Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 was a mid-engined sports car that was produced by Porsche from 1969 to 1976. It was the result of a collaboration between Porsche and Volkswagen, with the 914 being manufactured at the Volkswagen factory in Osnabrück, Germany.

The design of the Porsche 914 began in the late 1960s as a replacement for the Porsche 912, a four-cylinder version of the 911. The goal was to create a more affordable sports car that would appeal to a wider range of buyers. The chassis and suspension were developed by Porsche, while the bodywork was designed by Italian firm Bertone. The car featured a removable targa top, giving it a distinctive look and allowing for an open-air driving experience.

Production of the Porsche 914 began in 1969, with the first models being sold as the Porsche 914/4. These early models were powered by a 1.7-liter, four-cylinder engine that produced around 80 horsepower. In 1970, Porsche introduced the more powerful 914/6 model, which featured a 2.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that produced 110 horsepower.

Sales of the Porsche 914 were initially strong, with over 45,000 units sold in the first three years of production. However, sales began to decline in the mid-1970s as the oil crisis and increasing emissions regulations made small, sporty cars less popular. In 1976, Porsche discontinued production of the 914 in favor of the 924, a front-engined sports car that was more in line with the changing market.

Despite its relatively short production run, the Porsche 914 has remained popular among collectors and enthusiasts. The car's unique design and driving dynamics have made it a favorite among vintage Porsche enthusiasts, and well-maintained examples can still be found on the road today.

D-Jetronic Fuel Injection for the Porsche 914
(Care and Feeding for the Owner-Mechanic)
Kjell Nelin

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