Porsche 914 Parts – [1969 – 1976 ]
The Porsche 914 is also often referred to as the VW-Porsche 914, primarily indicating a partnership between the two giants of the automotive world. The 914 was only available as a two-seater roadster, with a Targa-top, powered by a flat-6 in Porsche’s version and a flat-4 in VW’s version of the vehicle.
Porsche’s variant featured a potent 2.0-liter flat-six air-cooled engine starting from the 1967-1969 model. Interestingly this was the least powerful of all Porsche’s flat-six. The engine had a reduced 8.6:1 compression ratio owing to the use of revised pistons. Iron cylinder barrels were made from cast iron, unlike other engines that were made from aluminum and iron.
The 914/6 came equipped with larger brakes and lower gear ratios, which were meant to overcome the larger weight and power output of the vehicle. On the left, there were five-lug wheels, with the ignition plug on the left of the steering wheel.
Porsche 914 Accessories
As a joint venture, Volkswagen of America was in charge of handing importing the vehicle in the US, where both versions were sold simply as Porsches. However, over in Europe, the four-cylinder versions were sold as Volkswagen-Porsches.
Later in 1973, the 914/6 was replaced with a 100bhp 1.7-liter, fuel-injected engine that used Volkswagen Type 4 engine. The engine was replaced a year later with the 1.8-liter 85 bhp version, which included the L-Jetronic fuel injection system mainly added to the American units to comply with emerging emission standards.
The Film Star!
The 914, appeared in over 150 films. Many include prominent car chases like the one in the UFO episode, where Deborah Grant is driving a 914 to get away from a UFO in The Psychobombs in 1971. It was also in the 1981 film Thief, and in The Rockford Files which ran from 1974-1980.