After its last video starred none other than the spectacular Ferrari 250 GTO, where was there for the video team at Petrolicious to go? Certainly, in the realm of classics, there are only a few other vehicles that can match the badge and pedigree of the ultra-rare Ferrari. Maybe a Jaguar D-Type or an Aston Martin DBR1? No, this latest video doesn't star either of those British icons. It stars an oft-misunderstood, occasionally derided entry from Germany's most sporting manufacturer – Porsche.

Yes, we've gone from a Ferrari 250 GTO to a Porsche 914/6. As is often the case with Petrolicious, though, the story told about the car by its owner are often more important than the make or model of car being highlighted. That's exactly the case here, as Jack Griffin talks about the 38 years he's spent with this particular Porsche.

Having been born into the Volkswagen fold and introduced to Porsche in the best way possible – behind the wheel of a 356 – Griffin has some interesting stories (including his attempt at running the 12 Hours of Sebring), and he knows a fair bit about some of the 914's attributes.

Take a look below for the latest video from Petrolicious.



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      Lewis
      • 7 Months Ago
      Another bit of interesting 914 trivia is the 1970 24 hours of LeMans, where a 914/6 GT won that category ahead of all the 911s and finished 6th overall completing 2382 miles. I do like the 914 and drove one back in the 80s sometime. It was a 4 cylinder of some vintage and felt fast even though it wasn't. I am attracted to modified ones with the right touches like flares and the GT treatment ,or even try to replicas of the Porsche 916 prototypes.
      Igs
      • 7 Months Ago
      My friend, a rather crazy old genius slapped a subaru boxer in his 914, full weight savings, chassi upgrades and is running about 300hp at the wheels with a sequencial tranny. The car is anything but original BUT it is one fast little beast! Check out the video :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FexqT1aAyVo
      jmi2
      • 7 Months Ago
      man, the 914/6 was a fun car to drive, but sometimes you felt like you were taking your life right to the edge of the cliff. there were all those wild rumors of the 6's tail end lifting off the pavement at top speeds & it felt like it weighed nothing so it would crumble just from too many people looking at it. but, like i said, what a fun car to drive.......
      Rob K
      • 7 Months Ago
      Fun car to drive even if they are nothing more than an overglorified VW.
        George
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Rob K
        Wouldn't that apply to every Porsche?
          Lachmund
          • 7 Months Ago
          @George
          No. The 914 really was a co development with Volkswagen and even had a VW engine.
          • 7 Months Ago
          @George
          [blocked]
      Nick Allain
      • 7 Months Ago
      I've always kind of liked the unique look of these cars. It's kind of a quirky MR2 style. I wouldn't call them pretty, but they're interesting.
      Richard Nygaard
      • 7 Months Ago
      My favorite Porsche behind the 550. The prices on these will only go up over the years.
      James Smith
      • 7 Months Ago
      I have a friend in Kentucky that owns two 913/6. One has a 3.5 liter engine and may be the fastest one left in existence. The engine is only the start of the modifications so it is one of the stars of his Porsche collection.
      JC914
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love the 914-6 and GTs.