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Customer Cars: Phillip Wagner's 1975 2.0 914

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:13 PM

We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack. This months submission comes from Phillip Wagner and his copper metallic 1975 2.0 914.

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Phillip has owned this car since 2009 and began his restoration in 2015. The car was stripped by hand down to the original primer so that all rust could be found and remedied. He also decided to backdate the early chrome bumpers onto his car at this time. The car was painted in L99k copper metallic.

 





Since completing his restoration, Phillip participated in the Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2021 where he took 1st place in the 914 category. Very cool to see the hard work that went into restoring this car getting the recognition it deserves! Thank you for sharing Phillip and we hope to see you on the road soon.



Please submit your image and a brief summary to blake@914rubber.com. If we select your photo for the newsletter you will win a $15 914Rubber gift card!

Second Annual 9-14 Day Sale

Monday, September 13, 2021 9:14 AM

Second Annual 9-14 Day Sale


We know many of you are eagerly awaiting this sale. For those that are new to this sale, here is how it works.


This is a 1-day only sale that starts on 9-14 at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST. During this time, all regularly priced parts manufactured by 914Rubber will be 14% off. Last year we offered an additional 9% off just the Early and Late Rubber Packages and we are excited to tell you that the 9% discount has been expanded to all of our seal kits and packages!

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In addition to these sitewide sales, we will also have these deeply discounted specials listed below.


Shop All 9-14 Day Specials


Speedometer Drive Gear Guide Bushing Kit

Retail: $70.00

SALE PRICE: $50.00


Front Turn Signal Lens Clear

Retail: $22.86

SALE PRICE: $12.00


Front Turn Signal Lens Amber

Retail: $17.14

SALE PRICE: $8.00



Side Marker Lens Clear Set for Porsche 914

Retail: $46.00

SALE PRICE: $30.00


Side Marker Lens Amber Set for 914

Retail: $46.00

SALE PRICE: $30.00


Satin Center Cap for Fuchs Alloy Wheel

Retail: $31.26

SALE PRICE: $22.50


Polished Center Cap for Fuchs Alloy Wheel

Retail: $41.26

SALE PRICE: $30.00


Silver Engine Deck Lid Letter Set

Retail: $85.00

SALE PRICE: $55.00


Gold Engine Deck Lid Letter Set

Retail: $85.00

SALE PRICE: $55.00


Gold Metal 914 Emblem for Porsche 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Black Metal 914 Emblem for Porsche 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Silver Metal 914 Emblem for Porsche 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Gold Metal 2.0 Insignia for 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Black Metal 2.0 Insignia for Porsche 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Silver Metal 2.0 Insignia for 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Gold Metal 1.7 Insignia for 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Black Metal 1.7 Insignia for Porsche 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00


Silver Metal 1.7 Insignia for 914

Retail: $35.00

SALE PRICE: $25.00

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Mark's Corner: The Future of the 914

Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:10 PM

We can all agree the times we are living in are definitely not what we have seen over the previous parts of our lives. This is a time of great change and advancements that will alter the way we all live and work.

 

We are finally seeing a migration to the electric vehicle as prices for them are becoming comparable to the ICE vehicles we have grown up with.  If you are wondering what ICE stands for (I just heard this last night) it's an acronym for the term Internal Combustion Engine. My response to this is why bother with the acronym when the word GAS has the same number of letters and is more commonly understood? I guess I’m just getting old and cranky. Either way, it’s a brave new world with both exciting and disappointing changes.

   

For example, the new Tesla truck, yes it’s looks like a lunar rover, but the stats are impressive.  With a fully optioned drivetrain, the 0-60 time is less than 2.9 seconds which can rival almost any sports car. The range can top 500 miles. This is just the tip of the iceberg as Ford commits 30 Billion to make electric vehicles through 2025. It's almost hard to imagine no longer needing to go to a gas station and waking up to a full tank every morning, and some cars even have the ability to power your house in the event of a blackout - wow.

