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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 flat-four is mid-mounted and came in three sizes, 1.7, 1.8 or 2 liter. The 1.7 engine produced 80 horsepower, the 1.8 79, and the 2.0 liter engine produced 95. A manual gearbox was standard on all models.

The 914/6 was short with only 3360 produced between 1970 and All featured the 2.0 liter flat-six It was raced using different configurations. This included the specification, which was basically a 911 engine. Another popular was to use a converted Carrera 6 engine.

In Porsche entered a 914/6 GT in the 24-hours of Le Mans race. It 6th overall and won its class. A remarkable This was only one chapter in the extensive racing career continues even to this

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2007

happening to be the cheapest modern one could buy, the Porsche 914 with a low price point to buyers. When first at the Frankfurt Automobile Show in of 1969, the Porsche 914 was a return to roots. The 914 was a much more Volkswagen-based sports vehicle was conceived to bring the pride and of owning a Porsche to a wider than


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 death 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.

Unfortunately, the 914/6 variants was in 1972 due to rising costs and slow sales. A total of units were produced its cycle. In 1973 a brand new 95 hp fuel-injected version of the Volkswagen’s 4 engine replaced the 914/6. The year, the 1.7 L engine was replaced by a 76 hp 1.8 L. To aid emissions control, the new Bosch fuel injection system was to American units. Production for the 914 in 1976 and the 2.0 L flat-4 engine to be used in the 912E, which was the model until the 924 was introduced.

For the Porsche 914 was named Motor Import Car of the Year. Finishing overall at the ’70 24 Hours of Le a 914/6 GT piloted by Claude and Guy Chasseuil 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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