The Porsche 914 was created from a collaboration between Porsche and VW to replace Porsche's 912 and VW's Karmann Ghia respectively. The design was finalized as a targa top two-seater, but what if Porsche had decided to create a converible/speedster version?

It would probably have looked a lot like this. Find this 1974 Porsche 914 Convertible for sale in Palmdale, CA for $10,000 via craigslist.

The usual 914 targa arch has been hacked off by Beach Boys Racing in Venice Beach, CA and the windshield has been raked back quite a few degrees. The result is a car considerably more dramatic than a stock 914 and only slightly less usable. Overall the car looks in good shape with the exception of the driver's tail light lens and the seller admits the convertible top is shot.


The 2.0 liter flat-4 is an updated and evolved version of Volkswagen's Type IV engine and makes 100 horsepower in stock fuel injected trim. Total vehicle weight is around 2100 lbs before hacking pieces off, and even in stock form it should drive more like a go-kart than a car.

The interior features a bunch of bright red customizations, but retains the original layout and minimalist 914 feel.


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Originally posted as 10k: Nine Fourteenster: 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Speedster on Daily Turismo.