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Old 10-05-2005, 06:43 PM   #16
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A real trip down memory lane for several here, eh???
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #17
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Thought I would revive this old thread of mine in case the current owner is on here and ever did anything with it
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:00 PM   #18
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I was offered this one a few years ago.

914 Speedster anyone??









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Old 12-04-2014, 08:26 PM   #19
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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!
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:36 AM   #20
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This was a project I picked up for 1500. I kept it for a couple years and sold it for a loss. MAJOR RUST!
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:52 PM   #21
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I'm impressed by how good these cars look as convertibles. I wonder how much rigidity is lost when the targa top is removed?
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:40 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #25
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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.








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Old 01-11-2016, 10:51 AM   #26
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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.
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9:59, your yellow convertible looks great!

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Old 06-04-2016, 10:18 PM   #28
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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.








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Old 06-05-2016, 05:29 PM   #29
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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 :/
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:46 AM   #30
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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 ...
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