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"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." - Dr. Ferdinand Porsche


Welcome! This website documents the restoration of a 1973 Porsche 914. I have owned this car since 1988. Currently, the car is in the midst of it's restoration, about 80% complete. The engine is being assembled, and hope to be on the road by October 2007.

The Objective of this project:

To build a custom Porsche 914, using the best restoration products and technologies available. The car is to be reliable enough to drive on a daily basis. In form, the car will resemble the best of the 914s produced, with anodized aluminum trim, Fuchs Windmill forged wheels, and the chrome "appearance group" bumpers. The front bumper will be backdated one year to make the lines cleaner. Mechanically speaking, factory original parts will be favored over aftermarket, but newer technology will be applied if there is an improvement in performance. The car will be "custom" in that it will feature two-tone paint, and will exhibit a tasteful combination of the best appearance options available to the 914's and 914-6's producted between 1970-1976. The car will feature a perfomance engine for improved drivability. In keeping with the true Porsche heritage, the car will be a car that fun to drive, and beautiful to look at.

On this website, you will find many photos that were taken during the restoration, and new photos showing recent modifications. Some portions of the restoration were also posted on 914world.com, the internet club for 914 owners.

The Porsche 914 is a unique and beatiful design, with design features imitated by several automotive manufacturers. Read more about the Porsche 914...

"How I painted my 914 Thread" on 914World.com

Restoration Photos

Custom Paint Job

In Progress: Building the Performance Engine


 Rust Repair

 The 5-lug conversion

 Windshield & Dash Renewal

Product & Services

 Porsche Logo Engine Tin

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Latest Photos

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Items of Interest

Project 202: Another 914

Pictures from the 2010 Texas VW Classic

Pictures from the 2007 Texas VW Classic

A Collection of 914 Photos

A look at the Jetstar: VW Powered Car Produced by my Father, in Germany

Photos of 1/24 scale 914 Chalon Model

Toy and Model 914s

Uber-Werks is a production of Thomas P. Otten
7910 Shady Hollow · San Antonio, Texas 78255
Email thomasotten@yahoo.com · Phone(210) 695-9336·Mobile: (210) 884-3682