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What is it worth 1973 914 Convertible?

This car is comming up for auction at a local repo lot. The starting bid is $500.00 I know very little about 914's but my wife likes the way the car looks. I have not seen the car in person yet but I would like some idea how high of a bid to put in for it before I do. There discription is very short and says.

"1973 Porsche 914 Convertible, 2.0 Liter, 4 cylinder motor, 5 speed manual trans, 78, 917 odometer miles, AM/FM radio, needs some clutch work, has some paint bubbling and minor scratches, VIN# 4732926757. "


Here are some pic's let me know what ya think.




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There are so many variables on price. The car looks okay in the pictures, but without looking at the specific rust areas it's hard to say. If you can, go back and inspect the area under the battery tray, both front and back trunk areas, the floor boards and if you can see them, the lonitudinals. This is the area under the doors that is covered by a black rocker cover. Take a magnet with you and check for body filler, especially around the Sail panel area. I live in Michigan, I would be glad to come and inspect it for you.

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Car could be worth $5000 IF it has no serious rust. Unlikely in your part of the country. Paint bubbles are a red flag. Wheels alone are worth $500. Go to 914club.com, click on tech.BBS and see thread about inspecting a car in Seattle. There are some good pictures of a rusty car.
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if it has too much rust, it looks like there are tons of spare parts you could sell... all the glass, seats, center console, taillight lenses, etc... you could make some cash.

all in all, it looks better than mine, though.
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As I reread the web site the inspection time was 3 days before the auction so the only time I could inspect it now would be the day it is picked up. It is setting at $800 with 8 hours to go if it sells cheap enough I guess I take my chances. Thanks for the info.
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The trunk lid is not closed correctly. It looks bent/tweaked. Where are the bubbling spots? Clutch replacement is a breeze. I can do one in my yard with one jack and two small stands in under 2 hours. Rust is another matter entirely... Good luck!
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Don't buy a 914 without first taking off the rocker panels and looking at the longitudinals. The backbone of the 914. Goodluck, Pete
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Well?????????? You cannot leave us hanging?? What's the scoop?
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The final selling price was $1750.00 I was going to go as high as $1500. sight unseen but never got the chance to bid.

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