By the late 1960s, both Volkswagen and Porsche were in need of new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912, and Volkswagen wanted a new range-topping sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. At the time, the majority of Volkswagen’s developmental work was handled by Porsche, part of a setup that dated back to Porsche’s founding; Volkswagen needed to contract out one last project to Porsche to fulfil the contract, and decided to make this that project. Ferdinand Piech who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project.
The Porsche 914 has always enjoyed a cult following in many countries, now receiving the publicity it deserved but never received when new, its charms remained known only to true enthusiasts. Those fortunate enough to experience the car in either its four or six cylinder guise have been amazed by the performance and handling afforded by its mid engined configuration.
Porsche 914’s enjoyed a formidable reputation in motorsport, with a GT finishing ahead of all the 911S at Le Mans in 1970, and four and six cylinder cars proving both popular and successful in SCCA events for many years.
Sold new in Holland on the 8th July 1970, this lovely example is finished in Grey Metallic with a contrasting black interior. Both the engine and transmission are described as being in good condition and supplied with Dutch registration documents. These little Porsche 914’s have escalated in value over the last few years; do not miss your chance to own this one before prices skyrocket.
|Auction||Grandes Marques January 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||Dutch Registered|
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