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Old 02-17-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Considering a 914-6 GT conversion need advise

I am considering looking at a 914-4 that has been converted to a 914-6 using a 2.2l carbed engine and full steel GT flares. Has the 5 lug upgrade, brakes and 8" x 15" fuchs on four corners. Claims over $60k spent on upgrades and conversion.

That is the good news. The car needs to be looked at closely but limited rust so I am told and doubt. Paint is shot and although engine turns freely it has not been started in years so I don't know what is needed there. Interior is basically gutted and in rough condition.


I now it is little to go on but what is this worth? I can see spending some big money trying to bring it back to a nice ride and making it a street car is a consideration.

If anyone has a rough idea what to offer I would appreciate it. I figure I can repaint and do the interior for around $9k. I have access to a shop and would do most of the work myself. I can rebuild the engine if needed but will be an expense. All fuel lines and everything would need to be redone. Is it worth doing? What might a car like this be worth when I am done? Might decide to keep it and again might sell it afterwards. I have restored several 914's so I am versed in their issues and mechanicals. Easy enough car to restore and I am looking for a project. Since air cooled 911s are too costly I figured this might be a fun project.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi Anthony - I would consider the engine a rebuildable core, so figure $8K-10K to freshen it up assuming nothing broken. Then figure about $8K-10K for getting it in color and $3.5K for interior refresh/sourcing. I would consider the ceiling to be around $25K based upon description, if I were considering buying it. Just my thoughts - good luck.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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I agree, if you can get it for 25 you will be ok
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you'll get a lot more responses if you post this question at 914world.com.

I think most would consider 25k way overpriced for that car. Maybe half that.
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you'll get a lot more responses if you post this question at 914world.com.

I think most would consider 25k way overpriced for that car. Maybe half that.
I was thinking the same thing. Hope to see it in person soon.

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The 60K invested?....car should be almost done for that. If engine needs work, body work and paint, needs interior. I'm with the rest, 25K is to high. Best, Mark
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OK - overshot the field on that one....
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:08 AM   #8
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Hey A, I know the feeling. Nothing wrong with taking your time in designing, planing and layout your goals once you have a concept you are happy with. I urge you to get an open source CAD program, so you can design your build from interior to exterior and motor suspension,etc. Why? because it will keep a record of your designs and add on ideas as you come across, pictures, articles, emails and exchange of ideas with other enthusiasts are you best references to look back to.


My car is the one in the middle, all alluminum body flares, scoops and 944 front bumper w.built in downforce air dam.wide body all around w/ working side brake air vents, Brembo 911 brake set-up 2.8ltr engine, blueprinted, perf.cam, forged pistons and crank,<br/>oversized valves and polished heads w/ssteel components. 911 turbo wheels for street, Harding rims and slicks for track days. 425 r/w/hp 4 point belts(!!) 911 dash w/ custom fiberglass casting to update interior, pwr.win,locks, rmv.steering



Aluminum slant nose, Hid/led lighting, marine wiring to prevent corrosion all hand formed on my<br/>wooden buck



Rear bumper is molded carb.fiber using a 915 bumper that I cut to fit for mold.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:33 AM   #9
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Wish you luck on your endeavor, feel free to write me if there is anything I can help advising you one.
And most importantly enjoy your build, forget the protocols, this P O R S C H E is for you and and extension of your personality. Make it yours, this is not for concourse use!!!!!
My Best to you!
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:37 PM   #10
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it is worth only the sum of the saleable parts sold separately on eBay or one of our forums

you could buy a nice finished drivable conversion for the same parts money sum

these cars are just a hobby - so time & money "invested" is just an e-ticket ride at Disneyland
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Thanks everyone. Not sure what happened owner just kind of disappeared. I guess he found another buyer. Oh well onto something else.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:31 PM   #12
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with the price of a real 914-6 so expensive these days, the conversions are real bargains and do not last too long
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