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post May 19 2020, 10:48 PM
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Looks darker than Baltic blue, but does not appear to be a bad deal with the engine upgrade. No affiliation.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ctd/d/san-...7127148583.html
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post May 31 2020, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE(stevesc_us @ May 19 2020, 11:48 PM) *

Looks darker than Baltic blue, but does not appear to be a bad deal with the engine upgrade. No affiliation.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ctd/d/san-...7127148583.html



I’m no stranger to Porsche, but just starting a search for a 914, and my 914 knowledge is pretty minimal. In fact, I’ve never even driven one. Is an aftermarket engine block like this seen as a value add or, like a lot of engine mods in other models, does it make the car difficult to sell? I like the idea of 125 hp, but with the color change, I’m guessing this car is never going to sell for a top of market price. But does the engine modification further hurt the value?

I actually like the color, even though not period factory correct, and I actually drive my cars, so I’m not looking for a garage queen. But, I don’t want a car that’s going to be impossible to sell if I ever decide to.
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post May 31 2020, 12:42 PM
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I think that 2056 from Original Customs adds value! If you drive your cars, then this looks to be a nice option. I'd go look at it if I were in the market. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
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post May 31 2020, 01:28 PM
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Not an aftermarket engine block, it has a rebuilt engine supplied by Original Customs, very reputable company and 914World supporter.

The motor alone is $5000 investment, without the installation.

The carbs are a love/hate type thing, if you are comfortable with them then not a bad deal at all.

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post May 31 2020, 04:22 PM
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Maybe @McMark is familiar with it?
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post May 31 2020, 08:44 PM
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Hmm, now I’m intrigued. Do you guys ever go check out a local car for sale as a favor to someone else?

And I agree, that’s definitely not Baltic Blue:


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post Jun 2 2020, 07:03 AM
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0 post, needs a favor ha ha
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post Jun 2 2020, 07:22 AM
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QUOTE(luft @ Jun 2 2020, 08:03 AM) *

0 post, needs a favor ha ha


Good, glad to hear. I have been a member on Rennlist since 2003 and am a moderator on 996outpost.com. I’ve gone to check out local cars at the request of others at least 10 times. I’m always happy to do that as I enjoy it. At this point, you’d have to take any report I do with a grain of salt because I’m just getting started learning about these cars.

And man, there is a lot to learn! I appreciate the members here and their willingness to share their knowledge with a 914 newbie like me.

Edit: Aww, man, you changed your post while I was responding, apparently. I understood your original post to say that people on here would go check out a car local to them on behalf of someone who lives far away. I apologize if I was being out of line.
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QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ May 31 2020, 01:42 PM) *

I think that 2056 from Original Customs adds value! If you drive your cars, then this looks to be a nice option. I'd go look at it if I were in the market. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)



Thanks for the welcome, Joe! And the info! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jun 2 2020, 07:36 AM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ May 31 2020, 02:28 PM) *

Not an aftermarket engine block, it has a rebuilt engine supplied by Original Customs, very reputable company and 914World supporter.

The motor alone is $5000 investment, without the installation.

The carbs are a love/hate type thing, if you are comfortable with them then not a bad deal at all.



Thank you for the reply. I think I read somewhere that a change to carbs should be accompanied with a cam change. Is that true?

I assume the engine in this car would be set up for carbs as it's an upgrade.
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post Jun 2 2020, 07:38 AM
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After ALL the dust settles, the investment in that engine is more than 5k.
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post Jun 2 2020, 07:50 AM
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QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Jun 2 2020, 08:38 AM) *

After ALL the dust settles, the investment in that engine is more than 5k.


Thanks rhodyguy!
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post Jun 2 2020, 01:24 PM
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Color is---- My guess is Sapphire Blue

A nice blue


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post Jun 2 2020, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE(burton73 @ Jun 2 2020, 02:24 PM) *

Color is---- My guess is Sapphire Blue

A nice blue


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Agreed - very nice color! Very sharp car.
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post Jun 4 2020, 08:57 PM
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Clean car but I can't stop looking at the VW bus
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