In late 2020, European Collectibles purchased this 914-6; it was very straight and had been stored for several years. EC did a full service on the engine and transmission, replaced the fuel lines, detailed the gauges, and detailed the undercarriage.
Mechanically, powered by a non-matching number 2.0-liter Flat Six engine with a 5-speed manual dogleg transmission. According to a letter from the selling agent in 1992 the engine was rebuilt to 2.0L 911E factory specs producing approximately 160HP along with the transmission being rebuilt to factory specs with new bearings and synchros. This 914-6 drives amazing with plenty of power, smooth shifting transmission, and four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, Porsche maintenance record book, owner’s manual, and spare tire.
Porsche’s 914-6 variant featured a carbureted 110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS) 2.0 L flat-6 engine from the 1969 911T, placed amidships in front of a version of the 1969 911’s “901” gearbox configured for a mid-engine sports car. Karmann manufactured the rolling chassis at their plant, completing Volkswagen production in-house or delivering versions to Porsche for their final assembly. The 914-6 models used lower gear ratios and high brake gearing in order to try to overcome the greater weight of the six-cylinder engine along with higher power output. They also featured five-lug wheels and an ignition on the left side of the steering wheel. Suspension and handling were otherwise mostly the same.