Porsche’s strong historical links with Volkswagen were re-affirmed in 1969 with the launch of the Porsche-designed 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 four-wheel disc brakes and a five-speed gearbox were married.
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.
Finished in the period canary yellow this matching numbers example was imported to the UK in October 2015. An inspection was carried out by Parr motorsport upon arrival in the UK, and any points raise were addressed. Converted to European specification and with Bilstein suspension and braided brake lines this charming 914 comes complete with UK V5 documentation, current MoT, a Certicate of Authenticity from Porsche and its original Porsche Handbook. Realistically reserved
Gefertigt in Kanarienvogel-Gelb und mit übereinstimmenden Nummern, wurde dieses Auto im Oktober 2015 in die UK importiert. Eine Inspektion wurde durch Parr Motorsport durchgeführt, und alle Mängel beseitigt. Konvertiert zur europäischen Spezifizierung, mit Aufhängung von Bilstein und geflochtenen Bremsleitungen, kommt dieser charmante 914 mit UK V5 Dokumentation, aktueller MoT, Echtheitszertifikat von Porsche und seinem original Porsche Handbuch.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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