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.
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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, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.