Porsche 914-6 Club USA

Informing 914-6 Owners Since 1979


The Porsche 914-6 and its factory built variations occupy a brief moment in Porsche manufacturing history.  Introduced in September of 1969 and produced for just three model years, the 914-6 was a total departure from traditional road going Porsche automobiles.  While the mid-engined configuration later became popular on other Porsche models, the four cylinder 914s and 914-6s were unique.

The 914-6 had handling advantages not experienced in the rear engined Porsches.  As an open two seater with plenty of storage in the front and rear trunks, it was the perfect car for the time.  And, after 50 years, it continues to be the perfect car for the time.  Just ask anyone who owns one.

Whether you're looking to buy your first or your next 914-6, be prepared.  Learn as much as you can before you start your search.  This section will be frequently updated with buyer guidelines, so check back from time to time.

Porsche 914-6 Buyer Basics

As you begin your search for a 914-6, knowledge is key.  Learn all you can and become an informed buyer.  The following information will be helpful.

The 914-6 was produced for just three model years - 1970, 1971, & 1972.

No 1972 914-6s were officially imported into the United States for sale by Porsche+Audi a Division of VW of America.  Therefore, any 1972 914-6 in the USA was imported by a private owner.

Many 914-4 cars have been converted to replicate the 914-6 -  a relatively easy, but costly, process.  To assure you're buying a genuine 914-6, check the vehicle identification number (VIN) found in several locations on the car and the title.  The easiest VIN spot to check is on the drivers side of the dash top near the windshield.  A "real" 914-6 VIN will begin with the digits 914 04, 914 14, 914 24 depending on the year of manufacture.  A 914-4 that has been converted into a "sixer" will have a VIN beginning with the digits 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, or 476.

Once you've found a 914-6 to consider buying, there are a few more things to check.

Start by checking to see if the car has its original 2.0 liter six cylinder engine.  The engine serial number is found near the oil breather housing located on top of the engine case.

          1970                                   1971                             1972

6400001-6400889              6410011-6410268       6420001-6420270
6404001-6405781              6414001-6414163

The value of a 914-6 with its original engine is generally higher than if the engine has been replaced with a 911 engine.  Porsche offers a Certificate of Porsche Production Specifications which lists VIN and engine serial number on a specific car.  This certificate also lists options that came on the car and the original factory color.  It can be a "nice to have" document to authenticate the originality of a given Porsche 914-6.  The Certificate of Vehicle Information offered by the Porsche 914-6 Club USA is another important document for 914-6 owners.  It lists date of original sale and city and state where the 914-6 was originally registered as well as other information.  Many 914-6 owners are surprised to learn where their car was originally delivered.

Does A 914-6 Rust?

Is A Frog Waterproof?

Can a Duck Duck?

If you answered "Yes!" to at least two of those questions, you'll want to watch the video link at the end of this section.  Rust can be a deal breaker when looking for your next 914 or 914-6.  Structural repairs can be quite expensive and unless you like a challenge or possess amazing welding and fabrication skills, you may be better off walking away from a rusted Porsche and looking for another.

The Porsche 914-6 Club USA has produced a short video highlighting the rust prone areas on the 914.  Click the link below to view.



Porsche 914 Owners Association                   P.O. Box 2954                       Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Phone: 1-760-550-9146