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1970 Porsche 914-6 FIA Specification

Lot No.: 346

Registration: XHH 157H
Chassis Number: 9140431347
Engine Number: 6404834
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1991
Year of Manufacture: 1970
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

 

  • Chassis 9140431347 is a genuine factory 914/6 originally supplied to Porsche Finland in April 1970
  • Imported to the UK in 2006. Significant works undertaken by Porsche specialists Historica and BS Motorsport 
  • In 2010, the car was purchased by Porsche racing and restoration specialists Knüpfing Motorsport
  • The engine was supplied, built to full race-spec, and fitted by Knüpfing Motorsport. Fully documented
  • UK registered with MoT and Historic Vehicle tax status. Ready for immediate use on the road or race track
  • Export 56 are happy to assist with acquiring FIA HTP papers and help with European race support if required

 

A lot of owners, in fact over 100,000 would eventually conclude that the Porsche 914 was worth its price. But given its VW engine, some marque fans found it hard to accept the 914 as a “real” Porsche. Zuffenhausen was uncomfortable with that, too, and thus decided to make the Porsche 914 a real Porsche, in fact, as well as name. The result appeared in late 1970 as the 914/6 (at which point the four-cylinder model informally became the 914/4). Powered by the 2.0-litre 110-horsepower flat-six from the 1969-model 911T, with capacitive-discharge ignition and twin triple-choke Weber carbs, it came with 5.5-inch-wide five-lug wheels (distinctive 10-spoke light-alloys were available), plus suitably fatter tires and ventilated front brakes. Amenities were also more generous: 911-style full instrumentation (with 150-mph speedo and 8,000-rpm tach), three-speed wipers and electric washers (the latter replacing a foot-operated bulb type), dual-tone horn, and a vinyl covering for the basket handle.

Built entirely by Porsche and badged as such in all markets, the Porsche 914/6 sold for better than $2,500 more than the four-cylinder car, about $6,100 in the United States and was thus even more difficult to sell. To no one’s surprise, it was quietly dropped in late 1972 after only 3,351 examples had been sold.

Chassis 9140431347 is a genuine factory 914/6 originally supplied to Porsche Finland in April 1970 and finished in Irish Green over black Leatherette. The only options noted on the car's Certificate of Authenticity were a compact steering wheel 380mm and rectangular fog lights in white.

There is not a great deal known about the early history of this car other than it left Finland for the US where it spent most of its life. The car was recorded on the Porsche 914/6 Registry as being located in 2005 in Pleasanton, California. In 2006, it was brought into the UK and during a 2-year period, significant works were undertaken by Porsche specialists Historica and BS Motorsport. All works carried out are fully documented in the cars history file. In 2010, the car was purchased by Armin Knüpfing of Knüpfing Motorsport. Porsche specialists Knüpfing Motorsport have restored, raced, and maintained a significant number of original Porsche Works Factory Race Cars including several 914/6 GTs.

Although the car is a genuine factory 914/6, it is not an original 914-6 GT. However, the steel arches that are fitted to the car are in fact OEM, genuine Porsche parts. The six does not have its matching number engine, but it does have an original 2.0 litre 914/6 engine with the correct and proper Magnesium engine crankcase.

The engine was supplied, built and fitted by an ex-Porsche Werks Specialist, Knüpfing Motorsport and has been built to full race specification and fully documented.

Built by Knüpfing Motorsport, Historica, BS Motorsport and currently prepped by Export 56.

1. Full Race Engine by Knüpfing Motorsport

2. NOS Factory GT panels and parts

3. Race-spec fuel cell

4. Custom-made high-flow aluminium oil coolers

5. Black series power fleck both Arms tall suspension

6. Braided brake lines all round

7. Adjustable brake-bias valve

8. Bridgestone POTENZA S-02 Tyres x 4

9. Minillites 75×15 Front and 8J x15 Rear

10. 3-branch manifolds all equal length

11. MSD ignition complete with MSD coil packs amplifiers and electronic distributors.

12. 3-spoke prototype steering wheel

13. Reinforced roll cage

14. Facet fuel pump complete with Malpassi filter and regulator

15. Sandler 4-point harness with quick release

16. Bilstein front and rear shocks

17. Recaro bucket seat

18. Rear arms have black series powder flex bush

19. Rear arms are balanced with support arms and reinforced

20. Front and rear sway trays

21. High tensile wheel studs

22. Rear arms are balanced with support arms and reinforced

23. Lexan plexiglass windows

This rare little Porsche racer is UK registered with an MOT and Historic Vehicle tax status and is ready for immediate use on the road or race track. Export 56 are happy to assist with acquiring FIA HTP papers for this special car and help the new owner with European race support if required.

 

 

 


 

 Export 56 are happy to assist with acquiring FIA HTP papers for this special car and support the new owner with European race support if required.