The Porsche 914 was a joint Porsche-Volkswagen project to grant both automakers an affordable, entry-level sports car to add to their line-ups. The new model would hit the market in 1969 and be produced until 1976. In 1970, Motor Trend voted it their Import Car Of The Year. This particular 1976 Porsche 914 Heidelberg Edition comes from the last year of production and bears just 40,000 reportedly original miles since new. The current owner is said to have had the car for approximately five years. There's also said to be some original documentation available, as well as the owner's manual and books.
This 1976 Porsche 914 Heidelberg Edition is painted in a very striking Viper Green shade that really brings out its distinctive Ferdinand Alexander Porsche-designed lines. The car sports a black roof, which is actually a removable targa top. The wheels are the original-styled units, and we're told that the car has received four new tires. The exhaust muffler is also said to be a new unit. A peek at the undercarriage reveals it to be in decent condition for a car of this age. Before we get inside the cabin, let us tell you a cool feature of the 914. Pop-up headlamps. Yes, it has pop-up headlamps. Inside, there's a cozy two-seat cabin in an all-black theme. The driver and passenger sit on comfortable leather seats while the driver faces a three-dial instrument cluster. There's also a ventilation system and a push-button radio. The current owner discloses that the radio currently doesn't work. No worries, there are plenty of aftermarket avenues, notably Becker, who have been known to equip plenty of period Porsches with their radios. You've also got wind-up windows, a glovebox, and a wood-crafted gear shift knob with the Porsche crest on top.
This 1976 Porsche 914 Heidelberg Edition has a 2.0L flat-four engine with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection placed directly behind the passenger cabin. Rated figures are around 99hp and 118lb-ft, sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.
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