This one however, is a bit more particular than most. Instead of housing a spritely four-cylinder Volkswagen engine mid-ship, this 1975 Porsche 914 gulps down an entire V8. That makes for twice as many cylinders and surely much more than double the power. Like the sound of that? The rowdy 914 recently hot-rodded its way onto eBay. 911s beware.
The Porsche forfeits bumpers at both ends, dons a wide-mouth cooling duct in the front, and sprouts some aggressive fender flaring in the rear…necessary for covering up a set of 17-inch Fuchs wheels. In the cockpit, things look equally racy. A pair of bolstered bucket seats sport G-Force racing harnesses, and an array of Ultra-Lite gauges stare down both driver and passenger. It’s track-day spartan, but then again, you don’t swap a V8 into a 914 to go on Sunday drives to the market.
While unloved by some, the Porsche 914 has seen a strong resurgence in recent years, though nowhere near that of the out-of-this-world classic 911 market. That said, with a 350 Chevy small block under the lid and 911 suspension under foot—this is one 914 you wouldn’t want to line up next to at a red light.