914 Books

in approximate publication order

 

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Every book and manual on this list has good information and unique viewpoints, their importance depends on your interests and needs.If you have a later model 914, be sure that the service manual book edition you get includes the model year of your car, not every manual includes every model year.

 

 

Cover

 

Title, Author, Publisher, Date

 

 

 

 

Driving in Competition

back cover

Alan Johnson, 1971

 

144 pages

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914/4 914/6 Handbook

Lash International, early 1970s?

 

Identical to Clymer.Lash first published the book and then was bought by Clymer who then republished the same material under their own name.Early cars only.

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Fuel Injection Technical Manual

Henry Elfrink, 1972

 

88 pages

 

Mostly applicable to early cars

 

 

 

 

VW-PORSCHE 914, 914/6

Drake Inc., 1972

 

InterEurope Workshop Manual 188, 115 pages

 

 

 

 

Shop Manual Tune-up and Maintenance Guide Porsche 914/4 1970-72

Carbooks, Inc., 1972

 

Two Volumes, the Supplement volume covers the 914/6

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914/4, Range 1970-72, Workshop Maintenance and Repair Manual

Drake Publishers, Inc., 1972?

 

Probably early cars only

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914S, Owners Workshop Manual, 1969-72

 

Alternate cover

 

Kenneth Ball - Autobook 713

Autobooks, 1972?

 

Probably early cars only

 

 

 

 

ON PORSCHE 1968-71

Road & Track, mid 1970ís?

 

Reprinted magazine articles?

 

 

 

 

ON PORSCHE 1972-75

Road & Track, mid 1980ís?

 

Reprinted magazine articles?

 

 

 

 

Porsche Sport 72

Joe Rusz, 1972

 

104 pages

 

Ad for Porsche Sport 72

 

 

 

 

Porsche Sport 73

Joe Rusz, 1973

 

104 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiltons Porsche 1969-73 Repair and Tune-up Guide

 

Porsche 2, alternate cover

 

Porsche 2, yet another cover

 

Porsche 3, and another cover!

 

Chilton Book Co., 1973

 

First Edition, 171 pages

 

Includes the 914/6 and 914/4

through 1973, as well as the 911 and 912.A good quality manual.Early cars only.

 

 

 

 

Porsche Service Repair Handbook, 914 Series 1970-1973

Eric Jorgensen

Clymer Publications, 1973

 

First Edition, 264 pages

 

This book includes things that Haynes and the Factory Manuals do not.

 

 

 

 

Porsche Service Repair Handbook, 914 Series 1970-1975

Eric Jorgensen

Clymer Publications, 1973, 1975

 

Second Edition, 275 pages

 

Revised to include 1974-1975 models.This book includes things that Haynes and the Factory Manuals do not.

 

 

 

 

Clymer Porsche 914 1970-76 Shop Manual

Eric Jorgensen

Clymer Publications, 1973, 1975 1977

 

Third Edition, 262 pages

 

Revised to include 1976 models.This book includes things that Haynes and the Factory Manuals do not.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 1969-75

 

Same book, alternate cover

 

R.M. Clarke

Brooklands Books

 

100 pages

 

 

 

 

Porsche Sport 1974/75

Joe Rusz, 1975

 

105 pages

 

 

 

 

Basic CB Radio Guide

American Publishing Corp., 1976

 

914 content:Cover photo only as far as I know.

 

 

 

 

Porsche Sport 1976/77

Joe Rusz, 1977

 

104 pages

 

 

 

 

Kalkulations-Unterlagen

1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellence Was Expected

Karl Ludvigsen

Princeton Publishing, 1977

 

First Edition, 851 pages

 

The quintessential Porsche history, in a single volume.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 Ultimate Portfolio

Compiled by R. M. Clarke, early 1980ís?

 

Reprinted magazine articles.

 

 

 

 

ON PORSCHE 1979-82

Road & Track, mid 1980ís?

 

Reprinted magazine articles?

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 Gold Portfolio

Compiled by R. M. Clarke

Brooklands Books, 180 Pages

 

Reprinted magazine articles.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 Collection No. 1 1969-1983

Brooklands Books

 

 

 

 

Up Fixin der Porsche

Porsche Club of America Porsche Panorama

 

 

 

 

Porsche Plakate Posters Affiches

Jurgen Lewandowski

Verlag Stadler, 1984

 

160 pages

 

The quintessential book about vintage Porsche posters.

