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Check out the FAQ and "buying a 914" sections on this site

It is a good idea to do the "Daves Big Butt test" (but I think you are suppose to try and open the door, not just roll up the window) and look behind the rockers.

For $1000 including the 2.0L motor and trans I'd say it is a good deal. Either you live in a part of the country where 914's aren't worth much, the current owner dosen't know what he/she has, or there is something wrong with the car. However, if the car is a all stucturely sound I'd buy it,just know that you usally get what you pay for. For $1000 I wouldn't expect to get a rustfree daily driver, and the 2.0L (BTW the motor is only a 914 2.0L if the engine code starts with the letters "GA" "GB" "GC" if it is "GE" or something else it is a bus motor, or a smaller 914 motor. Also it MUST have the 2.0L heads, which have 3 intake studs instead of four) motor probably needs work, i.e. a dropped vavle or a spun bearing. A 2.0L 914 core motor goes for $500-$750.

BTW the 73 914 was the first with the side shift trans, the 73-74 2.0L had 95hp and the 75-76 2.0L only had 88hp because of the air pump, EGR, and CAT.

[This message has been edited by JP Noonan (edited 10-05-1999).]
Old 10-05-1999, 08:23 PM
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