The new entry-level model for Porsche to enter the Seventies debuted for the 1969 model year. Called the 914, it was co-developed with Volkswagen and featured a mid-engined layout, plus a Targa roof. Nearly 119,000 were produced over a seven-year lifespan, and we've got a lovely 1976 Porsche 914 for sale right now. Boasting a healthy 129,000 miles since it left the factory, it's living proof that this is a car to be enjoyed. The current owner reports it to be in original condition, with original manuals and even the original tool kit thrown in with the sale. Furthermore, one key is included as well.
Wearing a smart silver-gray paintwork, this 1976 Porsche 914 looks distinctive, aided by its black roof and B-pillar. Looking further and one would not miss its iconic pop-up headlamps and pert stance. The 914 is just 157 inches long, after all. We're told that this car sports its original wheels. At the rear, you'll find a quartet of tailpipes that sing a pleasant song as the revs rise. Inside, you'll find a snug black cabin with space for just two occupants. That's understandable, given that the 914 is a selfish pleasure best savored alone. The driver receives the signature Porsche instrument cluster with a central tachometer, a four-spoke steering wheel, a gear lever, and a trio of pedals. There are some creature comforts as well, including a ventilation system and a Sony radio cassette head unit with auto reverse and presets. But all that is forgotten when you pop the Targa roof and enjoy the open-air experience afforded by this 1976 Porsche 914.
Packing a 2.0L flat-four behind the passenger cabin, this 1976 Porsche 914 may not be a tire-burning rocket ship off the line, but with 100hp and 118lb-ft, it's no slouch either. Bosch Jetronic fuel injection ensures that you don't need to worry about carburetors, either. A five-speed manual transmission sends drive to the rear wheels, while disc brakes on all four wheels are more than up to the task of stopping this pert little sports car. The characterful tune of this engine is further enhanced by its air-cooled nature and the quad exhaust set-up of the car.
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