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Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide
Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide
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Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide

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The 914 was born into consistently confusing and troubled times at Porsche and Volkswagen. The idea of a non-911 Porsche in the late 1960s horrified many. A Porsche with an engine that wasn't in the back was simply unthinkable. Richard Gooding examines the story of a car of mixed parentage, which against the odds became a success in its relatively short, six-and-a half year lifespan. Around 119,000 cars were sold from 1969 to 1975, outselling contemporary rivals such as the Opel GT, and meaning it was the first mid-engined car to achieve six-digit sales. As a present-day classic, although challenging to some, low-slung looks and bright colours make the 1970s 914 period-perfect. Combined with near-ideal weight distribution and a low centre of grativity, its mid-engine layout means the 914 can achieve cornering G-forces comparable to the contemporary 911. The 914 was seen as a car that could inject a shot of glamour into VW's slightly worthy and dependable range of air-cooled cars.

Richard Gooding is a motoring writer with a car and Volkswagen obsession. A contributor to Volkswagen Driver and VW Motoring magazines, Richard has also sub-edited diverse range of titles including Classic Cars, Land Rover Owner International and Practical Classics. He currently drives a 2001 Volkswagen Polo GTQ and occasionally takes charge of two elderly VW Type 2 campervans. 

Author: Richard Gooding
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785001437
Product Dimensions: (H) 240mm, (W) 190mm, (D) 9mm

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