1970cc OHV Air-Cooled Opposed 4-Cylinder Engine
99bhp at 5,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
*Well-maintained and largely original example
*Desirable 2.0-Liter version with matching numbers
*Striking Saturn Yellow over beige livery
*Iconic and era-evoking Porsche 914 2.0
THE PORSCHE 914
Porsche's strong historical links with Volkswagen were reaffirmed in 1969 with the launch of the Porsche-designed VW-Porsche 914, a mid-engined, Targa-top sports car to be assembled by Karmann of Osnabrück. At the time Volkswagen needed a new car to replace the ageing Karmann-Ghia while Porsche was looking for another option to add to its line-up. First seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 914/4 used the 1,679cc, four-cylinder, air-cooled motor of the Volkswagen 411 while the 914/6 was powered by the Porsche 911T's 2.0-litre six. Both cars employed all-independent suspension - a mixture of 911 and VW parts - to which were married four-wheel disc brakes and a five-speed gearbox. The 914's reputation for excellent handling was somewhat marred by criticism that the four-cylinder version was too slow, though lack of speed was never a shortcoming of the 914/6. The latter was a relatively short-lived model and in 1973 was effectively replaced by the 1,971cc four-cylinder '914 2.0', which also featured forged alloy wheels, front and rear anti-roll bars and an improved interior incorporating additional instrumentation.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
The spectacularly well-preserved original example of the 2.0-Liter 914 offered here was finished at the Porsche works and optioned with a tinted windshield, sealed beam headlights and additional equipment for California use. The new Porsche was finished in the vibrant Saturn Yellow color as seen on it today. With just over 24,000 original miles on the odometer, the exterior still retains its original paint apart from a single fender which received a respray. The interior remains in equally wonderful original condition, with the beige leatherette seats and carpet looking spectacular. Original factory decals and ID plates remain in situ, and outside alloy 4-bolt Fuchs wheels shod on Michelin tires gives the Porsche the right look. This beautiful numbers matching example has been in the stable of the current owner since 2012 and will come with a copy of its Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity. The car is ready to be driven and enjoyed. A lovely original example of the iconic 914 2.0 indeed.