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Made To Drive | S03 E24

This Porsche Is Forgotten Only By Those Who Don’t Know

Even though he'd been looking for a 911 (and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn't consider the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks "interesting" and loves the rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.
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gavayaka
gavayaka

that the music played?

Todd Cox
Todd Cox

In 1988 I traded a Kenwood stereo system for two 914s. One was a 2.0 and the other was a 1.7. Neither was kept for very long, which is unfortunate as I reminisce about it. I had always known the 914-6 for its factory flared fenders to accommodate the beefier 911 transaxle and wider wheels, so this is a bit of a surprise to me, and makes me wonder if it isn’t actually a faux -6. Of course, I’m not an expert on the breed though, so could be mistaken; I’ve just never ever seen a 914-6 without those telltale… Read more »

Guest (CStar)
Guest (CStar)

The stock 914-6 was only built for a couple of years and had the stock feeder lines like on this car. Porsche homologated 914-6 GTs which had the steel flaired fenders and other changes so they could race them.

I’ve owned several of the 914-4s and loved them but have always lusted for a 6. I also owned a 944 and a ’80 911 SC and loved them too but the visceral feeling of driving a 914 is something very special!

Great video!

RS Anthony
RS Anthony

Great video about an unsung great car!

Now may I ask, where does this accent comes from? The man almost sounds like Jimmy Stewart sometimes.

Aaron McKenzie
Aaron McKenzie

Jack’s a Texan, born and bred. I believe he grew up in South Texas, attended Baylor University to play tennis, and has spent most of his adult life in Dallas. In other words, Texas, Texas, and more Texas.

RS Anthony
RS Anthony

I see, thanks. He certainly sounded authentic.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Cool car, interesting owner. Would love a tweaked 914-6 if only to g surprising 911 owners with it

LEO

914 914-6 916 914-6GT !

How can you do a story on a 914 and not come to us, we are 914 WORLD!

Our collection is the Largest and rarest 914’s on the planet!

That is all

Leo

Evan Bedford

6th overall in the 1970 Le Mans. I stand corrected. The race was going on during filming.

http://www.lemans1970-was-sonst.de/pics/french_flyer.pdf

Evan Bedford

I believe a 914 featured rather prominently in the movie Le Mans. One of the half dozen or so other cars that Steve McQueen had on the track to give the illusion that a race was actually going on at the time of filming.

http://www.pbase.com/9146gt/image/130637642

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I recently visited the Mooneyes meet in Tokyo and found this neat Porsche 914, which for the first time I saw one in person.

Damn it was really clean and delicate in every way I saw.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

You must be reading my mind Petrolicous because just a few days ago a Porsche 914 in blue flew past me in the other lane heading in the other direction and i just kept staring at it until it went by. I must agree that it was a forgotten car especially when think of the other great Porsche products out there. After seeing this video and hearing that great exhaust im sure it wont be forgotten much longer. Jack seems like one of those car guys you could talk too for hours about cars and not get sick of it.… Read more »

JB21
JB21

914-6 is so special!!
I used to have two 1.7litre 914s sitting in my driveway. Both totally running thing that my friend dumped on me because he didn’t want them any more and nobody wanted them either, so he just gave them to me. Those days are long gone.

Vincent P
Vincent P

Finally some love for the 914! These can still be had on the cheap but I have a feeling that wont be the case for long.