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Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide

By Richard Gooding

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ISBN: 9781785001512
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 11/04/2016
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 218 colour photographs

The 914 was born into consistently confusing and troubled times at Porsche and Volkswagen. The idea of a non-911 Porsche in the late 1960s horrified many. A Porsche with an engine that wasn't in the back was simply unthinkable. Richard Gooding examines the story of a car of mixed parentage, which against the odds became a success in its relatively short, six-and-a half year lifespan. Around 119,000 cars were sold from 1969 to 1975, outselling contemporary rivals such as the Opel GT, and meaning it was the first mid-engined car to achieve six-digit sales.

As a present-day classic, although challenging to some, low-slung looks and bright colours make the 1970s 914 period-perfect. Combined with near-ideal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity, its mid-engine layout means the 914 can achieve cornering G-forces comparable to the contemporary 911. The 914 was seen as a car that could inject a shot of glamour into VW's slightly worthy and dependable range of air-cooled cars.

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Latest Reviews
" Today the 914 is growing in value and becoming very sought after. With over 200 photos, this book covers everything from its history, development and manufacture. Nice effort. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Track Kit Custom Magazine

" Thoroughly well researched, comprehensive and well written, supported by an excellent selection of period colour photography and detailed data panels, Richard's book is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in this quirky but endearing piece of Volkswagen's and Porsche's history. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Volkswagen Driver

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