vintage! The VW-Porsche 914 | drive it!

The moon landing was no doubt the most pioneering event of 1969. But what Volkswagen and Porsche came out with that year also looked to many sports car lovers like something out of this world. The VW-Porsche 914 polarized people -- and still does today. Some consider the car a rotten compromise, others a true maverick. Still the numbers speak for themselves -- some 120-thousand 914s were built, making it the first mid-engine car to rack up six-digit sales figures.

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Barn Find! 1971 Porsche 914 1.7 1st drive after 20 years in storage.
2 Owner 100% rust free 914. 2nd owner purchased it from original owner in 1972! Perfect dash and interior. Original radio. Rare A/C car!





1974 Porsche 914 2.0, Car/Owner Profile / Finally Getting the Respect it Deserves
Watch and listen to this excellent Porsche 914 2.0 rip though the mountains, as this owner talks about his passion for the car. These cars were the bastards of the Porsche world for the longest time, not accepted by the Porsche community because of their Volkswagen roots. Over the past few years things have really changed and now the masses are realizing what awesome cars they are, as seen by the prices these little cars are fetching these days. Website: www.drivingwhileawesome.com Listen to our Awesome podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/driving-while-awesome/id867727969?mt=2& ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/drivingwhileawesome Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/drivingwhileawesome





Vintage! Porsche 914_6 | Drive it!
Together with its little brother, the 4-cylinder 914, the VW Porsche 914-6 was the first volume-production mid-engine Porsche. Around 120,000 units were built in six years, making the mid-engine mainstream as opposed to being reserved for racing cars. Opinion is divided on the design of the 914. Some absolutely love the minimalist contouring -- form follows function. But others can't deal with it at all. In the late 1960s the slick, slender and straight-lined, no-frills sportscar was lightyears ahead of its time. More from this week's edition of Drive It!: http://www.dw.com/en/drive-it-the-motor-magazine-2015-10-20/e-18754298-9798




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