Outta Left Field: 1970s Porsche 914s

The Porsche 914 was originally conceived as a dual purpose range topping
Volkswagen and simultaneously a low-end Porsche. In North America, the Porsche guys were afraid that a VeeDub version would not only dilute their sales but ultimately damage the brand, so it was only sold as a Porsche here despite being badged as a VW-Porsche in the Fatherland. I wonder what those same guys would think of the Touareg/Cayenne/Q7, a successful SUV that has helped Porsche afford to produce GT3s and crazy glass roofed 911s…but that is a diatribe for another time.  Find this quartet of Porsche 914s offered in a field in Northern Michigan for $4,500 via craigslist.

The seller isn’t clear if the price is for one or all of them, but an all inclusive price would be worth renting a car hauler and picking them up.  From the seller:

1970 Porsche 914 White

1972 Porsche 914 Silver

2 1975 Porsche 914 light and dark Blue

Asking $4500 O. B.O.

All are projects and need work

The 1970 is in the best condition,

The 1975s are in restorable condition.

The 1972 is rough, probably parts car.

Below is a particularly fetching 914, what these cars “could look like,” and proof that it was badged as a VW-Porsche in Europe, in case you needed convincing.

Photo from www.auto-classiche.it

See another collection of classics worth a gander? tips@dailyturismo.com