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Some ramblings:

911 fan base has always been very vocal, especially with their wallets.
914 fan base has always been very vocal, but NOT with their wallets.

Building an RS clone allows someone to feel like they have a $250-500K car for a fraction of the money.

Building a stock -6 clone, does not bring the same cache.

Very few folks build a true 6 clone.. cause we all know a 110hp 914 still isn't very exciting.

The -6 conversion crowd was built up because at the time, it was cheaper than simply buying a 911. That same dynamic still holds. a -6 clone.. built 6.. modded 4.. will always be less than a 911. And now that values have skyrocketed for 914s, there is still a general heirarchy.

original stock 6 at the top. Rusted out 1.7 at the bottom.

A -6 conversion is valued in its execution. Color, Motor choice and Suspension, Brakes. Then trans. Engine cooling. Clutch/Trans upgrade. Interior. The conversion market is the more emotional market.

"I've always wanted a 2.7-3.0l 914".. or "I want a 3.6 even though they melt 901 clutches". I don't know that the market still appreciates a 2.2 or 2.4 conversion given the relatively modest HP boost. Again, condition, color etc can mix it up.

A -6 conversion designed to mimic a GT is like a 911 made into an RS clone. At least it has a "real" counterpart one might compare to. Everything else? well, comes down to buyer and seller.
1970 914-6
2000 Boxster 2.7, 1987 944
1978 911SC, 1976 914 2.0, 1970 914 w/2056
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