In its last year of production, only 4,075 units of the Porsche 914 were produced for the US market, this is one of them. It features the 2.0 litre engine with Bosch D-Jetronic, which sends drive to the rear wheels by means of a 5-speed manual gearbox. Owing to its low kerb weight of 950 kg and its mid-engine layout, the 914 2.0 always had and continues to have a very sporty feel to it, which often has been described as being superior in handling and smoother to drive than the early 911 and 912 models.
This 914 was re-painted in its factory colours, not long before being re-imported into Germany. It arrived back in its country of birth only this year, with a low unwarranted mileage of 37,500 mls on its odometer. The car shows no obvious traces of accident damage and displays favourably outside and in. Its black leatherette interior is devoid of cracks, as is the dashboard. The positive general impression is enhanced by the door panels and fibreglass Targa roof in good shape. As a US model, it also features the rubber-coated safety bumpers which were designed to withstand an impact of up to 8 km/h without structural damage to the chassis.
The 914 comes with the original driver’s manual and a record of service and repair receipts.
A lovely mid-seventies sports car that can be a lot of fun to drive.