1971 Porsche 914
I have owned this car since 1984, it was my first Porsche, originally Sunflower yellow, this car and I have gone through a lot together. Over 10 years of spirited driving, 1 previous minor restoration and then a decade of having it sit as a rolling shell because the longitudinals began to give way. In between I got married, had a daughter, moved everyone including the car to Italy, stuffed the rolling chassis in a garage there, and then moved to South Florida, had a son, bought a house or two, rolled her around some, and then decided it is time to finish her off! 10 years into it I hope to finish it shortly. So far I have stripped the car to bare metal, replaced the floorpan & Strenghtened the Longitudinals, replaced the lower rear firewall, powdercoated all the suspension parts engine tin and other bits, Replated all the fasteners and mechanical parts that was originally yellow or silver zinc coated, and new rubber seals all around. I am installing a new interior, new carpet set, upholstry and then will finish her. you will have to stay tuned and see her become beautiful again!Much more to come!
Just Painted December 2003, Non original color, 2003 PPG silver with a touch of teal. By Santi's Autobody in Davie Florida phone 954 916 0030
Powder coated suspension, All Powdercoating by Don Salerno in Dania Beach Fl
Powder coated engine tin
yellow plated pawls, all fasteners and original mechanicals plated yellow or clear. All Plating by Gator Plating in Coral Springs, FL
March 2004 getting the parts together, waiting on interior.
On the rotisserie, new floorpan installed in june of 2003
Tape to prevent paint scuffing, to affix Rear spoiler
Yes the Odometer reads zero, it is a ground up and I will always have her...So I get to put the first mile on again!
Rear suspension, Resprayed adjustable Koni shocks, Powder coated Trailing arms and bright red springs. It looks clean and fresh!
Interior is nearly complete notice the color matched guage cluster, and the brushed aluminum dash inserts. I fabricated these from a roll of brushed aluminum "look" film from a company called Flexcon. The 914 never came like this originally. But it adds a look of early 911 and a bit of the modern porsche design elements. I also added a small Porsche crest on the glove box door. More pix to come!
The front windshield is in place! It took many years, and many moves to get to this point, but it is now close to completion. If you need a windshield for your 914 contact Automobile Atlanta They are the only ones who will have a new windshield...the cost is reasonable $270 shipping and not to hard to put in place with two people!
Here is another view!