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Re: [T3] Type IV succession (was: Type 34 pricing)

Taken from "Porsche 914 914-6" by Brian Long:
"...the Karmann Ghia was deemed out of date, a new affordable two-seater sports
car was also needed.  Porsche, too, needed something new...an entry-level car
that would sell in volume...but developing a new model was a costly undertaking
and, besides, they hadn't got either the finance or production capacity -- a
joint project with VW was the obvious answer."

"...Volkswagen (apart from having Porsche's expert input in a field in which
they had little experience) would have a replacement for the Karmann Ghia, and
Porsche gained access to a much-needed high-volume seller without having to
invest in expensive tooling and development costs."

The VW411 engine was introduced in August 1968 and was nearly on par with the
Porsche 912 engine, the top of the line Porsche four-cylinder.  The bonuses
were a fuel injected engine to easily pass American emission standards that ran
on low-octane fuel and had great gas mileage.  At the time the engine was very

     Toby Erkson  --  air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
     '72 VW Squareback, '95 VW Jetta, '81 Gold Wing, '73 Porsche 914
     Portland, Oregon

----- Original Message ----- 
> JimA=> If it's not the "real" successor to the T34,
> => (the 914) was at least a real  successor to the
> => T34 on the Karmann production lines.
> It seems to me the 914 was the top of the Type 4 line in the same way the 34
> topped the Type 3s and the 14 the Type 1s...

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