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> limited edition 914 on e bay, how original?
Dr. 914
post May 16 2017, 12:43 PM
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says that it is all original, how many non original things can you see in the pictures? (no bottom shots unfortunately) I can see at least ten. Know what they are? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Porsche-914-/...zIM&vxp=mtr
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post May 16 2017, 04:35 PM
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Here are my guesses... some more sure than others.

Hood crest
Wheel caps
Dash cover
Window winder handles
FI hoses
Rear bumper tow hook plug
Lug nut covers
Side markers mounted on wrong sides
Can't tell if the air dam is authentic or not.

I am curious if the interior is original and in such good shape, why does the backpad appear to have signs of "rot" at the bottom edge?

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post May 16 2017, 04:52 PM
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very good observations! The hood crest is an obvious, but to see the side markers reversed (as they of course are) takes a person who really knows his 914s. The dash cover is harder but the way it sticks out from the astray is a giveaway on that item. NO longer does it have the multicolored hoses it came with new, the 7576 "fat" window cranks are a cheaper way of rolling down the windows, tow eye plug can certainly be original, they came prime painted for the black or body colored bumpers, the lug nut covers were a factory item and the center caps look stock enough for the mahle wheels.

There are several other things that lead to the reason the back pad looks a bit rotted away. Can anyone else see the non original features??

QUOTE (poorsche914 @ May 16 2017, 05:35 PM) *
Here are my guesses... some more sure than others.

Hood crest
Wheel caps
Dash cover
Window winder handles
FI hoses
Rear bumper tow hook plug
Lug nut covers
Side markers mounted on wrong sides
Can't tell if the air dam is authentic or not.

I am curious if the interior is original and in such good shape, why does the backpad appear to have signs of "rot" at the bottom edge?

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post May 16 2017, 05:41 PM
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Center caps appear to have the wider lip as found on aftermarket (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
Lug bolt caps... true on factory item... was just a guess (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
Tow eye plug... wasn't sure if those were originally in bumper color or not

Waiting to see what all you have spotted.

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very good observations! The hood crest is an obvious, but to see the side markers reversed (as they of course are) takes a person who really knows his 914s. The dash cover is harder but the way it sticks out from the astray is a giveaway on that item. NO longer does it have the multicolored hoses it came with new, the 7576 "fat" window cranks are a cheaper way of rolling down the windows, tow eye plug can certainly be original, they came prime painted for the black or body colored bumpers, the lug nut covers were a factory item and the center caps look stock enough for the mahle wheels.

There are several other things that lead to the reason the back pad looks a bit rotted away. Can anyone else see the non original features??

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Here are my guesses... some more sure than others.

Hood crest
Wheel caps
Dash cover
Window winder handles
FI hoses
Rear bumper tow hook plug
Lug nut covers
Side markers mounted on wrong sides
Can't tell if the air dam is authentic or not.

I am curious if the interior is original and in such good shape, why does the backpad appear to have signs of "rot" at the bottom edge?

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)


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Dustin
post May 16 2017, 07:01 PM
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There are bolts or something holding the sound dampening pad to the firewall. It should just be held on with tabs and adhesive. The pad doesn't look right to me. It could just be really dirty though.
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post May 16 2017, 08:16 PM
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Yup... I missed that.
And there is something wrong with passenger side window to targa seal. Torn or chunk out or something???

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There are bolts or something holding the sound dampening pad to the firewall. It should just be held on with clips and adhesive. The pad doesn't look right to me. It could just be really dirty though.

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post May 17 2017, 09:27 AM
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good man on the bolts! Should be plastic wide headed clips to keep in the back pad, to me the back pad itself looks ok



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There are bolts or something holding the sound dampening pad to the firewall. It should just be held on with tabs and adhesive. The pad doesn't look right to me. It could just be really dirty though.
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post May 18 2017, 08:54 PM
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But even Porsche Classic is hard pressed to restore an old car to exact specifications. In 44 years - can they be that old? - most rubber will be rotted and replaced. The plastic bolts could easily break as well. If the metal isn't rusty and in need of replacement, I hope the owner gets a bundle because it looks like a car one could be proud to drive. If the owner himself pointed out the errors even a knowledgeable viewer should be impressed with the owner's understanding of the car. I'm sure we can all remember posts here by people who have bought what they thought was a cherry car only to discover that it was nothing but oversprayed rust. It is one thing to buy a pig because of ignorance but quite another to buy one truly understanding it's limitations.
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post May 19 2017, 02:54 PM
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If he's hiding the vin#, what else is he hiding?
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post May 19 2017, 04:27 PM
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the carpet certainly is not original
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post May 20 2017, 01:46 AM
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- Dome light
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Metal strap for brake fluid reservoir (should be black)
- Front bumper (should have holes for license plate)
- Carpeted floor over the spare tire not shown

- Wheel center caps are aftermarket
- tow eye plug should be black
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post May 20 2017, 08:47 AM
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QUOTE (dlkawashima @ May 20 2017, 01:46 AM) *
- Dome light
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Metal strap for brake fluid reservoir (should be black)

Yellow zinc is the correct finish

- Front bumper (should have holes for license plate)
- Carpeted floor over the spare tire not shown

- Wheel center caps are aftermarket
- tow eye plug should be black

FYI for history
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post May 20 2017, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE (John Jentz @ May 20 2017, 05:47 AM) *
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- Dome light
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Metal strap for brake fluid reservoir (should be black)

Yellow zinc is the correct finish

- Front bumper (should have holes for license plate)
- Carpeted floor over the spare tire not shown

- Wheel center caps are aftermarket
- tow eye plug should be black

FYI for history

Black painted was the common finish for the '73 & '74 model years

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John Jentz
post May 21 2017, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE (dlkawashima @ May 20 2017, 12:23 PM) *
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- Dome light
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Metal strap for brake fluid reservoir (should be black)

Yellow zinc is the correct finish

- Front bumper (should have holes for license plate)
- Carpeted floor over the spare tire not shown

- Wheel center caps are aftermarket
- tow eye plug should be black

FYI for history

Black painted was the common finish for the '73 & '74 model years

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Attached File  001.jpg ( 187.06K ) Number of downloads: 14

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Interesting, my '74 has yellow zinc!
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