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Old 06-02-2019, 10:14 AM
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I am looking at a 914-6 conversion and a 914-subaru wrx conversion. which one is the better long term value and which one will i be able to sell if needed ? WRX cost is greater
914-6
  • 2.2 porsche motor 125 hp
  • fuchs
  • repaint 10 footer
  • interior stock with roll bar
  • needs cosmetics
  • rust free
914-wrx
  • wrx motor 300hp
  • porsche modern day wheels
  • full rotisserie build
  • quality build
  • interior mostly stock with race seats
  • needs nothing
  • rust free

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Old 06-03-2019, 02:13 PM
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a suburu conversion is worth NOTHING unless you can find that particular wierdo who would want something like that. On the other hand, since the Porsche factory made a 914 with a six in it, and those cars are now over the top in price, a 914-6 conversion , especially one done right, is a very valuable car
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Even though the car itself (the Sub) sounds better, I've got to agree with George on this one. With prices of real sixes thru the roof, a good "conversion" is a great driver!!
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Definitely the 914-6 conversion
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dr914 View Post
a suburu conversion is worth NOTHING unless you can find that particular wierdo who would want something like that. On the other hand, since the Porsche factory made a 914 with a six in it, and those cars are now over the top in price, a 914-6 conversion , especially one done right, is a very valuable car
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Yeah, have to pile on here. A major part of the interest in 914's and rebuilding them has to do with nostalgia. I am currently without 914 but would love to have one, and some of the 914-6 conversions look pretty darn attractive. Although a 914-Subaru could be a blast to drive, I'm pretty sure I'd turn down even a free one - have absolutely no interest.
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Simple answer... go with what makes you happy.. just drive and enjoy!. In my case, that would be a professionally built re imagined one = boxer flat 4 2.0L (WRX), turbo charged with 260 WHP, 911 brakes, bilstein shocks, race seats/harnesses, etc,etc. But guess I am not sane according to the Doctor above.. Lambo Verdi Ithica green just to make sure it appeals to the purists.

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (PECLA) last Saturday (mid engine cars were show cased) - lot's of great 914's showed up.
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old 914s have lived their lives so time to let them rest in piece without being abused. Do that to the new cars like boxsters, LS1 in a boxster seems to be a popular conversion


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Simple answer... go with what makes you happy.. just drive and enjoy!. In my case, that would be a professionally built re imagined one = boxer flat 4 2.0L (WRX), turbo charged with 260 WHP, 911 brakes, bilstein shocks, race seats/harnesses, etc,etc. But guess I am not sane according to the Doctor above.. Lambo Verdi Ithica green just to make sure it appeals to the purists.

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (PECLA) last Saturday (mid engine cars were show cased) - lot's of great 914's showed up.
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the green monster sits up front proudly next to the blue mamma . a set of FUCHS would set the green monster on fire !!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by danschy View Post
Yeah, have to pile on here. A major part of the interest in 914's and rebuilding them has to do with nostalgia. I am currently without 914 but would love to have one, and some of the 914-6 conversions look pretty darn attractive. Although a 914-Subaru could be a blast to drive, I'm pretty sure I'd turn down even a free one - have absolutely no interest.
Agreed, but I wonder if we could better tolerate a Boxster motor transplant?
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:58 AM
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Agreed, but I wonder if we could better tolerate a Boxster motor transplant?
Probably slightly better as that's another Porsche engine, like a modern 914-6 conversion. However, doing any watercooled powerplant requires pretty extensive cutting up of the car to mount a front radiator and the other accessories. I know an air cooled 993 motor has been done in the past and any air cooled Porsche motor is probably a better option.
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Of course if you put anything bigger than a 2.7 or so you have to put in a front cooler as well and that requires cutting up the frunk, etc. even with a Porsche 6 cylinder... just saying.
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Do what makes you happy. There are many “weirdos” out there that would like to have a modern reliable engine in a 914. For the price of a rebuild on a large Porsche 6 you can purchase a new closed deck Subaru engine and pump 500-600 horspower. My opinion maybe slanted as I’m a weirdo insane guy putting a Subaru into a Super Beetle. Why? Because I had it for 25 years. So there is not a shortage of 914s that are not concours so go for it!
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:23 AM
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Or you can get a "new" 914 with a Toyota engine (which is nearly bulletproof) otherwise known as a Lotus Elise. I had one for a few years and wish I'd never sold it...
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Originally Posted by dr914 View Post
a 914-6 conversion , especially one done right, is a very valuable car
My 914/6 conversion is available with many factory parts.

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