This Porsche 914-6 Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don’t Know. After expressing an interest in racing, saying it “looked like fun,” Mr. Jack Griffin found himself strapped to a race car contesting the 12 Hours of Sebring. Sure it was his first time sitting in a proper race car, but he had four days of training in a Nissan 280ZX at Bondurant a week or so earlier. In spite of his ample experience he found himself crunched against one of Sebring’s concrete barriers only fifteen laps into his stint.
Fortunately, he’s had better luck with this 1970 Porsche 914-6 that he has now owned for thirty-eight years. Even though he’d been looking for a 911 (and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn’t consider the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks “interesting” and loves the rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.