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Porsche 914 (1969-1975): books - history and technology

A book on the Porsche 914 (1969-1975)? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Porsche sports cars.

The Porsche 914 and 914-6 (1970-1976) - A Restorer's Guide to Authenticity

This Guide to Authenticity takes a part-by-part, year-by-year approach to what an owner or prospective buyer should look for when evaluating a 914 Porsche.
For each year, from 1970 through 1976, the authors examine with amazing detail every change, documented or not, of each model - and now including major mechanical components. Also included are the most accurate and comprehensive chassis number and color/upholstery listings anywhere.

Author:Brett Johnson, George Hussey
Specs:136 pages, 28 x 23.5 cm / 11 x 9.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:528 colour photographs, 48 drawings
Publisher:TPR, Inc. (USA, 2020)
EAN:9780929758299
Book: The Porsche 914 and 914-6 (1970-1976) - A Restorer's Guide to Authenticity

The Porsche 914 and 914-6 (1970-1976) - A Restorer's Guide to Authenticity

Language: English

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50 Jahre Porsche 914

"Des Elfers kleiner Bruder", "Volks-Porsche", "Hausfrauen-Porsche" - der Porsche 914 musste sich viele unrühmliche Spitznamen gefallen lassen, als er 1969 erstmals einen Reifen auf die Straße setzte. 50 Jahre später sind daraus allenfalls liebevoll gemeinte Kosenamen geworden, denn der Sprössling aus der Vernunftehe zwischen Porsche und VW hat sich längst in die Herzen seiner Anhänger gefahren.

Jürgen Lewandowski, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Motorjournalisten, hat die Geschichte dieses besonderen Sportwagens aufgezeichnet, die Ende der 1960er Jahre mit einem Handschlag zwischen Ferry Porsche und Volkswagen-Chef Heinrich Nordhoff begann.
Als günstiges Einsteigermodell sollte der leichte 914 für Porsche die Nachfolge des 356 antreten und in der Produktion die Kompetenzen der beiden großen Automobilhersteller bündeln. Die Einflüsse von Porsche spiegeln sich dabei vor allem in dem bis heute frischen Design des 914 wieder, das bei Porsche-Fans und Oldtimer-Sammlern gleichermaßen beliebt ist.

In diesem Buch finden Sie alle Details zum Porsche 914:
- die ganze Entwicklungs- und Produktionsgeschichte des Mittelmotor-Sportwagens, intensiv recherchiert in den Archiven von Porsche und VW
- Modelle und Baureihen des 914 mit 914/6 und dem seltenen Porsche 916
- der 914 im Rennsport: Einsätze, Titel und Siege
- alle technischen Daten

Erfahren Sie alles über das quirlige Mittelmotor-Coupé in spannenden Texten und eindrucksvollen Abbildungen.

Author:Jürgen Lewandowski
Specs:224 pages, 27 x 23 cm / 10.6 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:194 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2019)
EAN:9783667115867
Book: 50 Jahre Porsche 914

50 Jahre Porsche 914

Language: German

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Porsche 914 & 914-6 : The Definitive History of the Road & Competition Cars

Launched in 1969, the 914 series went through many problems and many changes before production came to an end in 1976. It was constantly improved during its short life, but time just ran out for the model.
It is interesting to note that until the Boxster made its debut, it remained Porsche's only mid-engined production car, although the company's racing models had been built with this layout for some years.

The 914 also had a fine competition history - something that is often overlooked or run down because it wasn't as brilliant as that of the 911's. But by normal standards, it was indeed a fine history. There were also a large number of specials built on the 914 chassis, and both of these aspects have been covered in detail.

The 914 series has often been cited as the forgotten Porsche, but there is a growing band of enthusiasts who only have eyes for the model. The handling is of course a major factor contributing towards the enjoyment of the type, but a large number of people like the styling, and the fact that for so many years this was the most affordable of all Porsches to own and run. Now the times have changed and the model has appreciated, not only in value, but in terms of awareness as well.

This book records the full international story of the mid-engined 914, from concept through to the final production car, illustrated throughout with contemporary material.

Pages of the book Porsche 914 & 914-6: The Definitive History (1)

Author:Brian Long
Specs:208 pages, 25 x 20.5 cm / 9.8 x 8.1 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2016)
Series:Veloce Classic Reprint
EAN:9781845849788
Book: Porsche 914 & 914-6 : The Definitive History of the Road & Competition Cars

Porsche 914 & 914-6 : The Definitive History of the Road & Competition Cars

Language: English

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Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide

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.

Pages of the book Porsche 914: An Enthusiast's Guide (1)

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 gravity, 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.

Author:Richard Gooding
Specs:160 pages, 24.5 x 19 cm / 9.7 x 7.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:218 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2016)
EAN:9781785001512
Book: Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide

Porsche 914 - An Enthusiast's Guide

Language: English

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VW-Porsche 914

Dieses Buch erzählt nicht nur die spannende Entwicklungsgeschichte des 914 und zeichnet dessen Sportkarriere lückenlos nach, sondern beleuchtet auch die Historie der rund ein Dutzend Sonderanfertigungen und liefert eine detaillierte Kaufberatung zu allen Modellen.

Author:Thomas Lang
Specs:144 pages, 30.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm / 12 x 8.5 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2009)
EAN:9783898809146

Porsche 914 - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the VW-Porsche 914 sports cars. Describes the VW-Porsche 914/4, 914/6, 914SC, 914S and 2.0.

  • The 57 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

Click here to know more about the Brooklands Portfolio books

Specs:208 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.4 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:550 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2000)
EAN:9781855204324
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The TMB Bookshop offers not only general books about Porsche . Click here to discover all books about Porsche (including technical books like workshop manuals, restauration manuals, driver's handbooks, parts catalogues, etc.).

Years: 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975


Last update:15-06-2024