Jim-R - Mostly at Scrumhalf for me. I played 4 years in undergrad college, 1 on a 2nd Div SoCal Club, 10 on a SoCal 1st Div club, then 11 more for our Old Boyz - for a total of 26 years.
There are quite a few 914 owners on those forums I’d listed who are also former Ruggers, especially with the overseas members such as in NZ, Oz, UK.
lynnelec - “…but the 914 was the shit…” -
LOL - I’ll assume that means “the best” - as in groovy, bitchen, cool & hot!
vcminc1980 - Better start looking soon, as they’re going up in price fast. Hagerty has a 74 2L listed at $50K & Bonhams at $80-100K No Reserve coming up - but both are extremely low mile garage queens. Even so, those are astronomical prices for the 4’s, whereas the 914-6s in top condition have been north of $100K for some time.
leo.brady - “Great handling but always remember that you could really fell the ac compressor activating!”
for Leo, Dave Mathias & others - there are newer rotary compressors available now to update or add AC to 914s etc., which only “rob” 1-2 HP - vs. the 5-8 HP of the old school VPC & DPD AC systems with the York compressors, all of which were dealer installed BTW. So you can still have decent power with AC - without resorting to the “ole Monkey Ward 2-55 AC” (for the young-uns reading, that’s “roll down 2 windows & drive 55 mph” ;-). You should also do or update to R134 Freon at the same time.
davemathias68 - I similarly daily drove my 73 914-2.0 from 1975 - 85 for about 132K miles, & she had 45K of DD use by the original owner when I got it in 75. I’d done a mechanical & cosmetic rolling resto/rusto in 1980-83 with the intent of another decade of DD & fun use, but in May 1985 my 914 was whacked in a parking structure while in grad school classes, & she went into our garage with a fresh drivetrain/rolling stock/etc., & I’m hoping to repair & restore back to like new again soon.