914 Convertibles??? - Page 2 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices

914 Convertibles???

Reply

Old 10-05-2005, 07:43 PM
  #16
skl
Official Wednesday AM Red Bull F1 test driver
Rennlist Member
 
skl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Iowa 1/2, North Scottsdale 1/2
Posts: 7,170
Default

A real trip down memory lane for several here, eh???
skl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 04:06 PM
  #17
anguilla1980
User
Thread Starter
 
anguilla1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 120
Default

Thought I would revive this old thread of mine in case the current owner is on here and ever did anything with it
anguilla1980 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 09:00 PM
  #18
racerbvd
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
racerbvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Down the Street from Hooters in Sunny FL.
Posts: 4,073
Default

I was offered this one a few years ago.

914 Speedster anyone??









racerbvd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 09:26 PM
  #19
anguilla1980
User
Thread Starter
 
anguilla1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 120
Default

OMG lol, I am impressed the top is that nice when the rest is so tore up....but I have no clue what is going on with those side window moldings haha!
anguilla1980 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 03:36 AM
  #20
azbanks
Freedom Enthusiast
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 7,907
Default

This was a project I picked up for 1500. I kept it for a couple years and sold it for a loss. MAJOR RUST!
Attached Images  
azbanks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 07:52 PM
  #21
Last930
User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Il.
Posts: 1,032
Default

I'm impressed by how good these cars look as convertibles. I wonder how much rigidity is lost when the targa top is removed?
Last930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 07:13 PM
  #22
racerbvd
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
racerbvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Down the Street from Hooters in Sunny FL.
Posts: 4,073
Default

Originally Posted by azbanks View Post
This was a project I picked up for 1500. I kept it for a couple years and sold it for a loss. MAJOR RUST!
Any more pix of that one??

A pic of my old one.
Attached Images  
racerbvd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 09:20 PM
  #23
azbanks
Freedom Enthusiast
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 7,907
Default

Originally Posted by racerbvd View Post
Any more pix of that one??

A pic of my old one.
I'll have to dig them out of an old hard drive. It had been converted to run a buick grand national V6 but the engine and trans was removed before I bought it.
azbanks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 03:40 PM
  #24
azbanks
Freedom Enthusiast
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 7,907
Default

Found the old pics. I forgot what a rust bucket it was. Most of the rust was hidden under fiberglass when I bought it. The conversion to the V6 was really badly done.
Attached Images           
azbanks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 07:31 AM
  #25
9:59
User
 
9:59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
Posts: 9
Default

Hi, i bought this Willco Speedster from the man himself.


Its made from an 1974 2 liter car. I drove it for two years in California.


Then shipped to Sweden.


I converted it to a six with an 2,8 rsr Engine and a 916 transmission.


That Engine was a Little to much for me and the chassi, so i changed to an 3,2 motronic instead.


I do not owned the speedster now, but it still here up North in sweden.


Name:  Toples-b.jpg
Views: 96
Size:  28.3 KB
Name:  Toplesd.jpg
Views: 96
Size:  91.6 KB
Name:  914-Speedster-b.jpg
Views: 101
Size:  45.3 KB
Name:  Toples-c.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  24.6 KB


Hans.
9:59 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2016, 11:51 AM
  #26
dr914
User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 356
Default

no one does them anymore. thankfully. The cars have become much too valuable in stock dress. These days to cut up a 914 is sacrildge. At one time even We offered a kit called the 9014 to resurrect the junked 914s that would need fenders and welding (that is what we stated in the ad) but we then came out with the steel reproduction GT flares, and that killed that idea. For a rough 914, a GT clone is not a bad idea, and keeps the original integrity and configuration of the car.
dr914 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 03:12 PM
  #27
anguilla1980
User
Thread Starter
 
anguilla1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 120
Default

9:59, your yellow convertible looks great!

Alex
anguilla1980 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 11:18 PM
  #28
mikesjunk
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1
Default 1971 Porsche 914-4

Thought I'd jump on here with some pics. I was out searching for any info myself on the convertibles. I'm currently working on one of my sisters that hasn't been running in a number of years. I now have it running well and I'm starting to work on the other to-dos. So I have the top but not sure how it works. If anyone has anymore interior type shots to see the structure that would be great.








mikesjunk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2016, 06:29 PM
  #29
anguilla1980
User
Thread Starter
 
anguilla1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 120
Default

Great looking car! I don't recognize the type of engine cover where the top stores tho, mine was totally different on my BBR built car.

If the tops are similar though, it's a piece of cake long as nothing is bent. I had the original top fabric tho and only had to replace the back window. Sorry but I don't have any pictures of the inside of the top I could post for you :/
anguilla1980 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 12:46 PM
  #30
Renaud914
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Default 914 BBR (Beach Boys Racing) convertible

Hello all,


It seems to be a bit difficult to found some records about these cars.
Still trying to get in touch with Bob Farnham thru FB ...


I always prefered atypic models, was on the way to buy a similar white 914 BBR convertible, but it was rusty and finally bought the same in red
(2 adds more or less in the same time on TheSamba.com).


Find attached some pictures of mine.
Also a black 914-6 convertible seen in Germany last year, but not sure if it is the same kit ...
Attached Images       
Renaud914 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dr914
914/914-6 Forum
8
11-02-2017 02:40 PM
cscrogham
Vehicle Marketplace
13
03-26-2016 03:35 PM
MK08GTS
Vehicle Marketplace
24
03-21-2016 05:28 AM
AdPock
914/914-6 Forum
18
03-02-2016 02:28 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Copyright ę 1998 - 2017 Rennlist.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: