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post Jan 12 2021, 10:34 AM
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post Jan 12 2021, 02:21 PM
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post Jan 12 2021, 03:41 PM
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Am I correct that it's a prototype for a car using a 914-6 chassis and engine but not a prototype for Porsche?

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post Jan 12 2021, 03:45 PM
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post Jan 12 2021, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 12 2021, 01:41 PM) *

Am I correct that it's a prototype for a car using a 914-6 chassis and engine but not a prototype for Porsche?

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The car bears Porsche serial number 1300005, showing that this is a pre-series car.

The idea was to create a GT coupe version of the 914 with the 911 Flat 6 engine. A more refined, luxury version of the 914. The car was well received by the press and people were ready to place orders for it. Heuliez started discussions with Porsche to start production. However, they were working with Karmann and would'nt want any conflict with their coach builder. Project got cancelled as Heuliez would'nt risk to go alone on that project.
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post Jan 12 2021, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE(Jett @ Jan 12 2021, 10:05 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 12 2021, 01:41 PM) *

Am I correct that it's a prototype for a car using a 914-6 chassis and engine but not a prototype for Porsche?

from the site:

The car bears Porsche serial number 1300005, showing that this is a pre-series car.

The idea was to create a GT coupe version of the 914 with the 911 Flat 6 engine. A more refined, luxury version of the 914. The car was well received by the press and people were ready to place orders for it. Heuliez started discussions with Porsche to start production. However, they were working with Karmann and would'nt want any conflict with their coach builder. Project got cancelled as Heuliez would'nt risk to go alone on that project.

I read that paragraph but I wasn't clear if it was going to be a Porsche or another brand.
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post Jan 12 2021, 11:51 PM
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its rare for a reason . . .
the Tapiro was a much better looking car - Italian verses French styling ?
$25 K would be more like it

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post Jan 12 2021, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 12 2021, 07:59 PM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Jan 12 2021, 10:05 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 12 2021, 01:41 PM) *

Am I correct that it's a prototype for a car using a 914-6 chassis and engine but not a prototype for Porsche?

from the site:

The car bears Porsche serial number 1300005, showing that this is a pre-series car.

The idea was to create a GT coupe version of the 914 with the 911 Flat 6 engine. A more refined, luxury version of the 914. The car was well received by the press and people were ready to place orders for it. Heuliez started discussions with Porsche to start production. However, they were working with Karmann and would'nt want any conflict with their coach builder. Project got cancelled as Heuliez would'nt risk to go alone on that project.

I read that paragraph but I wasn't clear if it was going to be a Porsche or another brand.

I think it was a pre-series 6 that the factory gave (or sold) to Heuliez with the potential that Porsche would take the car to production, but the conflict with Karman apparently caused too much conflict.
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post Jan 13 2021, 06:11 AM
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post Jan 13 2021, 10:14 PM
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post Jan 14 2021, 06:45 AM
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There's a reason why it's rare - it's Fugly
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post Jan 14 2021, 12:45 PM
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Ah, the French. Just like you'd expect a Cit(roenP)orsche to look.
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post Jan 16 2021, 03:53 AM
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post Jan 17 2021, 12:26 PM
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I remember seeing a pic of this thing in Excellence Was Expected as some kind of prototype or design experiment. Glad they didn't take it to production.
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