Passing by this Willow Green 1972 Porsche 914 1.7 requires a double take. It simply looks great in the North Carolina sunshine with the contrast of Willow Green paint against a black top and also wears its factory correct steel wheels with pride. The Willow Green color is yes, less common than many others you find in the 914 offering and it really pulls you in. Opening the door and peeking inside provides a true survivor’s view of the 914 interior. The odometer shows 55k miles but from the interior touch points, you could easily mistake it for 5k. The carpet, seats, dash, leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob are as they left the factory. You don’t find the characteristic wrinkles or creasing on the side bolsters that is usually the case with cars from this period. The black interior door cards just present so well. The Porsche 914 is harder and harder to find in original condition with zero rust issues or repairs. They are only original once and this car looks great. Climbing in and pulling away you feel the crisp 901 transmissions engaging into gear and that welcome exhaust note. The low seating position and mid-engine placement make the 914 such a joy to drive. The Porsche 914 platform continues to gain value and fans in the sports car market and this one is positioned well for someone looking to add to their collection or have as a weekend driver.
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