Monday, December 1, 2014

15k: GTOrsche: 1972 Porsche 914 V8

You don't need to be a Sith lord to know the universe loves to have things in pairs.   Whenever some blockbuster movie hits the theater there is always a copycat waiting in the wings.  Armageddon and Deep Impact both hit the big screen in 1998, as did Antz and A Bug's Life, and then Mission to Mars and Red Planet in the year 2000, and the list goes on.  Cool cars also seem to come in pairs and with the V8 powered 914 we featured last week we expected another to pop up...of course it did!  Find this 1972 Porsche 914 V8 here on eBay currently bidding for $15,100 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Phoenix, AZ.

This 914 isn't nearly as well executed from a cosmetic perspective as the last 914 V8, but it offers a more go and less show perspective on the custom 914.  The fenders have been flared and it has a decent looking set of 16x8 5-lug Fuchs at all four corners.

The valve covers labeled GTO peek innocently through a mesh engine cover, but they are sitting on top of a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 that is rated at 330 horsepower to the pavement.  The 901 5-speed transaxle has been rebuilt and features new ratios on gears 2-3 and a locked out 1st gear.  

See another V8 powered 914?


  1. Frikin' Rocket!
    This has to be so much fun.
    I really like that it is an injected LS1 and not some running rich, fuel leaking, belching fumes sbc.

  2. I like the '61 Corvair Lakewood in the driveway. In some of the photos, the 914 seems to be parked where the Vair was in other pics.

  3. Why lock out 1st. If they changed the ratios in 2 and 3 why not change the rest or at least 1st.


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