM oil hole on lifter face for better oiling

Webcam aluminum cam gear

Heads rebuilt (see pics)

New valves

New valve guides

New rocker studs

New adjustment lock nuts

New Webcam high performance valve springs

New Chromoly valve retainers

New Sachs clutch kit (clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing)

New (rebuilt) pressure sensor (037 unit with more top end fueling from AutoAtlanta)

New (rebuilt) engine bay relay board

New seals on transmission input shaft, shift rod, and speedo output

Pedal box rebuilt with brass bushings

New engine mounts (front stock, rear from 911)

Rebuilt steering rack

New front wheel bearings

911 Turbo tie rod ends

New high performance all season tires (set of 5 on original Fuchs wheels) with correct outer diameter (195/65-15)

New bushings on front control arms

New (rebuilt) Bosch alternator

All new engine bay seals

Silicone vacuum lines

Oil catch can on PCV line

New Bosch "Super Blue" coil

New Magnacore high performance spark plug wires

Fully Rebuilt distributor (in-spec centrifugal and vacuum advance, and fuel injection points)

All new wiring harnesses for D-Jet fuel injection, ignition, and alternator (built by Jeff Bowlsby)

New fuel injectors from FiveOMotorsport

High torque starter

AEM wideband O2 sensor (to monitor AFR), oil pressure, and voltage gauges mounted discretely under dash. Fuel pressure gauge in engine bay.

New ignition switch

Fuel pump relocated to front long ago

New fuel lines, clamps, and filter both up front and in engine bay

"taco plate" and oil temp sensor present, but no gauge in cockpit

All new shift linkage bushings, including brass bushing at transmission housing

New original color brown carpeting

New rubber seals around side windows

Bursch exhaust

No flex in chassis - door gap does not change when 200lb passenger sits in it

Factory installed front and rear sway bars - new bushings in rear sway bar links

NO RUST! Everything looks original and solid.

It looks like it's had a marginal repaint done in the original Light Ivory color sometime in the past. Front bumper more recently painted. Though far from perfect, it still looks great from 10 ft.

There are some remnants of the dealer-installed AC, though it is nearly entirely gone. This is why there's a square patch and unconnected rubber lines in front trunk.

About 4,000 miles on new rebuild with no issues. Starts and runs great hot (100F) or cold (20F), pushing it hard or trundling along. Short or long drives. Pulls strong from any RPM - enough power to spin rear tires at low speeds. Correct diameter tires keeps highway RPMs in a sane range; 80mph is ~3500rpm. Shifts well for a 914. Small oil drips here and there. Oil changed, valve lash adjusted, and spark plugs replaced at 3000 miles on new engine; valve lash barely changed since rebuild. Spark plugs looked good. Oil sent to Blackstone Labs for analysis - all reports normal.

I would not hesitate to drive this car long distances - I've taken it on a few 4 hour drives without issue, and I use it to commute to work (1 hour each way) when the weather is nice.I've been getting ~23mpg in mixed, spirited driving.

Finished rebuild in October 2016, replacing really everything I could imagine with the hopes of many more years of trouble-free motoring. Got married in May 2017. Wife does not want me driving anything without airbags, so it's sadly time to say goodbye to my favorite toy.

Local Pickup Only - Cash preferred. We could do a cashiers check if we go get the check together - so I can see it being made and know it's not fake. Indiana title is clear - no issues, no liens or anything on it. Car sold as-is.

I'm happy to talk about the car with you if you have any questions.