 

 

 

 

How To Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air-Cooled Engine

Tom Wilson

HP Books, 1987

 

176 pages

 

The authoritative must-have if you are rebuilding your 914 engine.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 4 Cylinder 1969-1976 Automotive Repair Manual

J.H. Haynes

Haynes Publications, Inc., 1989

 

214 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 4 Cylinder 1969-1976 Owners Workshop Manual

J.H. Haynes

Haynes Publications, Inc.

 

An invaluable reference.If you do your own wrenching and can afford no other 914 workshop manual, get this one.This book covers things that Clymers and the factory manuals do not.

 

 

 

 

How to Buy a 914

George A. Hussey IV

Automobile Atlanta

 

 

 

 

914/4 and 914/6 A Restorers Guide to Authenticity

Dr. B. Johnson

Beeman-Jorgensen Inc., 1989, 1999

 

New Revised Edition (Third?), 94 pages

 

A good restoration-oriented book describing most year-to-year changes and options.

 

 

 

 

Das Grosse VW-Porsche Buch

 

1989 edition, Orange cover, ISBN 3-89365-137-3

1991 edition, White cover ISBN 3-89365-270-1

 

Michael von Klodt

Heel-Verlag GmbH, 1989, 1991

 

200 pages

 

The definitive book on everything 914.German text.Large format and exhaustive, but there are a few errors.The two editions are identical.

 

 

 

 

914/4 and 914/6 A Restorers Guide to Authenticity

Dr. B. Johnson

Beeman-Jorgensen Inc., 1991

 

Second Edition

 

A comprehensive restoration-specific book describing year-to-year changes and options.Nearly identical to the 1989 edition, and superseded by the 1999 edition.

 

 

 

 

The Porsche Book A Definitive Illustrated History

Lothar Boschen, Jurgen Barth

 

TOC 1†† TOC2

 

 

 

 

Caught by Camera - Porsche 914

Dick Reef / Ernst-Jan Mastenbroek

Euroboek, 1991

 

76 pages

 

Text in Dutch and English.Superb photos and presentation of 914s from a European perspective.

 

 

 

 

Classic Catalog

1993

 

200+ pages

 

German, English, and French text.

 

 

 

 

914 Tech Tips 700

George A. Hussey IV

Automobile Atlanta, 1995

 

125 pages

 

Lots of great information about parts interchangeability, maintenance and restoring the 914.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 914/6

 

Third Edition

 

Brian Long

Veloce Publishing Plc., 1997

 

160 pages

 

An excellent resource on the development and history of the 914.

 

 

 

 

VW-Porsche 914 & 914/6

Brian Long

Heel

 

German text, otherwise the same book as the English text versions.

 

 

 

 

How to Restore and Modify your Porsche 914/4 & 914/6

New cover graphic

Patrick C. Paternie

MBI Publishing, 1999

 

176 pages

 

Good general information for a first time 914 buyer.

 

 

 

 

How To Convert A 914/4 To A 914/6

George A. Hussey IV

Automobile Atlanta

 

 

 

 

VW Porsche 914, 4 und 6 Zyl., Reparaturhilfe fur fahrer und Werkstatt

Peter R.D. Russek

 

German text

 

 

 

 

VW/Porsche 914/4, 1.7 and 2.0 Litre, Repair Guide, Glovebox Series

Peter R.D. Russek

 

 

 

 

Schrader-Motor-Chronik

126 pages

 

German text

 

 

 

 

Car & Driver

ON PORSCHE

Car & Driver

 

 

 

Porsche Polizei

Albert Lo MD, late 1990s?

 

Porsche police and rescue vehicles, including a few pages on 914 vehicles.

 

 

 

 

Excellence Was Expected

Karl Ludvigsen

2004

 

Three volumes

 

The quintessential Porsche history, new and improved.

 

 

 

 

Porsche 914 & 914/6

Brian Long, 200+ pages

Veloce Publishing, May 2006

 

"The Definitive History of the Road & Competition Cars"

 

Not reviewed, but I am told there are lots of new color photos than the earlier editions.

 

 

 

 

Porsche

 

Table of Contents

Shotaro Kobayashi

128 pages

 

 

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