A $50,000 Porsche 914 - Why is it Worth a $20,000 Premium?

A 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 liter in Ivory over black leatherette just hit a top selling price on Bring a Trailer (BaT) for stock Porsche 914’s of $51,360 after the buyer’s fee was added to the $48,914 sale price.

This 1976 commanded a premium close to $20,000 over the previous high sale of a stock 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 liter sale on BaT. In December 2019 a Delphi Green 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 was sold for $31,850 ($30,333 auction price plus the 5% buyer’s fee).

At first glance it appears to be odd results. The 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 liter is considered the 914 to have by collectors, though the 1976 is a final year car that is considered the most refined version of the Porsche 914. The two Porsche 914 listings along with several other 914’s that sold on BaT are below.

Air Brigade believes there were three reasons for the high sale of the 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 liter

  1. Low mileage: 36,000 original miles that is documented versus the 109,000 miles of the 1973.

  2. No issues, immaculate car: Stock, well presented 914 with a recent re-paint. Retains the Bosch D-jeteronic fuel injection.

  3. Well documented 914: Listing inclueds 500+ photos and running videos. Car comes with the window sticker, service records, dealership paperwork and ownership history.

Porsche 914 Sale Details from Bring a Trailer Listings


$51,360 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 liter

Ivory 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 | Bring a Trailer

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1976-porsche-914-22/ ($48,914 auction price prior to buyer’s fee – Sold in May 2020)

A documented 36,000 mile 914 with a recent repaint in the original Ivory. The interior is immaculate in Black Leatherette with Coco Mats. The engine has the original Bosch D-jetronic with up-to-date service records.

$31,850 1973 914 2.0 liter

Delphi Green 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 liter | Bring a Trailer

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-porsche-914-2-0-22/ ($30,333 auction price prior to buyer’s fee – Sold in December 2019)

The unique Delphi Green paint is a love it or hate it color. Greens have traditionally not been as big as sellers as other colors, but this car has achieved multiple concours wins so it has a good pedigree. Features a few non-original upgrades in the interior.

$25,200 1973 914 2.1 liter

Steelies Featured Wheels on Porsche 914 | Bring a Trailer

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-porsche-914-36/ ($24,000 auction price prior to buyer’s fee – Sold in May 2020)

This 914 is an original 2.0 Forest Green car that has been upgraded to a 2.1 liter with a repaint in green, but doesn’t appear to be the original Forest Green. The Steelies appeared to gain a lot of attention over the normal Fuchs.

$21,262 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 liter

Phoenix Red Porsche 914 | Bring a Trailer

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-porsche-914-2-0-26/ ($20,250 auction price prior to buyer’s fee – Sold in November 2019)

This 71,000-mile Phoenix Red Porsche 914 has a stock appearance with the Fuel Injection still intact. The interior has several updates.


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