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1970 Porsche 914/6

Chassis number : 9140430032

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Sold for $665,000 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
The Porsche 914/6 was envisioned as a budget-friendly alternative to the 911, and between 1969 through 1972, a total of 3,350 examples were built. The standard trim proved an inadequate competitor, however, the GT conversion kit gave privateers the competitive edge they desired. The GT kit added 911 S brakes, an additional front oil cooler, wider wheels, steel fender flares, several body panels rendered in fiberglass, extra chassis reinforcement, a plexiglass rear window, a lightweight interior, and a padded leather steering wheel. A 2.0-liter Carrera 6 engine boosted output to 212 horsepower and backed by a five-speed dogleg transmission of the contemporary 911 S, which was modified with the input shaft, exchangeable second gear, and limited-slip differential from the Porsche 904.

At the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1970, a 914/6 GT placed 6th overall and won the 2.0-liter GT class. This accomplishment was made even more impressive considering its 45th place start off the grid.

This particular example chassis 32, the first of 16 factory-prepared 914/6 examples produced in 1970. After completion at Porsche's Werk 1 facility in Zuffenhausen, the car was delivered new to Swiss resident Gustav 'Gusti' Schlup, vice president of the vibrant Ecurie Biennoise racing team.

It is believed that this example is the first of the 16 customer examples built, however, its delivery date was delayed due to the evolving list of requirements added by its owner. Among the list of options were a 110-liter fuel tank, additional dash-mounted gauges for fuel and transmission oil temperature, and thicker anti-roll bars.

The car was delivered to Schlup via distributor AMAG in early May of 1970. The car raced in thirteen races across Europe during the 1970 and 1971 seasons, including endurance events at Hockenheim, Spa, Charade, Norisring, and Mugello. Accolades achieved by the Porsche include a 2nd place finish at the Payerne Airport race on May 16th of 1971.

Ecurie Biennoise sold the car to the Swiss-registered racing outfit of Formula 1 driver Jo Bonnier in December of 1971 and soon entered the care of its next Swiss custodian, Jean Baptiste Canonica. The car participated in the 1972 2.0-liter European GT Championship with the support of Porsche Club Romand. It raced throguh November with notable entries at Hockenheim, Monza, Jarama, Estoril, Zolder, Zandvoort, and the Nürburgring. Among the accolades earned was a 3rd-place class finish on September 3rd at the annual Nürburgring 500 KM Eifel Cup.

after the 1972 season, the car was sent to Marcel Willemin in Geneva for an exhibition piece in his dealership. While there, the car was observed by the current owner, who purchased the car from Canonica via Willemin in September 1980. It soon received a restoration with the body being stripped to bare metal and repairing minor damage suffered during its racing career. The exterior was refinished in Guards Red, and the 2.0-liter Carrera 6 engine was removed and placed into dry storage. A 2.7-liter 911/83 unit from a Carrera RS was installed in its place. The 2.0-liter engine has since been completely rebuilt to factory specifications and the chassis was refinished in its period-correct Tangerine exterior and Ecurie Biennoise livery.

Over the past four decades, the car has been used sparingly. The car currently has an integrated roll cage, original lightweight Scheel seats, detachable fiberglass panels twin-plug ignition 2.0-liter engine, and 914/6 GT aluminum brake calipers.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2021

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2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $575,000-USD $675,000 
Sale Price :
USD $665,000

1970 Porsche 914/6 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche 914/6

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140431910
Sold for USD$128,800
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1970 PORSCHE 914/6
Chassis#: 9140431868
Sold for USD$89,100
  2022 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Geared Online
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1970 Porsche 914/6 GT
Chassis#: 9140430032
Sold for USD$665,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1970 PORSCHE 914-6 TARGA
Chassis#: 9140431057
Sold for USD$88,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140431868
Sold for USD$123,200
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1970 Porsche 914/6 GT
Chassis#: 914 043 1017
Sold for USD$995,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
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1970 Porsche 914-6 by Karmann
Chassis#: 9140430872
Sold for USD$134,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Taj Ma Garaj Collection
 
1970 Porsche 914-6 2.4 'Targa' Coupe (RHD)
Sold for USD$102,000
  2019 Shannons - Melbourne Spring Classic
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140431931
Sold for USD$76,046
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140432343
Sold for USD$95,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140432188
Sold for USD$98,076
  2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1970 Porsche 914/6 GT
Chassis#: 9140432505
Sold for USD$296,299
  2018 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1970 Porsche 914-6 Targa
Sold for USD$54,450
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1970 Porsche 914-6
Chassis#: 9140431654
Sold for USD$65,207
  2017 Silverstone - The Porsche Sale
 
1970 Porsche 914-6
Chassis#: 9140431654
Sold for USD$54,050
  2017 Silverstone - Salon Prive
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140430216
Sold for USD$62,317
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1970 Porsche 914/6 Coupé
Chassis#: 9140431533
Sold for USD$195,573
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1970 Porsche 914/6
Chassis#: 9140430501
Sold for USD$99,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1970 PORSCHE 914-6 TARGA
Chassis#: 9140431518
Sold for USD$60,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1970 Porsche 914-6
Sold for USD$65,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Porsche 914/6s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1970 Porsche 914/6's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 PORSCHE 914/691404308372021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads May $80,000$100,000
1970 Porsche 914-691404302592019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $125,000$145,000
1970 Porsche 914-6 FIA Specification91404313472019 Silverstone Race Retro Classic Car   
1970 Porsche 914-6 Targa 2017 Mecum : Dallas$55,000  
1970 Porsche 914/691404324982016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $85,000$100,000
1970 Porsche 914-6 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1970 Porsche 914/6 Coupé91404324982016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $85,000$135,000
1970 Porsche 914-6 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1970 Porsche 914-6 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1970 Porsche 914/6 Vintage Race Car91404321252013 Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction $34,000$38,000
1970 Porsche 914/6 GT91404315332011 Bonhams Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais $160,000$190,000
1970 Porsche 914/6 GT Rally914 143 01412009 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile $285,000$345,000
1970 Porsche 914/6GT 2.7-Litre RS Coupe914 04306462006 Bonhams International Historic Motorsport Show Sports, Competition and Collectors' Motor Cars and Motorcycles $28,000$34,000

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