Thursday, July 2, 2015

13Buzz Power: 1970 Porsche 914

There has been a deluge of keg powered cars around here, so I figure why not continue that flood by posting a 13B powered Porsche 914.  Not only does this car have a spinning rotor (or two) tucked behind the driver, but it wears an outlandish body kit that makes it look like a red Batmobile.  Find this 1970 Porsche 914 offered for $14,500 in Franklin, NC via craigslist.  Tip from PB.


The Porsche 914 was developed as a joint project between Volkswagen and Porsche, but ended up with a Porsche badge for the US market.   It was sold with various flat-4 and flat-6 engines from 1969 through 1976, cementing its place as the best mid-engine Porsche in history...at least until the Boxster came out.


This 914 has had its 80ish horsepower air cooled flat-4 tossed in favor of a 13B rotary from some 80s Mazda.  The spinning demon has been ported and massaged to develop 250 horsepower -- expect it to sound like an swarm of killer bees who have been snorting honey laced with methamphetamine. 


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6 comments:

  1. The bodykit...kinda looks like something you'd put on a Fiero...

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. It's hard to not look at it and think it's a Fiero.

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  2. Tried to get this seller to send pictures where rust would hide without success. Seller wanted me to phone instead. Hum......

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    1. Nothing wrong with that. I always talk to perspective buyers before taking additional pictures. Its time out of my day that I don't want to waste if they are not serious.

      That said, he should have already taken them...

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  3. Looks like someone attempted to build themselves a Fairy-ari.

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  4. It's too mutch!

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