It used to be the dream car of many young women, and in the 1970s as a Secretaries Porsche decried: the VW-Porsche 914! But the mid-engine athlete is slowly maturing into an absolute one Klassiker, which is also due to the fact that not too many copies of the model have survived to this day. He was also a pioneer in terms of the Zuffenhäuser model policy, but the time was probably not yet ripe for a small, relatively affordable Porsche below the 911. So the 914 stayed one misunderstood Automobile, which only now can slowly shake off the status of the wallflower. Especially the newly built one that we presented 914/6from the American tuner Andy Thonet completely restauriert and modified is, in our opinion, a real insider tip for every Porsche enthusiast.
Classic cars with hidden qualities
It's not the first Porsche 914, the tuner Andy Thonet owns because he has already driven some of these models. However, it has always been so far Four cylinder models, which is why he now fulfilled his dream of a 914/6 with a air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine delivered, and only ３０ minutes was built. Andy finally found his dream Porsche via the forum 914world.com. Less than two hours from Los Angeles, in a desert town called Apple Valley, the 914/6 was in a scrap-ripe condition. The tuner recognized that immediately potential, to make a project car out of the rust arbor, and on March 20, 2010 signed the sales contract for the car with the Serial number 970. The Porsche was then lovingly handcrafted and completed with great effort restauriert, and instead of the 2-liter boxer engine, there was one 3-liter six-cylinder boxer the way under the hood.
rare wide body fenders in OEM optics
The so rare Wide body fenderswhich back then as M471 option were available, and the look of the big brother 914 / 6 GT were only leaning 400 times to Homologation purposes built. So this Restomod-914 is something very special. It also became a new one landing gear, the end Bilstein sport dampers as well as Rebel Racing coilover struts with Eibach 150 springs (including Elephant Racing sockets at the front and rear, 19 mm stabilizers at the front with world champion sockets) exists, built in to get a sportier driving behavior. A Bremsanlage an early one 911 S on the front axle, and the brakes one 914/6 GT on the rear axle, which each from PMB performance have been overhauled. Incidentally, the lemon-yellow 914 rolls up Toyo Proxes 4 tires in format 205 / 55R16 and 225 / 50R16which on Fuchs rims im 16 inch format (7 × 16 and 8 × 16) are raised. This is how he is equipped restored Porsche an absolute eye-catcher, and proves that perfect Restomods not only have to come from US manufacturers. It is therefore hardly surprising that the car has already received various prizes and trophies at meetings, which are often from Porsche Club of America were organized, cleared away.
Restored interior with a contemporary flair.
The cockpit is in large part faithfully restauriert and there were only one Four-spoke steering wheelVarious additional instruments and Sports seats of the brand Scheel added. Otherwise, the interior is largely in perfect original condition, which also gives the typical sports car feeling of the 1970s.
270 hp for a hallelujah!
As already mentioned, a 3-liter six-cylinder enginewho with the help of diverse modifications on from 270 HP has been inflated. Among other things are Dual ignition cylinder heads, 36 mm inlet valves from 911 SC, Mahle pistons, polished connecting rods, custom camshafts modified by Dougherty elbow, a modified one Weber 40IDF carburetor, Dansk Sport silencer, Oil lines from 914 / 6 GT and an Setrab cooler in the vehicle, creating an enormous performance increase of fabulous from 160 HP compared to the from 160 HP Production model was achieved. And the without Turbocharger or compressor! In combination with the low weight of under 1.000 kg the performance should be at a very high level. Incidentally, the power is transmitted via a Five-speed manual transmission to the Rear wheels.
Our conclusion on this Porsche 914:
It is very clear that even misunderstood automobiles are absolute Tuning highlights if you approach the project professionally, and put a lot of love and passion into it Repair and modification of his baby is stuck. Tuning a 911 is no longer an art, even if it is VW-Porsche 914/6 Can't boast the myth of a 911 so it's very refreshing to see that Porsche tuning is not always associated with the three magic digits. Should you also like the probably unique Restomod project you can take a look at our picture gallery at the end of the post. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: Andy Thonet
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1970s Porsche 914/6 Restomod in lemon yellow with 270 hp.
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