18-19 August 2017

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Lot 112

1975 Porsche 914 1.8

  • Chassis no. 4752906850

Sold for $93,500

  • Only 3,192 actual miles
  • Remarkably preserved, like-new original condition
  • Extensive original documentation and manuals
  • One of the finest original examples in the world

The 914 1.8 offered here is almost certainly the finest example in existence. It was imported to the United States through San Francisco and sold new by Felton Porsche-Audi of Mill Valley, California, to William V. Shaw of Los Altos. Finished in Summer Yellow with Buckskin leatherette interior, it was optioned with tinted windshield and a center armrest console, at a combined cost of $95 extra, as noted on the original window sticker, which is still present along with much of the original delivery paperwork. Service records from its early years record the installation of air conditioning by Anderson-Behel Porsche/Audi of Santa Clara in August of 1976, as well as the installation of running lights by Sunnyvale Porsche-Audi in 1978, at which time the car had recorded just 1,360 miles.

Today the 914 remains in remarkable original condition, having spent much of its life, until recently, with its original owner. At the time of cataloguing, it had recorded only 3,192 miles, which is noted on its previous California title as actual mileage from new, and is consistent with the limited mileage noted in its service documentation. The paintwork is immaculate, as is the interior, with hardly a flaw noticeable. Even the engine bay shows virtually no wear!

In addition to the aforementioned paperwork, the Porsche is accompanied by both sets of original keys, air conditioning instructions and decal, a Blaupunkt radio warranty card, maintenance and warranty instructions for the emissions system, and the original owner’s manual in folio. The air conditioning system has since been removed by a previous owner, though the original components are also included. A finer, more original 914 as this would be next to impossible to find.


Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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