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Pick of the Day: 1970 Porsche 914/6 modified into a performance ‘outlaw’

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Hot rods come in all shapes and sizes, from ’32 Fords to Honda Civics.  Porsche cars are often the subjects of modifications and performance tuning (which sometimes make purists shudder), and there’s even a name for such cars that have been modified: Outlaws.

The Pick of the Day is an interesting sort of outlaw, a 1970 Porsche 914/6 (click on the link to view the ad) that the seller calls a “GT Tribute.”  Not only does it look sharp as a tack, it appears to have been treated to an array of performance goodies that should assuredly make it get up and go.

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The 914/6, as Porsche people know, is the desirable 6-cylinder version of the more-common 4-cylinder 914, which was an entry-level Porsche/VW effort.  The flat-6 put the stick to the lightweight mid-engine, targa-bodied sports car, raising it to a higher level of enthusiast desirability, and value.

This 914/6 shows just 40,703 miles on its odometer, according to the ClassicCars.com advertisement from the dealer in the Georgia town with the poetic name of Flowery Branch.  The dealer assures us that the car, though heavily modified, started out as a “Real 914/6.”

porsche, Pick of the Day: 1970 Porsche 914/6 modified into a performance ‘outlaw’, ClassicCars.com Journal

Stirred into the mix is a 3.4-liter engine from a 1989 Porsche 911 SC, a significant boost from the 2.0-liter in the stock 914/6. The 911 mill was rebuilt and upgraded in 2008, and has accrued just 8,000 since then, the seller says.  The engine is linked to the car’s original 5-speed 901 transmission

Other performance upgrades include Koni adjustable shock absorbers with coilovers, a Tarett sway bar, 911S brake calipers and 16-inch Minilite wheels shod with Yokohama Advan A052.  The Minilites are finished in gold.

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Most obvious of the modifications are the dramatic “steel GT front and rear fender flares,” the dealer notes, and a slick black paint job that give this Porsche project some real eyeball.  The car runs as great as it looks, the ad says.

“This mid-engine Porsche classic is a total package for a 914 enthusiast!” the seller says in the ad. “It combines both looks and performance, and it is an instant head turner.”

porsche, Pick of the Day: 1970 Porsche 914/6 modified into a performance ‘outlaw’, ClassicCars.com Journal

The 914/6 “outlaw” looks fantastic in the photos with the ad, and the asking price of $89,500 seems reasonable, especially when considering that a totally stock 914/6 in similar condition would cost about as much, according to the Hagerty value guide. 

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

1 COMMENT

  1. Just the ticket to smack down the 747wing, fart cannon, sticker loving “import tuner” yahoos. I bet this 914 is a handful in the wet, though. Love it.

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