The GT project for the Porsche 914/6 was launched in 1970. The GT’s engine was tuned for around 220bhp, while glassfibre panels and Plexiglas windows helped get the weight down, and dramatically flared arches accommodated wider wheels. In addition, the factory offered a GT kit that could be ordered with a regular 914/6 to be installed by designated Porsche dealers.
In 1970 Porsche entered a 914/6GT in the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. It finished 6th overall and won its class, a quite remarkable accomplishment. The 914/6GT’s first official outing as a rally car was at the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally, Bjorn Waldegard’s works entry finishing in 3rd place, after which Porsche returned to the perennial 911. The 914/6 was a relatively short-lived model with only 3,360 examples produced between 1970 and 1972.
The Porsche 914/6GT we are offering here is chassis 9140432505 and was delivered new to Friedrich Graepel of Loningen on 4 March 1970. Upon delivery, it was decided to bring the car to GT specifications in order to participate to the German ADAC championship for the 1971 season. Well respected Porsche team Autohaus Max Moritz was entrusted to carry the work. The famous team would become one of Porsche’s most loyal privateer outfits.
9140432505 made its debuts at the International Rallye Lyon-Charbonnières-Stuttgart-Solitude exactly a year after its delivery, in March 1971. It unfortunately resulted in its retirement due to mechanical problems. However the team improved that first disappointing result with a strong 2nd place in the 2.0-litre GT class at the ADAC Rallye Ulm in April and a further 2nd place at the Spoinen Rally in July and the Sportliche Prufungsfahrt Solitude in October.
In 1972 the 914/6GT was entered in six DRM events, highlighted with a fantastic victory in the combined GT class in the Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart Rally. Further honorable results included a 4th in class at the Lyon-Chabonnière rally and a 5th place at the Olympia Rally (won that time by the unbeatable Jean-Pierre Nicholas / Jean Todt in their Works Alpine).
For the following two years 9140432505 remained unused and stored before it was re-entered again for the Lyon-Chabonnière rally where it got damaged in practiced, marking the end of its racing career. The car remained thereafter stored in a semi-dismantled state until Mr Graepel passed away in 2001. The family sold 9140432505 later on to renowned Porsche specialists Mittelmotor GmbH who embarked a ground-up restoration to exacting standards as when the car was originally prepared by Autohaus Max Moritz in 1970. The restoration included the upgraded engine to ‘Carrera 6’ specification, confirmed by a dyno-sheet showing 218 bhp at nearly 10,000 rpm!
9140432505 is offered in outstanding restored condition throughout and equipped with an FIA-certified rollcage, detachable fiberglass panels – as homologated, 914/6 GT aluminum brake calipers and twin-plug ignition 2-litre engine with correct 906-style fan arrangement. This stunning 914/6 GT, boasting current FIA papers and the first original German Kraftfahrzeugbrief, is an ideal entrant to most historic events including Le Mans Classic and Tour Auto.
Detailed racing history:
|February 5, 1971||Int. Bayerische ADAC-Winter-Rallye Marktredwitz||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|March 5, 1971||24. Int. Rallye Lyon/Charb.-Stuttgart/Solitude||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel||DNF|
|March 20, 1971||Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye Trifels||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|April 17, 1971||7. Int. ADAC Rallye Ulm||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||2ND|
|April 29, 1971||Int. IX. ADAC-Rallye Nordland||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|May 21, 1971||Int. XXXIII. AvD-Rallye Wiesbaden||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|June 11, 1971||Int. ADAC-Rallye Hessen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|June 19, 1971||Tag der Hohenloher ADAC Sonderprüfungen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||5TH|
|June 26, 1971||Int. AvD/ASC-Rudolf-Diesel-Rallye||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|July 17, 1971||2. Aalener Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt 1971, Spionen Rallye||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||2ND|
|August 21, 1971||10. Int. Vorderpfälzische Wertungsfahrt 1971 Ludwigshafen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||4TH|
|September 11, 1971||XIV. ADAC-Rallye Avus||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|September 24, 1971||Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria-München||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|October 9, 1971||13. Sportliche ADAC Prüfungsfahrt Solitude, Stuttgart||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||2ND|
|October 9, 1971||Int. 8. DMV-Hugenotten-Rallye||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|February 5, 1972||48. ADAC Winterfahrt Hessen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||3RD|
|February 11, 1972||ADAC-Harz-Winterfahrt Northeim||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|March 9, 1972||25. Int. Rallye Lyon-Charbonnieres, Solitude, Stuttgart||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||4TH|
|March 25, 1972||Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye Trifels, Kaiserslautern||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|April 21, 1972||Int. 6. AvD/ATCW Ostmark-Rallye, Weiden||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|May 12, 1972||Int. ADAC-Rallye Hessen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|May 27, 1972||2. Tag der Hohenloher ADAC Sonderprüfungen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||4TH|
|June 10, 1972||3. ADAC Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt, Schwäbisch Gmünd||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||2ND|
|June 23, 1972||Int. Rallye Stuttgart-Straßburg-Stuttgart des MSC Stuttgart||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl||1ST|
|July 22, 1972||Int. 11. Vorderpfälzische ADAC-Wertungsfahrt, Ludwigshafen||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|August 13, 1972||Olympia Rallye 1972||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Edgar Berg||5TH|
|September 22, 1972||Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria, München||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|October 6, 1972||Int. 9. DMV-Hugenotten-Rallye, Neu-isenburg||Friedrich Claudius Graeepel|
|March 6, 1975||Rallye Lyon-Charbonnieres||Udo Wattendorf||DNF|