By the late 1960’s, both the Porsche and Volkswagen companies were in need of a new automobile model. It was decided by both companies that they’d develop a new car – and so started the 914 project. Porsche and Volkswagen would build their own version of the car. They were marketed as Volkswagen-Porsches at European Volkswagen dealerships and as Porsches in the United States. Porsche’s 914/6 variant featured a carbureted 2.0 liter, flat-6 cylinder engine rated at 108bhp that had been borrowed from the 1969 911T. The 914/6 sold quite poorly while the much less expensive 914/4 became Porsche’s top seller during its production run, outselling the Porsche 911. Before production of the 914 was ultimately cancelled in 1976, more than 118,000 units were sold world wide, making the 914 one of the most successful Porsche models to date.