 

It seems we have reached the tipping point where GAS engines may become a thing of the past. For those that have been around long enough you might remember the song Red Barchetta by RUSH. Well it could be a realty in our lifetimes. We are beginning to see the prices on our cars move upwards and there are many indicators that this could, and probably will, continue to skyrocket as the stigma of these cars lessens. Unfortunately, this may price out many enthusiasts. It won't help that German bankers are telling investors to buy up old Porsche cars.

 

I do believe that we are in the cross-hairs since air cooled cars are already a novelty and the sound and feel can't be duplicated. At least Porsche is investing in continuing to be able to get the fuel we will need for our vehicles. My takeaway is that now is the time to repair and drive your 914 before it becomes too valuable to enjoy properly - on the road.

Happy motoring,  

Mark
aka Mikey914

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We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.


This months submission comes from Michael Hartmann who is the 3rd owner of a very special 1971 914-6 (0372).

 
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Michael first acquired his 914-6 in February 2010. The car, which had spent its entire life in the Bay Area, was black when he bought it and in need of a full restoration.

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After a false start in May of 2012 that resulted in a 61 month delay, the car went down to Auto Art Customs and the talented hands of Kent Simmons.  Kent restored the body to better than original, all metal finished and finished in Glasurit Irish Green. The car was assembled by Jim Geer, Kent Simmons, Andy Thonet and Bob Fullton. 


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Michael replaced the existing Weber equipped 3.0 with a 1987 3.2 with Motronic injection, 964 cams, Ben McFarland’s custom SS full exhaust and a custom Steve Wong chip. The original tail shifter was converted to a side shift and the brakes were upgraded to 914-6 GT rears and early 911S aluminum front calipers.He also has installed a GT oil cooler up front with hard lines running behind the driver’s rocker. The Car runs around 190 degrees most of the time.



From left to right: Previous owner, Michael's brother, Michael.

 

Michael and his brother went back to the second owner of the car after restoration was completed. He was blown away by the completed car and appreciated the chance for him and his wife to see the car which they took their honeymoon in. Last year he was able to participate in West Coast Ramble and had a great time on the road. Since completion, Michael has put about 4,500 miles on the odometer and drives it regularly. The longest trips it has taken so far have been to LA and back, twice. This is a beautiful restoration which had a lot of hard work put into it, thanks for sharing Michael!


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Customer Cars: Michael Massel's Modified 1972 914

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:51 PM

We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.



This months submission comes from Michael Massel with his modified 1972 914. His 914 story began in 1999 when he purchased this car for his 18 year old son from their local independent Porsche mechanic.

 


 
At that point, Michael already had a 1960 356B Sunroof Coupe and a 1970 911 T that had been modded to a 1973 RSR clone with all factory parts in the late 1970s. He had never given the 914 much thought before, but after taking a ride in it, he was hooked.



As time went on the project was eventually placed on the back burner after the car was hit in 2002. Michael and his son stripped and disassembled the car in preparation to repaint it but it never ended up happening. In 2018 his son announced he was going to sell the car and Michael's wife told him they needed to keep the 914 in the family, so he got to pay for the car a second time when he purchased it back from his son. 



It's presently in it's third year of restoration and should be in primer in the next month or so. After being a Porsche-owner for 30+ years, Michael is taking his time and being meticulous with this process.



The car is definitely not original, but not quite an outlaw. He is calling it a bit of a hybrid, a sort of Gulf livery historic racer that's also street legal.



The list of modifications is long with lots of goodies, including all of the updates from the 1972 through 1976 model years. It will also feature the 5 gauge 911 dash to match the rear flares from Chris Foley, frame stiffening from Brad Mayeur, seat lowering from James E. Patrick III, and a second off louvered deck lid from Lee Schlabaugh.



Michael hopes to have this project back on the road next year and we look forward to seeing more of it when its completed. We wish you good luck on the build and thank you for the excellent submission!


Please submit your image and a brief summary to blake@914rubber.com. If we select your photo for the newsletter you will win a $15 914Rubber gift card!

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