Are Porsche 914's Selling for $50,000 the New Pricing Trend?
A Porsche 914 selling for over $50,000 is not a record, but is it becoming a trend?
Three four-cylinder Porsche 914’s sold in the $50,000 stratosphere in the past year on Bring-a-Trailer (BaT). The most recent one was a Sunflower Yellow 1973 2.0-liter that sold for $54,750 on November 13, 2021. Prior to that there was 1974 Olympic Blue Porsche 914 1.8 that sold for $55,000 August 30, 2021 and a Forest Green 1975 Porsche 914 2.0 that sold for $59.914 on July 9, 2021.
Normally one thinks of a top quality four-cylinder 914 selling for $25,000 - $35,000 so prices in excess of $50,000 definitely are worthy of looking at what brings these abnormal prices. As you can imagine the excitement level among 914 owners is high after years of being overlooked by the Porsche world. Every Porsche 914 owner now thinks that they have a $50,000 914, but that is not the case. Only special cars bring these high, high prices.
In studying these three sales, there seems to be three key similarities between the cars.
Color: Air-Cooled Porsches of all models gain a premium for a unique, period color. Sunflower Yellow, Olympic Blue and Forest Green (Zambezei Green) are three popular period colors.