1972 Porsche 914 (2056 build)

1972 Porsche 914

Technical specifications of Porsche 914 1972

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Item location: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Make: Porsche
Model: 914
Type: Convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 99000
VIN: 4722920749
Color: Silver
Engine size: 4cyl 1.8L 2056cc
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

For sale is my 1972 Porsche 914 with many tasteful mods. I purchased the 914 from a 914 forum member back in June of this year who resides in Iowa. He had previously purchased the vehicle from a known forum member BMayeur of 914 Limited. My understanding was he was selling the vehicle for a customer of his out of Illinois. Heres an accurate overview of the car which follows:
Very sold with no major rust. I've included a photo of the hell hole, this area floor was pitted but not rotted. After cleaning I found two small pinholes, these were drilled out to 3/8" for rubber plugs. I placed an endoscope down into the long below and there was no rust in this area that I could find. I've also included photos of suspension mount and jack point all in excellent condition. The battery tray and stand are in nice condition. I also looked at the floor of the longs from the inside of the cabin and found no rust in the back of the long where it turns up and doglegs over the rear wheel (same on both sides). I also looked at the front of the inside of the longs behind the front wheels only light surface rust on both of these front areas. No rust in any of the wheel wells, the doors are solid with no rust or rot on the doors or bottoms. The floors are solid with no rot. The rear trunk is nice (see photo) front trunk has been patched. This car originally had AC that at some point was remove so that explains the front trunk floor repair. There is evidence that this car had damage to the nose, the front trunk panel is a bit wavy (see photo) but no damage to the headlight boxes that I could see.
Paint is diy new this spring and is not show quality but presentable for a driver, this car was originally silver from the factory.
Engine: Standard build Fat Performance 2056 long block, heads with 42 x 38 valves and what Fat calls stage 1 porting on new cores. Cam is a Fat # 442 for carburetors, heavy duty oil pump and swivel foot rockers, compression is 8.3 ~ 8.5:1 . This long block was built by Fat in 2012 before the company was sold to Rimco. Along with the long block also included new: Pertronix vacuum advance distributor, Bosch plug wires, Bosch 5,800 rpm cut out rotor, NGK plugs, 40IDF carbs with 32mm venturi. The alternator and starter were also rebuilt at this time. Fat Performance uses Three Bond sealer and they have along with the engine case all the case bolts sealed with Three Bond so no leaks or oil seeping. The engine now has just over 4,000 miles on it. The exhaust system is a Triad ceramic coated muffler with stock ceramic coated 2.0 headers (note only the driver's side has a heat exchanger).
Engine Code: EC007221 (1974-75 1.8L)This engine build today would run over $9,000.00 alone! Estimated 130+horsepower.

914 LTD rebuild a side shifter transmission for this project that was installed with the new engine, also a new clutch kit was installed, same mileage on these parts as the engine. Estimated Cost $1,500.00.
I made a gentle 0-60 run that was right around 8 seconds, I confident with an aggressive launch and shifting it would run 0-60 in the 7's.
Suspension: Early 911 Boge struts with Koni adjustable inserts and front sway bar. This set up includes vented rotors and M brake calipers with stainless steel soft lines. The rear is Koni adjustable shocks with stock rear springs, no rear sway bar ( I have a set of 140-pound springs that will be included). All the suspension and steering is tight and the car tracks very straight at speed. Real Fuchs 16 x 6 wheels with nearly new Firestone Indy 195/55 tires all around. The wheels are driver quality with some curb scratches at the rim but are not bent and run true.
The interior is clean and serviceable with new carpet. I have an A/F lambda gauge installed along with oil temp, voltmeter and oil pressure gauge. The speedometer is accurate and was check with a GPS so 60 on the GPS shows exactly 60 on the speedo. A Momo Race Line steering wheel is installed, the horn works correctly. Sunvisors are in OK usable condition. The car came to me without OEM door pulls / armrests with the doors having accessory door pulls installed.
All the light work with the exception of the backup lights, the backup light switch on the trans is not wired. There is no emergency brake warning light switch at the emergency brake, the hand brake works great. The fog lights are in good condition and have been000 wired so they can work independently of the main light switch, headlights are H4 There is no back pad installed around the seats, the interior light is mounted under the ashtray and has to be switched on manually, interior light switches are not present at the doors. The turn signals and 4-way flashers work correctly but the turn signal stalk does not auto return to off you have to manually move it back.
The doors are from a later car with the scissors-type window lifts with impact bars inside the doors. The windows work well, all the glass is good, the front windshield has a few small chips but is very serviceable, I'm sure it has been replaced but I don't know when.
The top is in good condition and does not leak or squeak thanks to some extra felt strategically placed. The top of the Targa bar is painted body color, the side window seals are starting to dry out and have shrunk back a bit.
Since I’ve owned it in Oregon I’ve put approximately 500 miles on it. Best running 914 I’ve personally driven! I’ve done a few other upgrades on the car as follows:
1) Picked up a 16x6 Fuch with a new tire 195/55R16 for a spare which it didn’t have, along with a jack and lug wrench.
2) Added a battery shut off switch in the battery department.
3) Added a dash cover to protect the original dash cover.
4) Upgraded to a RENNSHIFT 901 Sideshift Shifter with boot (Over $600.00)
5) Upgraded to a modern bladed Fuse Box.
6) Installed a suction fan in the engine compartment on the engine cover, a lot of people say it’s useless but I’ve never seen the temp gauge go over 180 degrees since I’ve installed it.
7) Added Porsche rear marker.
8) Added a low oil alert light on dash.
There is no paperwork on the 2056 engine build by Fats Performance back in 2012 but I’ve talked to Fats Performance who since have sold out to a company by the name of Rimco. Rimco told me they had none of Fats engine build records but did acknowledge that there engine builders was customary to leave there names on the inside of the valve cover on the heads. This engine has the initials “NICHOLS 56.” Anyhow I’ve no reason to doubt Messengers or Mayeur story of the history of the 2056 engine and transmission rebuilt by Mayeur.
So why am I selling the beast? Well I use to own a 2010 Z06 (505hp) and sold it last year. I’m planning on buying another one. I miss the power. I thought about upgrading the 2056 engine to a Aircooled 2.7 or 3.2 but its not cheap! Also thought about swapping out a Subaru or SBC engine to get the horsepower up around 200+and the Torque but decided that would be stupid. I finally came to terms the rational solution would be just to pick up another C6 Z06.
I cain’t say enough about this 914, great investment, very dependable, very strong runner with lots of upgrades. Drives straight, very tight, handles like a go cart........Would drive across the country without any worries!
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I completed a Compression test on 09/01/19 with the engine warm, plugs out, throttle open with the following results:
#1) 135 lbs. #2) 140 lbs #3) 140 lbs #4) 145 lbs.
Car VIN #4722920749
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