Corre! Viene El Diablo! 350-Powered 914 Will Eat Your Soul

porsche 914 v8 swapThe 914 is widely regarded as the best handling sports car no one loved. As always, Ate Up With Motor has a great writeup, for those interested. Getting back to something more Hooniverse flavored, this car (“El Diablo”) throws all that handling balance and subtlety out the window in favor of more cubes. Specifically 350 Chevy-sourced, carbureted cubic inches. Clearly, this man does care how many cylinders his car has.
porsche 914 v8 swapUsually this is where we paraphrase the description and add our own pithy commentary. Instead (and we can assure this has nothing to do with our own laziness), we’re just going to let the seller’s description speak for itself:

The main person Rod Simpson  how started to converted porches with v8 engine and the Renegade . I met him person and i saw his cars 1966  Porsche 912 with v8 600HP 0-60 2.4  the top speed (209miles) and 1973 Porsche 914 with v8 with z28 motor! When hi started his car i know i will have one some days.
Than I decided  to buy 914 v8  car! I goth the car with rebuilt motor! It has 2 month old paint (russo italia color what is used for Alfa Rome and Ferrari !) It is a really nice color in the sun light! The car has Chevrolet  clutch what is 10 better than the high performance Porsche clutch. The car has lot of power and it is fast like rocket! I even scared to drive around! It has a 901  5 speed transmission. The car has nice rims with good tires! The car has oil pressure gauge and water temperature as well! all lights are in working order! It is a fun car for adults! I do not recommended this  car for young drivers! It has 300-400 HP motor!( i do not know what kind of cams in the motor)

So yeah, adults only. We’re a little suspicious, but with a mid-mounted motor, the increase in weight isn’t going to be quite as big a change as in some other V8 swaps. In fact, it looks like a lot of fun…as the Devil always does.

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It’s sitting at $2800 with an unmet reserve and one day left to go.


  1. I'm jealous. My converted porch only has a four-banger. I've learned that's more than enough to aggravate the neighbors.

    1. Ma porch ain't got no engine at all, it jees sits ther and don't move an inch.
      Oh, wait, we're talking about the car? My Porsche doesn't run either, but it does have a four-banger.

  2. There are several SBC powered Chevy's that show up to Cars and Coffee. It's always strange to hear the V8 rumble coming from a Porsche!

  3. This was on Jalopnik as a NPOCP a while back. It was voted a major crack pipe, because it's a crappy build, and the seller can't speak English. They wanted $20k minimum at the time, though; it seems the owner decided to try and sell it at a more reasonable price.
    Still, I wouldn't buy it. I'd rather swap a 911 engine (Carrera SC or 3.2, maybe) into a 914, or at least get a better Chevy-motored one.

    1. Yeah, we have a long-standing tradition of completely missing whether something's been posted here or on NPOCP, which is hilarious given who's doing the writing.

  4. Now and then I’ll stumble across a post like this and I’ll recall that there really are still interesting pages on the web. ^_^. Thanks.

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