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1976 Porsche 914

1976 was the final year of the Porsche 914 and only the 2-liter engine was available. The horizontally opposed, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine was air-cooled, displaced 120.3 cubic-inches and produced nearly 90 horsepower. They had a five-speed manual gearbox and disc brakes. The 2-door targa coupe was priced at $7,250 and around 7,924 examples were produced.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2014
The Porsche 914 was introduced in September of 1969 as a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen to produce a sporty car. The car they came up with was a mid-engined vehicle with seating for two and featured a targa top. A 4-cylinder boxer engine provided the power. Volkswagen need a vehicle to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia while Porsche was looking for another option to add to their line up. The VW bodied vehicles were known as 914/4S while the Porsche variants were known as 914/6s. However, all 914S's sold in North America were considered Porsches.
The car sits very low and the suspension is stiff making it a great competition car rather than a touring car. The headlights hide in the hood and pop-up when needed. The targa top can be stored in the trunk.

The horizontally opposed flat-four engine is mid-mounted and came in three differnent sizes, 1.7, 1.8 or 2 liter. The 1.7 liter engine produced 80 horsepower, the 1.8 produced 79, and the 2.0 liter engine produced 95. A five-speed manual gearbox was standard equipment on all models.

The 914/6 was short lived with only 3360 examples produced between 1970 and 1972. All featured the 2.0 liter flat-six engine. It was raced using different engine configurations. This included the 'T' specification, which was basically a stock 911 engine. Another popular configuration was to use a converted Carrera 6 engine.

In 1970 Porsche entered a 914/6 GT in the grueling 24-hours of Le Mans race. It finished 6th overall and won its class. A remarkable accomplishment. This was only one chapter in the vehicles extensive racing career which continues even to this day.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2005

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The Porsche 914 was introduced in September of 1969 as a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen to produce a sporty car. The car they came up with was a mid-engined vehicle with seating for two and featured a Targa top. A 4-cylinder boxer engine provided the power. Volkswagen needed a vehicle to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia while Porsche was looking for another option to add to their....
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Related Reading : Porsche 914 History

Just happening to be the cheapest modern Porsche one could buy, the Porsche 914 debuted with a low price point to attract buyers. When first introduced at the Frankfurt Automobile Show in September of 1969, the Porsche 914 was a return to Porsches roots. The 914 was a much more affordable Volkswagen-based sports vehicle that was conceived to bring the pride and pleasure of owning a Porsche....
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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1976 914
$7,260-$52,000

Other 1976 Porsche Models
$13,840 - $14,790

914

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
16,231
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 102.46 CID., 85.00hp
$3,600 - $3,600
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 102.46 CID., 85.00hp
$3,600 - $3,600
28,403
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 102.50 CID., 76.00hp
4 cyl., 120.30 CID., 91.00hp
$4,500 - $5,000
17,012
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 109.54 CID., 72.00hp
4 cyl., 120.28 CID., 91.00hp
$5,450 - $6,055
11,200
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 109.54 CID., 72.00hp
4 cyl., 120.28 CID., 91.00hp
$5,400 - $6,050
7,924
96.50 in.
4 cyl., 120.28 CID., 86.00hp
$7,260 - $7,260

Industry Production

#1#2#3Porsche
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)11,241
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)28,622
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)36,011
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)36,879
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)36,130
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)32,554
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)16,224
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)21,029
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)23,771
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)20,464
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)17,239

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