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.
vintage: Mercedes C111 | drive it!
More than forty years ago, car lovers the world over watched as the
Mercedes C 111 rounded the track. Presented in 1969 as a two-seater with a
fiberglass body and Wankel engine under its hood, the C 111 created a real
stir in the motor world. True to the Mercedes motto"only the best is good
enough,"it was developed almost to the point of going into series
production.The C111 was widely praised for its unusual design, but the 1973
oil crisis blocked it from getting onto the road. The Wankel engine was
thirsty, not thrifty, so the car was sent out to the track instead. drive
it! recalls a much-loved model that never made it into the showroom.
Vintage! Porsche 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled
engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms,
Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2
liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a
top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The
car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the
blueprint for all 911s that followed.
vintage! The Karmann Ghia | drive it!
It is a heartbreaker of a car, a real dreamboat and possibly the most
beautiful VW ever built. However the sporty coupe does have one small
drawback. Its design is far racier than its driving performance.The first
Ghias were fitted wtih 30 horsepower VW Beetle
engines, while later models got 50 horsepower motors. Still,
when the Karmann Ghia was introduced back in 1955 this was more than enough
to keep vehicles like the Goggomobil and BMW Isetta in check. During it's
close to 20 years in production, some 443,000 Ghias were sold. Today this
classic car has nothing left to prove. We take a relaxing drive in this
stylish milestone of automotive history.
vintage: Porsche 3.0 SC | drive it
Just about everyone dreams of buying a Porsche 911 - but a new one is a
pricey investment.One option is to buy an older model. The Porsche 3.0 SC,
which was built from 1978-1983, takes just 6.8 seconds to go from 0-100
km/h, and its top speed is 225 km/h. But when you are buying an old Porsche
you need to be clever - repairs can be costly. Porsche specialist Helmut
Freinecker tells us about the pitfalls.
PORSCHE 914 2.0 1973 - Modest test drive - Engine sound | SCC TV
Recently we came across this beautiful Porsche 914 2.0 Targa 1973 at The
Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is one of the
largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin! We love to hear
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The Porsche 914 or VW-Porsche 914 is a mid-engined, targa-topped two-seat
roadster designed, manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen
and Porsche from 1969 to 1976
First drive on a new engine - Porsche 914
After completely rebuilding my Porsche 914 engine, I finally got it
together enough to take for a drive! A very satisfying moment.
See the full engine rebuild at: http://www.ephotomotion.com/914engine
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
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1976 Porsche 914 Targa for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Last year for the mid-engine 914! Fuel injected 2.0 liter Boxer 4 cyl,
5-speed manual transaxle w/ overdrive, 4 wheel independent suspension,
great looking Signal yellow paint, black/tan two tone leather bucket seat
interior, removable "Targa" top, 4 wheel power disc brakes, great handling
rack & pinion steering, full factory gauges w/ 7K rpm tach & 150mph speedo,
factory Fuchs alloy wheels w/ fresh Goodyear Eagles, upgraded Sony
detachable face digital sound w/ FM/CD/SAT/iPod jack + Infinity speakers,
quick, nimble, and a blast to drive...Lots of sports car for the money!
Porsche 914-6 Done Right
One of the prettiest Porsche 914-6s. Done with care and style. While the
914 was once reviled, the 914-6 has always been embraced as a true Porsche.
Still for purists of the day, only a 356 or a 911 would do. However, the
Porsche 914-6 has now taken its place as one of the must-have Porsches for
collectors. They're great for autocrossing, touring, and now even for
This Porsche 914-6 Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don't Know
After expressing an interest in racing, saying it "looked like fun," Mr.
Jack Griffin found himself strapped to a race car contesting the 12 Hours
of Sebring. Sure it was his first time sitting in a proper race car, but he
had four days of training in a Nissan 280ZX at Bondurant a week or so
earlier. In spite of his ample experience he found himself crunched against
one of Sebring's concrete barriers only fifteen laps into his stint.
Fortunately, he's had better luck with this 1970 Porsche 914-6 that he has
now owned for thirty-eight years. Even though he'd been looking for a 911
(and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick
manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn't consider
the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks "interesting" and loves the
rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that
the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.
Porsche 914 V8
Porsche 914 V8 from the German 914-6 Club. This 914 has a V8 from a Porsche
928, very nice and well put together.