Porsche 914/6 GT Replica (RHD) – Winner Class 3 PCGB Speed Championship 2013 - £39,995
Reg – FIG 9146
Capacity – 3.0
A unique opportunity to buy one of the most developed competition 914s in the UK. Based on a 1971 1.7 model, in my ownership the car has been fully restored with new longitudinals, sills, jacking points and floorpans. All seam welded.
Right hand drive conversion with GT chassis strengthening kit including a rear suspension mount stiffening kit with triangulating tie rods to rear bulkhead.
All underseal removed, bare metal treated, stone-chipped and painted in body colour throughout. New genuine rear wing panels inc Targa sale panels. fibreglass GT arches
Martin and Walker GT bonnet, boot, rocker covers, bumpers and GT front valance. Bolt in Safety Devices cage. The restoration in the iconic Gulf colours is 15 years old, so has a couple of rust spots and blemishes, but presents well for a car that has seen over 10 years of competition. It suffered no accident damage during this period.
The engine is the strong and reliable 911 3.0SC engine (phase 2, 188hp on std EFI at point of production). Fully rebuilt in 2014, it has completed only 1k breaking in miles since, and is now ready for a rolling road set up and competition use. The engine features new bottom end bearings, balanced bottom end, chromoly headstud kit, new barrels and pistons, rings, valve guides, competition valve springs etc etc. Weber 40IDC 3 carburettor conversion on matching inlet manifolds, fed by dual fuel pumps via a swirl pot. New oil cooler, converted to suit 914 application by Concept Racing, and a secondary oil cooler next to the gearbox to save weight over the original GT set-up originally fitted. RSR fibreglass tinware, RSR 9 bolt lightened flywheel, Patrick Motorsports conversion competition clutch package. 1&5/8” equal length stainless steel heat exchangers matched to a 2 in, 2 out RSR style silencer in stainless steel (both by Turbo Thomas). Sparks by an MSD 6AL programmable ignition and coil with shift light. Bespoke oil tank, also by Concept Racing.
Has not been set up or power tested since breaking in, but would expect to achieve in the region of 205bhp, as it was prior to the rebuild.
Mated to Rebuilt 901 gearbox, converted to late 2.0 side shift spec with Quaife LSD
Standard ratios, but with later 915 gear carriers for strength. Conversion to early 911 CV joints (outer and inner) for longevity, and custom driveshafts to accommodate the 911 splines / 914 length (rated to 500hp). Semi solid mounts throughout.
Full Rennshift gear linkage conversion - bronze bushed gearbox adaptor, and linkage / chassis bushes, and pedal box. Hi-torque starter motor
Minilite 7” x 15” front and 8” x 15” rear wheels, on Kumho soft tyres.
The suspension and brakes have been highly developed to match the performance of the engine package. Leda, rebound adjustable dampers, rose jointed rears, 190lb rear springs, on adjustable platforms. 23mm hollow front torsion bars, turbo tie rods and standard ARBs retro fitted to the chassis (not available as standard on early cars). Poly-bushed throughout, corner weighted and set up by Centre Gravity. Wilwood 4 pot calipers all round (1¾” piston FR, 1 3/8” piston RR) on 911 SC discs with replaced copper lines and unions throughout / braided hoses. Adjustable brake bias.
Bespoke central handbrake (to cater for right hand drive) and 911 handbrake mounted in the rear hubs.
In recent years the car has been completely re-wired using lightweight wiring, with all components on quick release plugs. Remanufactured gauges from New Vintage in the USA gauges featuring an electronic VDO speedo to original specification with electronic drive to gearbox, Electronic tacho, with rotated face to redline at 12 o’clock and Quad gauge, indicating fuel level, turn signals, oil pressure guage and warning lamp, oil temperature gauge, Voltmeter. All with LED backlighting
Highly output alternator and replaced external voltage regulator. Early steering column modified to accept a wiper arm, new Duralite dashboard switches in a very lightweight fibreglass dash. Internal / External cut-off switches and extinguisher system (requires new bottle before completion use). Relocated battery
The interior is Spartan as you would expect, with a single Sparco racing seats with head protection, 6 point harnesses, lightweight door panels and a removable steering wheel.
On the road, as you would expect, performance is lively (!) helped by its weight of only 960kg. There is loads of torque, and more than enough power. The gearshift on these cars takes some getting used to, but this is as precise as they can be with the light 901 box. The suspension is surprisingly compliant, the steering very direct and the brakes are nothing short of staggering. It is in no way pretending to be a direct GT replica, the development has all been focused on a balance of function, availability and price in order to reliably compete each weekend. If competition is not your thing, this could be easily converted to a fast road spec for very little, but in the knowledge it has all the right bits to embarrass much more powerful cars.
The car competed in the Porsche Club GB Speed Championship between 2004 and 2013 to date with a number of engine configurations and is currently perfect for Class 3. A multiple class winner, it was narrowly beaten to 2nd overall in the 2013 Championship. At this point it was retired to a more sedate life and replaced by a Boxster for competition duties. It is a highly regarded and well known competition car and always attracts lots of attention in the paddock. It was featured in a x2 page article in the September 2009 of Porsche Post, used in the 987 launch display at OPC Nottingham and features in the 2017 book ‘Porsche – The Racing 914s’ by Roy Smith.
Offered with a full MOT, eligible for historic tax, and a vast array of spares collected over the years including windscreen, door glass, handles, catches and some steel body panels. It has probably completed only 5-6,000 miles in my 18 year ownership, and whilst it could do with a blow over to perfect after years of competition, these tell a story and I had no intention of doing so. These are incredibly expensive cars to build (and this has pretty much everything you could possibly do to one) and is offered at about half the build cost. The 9146 number plate will be included at the full asking price.
£39,995, or will consider a p/ex or swap with an air-cooled 911, which better suits my needs with a young family.