Price: $99,900 | Year: 1970 | Engine: Upgraded 2.7-litre flat-six

This 1970 Porsche 914-6 presents as a vision of ‘70s German performance. Having recently been restored at Classic and Antique Restoration Services in Ohio, this example stays true to its roots as well as highlighting the machine's racing acumen.

Metal flares to the wheel wells distinguish this car from the original narrow-body models. The broad curvature of these flares emphasises the existing body shape, too. During its recent full, bare-metal restoration, this Porsche 914-6 was blessed with an aggressive 2.7-litre flat-six engine. These new additions have indeed brought a new lease of life to this beauty, but the most striking thing about its appearance is its paintwork.

The updated Signal Orange over black leatherette colour scheme is an instant eye-catcher. The striking Signal Orange coachwork combines seamlessly with the chrome elements that add another angle to this statement-maker. Perfectly replated bumpers are polished to mirror-like standards and the coveted golden Porsche 914-6 rear badge tops off the trims.

While this example has been updated, a few features hark back to the car’s origins. Signature flip-up headlights still appear in all their vintage glory while the Fuchs alloy rims have been chosen to maintain the car’s original aesthetic. The Porsche’s interior still presents with futuristic ‘70s charm thanks to aspects like the retro motorsport gear stick and folding handbrake.

This Porsche 914-6 is a perfect example of how to update a car while paying respects to its original beauty. That doesn’t necessarily mean everything needs to be retained, but keeping certain aspects of the original style and finding modern ways to echo the early aesthetics can be highly effective. We’d love to take this for a spin.

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Photography by Sean Smith.

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