The Porsche 914 was a mid-engined, two-seat roadster with a targa top, introduced in 1969 and sold until 1976. It was manufactured and marketed by Porsche and Volkswagen collaboratively. The first versions featured an 80-hp, fuel-injected, 1.7-liter flat-4 engine based on the air-cooled units produced by Volkswagen. Porsche introduced a 914/6 variant with a carbureted 108 hp, 2-liter, flat-6 engine taken from the 1969 Porsche 901 -also referred to as a 911. Volkswagen of America handled exports to the USA and both 914 and 914/6 were badged as Porsches, except in California where they were sold in Volkswagen dealerships. Although the design was considered a little odd at the time, it has grown to be an iconic model and had many advantages being practical, with a good outward vision and two large trunks.
The Porsche 914 was a controversial Porsche, because it was fitted with a Volkswagen four-cylinder engine, which was considered to be not worthy of the Porsche brand. However, the Porsche 914 was finely designed and a great addition to the Porsche fleet alongside the highly respected 911. The mid-engine layout of the Porsche 914 brought the brand into the modern era of performance car engineering. If you are looking to purchase a Porsche 914, you are in for a fun adventure! A good model will run well and take you anywhere. Be sure to invest in the best condition vehicle you can get within your budget. This will prevent hours in the shop and thousands spent on trying to make the car run the way you want it to. Be sure to also check the targa top and the body for rust damage, as this can end up being quite onerous to restore.
If you have any interest in a Porsche 914 in inventory at The Beverly Hills Car Club, please contact the team as soon as convenient. The professional staff will be happy to help you and make your research, purchase and ownership experiences memorable. Connect with the team today and have a look at their online inventory in the meantime.
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