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1974 Porsche 914 LE Creamsicle


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Description

 

Porsche celebrated its 1,000 plus-horsepower wrecking machine in 1974 by selling 1,000 special 914s, each a 2.0-liter model with a couple of specific options and each available with special badging and only on two separate color schemes.

The Porsche 917/30 crushed all competition in the Can-Am series in 1973, so dominating the series, with Penske driver Mark Donohue winning the last six of eight total rounds, that the SCCA rewrote the rules to essentially outlaw the last of the truly unlimited road-racing cars.

Known officially as the 914 Limited Edition, or LE, all 1,000 cars were shipped to North America for sales in the U.S. and Canada. Porsche selected the LE moniker because the SCCA simply asked too much for the rights to license the Can-Am name on the cars, though they agreed in principle to allow it.

Along with the regular Appearance Group option (fog lamps and center console with clock and additional gauges) at $300, the LE package set buyers back another $320. What they got for their money, however, were add-ons to make quite the slick-looking 914: a special interior, alloy wheels, a spoiler below the front bumper, front and rear anti-roll bars and one of two unique paint combinations, highlighted by a "negative" stripe that spelled out "Porsche" just above the rocker panels.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This is the only LE in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • There are 276 know LEs in the world, 108 Creamsicles and 168 Bumble bees.
  • A historic Porsche, professionally valued at NZD160K (valuation available) back in 2018 and since then, Historic Porsche values have been on the upward.
  • This car is Concours - it successfully represented the Porsche Club of New Zealand at The Ellerslie Concours Show in 2018, scoring high points (543) with a 1972 911S (549) to gain 2nd place for the Porsche Club of New Zealand only to be behind Garry Boyce's two 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadsters that won the Team price for the Mercedes -Benz Club Auckland Inc. Its still in pretty much better than new condition today.
  • It also had won the Porsche Club of New Zealand concourse heavy in 2017, it also won the Porsche Club of New Zealand Presidents Trophy in the same year.
  • 5 Speed manual, Mid Engine 4 Transverse, Rear Wheel Drive
  • Vin #: 7ATOEGO8X16914360
  • Chassis# 4742914360
  • Engine# 012428
  • Production Completion Date: 27th Feb 1974
  • 714 Miles since restoration - border check 2015 with 3974 Miles
  • USA Import
  • LE Can-Am Limited Edition package, Windscreen with Green graduated Tint, Sealed Beam Headlights.
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity available.
  • Porsche Operating Manual Available

Bumblebees and Creamsicles have come back into fashion in recent years. Certainly, rising values and a strong appreciation for originality have helped their cause. Today, these truly limited-edition LE's have gained their own cult following.

This car is perfect - as in everywhere. There are absolutely no imperfections with it. It would suit a discerning buyer; a Porsche connoisseur or someone who wants to get into / own something very special; something that appreciates way more than a term deposit in a bank.

PRICE IS FIRM. Will be sold warranted and registered.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING / LOCAL TRANSPORT CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.