Porsche 914 spare parts
The Porsche 914 was produced from 1969 to 1976 with almost 120,000 vehicles. A total of over 115,000 were produced with a 1.7 liter four-cylinder boxer engine and only about 3,500 had the 2.0 liter six-cylinder boxer engine.
VW was looking for an inexpensive sports car as a successor to the Karmann Ghia, so Porsche pledged its know-how and developed the 914 together with VW. The model, which was to be sold separately as a VW and Porsche variant, thus represents a combination of VW's production and Porsche's development work. The price and marketing concept failed, however, with the death of VW boss Heinrich Nordhoff, so that as a compromise the „VW-Porsche Vertriebs GmbH“ was founded in 1969. From a marketing point of view, this decision was not optimal, because this combination was mocked as „Volksporsche“ or „VoPo“, which was the abbreviation for the GDR Volkspolizei.ýnbsp; Thereupon, the 914 was sold in Europe as „VW-Porsche“ the models with four-cylinder engines were produced by Volkswagen and the six-cylinder models by Porsche. This classification can also be officially recognized by the production numbers of the vehicles.
Motor and prices
The Porsche 914 with the four-cylinder engine, which was already installed in the VW 411 E, had an output of 80 HP and reached a top speed of 177 km/h. The six-cylinder version, which shared the engine with the 911 T, had 110 hp and a maximum speed of 201 km/h. While the more powerful model cost almost 20,000 DM at market introduction, the 914/4 with a price of about 12,250 DM was cheaper at over 7,000 DM. For the reason that Targa models of the Porsche 911 T with a stronger performance of 125 HP cost only slightly more than the 914/6, only about 2,600 buyers decided to buy the six-cylinder model of the VW-Porsche. As a result, production of the model was completely discontinued after the slump in sales in 1971 and 1972.
Porsche 914 spare parts
The 914 was improved throughout its production period, so that some weak points were eliminated in the 1973 model year. Among other things, the gearshift, which was perceived as hooked, and the rigid passenger seat were improved. Furthermore, in return for the adjustment of the six-cylinder model, the displacement of the four-cylinder was increased to 2.0 liters, which from then on produced 100 hp and achieved similar performance to the 40 kg heavier 914/6. The price development for the 914 is rising, which is why a purchase advice is currently suggested. The 914/8 is also in great demand at the moment.
Also for the Porsche 914, we at partworks.de offer a wide range of spare parts for all assemblies that are available in our store. You can also find our assortment of spare parts on eBay and eBay classifieds. You will find a large number of Porsche 914 spare parts in original equipment quality for engine, drive, chassis, brakes, light and electronics, body, exhaust system, and many more.