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One of the very first 914’s the U.S. Was Jo Hoppen’s demo car for Has been a race car since first year.

The Porsche 914 was in September of 1969 as a collaborative between Porsche and Volkswagen to a sporty car. The car they up with was a mid-engined vehicle seating for two and featured a targa A 4-cylinder boxer engine the power. Volkswagen need a to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia Porsche was looking for another to add to their line up. The VW bodied were known as 914/4S the Porsche variants were as 914/6s. However, all 914S’s in North America were Porsches.

The car sits very low and the is stiff making it a great car rather than a touring The headlights hide in the hood and when needed. The targa top can be in the trunk.

The horizontally opposed engine is mid-mounted and came in differnent sizes, 1.7, 1.8 or 2 The 1.7 liter engine produced 80 the 1.8 produced 79, and the 2.0 liter engine 95. A five-speed manual gearbox was equipment on all models.

The 914/6 was short lived only 3360 examples between 1970 and 1972. All the 2.0 liter flat-six engine. It was using different engine This included the ‘T’ which was basically a stock 911 Another popular configuration was to use a Carrera 6 engine.

In 1970 entered a 914/6 GT in the grueling of Le Mans race. It finished 6th and won its class. A remarkable accomplishment. was only one chapter in the vehicles racing career which even to this day.

By Vaughan | Jan 2007

Just to be the cheapest modern Porsche one buy, the Porsche 914 debuted a low price point to attract When first introduced at the Automobile Show in September of the Porsche 914 was a return to Porsche’s The 914 was a much more affordable sports vehicle that was to bring the pride and pleasure of a Porsche to a wider audience


Near the end of the 1960’s, Porsche and Volkswagen were for new models. Porsche needed a new to replace their entry-level 912 and was seeking a new range-topping sports that could replace the Karmann Ghia. To fulfill contract, Volkswagen needed to out one final project and the mid-engined 914 was this project. The head of project was Ferdinand Piëch, a in charge of research and development at The 914 with seating for two, a targa top, and was sold by Porsche and Volkswagen from through 1976.

The 914 was originally to be sold with a flat engine as a Volkswagen, and carrying the six-cylinder engine as a Porsche, was able to convince Volkswagen to both versions as Porsches in America. The Porsche 914 sat very low and had a suspension which made it a competition vehicle instead of a car. The targa top can be stored in the and the headlights hide in the hood and be popped-up when needed.

The first 914 Prototype was introduced on 1st 1968. Unfortunately, the … of Hordhoff, the chairman of Volkswagen the development as his successor Kurt chose not to be tied within the agreement between Porsche and Lotz believed that had no claim at all to the model, and Volkswagen all, especially when would not share in tooling

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All of this resulted in the price of the rising considerably and the 914/6 only slightly less the 911T . Porsche’s next priced vehicle. Sales dramatically affected, and the 914/6 did not well. The less expensive became Porsche’s top seller its run, and managed to outsell the 911 easily, with a total of vehicles sold worldwide.

Taking the idea from the 911T, the 914/6 variant a carbureted 110 hp 2.0 L flat-6 engine, Volkswagen versions originally with an 80 hp fuel-injected 1.7 L flat-4 that was based on the Volkswagen’s engine. The 914’s engine was in the middle, in front of a version of the 911’s ‘901’ gearbox, so it was set up for operation. The rolling chassis was by Karmann at his own plant, and then sent them to Porsche for of the Porsche suspension and flat-six or they were kept in for Volkswagen hardware. The brakes and used in 914/6 models very similar to the Porsche

A joint venture between and Porsche in the beginning, export to the was taken care of by Volkswagen of where both versions sold and badged as Porsches. The vehicles were sold as Porsches in Europe, at Volkswagen

From 1970 through the 914 model featured both and rear bumpers that flat across and were in either painted metal or For 1973 the vehicle received new stops, and for the following year, stops were also to the rear of the vehicle. The bumpers heavy and rubber covered 1975 through 1976.

the 914/6 variants was discontinued in due to rising costs and very sales. A total of 3,360 were produced during its In 1973 a brand new 95 hp 2.0L, version of the Volkswagen’s Type 4 replaced the 914/6. The following the 1.7 L engine was replaced by a 76 hp 1.8 L. To aid with control, the new Bosch L-Jetronic injection system was added to units. Production for the 914 ended in and the 2.0 L flat-4 engine continued to be in the 912E, which was the entry-level until the 924 was introduced.

For 1970, the 914 was named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. Finishing sixth at the ’70 24 Hours of Le Mans, a GT piloted by Claude Ballot-Lena and Guy won the GTS class.

Several special edition of the Porsche 914 were created the years. Nearly 500 models of the 914 were created; a light color scheme concept, a carryover from the ’73 911 RS series car design precedent. 500 models were produced. The featured a black exterior yellow decals, bumpers, and wheels.

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