On October 4, 2021, the current owner commissioned Professional Auto Tech Inc. in Carson, California to perform the following work: drain fuel system, bleed braking system, rebuild the carburetors, install heat exchangers, install a muffler, oil and oil filter change, and installed a new battery; totaling $1,504.59.
Mechanically powered by its 1.8-liter flat-four engine paired with a manual 5-speed transmission. 15” x 5.5″ Mahle (Gas Burner) rims with Kumho 195 65R 15 tires. Complete with owner’s manual, spare tire, and jack. An excellent opportunity to acquire a very low production 914 to enjoy as is or to restore in the future.
Known officially as the 914 Limited Edition, or LE, all 1,000 cars were shipped to North America for sales in the U.S. and Canada. Porsche selected the LE moniker because the SCCA simply asked too much for the rights to license the Can-Am name on the cars, though they agreed in principle to allow it.
Along with the regular Appearance Group option (fog lamps and center console with clock and additional gauges) at $300, the LE package set buyers back another $320. What they got for their money, however, were add-ons to make quite the slick-looking 914: a special interior, alloy wheels, a spoiler below the front bumper, front and rear anti-roll bars, and one of two unique paint combinations, highlighted by a “negative” stripe that spelled out “Porsche” just above the rocker panels.
Porsche imported 500 cars with black as the primary color and 500 in Light Ivory. The black cars all featured Sunflower Yellow rocker panels, bumpers, spoiler, and wheels, earning the car the “Bumblebee” nickname. The white cars were accented in the same places with Phoenix Red, a nearly orange color, giving rise to the “Creamsicle” name.