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Porsche 914 classic
In the late 1960s, both Porsche and Volkswagen were ready for new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912 and Volkswagen wanted a new sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. At the time, the development of Volkswagen cars was largely manufactured by Porsche. Ferdinand Piëch, responsible for research and development at Porsche, was ultimately responsible for the 914 project. Originally the plan was to sell the car with a flat 4-cylinder engine like Volkswagen and with a flat 6-cylinder engine like a Porsche, but Porsche decided during development that it would be risky business to keep Porsche and VW the same body. use, and convinced Volkswagen to sell both versions as Porsches in North America.
The first 914 prototype was presented on March 1, 1968. However, the situation became complicated after Volkswagen chairman Heinz Nordhoff died on April 12, 1968. His successor, Kurt Lotz, was not affiliated with the Porsche dynasty, and as a result the verbal agreement between VW and Porsche was canceled. In Lotz's opinion, Volkswagen had all rights to the model, and had no hesitation in sharing it with Porsche as long as they wouldn't share the cost. Because of this decision, the pricing and marketing concept for the 914 failed even before series production had started. As a result, the price of the chassis went up significantly, and the 914/6 cost almost as much as the 911T. The 914/6 didn't sell very well, while the much less expensive 914/4 became Porsche's best seller during its model run.
VW versions originally had an 80 hp fuel-injected 1.7L flat-four engine, based on the Volkswagen air-cooled engine. The Porsche 914/6 variant had a carbureted 110hp 2.0L flat-six engine from the 1969 911T. The 4-cylinder cars were sold as Volkswagen-Porsches by European VW dealers. Poor sales figures and rising costs forced production of the 914/6 variant to be discontinued in 1972, after producing 3,351 units. This was replaced by a variant powered by a new 100 hp 2.0L, fuel-injected version of the Volkswagen Type 4 engine in 1973. In 1974 the 1.7 L engine was replaced by an 85 hp 1.8 L, and the new Bosch L-Jetronic injection system was added to American cars. Production of the 914 ended in 1976. The 2.0 L flat-four engine continued to be used in the 912E, which was considered an entry-level model until the 924 was introduced. The 914 was Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year in 1970. A 914/6 GT won the GTS class and finished sixth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970.
Buy a Porsche 914 classic at E&R Classics
Finding an Porsche that's right for you is priority number one. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
High quality Porsche 914 classic cars at E&R Classics
All classic cars offered by us, including the Porsche 914 are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own technicians. Delivering classic cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The classic cars offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance on a classic car or if you are wondering what mechanics in classic car workshops do, click here.
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At ER Classics you can of course buy an Porsche 914, but we also offer the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
Maintenance on a classic car
Of course every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for a classic car. Because you like to keep your classic car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your classic car to a classic car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of classic car. The mechanics often work with the same classic cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific classic cars.
ER Classics has the right classic Porsche 914 for you!
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- Large range of Porsche classics for sale
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If you are looking for a beautiful new Porsche 914, you will be assisted by one of our own classic cars experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.