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the Porsche 914 is considered by certain as a Volkswagen is ultimately unfair. the car was a collaborative effort between and Porsche, and, yes, the car did Volkswagen and Porsche branding in Europe. But the original plan was to two versions of the car. The four-cylinder be sold as a top-line Volkswagen, and the six as a Porsche. This was not how it played out in the States. The six- and four-cylinder were sold beside other in Porsche showrooms.

Though the four- and six-cylinder appeared cut of the same cloth, were quite different in and cost terms. The price between the two was evident from the with a nearly $2,000 gap in As the six-cylinder 914 cars exist in own separate value realm, the here is on the four- cylinder of the Porsche 914. Another split has grown between the four-cylinder cars offered the production run from 1970-1976.

On average, the price for a 914 with a amidships is on a steep rise to a decade ago, with the for the 1.8-liter cars and 2.0-liter cars following sharply paths. Whether it is the passage of the rarity of remaining stock, a acceptance into the Porsche or a combination of these factors, the is an upward value trend. some Porsche enthusiasts may accept the 914 as a Porsche, their view will fade with each passing corner entry, apex and exit in a 914.

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The 1973 Porsche 914 2.0-liter cars are a benchmark for reasons of and aesthetics, as they sport the bumpers as opposed to the U.S. energy-absorbing variety, even if the 914 suffer from the look of the bumpers as much as similar era cars. 1973 was also the year for production numbers, over 27,000 914s Though 1974 boasted good year, with 20,000 units, just a few over 4,000 of the mid-engine marked the end of the line in 1976.

The 1970 80-horsepower base four grew to a 1.8-liter for but was hobbled to 76 horsepower, and is thus a lesser engine. The 2.0-liter was a different story, with 95 As a result of the horsepower difference, value split arose, to the existing split between the and six-cylinder cars. The gap between the and 2.0-liter cars was hovering $6,000 in 2010, according to average price reports.

The 914 was an inexpensive, fun and easy-to-work-on choice in cars in the late 1980s and 1990s. As a result of being as cheap as Beetles, many were overcooked into complete with wide whale tails, and soon-to-be-cracked fiberglass flared fenders. trend has reversed, with 914s returned to stock, or conditions, with upgrades out of

This article originally in the March, 2012 issue of Motor News.

Porsche 914 european tail insignia
Porsche 914 european tail insignia
Porsche 914 european tail insignia
Porsche 914 european tail insignia

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