1972 Porsche 914 1.7

Price: US $12,900.00 Item location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 914
  • Type: Coupe/Targa
  • Trim: 1.7
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 118,180
  • VIN: 4722920526
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 1679cc/80hp FI Mid Engine
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1972 Porsche 914

What a great throw back car-Moma Shifter- roll down windows- mid engine- targa top- on our showroom. By the late 1960s, inflation and currency issues had forced Porsche so far up market (above the magic $10,000 mark for a highly optioned 911S) that they became desperate for a new four-cylinder entry-level car. The 912 was ripe for replacement, as it could no longer be produced cheaply enough to qualify as entry-level, and the new Datsun 240Z had made a mockery of it on a performance level. The answer was a collaboration with Volkswagen who would sell the new car, dubbed the 914, as a VW-Porsche in Europe. In the U.S. it was known as a Porsche but never carried the Porsche crest on the hood. Styling was considered odd in the day (by Gugelot, a firm that had heretofore designed appliances) but it avoided most of the impracticalities of the mid-engined layout with good outward vision and two large trunks. Performance was modest at first with base VW-derived engines of 1.7 and 1.8 liters. Handling is superb with fine brakes and phenomenal steering. Bright period colors suit the car well. Please contact Suzanne 610-444-2222 for more information and photos. We welcome trades.
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