Berlin is such a fantastic city in the summertime. There are so many different neighbourhoods to explore, and that is exactly what I did for almost a month. I found some amazing endangered cars.
Sometimes it is tricky to identify older cars because the identifiers get chiselled off.
Here is a really unique car that I found one evening while exploring the city. But what was it?
At first glance I thought this might be a Triumph.
I couldn’t figure out what it was until I returned home. My friend at Porsche Lover told me that this is a Porsche 914.
Indeed it was a 1969 Porsche 914. Nice looking targa-top on it. The orange colour was unique to the prototype and also was used to introduce the car in its first year.
This two-seat roadster was actually a collaborative effort between Volkswagen and Porsche, and was manufactured between 1969-1974.
The intention was to introduce a new entry-level option.
Now those are some special looking turn signals, and I bet those flip up headlights look fantastic when one of these is zipping around.
Here is a nice side rear view of the targa-top. Great looking chrome door handles, I like the shape.
The Porsche 914 is a mid-engined vehicle, and you can see the vents there just behind the seats.
Here is a look at the rear of the car. Interesting two-tone bumper. Half chrome, and half painted black?
You can see that the front bumper is also two-toned, interesting choice.
So there you have it, a 1969 Porsche 914!