Here's how the 914 came to be, according to Classic Motorsports In the late 60s, Porsche needed a replacement for the 911's low-rent four-cylinder cousin, the 912. At the same time, VW needed a. The Porsche 914-6 was introduced in September 1969 and was a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen. Short lived, only 3360 examples were produced between 1970 and 1972. Sitting very low, the 914-6's suspension is a combination of a 911-type torsion bar front suspension with a rear coil spring suspension. Yet like the Speedster, the 914 was a more affordable Volkswagen-based sports car, conceived to bring the pride and pleasures of Porsche ownership to a much wider audience in the face of steadily escalating prices for the 911 and 912. The Porsche 912 was the car the Porsche 914 replaced, and with good reason. The Porsche 914 or VW-Porsche 914 is a mid-engined sports car designed, manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976. It was only available as a targa-topped two-seat roadster powered by either a flat-4 or flat-6 engine. The Porsche 914 was a joint development between Porsche and Volkswagen and was the new Porsche entry-level model as of model year 1970. The two-seater, also known as the "VW Porsche", was a mid-engine Sports Car. Classic Porsche 914 for Sale. Classifieds for Classic Porsche 914. Set an alert to be notified of new listings. The Porsche 914 is a model that was unloved and discounted by Porsche purists almost since its introduction. LaFerrari sale to benefit COVID-19 hunger-relief fund. Above Cutaway of a 1970 Porsche 914-6. The 914 was first shown at the Frankfurt Auto show in September 1969. a joint project between Porsche and Volkswagen. Porsche would get its budget sports car in the 914-4, which utilized many VW parts to reduce development and production costs, while VW would sell the 914-4 as a range-topping two-seater. Porsche 914,scca racecar, 4cyl,modified 1.7 case, 2666cc,141 comp, redline set at 8000, runs on sunoco blue 118,fresh motor, very fast! 3spd/rev, 340hp. It has won its class at nationals and many more races over its 30yr history. Great car just not being used. Not preasured to sell! Please make sure this car fits in with your family and. In January of 1970, the 914 became available as the Porsche 914 in the U.S. (although there was only some small script on the engine lid to indicate that it was a Porsche) and as the VW/Porsche 914 in Europe. The car as introduced was a good product, but it had a few real problems. Zuffenhausen was uncomfortable with that, too, and thus decided to make the Porsche 914 a real Porsche in fact as well as name. The result appeared in late 1970 as the 914/6 (at which point the four-cylinder model informally became the 914/4.
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