The Porsche 914 was initially designed to fit within Porsche’s lineup below the prestigious 911, simultaneously occupying the top-tier position in Volkswagen and Audi’s range, bearing the Volkswagen emblem. Porsche’s decision-makers were unwilling to take the risk of diluting their brand’s reputation by associating it with the VW nameplate, but they successfully negotiated with VW […]
The Porsche 914 might be the black sheep of the aircooled Porsche community, but it isn’t a bad car to drive around. Today’s 914 has the 2.0 liter flat-4 (instead of the lower powered 1.7 and 1.8), is covered in a nice shade of sky blue and sits on a set of great looking wheels. […]
Happy New Year’s Eve! The Porsche 914 is one of those classics that doesn’t get nearly as much love as it deserves, but at the same time if you drive a beaten-up version you will come away feeling underwhelmed. The basic 1.7 liter 4-pot is slow, but would a V8 version be too much? Would […]
I might have mentioned the other day that I’m not a big fan of half baked customs — if you are going to drive something outlandish, then it should be REALLY nuts. This next car qualifies for the lunatic Olympics and I’m okay with it. Find this 1970 Porsche 914 V8 offered for $15,900 in […]
I’ve driven a few Porsche 914s in my life, and most were underpowered compared to modern cars on the road. The 1.7 liter version is particularly gutless, but it brings a certain amount of pre-planning to your driving style and I found it fun. However, I don’t doubt that a 914 with an upgraded engine […]
The Porsche 914 is one of those classics that doesn’t get nearly as much love as it deserves, but at the same time if you drive a beaten-up version you will come away feeling underwhelmed. It’s not the same as driving something like a beaten up version of an old American muscle car — those […]
The Porsche 914 is one of those classics that needs no introductions, but today’s example is a bit of an eyesore. Long gone is the original Beetlesque flat-4 and in its place is a small block Chevy pushing lots of torques and ponies from 383 cubic inches (that’s American for many liters, almost 4 more […]
eatured a $1300 Volvo 240 that was hacked into an El Camino this morning..so I figured it was time to post a Porsche 914 that had been modified to look like a Lotus Elite. Yes, the price tag might be 100x higher, but the dedication to doing what you want and not what other people want is too much of a coincidence. Find this 1970 Porsche 914-6 Prototype bidding for $125,000 with a few minutes to go located in Strasbourg, France via pcarmarket.com. Tip from Mark.
The Porsche 914 was the entry level offering from the aircooled engine guys from Stuttgart in the early 1970s, and it is well known for fun handling and subtle styling. Today’s example has a crazy modified body that looks like it could win a race against a fighter jet, but the basic stock 2.0 liter flat-4. Expect a lot of confused cops looking to recalibrate their radar guns after you cruise by 5 mph under the speed limit. Find this 1976 Porsche 914 Bravossa Custom bidding for $9,500 on eBay with 6 days to go and with a $16k asking price on craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Porsche 914 has seen significant price appreciation in the past few years, for reasons that I don’t understand or care to go into at this juncture, but to see a 2.0 liter powered 914 for less than $10k is a good deal, even if it does have a crazy paint job and a big green wing. Or maybe it is $10k because it has a crazy paint job and a big green wing…and has been sitting in a garage for a while, I dunno. Find this 1972 Porsche 914 offered for $10,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.