The Porsche 914, or rather VW-Porsche 914, appeared in 1969. This model in its own right was created by the collaboration of two German car manufacturers: Volkswagen and Porsche. VW wanted to renew the aging Karmann Ghia by a sporting rather high-range, and Porsche wanted to recover its less fortunate clientele, lost with the disappearance of the 356 and overwhelmed by the price of the recent 911. The final assemblies were made in their respective factories, in 4-cylinders with VW for the VW-914 and in 6-cylinders, rim Fuchs, ends of 911 with Porsche for the Porsche-914/6. When it appeared, the VW-914 was equipped with the 4-cylinders cooled by air in version 1.7l of 80hp injection, coming from the VW Type IV and an engine Porsche 6-cylinders with carburettor of 2.0l and 110hp, from the recent 911 on the Porsche-914/6. This second version, even if it was more powerful, did not meet with the expected success between 1969 and 1971, its price being too close to the one of a 911. In 1973, the small 1.7l was replaced by a four-cylinders 2.0l developing 100hp. Sold until 1976, the 914 never met with the success in Europe, more than 75% of the 188 978 produced copies were absorbed by the American market. The 914 is considered as the authentic ancestor of the Boxster appeared in 1997: a two-seat cabriolet, with engine-gearbox installed in rear central position for an optimal distribution, equipped with a removable roof and two luggage boots.