Porsche 914. Model Guide: 914 — The VW

1974 Porsche 914 2.0, Car/Owner Profile / Finally Getting the Respect it Deserves

Porsche 914

A german mechanic had told me that these cars were capable of 140 plus but I never believed it before that night. Above: Euro 1973 Porsche 914-4 2. Rubber bumper guards now adorned the rear and the headlight surrounds were changed from white to black plastic. The wiper switch was moved to the steering column, and the interior upholstery changed to a basket weave pattern. My advice is to try to find a car with little or no rust and a color you can live with, because repainting a 914 properly should involve a complete disassembly.

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Porsche 914 For Sale

Porsche 914

As a consequence, there are relatively few well-preserved examples. Clutch cable tubes are another weak point, usually a result of deferred replacement of a worn clutch disc that requires too much effort to disengage. Front rubber bumper guards were now required by the Department of Transportation. One night I was behaving myself when a mustang zipped past me while I was doing 65. I put the pedal to the floor and felt a steady pressure as my back was gently pressed into my bucket seat.

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Porsche 914

For example, some of the front engine mount conversions seem to transmit a lot of noise into the interior, making long drives very annoying. So if you are looking for a vendor who understands and encourages the obsession with, and the pure driving experience that the 914 brings, you've come to the right place. Initially, there were two engine choices, a 1. Standard-trim bumpers were changed from body color to a matt-black finish. Above: Cutaway of a 1970 Porsche 914-6.

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Model Guide: 914 — The VW

Porsche 914

I owned a 1974 Porsche 914 for about 7 years. It's too bad gel-type batteries weren't required for these cars, as there would be a lot more of them left today. Chrome bumpers were still an option. Above: 1970 Porsche 914-4 cutaway. Watch and listen to this excellent Porsche 914 2. Use Classics on Autotrader's intuitive search tools to find the best classic car, muscle car, project car, classic truck, or hot rod.

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Porsche 914

Owner: 914dave Year: 1974 914-6 Engine: 3. The 914-6 trimmed and painted bodies were shipped from the Karmann plant to Porsche to be assembled on the line along with 911s. The bumpers weighed more as well, further reducing performance. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way. In both cases, full acceptance by marque purists came years after production ended. The 914 was first shown at the Frankfurt Auto show in September 1969. Classics on Autotrader is your one-stop shop for the best classic cars, muscle cars, project cars, exotics, hot rods, classic trucks, and old cars for sale.

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Porsche 914

Any and all other trademarks and imagery represented are property of their respective owners. The passenger seat became adjustable and seatbelts changed to the retractable style. A new, bent handbrake lever replaced the old handle, making it much easier to operate. In spite of its overall simplicity, the 914 had a couple features that were considered cutting edge at the time: electronic fuel injection in a world dominated by carburetors, and a mid-engined layout. However, most of the cosmetic items that were optional on the fours was standard on the sixes, such as vinyl-covered pillars and chrome bumpers.

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