914 VW-Porsche Auftragsnummer

Auftragsnummerr

Year

Description

Comments

905/05

1967-68

Four-speed Sportomatic, for Type 914

914

1968

Study for four-cylinder air-cooled dohc engine

Is 'dohc' a typo?

914

1969-70

Mid-engined production car, four-cylinder engine

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/01-05?

914/6

1969-70

Six-cylinder version of Type 914

 

Project for Auftragsnummer 914/07?

914/8

1969

Type 914/6 with Type 908 3.0L engine

 

Project for Auftragsnummer 914/09?

914/10

1969

Prototype VIN 914111 with 8-cyl. 3.0L engine

Dr. Piech car - Red

914/11

1969-70

Prototype VIN 914114 with 6-cyl. 2.0L engine and five-speed transmission for Type 914 and 914/6

Tailshifter? Owned by Sam Charters - Purple/Orange

914/12

1972-73

Five-speed transmission for Type 914

Sideshifter?

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/13-20?

???

???

Prototype VIN 914120 with 6-cyl. 2.0L engine

Sportomatic - Red

914/21

???

Prototype VIN 914006 with 8-cyl. 3.0L engine

Ferry Porsche 60th birthday car - Silver

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/22-30?

914/31

1970

914/6 GT Prototype car

Irish Green

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/32-38?

914/39

1970

914/6 GT Trainer at 1970 Targa

914/40

1970

914/6 GT Trainer at 1970 Targa and 1971 Monte Carlo

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/41-42?

914/43

1970

914/6 GT Test car

914/44

1970

914/6 GT Test car 12,000 km continuous run

914/45

1970

914/6 GT Raced at 1970 RAC Rally 12th

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/46-48?

914/49

1970

914/6 GT Raced at 1970 Marathon de la Route 1st

914/50

1970

914/6 GT Raced at 1970 Marathon de la Route 3rd

914/51

1970

914/6 GT Raced at 1970 Marathon de la Route 2nd

none

1970

914/6 GT Test car VIN 9140431605-planned but not built

none

1970

914/6 GT Test car VIN 9140431621-planned but not built

 

Projects for Auftragsnummers 914/52-54?

914/55

1971

914/6 GT Test car VIN 9141430137

914/56

1971

914/6 GT Raced at 1971 Monte Carlo 3rd

914/57

1971

914/6 GT Raced at 1971 Monte Carlo

914/58

1971

914/6 GT Raced at 1971 Monte Carlo

916

1971

Projected top-line Type 914/6 with 2.4L engine

???

1972

Redesign of the 1.7L 4-cyl. Type 4 engine into the 2.0L which replaced the 914/6 for model years 1973-76.

Porsche redesigned the cylinder heads and exhaust for VW, for better performance

???

1974

1975 914 model year changes

5 mph bumpers, emissions/exhaust, paint/upholstery/trim updates

923

1975-76

2.0L engine for Type 912E

490' marked on engine tin

???

1975

1976 914 model year changes

Emissions, paint/upholstery/trim updates

Color Key:

 

My additions and comments

 

914/6 prototype projects?

 

914/6 GT projects?

1. Auftragsnummer: English translation is 'contract number', or 'internal project number'

2. Use of the terms 'Type', 'Auftragsnummer' and model are used interchangeably on this list (which relies on information from other sources). 'Type' means 'Model', as in Model 914, the official designation for the 914 Porsche is vehicle 'Type 47'.

3. Gaps in the list include at least 39 Auftragnummers not described. From the adjacent known descriptions it seems probable that the earlier projects may have been 914/6 prototypes (24 projects shown in orange) for production car development, and Auftragsnummers 32-55 may have been 914/6 GT projects (16 projects shown in green) for racing purposes.

4. Porsche assumed ownership of the 914 project from VW in May 1974 retroactive to January 1974, so Porsche project numbers would apply to any new development of the 914 after that date (and VW project numbers before that date).