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> 914 with 29,000 original miles, yeah right
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post Jun 8 2017, 01:28 PM
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Who believes that this car has 29.000 original miles and what else can you see by the few pictures?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Porsche-914-/...YFk&vxp=mtr
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post Jun 8 2017, 01:39 PM
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Pedals, steering wheel & carpet wear, engine/bay crud build-up, & relocated "PORSCHE" letters on engine grill are clearly more like 100, 200, 300K > + 29K miles .... among many other signs! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pinch.gif)

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post Jun 8 2017, 04:30 PM
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did anyone see the color change?
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post Jun 8 2017, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Dr. 914 @ Jun 8 2017, 04:30 PM) *
did anyone see the color change?


L51P before?
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post Jun 8 2017, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (Dr. 914 @ Jun 8 2017, 02:30 PM) *
did anyone see the color change?

Yes sir,
I saw the color change first by looking at the engine compartment.
Not to mention why would someone change the exhaust on a low mileage 914
I do not think the exhaust would go bad that quick unless it has high miles
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post Jun 8 2017, 09:25 PM
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Yeah George, I saw the repaint, but I had to leave something for the others to get! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool_shades.gif)

However, my 73 was just 3 years old with 45K on it when I bought it from the OO in 1975, & it had 2 color changes from the original L80E Light Ivory factory paint already - the one I could see to Gold, & I found out in my work on the resto 2009> that there was also a Sahara Beige between the Gold & L80E! So apparently the original selling dealer had done 2x color changes before sold, & then according to the OO had told me they liked the gold (never clearly saying that he ordered the gold repaint).

As for the exhaust change - not necessarily a factor, I know one guy who put on the Bursch exhaust before his 74 2L 800 mile new break-in was even done, cuz "some guy told him it was better" - the "guy" was a salesman at a local P-parts house, of course! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

So I tend to focus on clear wear & tear items to show miles on any car, & insist on unbroken & consistent documentation to prove out any miles claimed. This evil-bay seller is just another scammer!

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post Jun 9 2017, 02:17 AM
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I join the reflections above: new paint or change of exhaust ...Nothing more surprises me concerning modifications of new bought vehicles recently. Even if statistically the chances are low and even if actually the mileage seems inconsistent in this case, a buyer was very well able to and it is true very quickly after his purchase, to make these modifications.It would be interesting to see this exhaust a warned eye could know of when it dates.

In any case, it is really very very light as announces....
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post Jun 9 2017, 08:42 AM
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you hit that one on the money! Bon! Olympic blue. Very very popular color with the girls back then, met many many of my girlfriends as they rolled into the shop driving olympic blue, silver or ancona blue or alaska blue 914s!

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did anyone see the color change?


L51P before?

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post Jun 9 2017, 10:11 AM
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Perchance it was the practice mule for the East Africa Safari Rally?
Looks like whoever 'jacked it tried to change the color with spray paint. I'd definitely check the VIN before bidding.
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