EXTERIOR: Light Ivory/Phoenix Red
ODOMETER: 154,000 miles
In 1973, the Porsche 917/30 dominated the Can-Am series, with Penske driver Mark Donohue winning the last six of eight total races. With there strong winning season Porsche wanted to celebrate and capitalize by marketing a Limited Edition run of special cars. Interestingly Porsche chose the 914 as the model to have the special edition. Originally Porsche wanted to name these special 914s the "Can-am", but due to copyrights cost Porsche decided to go with next best and super cool title of Limited Edition (LE). Fortunately the cars had much cooler nicknames, the Creamsicle and Bumblebee.
A production number of 1,000 of the 914 2.0L Limited Edition, with basically 50% Creamsicle and 50% Bumblebee. The Creamsicle: With a cream color exterior (paint code U2V9), these cars were in Light Ivory/Phoenix red trim, including color matched lower valences, bumpers and Mahle wheels. This light ivory color scheme concept carried over from the 1973 911 Carrera RS series.
This 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 LE was first started in February of 1974. First sold at Pan-Am Porsche (New Orleans, LA) on 5/1/1974. In 1981 the car was sold to the second owner and the car moved to Colorado Springs CO. The car was used as a daily driver from 1974 to 2004, with about 150,000 miles traveled. The engine was completely rebuilt in 2005. The was basically not used after the engine overhaul until we purchased the car in 2016. We feel in love with this car for many reason, one being the owners personal connection to the car and her story. The other reason is we like cars the survive and are not restored. This car still has most of it's original paint. It clearly shows it's character wear and battle scars from it's regular use. Another reason we love this car is for it's special and limited edition styling, the creamsicle color combo.
The car had been kept stored inside the owners one car garage for nearly 15 years without being driven, so many things needed to be done to get the car back on the road. To name a few, flush fuel system, new fuel hose, fuel filter, brake system fluid flush, new rear struts, all sway bar bushing, replace 4 tires, repair clutch cable, added an oil cooler, inspected the car, fixed light issue, adjusted many things, clean and then cleaned some more to call out a few of the things we did. We didn't want to restore this car, mainly because we enjoy seeing the car in it's nature and aging original condition. You could say we wanted to perserve it as is, but also be able to enjoy driving it.
The 2.0L motor was completely rebuilt 2005, and it runs strong today. The exhaust and heater are in good condition. The Fuel Injection system is working nicely and continues to improve the more we drive the car. The transmission shifts well we a new clutch, clutch cable and a new support bracket. The car stops good for it's age.
Largely original paint in weather condition. Lots of rock chips. The body is both great and poor. The car does have rust and it is also very solid. There is several areas with surface rust, and yes the typical rust area under the battery has rust and has not been repaired. A battery tray was added at some point in the vehicle's live. From upper rubber bumper is in poor condition. The windshield was recently replaced along with the out trim.
The interior is the original and it's in great condition. Show some age, but for the most part it is in very clean condition. The dealer add on A/C does not work, but the original hardware does come with the car. All other factory controls work. The interior is nice and comfortable.
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