Over the coming months, the Porsche Centre Hatfield Classic Team will be undertaking a unique restoration project as a showcase of the classic expertise within our Centre.
Given our status as a Porsche Classic Partner, we decided to seek out a particularly challenging restoration project to really stretch our skills. We came across a truly unique Porsche 914 - originally registered at Othello, Washington State in 1974, the 914 has not logged a service since 1981.
Upon first inspection, the body of our 914 had been visibly untouched for decades and the interior had certainly seen better days. It was the ideal candidate for our project: a perfect example of a poorly maintained Porsche.
Join us on the 914 restoration journey and have your say at key stages of the project, such as voting for the new paint colour. Simply ‘Like’ our Facebook page to keep updated with the latest 914 restoration news.
The two-seater Porsche 914, also known as the "VW Porsche", is a mid-engine sports car. The 914 was a joint development between Porsche and Volkswagen and was the entry-level model as of model year 1970.
It is a unique Porsche, with a striking iconic design straight from the 70s. It features a very long wheelbase for the vehicle length, short overhangs, pop-up headlights and a removable roof centre panel made from glass fibre reinforced plastic and a wide safety bar.
A less well known model in the Porsche family, but nevertheless an iconic Porsche from the 70s, it is our pleasure to bring this much neglected 914 back to its former glory.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel consumption and CO₂ values. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, electricity consumption, and CO₂ emissions of a car.