Low slung, agile, and blessed with a timeless look, this 1974 Porsche 914 Targa is all about open air motoring fun. It comes with an extensive array of maintenance receipts to prove the great care it's received over the decades, as well as build receipts and a Certificate of Authenticity to document its genuine Porsche lineage.
It may carry a design that's coming up on 50 years old now, but when it comes to automotive design, some looks just age better than others, with this compact German roadster being one of them. Dressed in Phoenix red, it exudes the promise of fun times behind the wheel and arrives at the present day looking great - no doubt the product of a sheltered existence during its lifetime, combined with attentive maintenance. The bright shade is in very nice shape with an even shine all over that's contrasted by the fresh black rubber on its front and rear bumpers. Its low-profile hints at its road hugging prowess and you can't help but notice its unfailingly straight alignment - there are no protruding body panels anywhere you look. Also featuring clean chrome trim around very clear window glass, the visual signs are everywhere that this is one vintage vehicle very ready to hit the road without hesitation. With the flip of a switch, you can also see that the hidden headlights up front raise into place without a hitch. Its Targa top configuration allows you to transition from open air motoring to a more sheltered experience quickly and easily.
The 89k miles this Porsche has logged over its lifetime constitutes pretty light usage for a car nearly 45 years old, and the fresh-looking interior has been a beneficiary. Open the door to look inside and you won't see a whole lot of evidence of wear - there are no deep creases in the black vinyl bucket seats, and you'd be hard-pressed to find so much as an errant heel mark on the fresh looking carpeting underneath. Up front, the dash area features a textured look that could very well be seen as a forefather to the carbon fiber applications we see today, and carries a trio of very readable gauges in its stock cluster that are joined by another trio vertically mounted within easy view just in front of the floor shifter. The 914's mid- engine configuration not only yields benefits as far as handling is concerned, but also affords this compact car fairly generous storage space in both the front and back, so no worries about bringing your suitcase when you decide to get away for the weekend. A straight and unmarred black pad sits over the top of the dash, and you'll find the original AM/FM radio residing in the center.
With its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine sitting just behind the passenger cabin, this 914 has a weight distribution that, combined with its low center of gravity, allows it to carve corners with ease. The easy-revving powerplant has been well-looked after over the years - with the paperwork backup to prove it - and is in fine operating form. It's paired with a 5-speed manual transmission that shifts easily and securely to make for an involving and thoroughly enjoyable driving experience. This German fun machine sits with its characteristically low-profile stance on a set of 15” Fuchs forged alloy wheels, wrapped with Yokohama YK520 tires.
Looking to take to the road for some open-air excitement at the wheel of a classic roadster with timeless good looks? You have to see this 1974 Porsche 914 Targa. Call today!