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The 1974 Porsche 914 / A Porsche-VW

The Porsche 914 as featured in this was among the 914 models built 1970 through 1976. The car was unveiled in 1969 at the Frankfurt Show.

1974 Porsche 914

model was to replace the Porsche 912 and was an to appeal to the mass car market. Not Porsche was ever thought of as an for the masses but this was their with the 914. The 1974 also represents a close with Volkswagen as the automaker had once before.

A Low Priced Car

The Porsche 914 was meant to be a light sports car with rear drive that was intended to be to many. The collaboration between and Volkswagen would also for fewer manufacturing costs. the Porsche 914 was first introduced in the car was priced at about $3,500 . Not a bad at all even in 1974 with a car fashioning a Porsche emblem.

Porsche 914 Styling

The Porsche 914 was a grille but did feature flip-up One body style was offered and was the notchback coupe with a off roof panel. Some of the interior resembled the Porsche 911 but a deal of VW hardware was also This Porsche model featured two trunks. Not bad at all for a sports

Porsche 914 flip-up headloghts

The 914 engine was placed behind the

Porsche 914 Sales and Marketing

interest in this car was that the needed something different it’s Beetle. A sports car fit the bill but they needed the of Porsche to enter the field. no mistake however, while VW was a in this project and they the one’s who marketed the car, the 914, regardless of it being at the time in Europe, a VW-Porsche, the car was considered a Porsche by the American car public.

The arrangement by the two European certainly was different. The Porsche 914 was the Porsche model that the gave up it’s own rights to The agreement between the two automakers was more complicated when the of VW passed away in 1968 to actual production.

1974 Porsche 914 dash

a lot has been written about how the Porsche 914 was, especially in The fact is that the Porsche 914 was pretty well in the U.S. than it was overseas but still not to was hoped for. Some flaws were uncovered the first models. They remedied by Porsche but as often bad press has a habit of snowballing and did hurt sales.

The press at the seemed to fixate on the VW / Porsche as a negative without giving the car grades on engineering. The car structurally was very well.

One drawback out however was that the Porsche 914 was with a 1.7 liter VW flat engine and this wasn’t by many to be what sports are about. There were problems with the transmission which hurt engine even more. Some suggested that access to the was difficult and that the cabin was limited. The cabin space had width but the length/ leg area was a bit On the plus side the removable top was made to easily store in one of the compartments.

Classic Porsche wheels

A New and a New Price

By the 1973 model . things changed for the better. The Porsche 914 came out with a 2.0 six cylinder engine . The transmission was also fixed and the remainder of the car was much the same. The new six cylinder was very well received and to change many perceptions the 914. Press reviews of the car changed entirely simply adding the new engine. Also was the price tag. The 1973 911 had a tag north of $5,000 . Prices in the also shot up in part of the exchange rate at the time.

1974 Porsche 911 Specifications

As above, the Porsche 914 introduced in had a 1.7 liter VW air cooled flat-four . A flat-four has two banks of two cylinders arranged horizontally. Beginning in the Porsche 914 sported a 2 . 0 liter six . change appeared to satisfy car buyers and auto critics. All had cast-aluminum cylinder heads and electronic fuel injection.

914 targa top

Transmission was a five manual .

The Porsche 914 had independent with a front torsion bar was a duplicate of the 911′s.

Volkswagen-Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 with front disc .

Porsche 914 dimensions included a inch wheelbase, a length of inches, a height of 48.0 and a weight of about 2,100 lbs . The 914 was than the 911 Porsche by four .

One production figure seen for the 914 was 115,596 cars. This was the over the entire production 1974 Porsche 914 production was vehicles.

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Porsche 914 rear

The Porsche 914 a Good Collector Car

It took but the Porsche 914 has become a popular car among collectors. Since are not the easiest automobiles to find of the relatively low production number, have had rising value. The production year was the model’s 1976 . Even these low however are more than Porsche 911 production. If you’re for a Porsche 914 to restore your will be to find one without or without bad rust. The cars did a reputation of above average

Two well known Porsche car which are always good for owners and prospective owners the Porsche Club of America at and the Porsche 914 Owners Association at

One of the more popular Porsche you’ll want is the 1973 or model with the 2.0 liter six engine. These were the that had the original problems out.

As of this date, price on mint conditioned Porsche range from the mid teens . The asking prices today a wide range. Low mileage helps as does a rust chassis. Originality is also to price. You’ll also showroom condition restored in the $30,000 range upwards .

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