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914 Barn Find Value ????

Stumbled on a 71 914 1.7l Gold paint, 30k miles, steel wheels, original perfect interior (tho dirty), hasnt been driven or started in 17 years. Engine has oil and will turn over but wont start. Doors close with nice 'riiiiing', windows crank easily, glass and trim excellant, tires flat. In MI since new and has rust to prove it. At least some rust that is. Lower rear corners of both door sills rusted thru, right front fender rusted at cowl seam. Probably has more but didnt have time (or flashlight) to look.

A search of 914 prices didnt help me much. Found a couple of similar cars on ebay that sold for roughly 1500.

I'm fairly knowledgeable re early 911's, know very little of 914's except they rust quickly.

Any ideas what this 'found in barn' might be worth? My $500 offer was declined, could get it for $1500....fair deal or trap?

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Old 11-14-2004, 04:50 PM
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Sounds like a $500 car to me. The cost to fix the rust is high and then in the end a 1.7L car doesn't sell for much of a premium. If it was a runner and the rust isn't too bad, it might be worth $1500 to someone that wanted a project. It wouldn't be a deal though.
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Even for free - probably not a great deal.

Lots of expense to fix the rust. And then to paint. And then to replace the majority of the parts on the car.

And then you have a '71 1.7, which isn't a particularly valuable 914, with it's 1.7 engine, fixed passenger seat, tailshifter trans, etc.

If you want a 914 project, you'd be better off picking up a beat up 73/74 2.0, hopefully with as little rust as possible, for $1500, and restoring that car. Either way, you're going to lose money, both will cost the same to restore, but the 73/74 2.0 will be worth twice as much as the '71 1.7 when you're done.

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Cheaper still would be a concours condition '73-'74 2.0 for ~$10-$15k. I'm serious.
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Or my very, very nice, completely restored (fuel injected engine by FAT, trans by Otto, Bilsteins, rust free Cal car, etc.) stock '74 2.0 that I sold for too cheap! ($7500).

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I wouldn't take that barn find for free, and I serious!
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Best to leave it where you found it.
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I offered $200. Fortunately for me, he declined. I, like everyone else, saw this 'opportunity' as a loser. He also had a Jeep GC (the reason for me being there in the first place). I made the offer for the 914 thinking it would sweeten the deal for him. But then learned he paid $3k for it 7 yrs ago. It had the same rust and was not running then either. He admitted he paid too much but was not willing to take the loss. He should have taken my offer for both cars.......$2k. GC is 93, 174k mi, v8, 'minor' rust, weak trans, strong motor, clean interior. tow pkg.

I'm still looking for 911 project car and pre-98 Jeep tow vehicle.
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Where'd you find it, maybe I'll go offer him $150 for the car so he'll get a clue!
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He actually doesnt have the 914 listed for sale. He showed it to me because I mentioned my interested in old Porsches. He said he bought it 7 years ago, spent maybe a couple days trying to start it and its been sitting ever since. I thought he was fishing for an offer so I made one.

If you really want to contact him, pm me and I'l give you his number. He is a nice guy, just uninformed.
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I'd only contact him to try to get you a cheap price on it. I don't think I'd take on a rusty 914 for free, too many decent ones out there for $2000. Where about are you in SE Mich.
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I'd take it for free. If the trim and some of the other exterior parts are in good shape, the interior is descent, and the trans guts are ok it might be worth parting out. Keep the hulk though just in case someone needs one in the distant future.
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