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jwarford
post Jun 6 2019, 01:06 PM
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Hi all, new to the forum and sorry if this is posted in the incorrect location. Looking for some help in evaluaitng the undercarriage of this 1973 914 I'm considering buying. The owner/dealer can't supply service history or doesn't know much about the car. Looks good but mainly concerned about rust. Thanks for any input!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNIogC...TVWNnd3cHdy
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Dr. 914
post Jun 6 2019, 02:03 PM
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this is a pretty rough car, but really does not have a rust problem.How much do they want for it?

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Hi all, new to the forum and sorry if this is posted in the incorrect location. Looking for some help in evaluaitng the undercarriage of this 1973 914 I'm considering buying. The owner/dealer can't supply service history or doesn't know much about the car. Looks good but mainly concerned about rust. Thanks for any input!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNIogC...TVWNnd3cHdy
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post Jun 6 2019, 02:36 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Asking $15k. The engine is also a question mark. No service records and 135k miles. Otherwise, I think it looks clean.



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this is a pretty rough car, but really does not have a rust problem.How much do they want for it?

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Hi all, new to the forum and sorry if this is posted in the incorrect location. Looking for some help in evaluaitng the undercarriage of this 1973 914 I'm considering buying. The owner/dealer can't supply service history or doesn't know much about the car. Looks good but mainly concerned about rust. Thanks for any input!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNIogC...TVWNnd3cHdy
akd3://https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...VWNnd3cHdy
akd3://https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...VWNnd3cHdy
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Dr. 914
post Jun 7 2019, 08:43 AM
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Looking at the pictures, no more than 12, Really not a nice car


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Thanks for the reply. Asking $15k. The engine is also a question mark. No service records and 135k miles. Otherwise, I think it looks clean.



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this is a pretty rough car, but really does not have a rust problem.How much do they want for it?

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Hi all, new to the forum and sorry if this is posted in the incorrect location. Looking for some help in evaluaitng the undercarriage of this 1973 914 I'm considering buying. The owner/dealer can't supply service history or doesn't know much about the car. Looks good but mainly concerned about rust. Thanks for any input!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNIogC...TVWNnd3cHdy
akd3://https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...VWNnd3cHdy
akd3://https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...VWNnd3cHdy
akd3://https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...VWNnd3cHdy
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post Jun 19 2019, 07:37 AM
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Must give kudos to the seller for actually having photos of the cars every angle. Is it a 2.0? Without a spectroanalysis of the engine oil when changed, how do you determine whether an engine is good? I understand keeping oil pressure up tells you the big end bearings are good. Distance between adding oil tells you the condition of the oil control ring and a compression test tells you the condition of the compression rings- as does smoke at the exhaust tip. Seems like a trip to the dealership could tell you enough of these things to make a decent judgement about the motor. And Id rather have a rust-free car than a good motor and Ive already spent more on rust repair on my 73, Rusty, than I spent in 73 on my first 914, a 1.7.
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